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Zerynthia cerisy cretica is a Cretan subspecies of the eastern festoon, and is an Old World papilionid butterfly, in the same family as the swallowtails. The Cretan sobspecies is smaller and less well marked than the eastern festoon, but nonetheless just as beautiful in my eyes. Versions 1-4 are images of one that I found in the meadow next to my house yesterday, unfortunately she had a damaged wing, but |I felt she was still worth photographing V.5 shows one that I spotted today, with its wings spread. Although endemic to Crete, these are the only two eastern festoons that I have ever spotted here.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:zerynthia cerisy cretica
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:14 Apr 2014 - 5:45 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Eastern festoon, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:75
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2014 - 6:08 AM

Expertly captured, Carol: a very pretty butterfly and I can see the resemblance to the swallowtail in your V 5 shot.
Very interesting and detailed narrative too.
R.

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RajaSidambaram
14 Apr 2014 - 6:23 AM

Your to-day's model is attractive in all the P.O.V. I could imagine the efforts taken by you, Carol, to capture it from varying angles. As always well co-operated model. - Raja.

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Andysnapper
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14 Apr 2014 - 6:25 AM

A beautiful butterfly and beautifully captured.

Andy

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dven
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14 Apr 2014 - 7:00 AM

A lovely set

dven

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andylea
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14 Apr 2014 - 7:01 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Wink

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ColleenA
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14 Apr 2014 - 7:10 AM

Amazing images Carol...I am not sure How you always get these to sit still while you get a multitude of varying shots.....wonderful detail and great photography

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14 Apr 2014 - 7:21 AM

Super set Carol, great detail in all,
Fred.

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SUE118
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14 Apr 2014 - 7:22 AM

One of my favourite butterflies and beautifully captured by you.Smile

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barbarahirst
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14 Apr 2014 - 7:42 AM

She really is a beauty

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LynneJoyce
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14 Apr 2014 - 7:49 AM

Five exceptional captures of this rare beauty.

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ddolfelin
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14 Apr 2014 - 7:51 AM

Great pictures, Carol.
(I didn't manage to get a shot of one butterfly in Crete!).

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mrswoolybill
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14 Apr 2014 - 8:10 AM

Great set, V2 & V3 the best for me - composition plus atmosphere.
Moira

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digital_boi
14 Apr 2014 - 8:24 AM

all first class with V3 by a nose Carol fine work

Happy new week
Graham

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ali63
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14 Apr 2014 - 8:28 AM

Great work Carol, V5 is superb GrinGrin

Ali GrinGrin

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viscostatic
14 Apr 2014 - 8:34 AM

What a beautiful butterfly Carol and great images of it.

Phil.

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14 Apr 2014 - 8:58 AM

Simply superb, Carol!Smile

Richard

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kuvailija
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14 Apr 2014 - 8:58 AM

Those "creticas" are very beautiful and an astonishing amount of details you got to those images ! - Super excellent images , Carol ! --- Jukka.

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ChrisWallace
14 Apr 2014 - 9:07 AM

Lovely images Carol, even the plants they are perched on look good
Chris

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sparrowhawk
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14 Apr 2014 - 10:14 AM

absolutely gorgeous you 'd of got my UA again if only i had seen it before i gave it to another worthy candidate

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14 Apr 2014 - 10:16 AM

Five excellent pictures Carol. V4 for me please.
Peter.

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dmhuynh72
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14 Apr 2014 - 10:47 AM

i especially like v1, but they are all superb.
regards
Yung

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Nikonuser1
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14 Apr 2014 - 11:10 AM

Excellent set Carol, a great looking butterfly, a great write upSmile

Cliff

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Irishkate
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14 Apr 2014 - 11:26 AM

A stunning butterfly beautifully photographed - lovely against the dark backgrounds.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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CarolAnnLauderdale
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14 Apr 2014 - 11:33 AM

Lovely set, beautifully detailed shots. SmileSmile
Carol

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14 Apr 2014 - 11:58 AM

What stands out for me on these images is the beautiful colour combination Carol! V1 my favourite! Smile John

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CaroleS
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14 Apr 2014 - 12:01 PM

What a pretty butterfly - again you have achieved very good detail and I especially like V4.
Carole

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Joline
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14 Apr 2014 - 12:25 PM

What a wonderful find. V1 and 5 are especially pleasing. I can see the similarity to the swallowtails we have here.

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Daisymaye
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14 Apr 2014 - 1:01 PM

She is lovely. You've captured 5 beautiful images of her and her wing has barely noticeable damage.

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14 Apr 2014 - 1:06 PM

Brilliant set. Fine details.

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prabhusinha
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14 Apr 2014 - 1:30 PM

100% marks for both Pic & information

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accipiter
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14 Apr 2014 - 1:32 PM

A fabulous set and interesting write up Carol. A

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14 Apr 2014 - 1:41 PM

Superb set Carol; especially like V3 & V5.
Joan.

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14 Apr 2014 - 1:55 PM

Stunning detail all round, each one worthy of its own uploadGrin
Ryan

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14 Apr 2014 - 2:00 PM

V3-V4, for me carol.
cheers phil.

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LexEquine
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14 Apr 2014 - 3:40 PM

This is a "Superlative" macro Image Set, "Worth of many Accolades & Awards."~

Ciao ~ Peter Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 - 3:48 PM

Lovely light and detail, Carol.

P.

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nickyv32
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14 Apr 2014 - 3:58 PM

Wonderful shot Carol, such fine detail x

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14 Apr 2014 - 4:22 PM

A wonderful set, Carol, lovely light, and go for V3 as my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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14 Apr 2014 - 4:36 PM

Cracking set Carol, i agree its a beautiful Butterfly taken to perfection as you always do

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14 Apr 2014 - 5:21 PM

An absolutely stunning set Carol, really beautiful Smile
Jan

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14 Apr 2014 - 5:36 PM

What a pretty thing. It reminds me of a frothy ballgown.
x

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14 Apr 2014 - 6:48 PM

A stunning set Carol..Lin

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14 Apr 2014 - 7:21 PM

An awesome set of close ups, Carol, but V1 is really exceptional!!!
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14 Apr 2014 - 9:01 PM

Five quite exceptional images each one a real gem and so very well presented Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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14 Apr 2014 - 9:09 PM

So wonderful images, Carol! Excellent work!
George

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14 Apr 2014 - 10:41 PM

Fantastic set. Cathy

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15 Apr 2014 - 5:21 AM

A superb set of this rare species, Carol.
As always, your attention to detail is a delight...
... making the images a pleasure to view.
No favourite - they are all top-drawer...Smile

Simon

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15 Apr