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Southern Festoon

Southern Festoon
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-15
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-28 2:01
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all, My TN-friends...
2010 ...
New Year,
New hope and beauty ...


Zerynthia polyxena, Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Southern Festoon

Turkish Name: Güneyli Fisto Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey's, usually in the north, the Black Sea and the Marmara coast were observed.

Distribution in the world : France, Italy, Slovakia, Greece, the Balkans, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkey and many other countries in Europe are shown in the report.

Living Area: 0-1700 meters up, the light-forest and bush and grassy meadows rich here can be seen in the path length. I like that slopes in the sun

Flight Time : Usually in early spring (April-May) in June despite seeing if it can be seen as rare.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Aristolochia pistolochia, Aristolochia Rotunda, Aristolochia clematitis, Aristolochia pallida

Notes - Remarks: While flying butterflies, but this type is very similar to other white butterflies flying more irregular. Although similar in size a bit smaller than others, although more dark and very red on the wings against the hunter has a colored ball. Hibernate in the pupa.
Wingspan: 60-80 mm long.

Similar Species:
· Zerynthia rumina - Spanish Festoon
­­· Zerynthia (Allancastria) cerisyi
­­· Zerynthia deyrollei - Eastern Steppe Festoon
­­· Zerynthia caucasica - Caucasia Festoon



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hi seyfi,
excellent macro of Southern Festoon, the details are superb with goos sharpness, well composed shot with fine pov, the insect looks so beautiful with all the pattern and colour,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Seyfi! Superb exposure. Good contrast and sharpness. Nice lightness and natural colours. Good macro. Well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-28 4:04]

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic photo of this butterfly. Very beautiful saturated colours and superb sharpness and details. Great contrasting OOF BG, POV and composition. A beauty!
Wish you all the best for 2010 to you and your family,

great closeup, TFS Ori

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-28 4:17]

Very interesting species with fine colors and design, well captured. tfs.

hello Seyfi,
a very sharp and impressive colors and details, beautiful composition, a great macro photo!
Wish you all the best for the new year!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-28 4:46]

Hello Seyfi,
A brilliant capture of this fantastic butterfly that looks very fresh indeed! Lovely details and colours that stand out against the fine soft background. Very well done!
TFS and best wishes for the New Year, Ulla

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-12-28 4:54]

Merhaba Seyfi bey,
Herşeyi ile çok güzel bir fotoğraf. Türe diyecek bişey bulamıyorum, biz ne zaman o şanslı anı yakalarız bilemiyorum:) Mutlu yıllar,selam ve sevgilerimle.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-28 5:09]

Hello Seyfi,
A fine picture of the wonderful Southern Festoon, which is almost absent in my country (I just once had the opportunity to take pictures of this species).
Very pleasing horizontal composition and excellent sharpness. Quite funny the way the butterfly clings to the grass-blade.
Thanks also for your kind wishes.
Take care

Hello Seyfi,
a fantastic capture of Zerynthia polyxena taken from an ideal POV showing very well the splendid colours and markings, very good sharpness in a very nice composition.
Best regards

Ciao Seyfi, best wishes to you too for a great 2010,wonderful butterfly with fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, splendid macro, very well done, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Seyfi,

An excellent macro with beautiful coloration patterns, sharpness & details. Well taken, composed & presented. TFS & regards.


A perfect capture Seyfi, both from the viewpoint of fine photomacrography and from aesthetical impact. TFS this masterwork my friend.

hello Seyfi

Happy Holidays and Happy & Healthy 2010 also for you,
excellent macro photo of this beautifully patterned butterfly,
with fine POV at its level, superb focus sharpness details,
excellent contrast of the colours, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-28 9:45]

Merhaba Seyfi,
Season's greetings to you too!
A fine festive looking macro of the Southern Festoon, the features as it rests with closed wings being shown with superb sharpness, colours and lighting from a great POV and set in a pleasing composition.
Thank you and I wish you happy and healthy 2010!

hello Seyfi
Yes ,this is SUPER
i like this picture
great sharpness with nice light
beautiful colours
greeting lou

Merhabe Seyfi,
it is a wonderful insect, I love the colours, the lots of hairs, the pose, just fantastic, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-28 11:55]

Hello Seyfi,
Sharpness and details really great. POV, DOF on butterfy, natural colors, composition and BG all very good. Well done. TFS.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Seyfi,
What a beauty! It must be one of the most beautiful butterfly of Europe! Your photo is excellent: nice colors, great sharpness, beautiful composition and background. I wish you all the best for the next year,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-28 13:14]

Merhaba Seyfi Bey,
Renkleri,netliği,detayları ve fonu ile mükemmel bir makro olmuş.Sizin de yeni yılınız kutlu olsun!
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

Seyfi Bey,
Çok narin ,çok güzel, izlemesi çok zevkli bir kare.
Ellerinize sağlık...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-28 16:46]

Hi Seyfi,nothing better to celebrate the last pic of this year.This is one of the most spectaculars butterflies of our continent and i'm happy to see this specie in a pic taken so perfectly.Wonderful colors,freat sharpness in a magic composition! I wish you all the best and i must say thanks for your wonderfuls pic of 2009! Luciano

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-12-29 1:05]

Exquisita macro,
detalles y color realmente magníficos,

Merhaba Seyfi bey... ne kadar guzel renkli bir kelebek...cok degisik.. harika cekmissiniz...elinize saglik.. size de iyi bir yil diliyorum... selamlar...

Hi Seyfi,

Superb butterfly. Awesome design on it. Nice colours too. And you have captured it very neatly. Very nice DoF. Great work


Merhaba Seyfi Bey, Harika bir fisto. cerisyi yi bende görüntüledim ama biş türlü yüklemek nasip olmadı.
Siz ve sevdiklerinize de iyi, sağlık ve mutluluk dolu yeni bir yıl diliyorum.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-29 9:12]

Hi Seyfi,

This is the first time I have seen a Southern Festoon. The colors and wing markings are so beautiful and unique. Nice vivid colors and fine details of this butterfly. I love the pose and composition.


Hello Seyfi,

an very nice presentation from this butterfly with good pov and dof.

Finen natural colours.
I wish you and your family an healthy and good 2010.


Hello Seyfi,
Great image with excellent sharp details and wonderful colours.
Amazing composition and superb blurred background.

Hello Seyfi
thanks for the wishes, i hope you had a great Christmas too
your have captured a very beautiful butterfly, his markings are superb !
this image is very sharp, DOF and colors are excellent
Have a good night and i wish you a Happy New Year for you and your family

Hi Seyfi,
Beautiful photo and a curious pose of this butterfly. Very good job and a perfect POV. Excellent use of flash, this undoubtedly helped to increase the level of detail. Greetings, congratulations and best wishes for this new year!
TFS friend!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-29 19:41]

Hello Seyfi,
Awesome butterfly with gorgeous colors and patterns in it's wings. Perfectly composed with just the right exposure. Excellent DOF. Great job!! Wishing you a "Happy New Year"

Hallo Seyfi
A very striking and most beautiful image to bring across your Christmas wishes. An absolute delight and feast of colours all in one and what a beauty to carry all these lovely features. You have captured this Southern Festoon with great clarity and detail, not only showing the patterns and markings on its wings to the best but also the curved body and the face, especially the big black eyes. Although Christmas is past, I thank you for sharing this as well as all your great postings in 2009 and may you have a wonderful photographic year in 2010. Best regards.

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-29 20:30]

Hi dear Seyfi,
Incredible fine details in all aspects. What a beautiful butterfly and very captured MF.
Perfect POV, DOF and fine blurry BG.
TFS and see you in TN.

PS: Have a good and healthy new year with your family.

Hola Seyfi,
muchas gracias por tus amables comentarios a mi Nezara v.
Tu toma de lo más interesantes; no todos pueden captar a una Zerinthya jeje: yo tengo a Z. rumina, relativamente abundante en mi zona, ya publicada.

Que pases un buen fin de año y tengas un próspero 2010.

Saludos desde España: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Seyfi,

Lovely shot of this colorful BF
Excellent sharp details in a great compo
Perfect POV, DOF, colors and BG

TFS Thijs
Happy and Healthy 2010

Very nice and interesting butterfly.
I wish you a great new year,full of joy,and many other beautiful picture.Alin.

  • goldyrs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
  • [2010-01-01 8:54]

An awesome shot, Seyfi!
The colours and the sharpness are stunning!
A very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, my friend!
PS:Sorry I've run out of smilies, my friend!

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2010-01-02 21:16]

Hi Seyfi,
Nice sharp image portraying some brilliant colouration and unique designs. Well done with your note and TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-10 4:24]

Merhaba Seyfi,
really a stunning shot of the butterfly. Excellent sharpness and superbs details. i like the patterns it has on the body and the hairy dwtails.
well captured and well presented.
Really a stunner.


Seyfi Bey harika bir kelebek ve makrosu. Renkleri muhteşem.
Elinize sağlık.

Hello Seyfi !
This is such a GORGEOUS butterfly ! I love its markings and colors, so pretty, and you hav captured him brilliantly, with skill and talent. Details, colors, composition, BG, pose of the butterfly - everything is just perfect. Very well done !

Hi Seyfi,

The stem is framing well the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Southern Festoon butterfly. The morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2011-04-06 10:53]

Merhaba Seyfi!
Kısa bir zaman arasında sizin kelebek koleksiyonuna şöyle bir gözatayım dedim ama hiç de öyle kolay olmadığını gördüm. Oldukça zengin bir tür koleksiyonu ve müthiş kareler varmış. Daha geniş bir zamanda ve ara ara incelemek en iyisi...


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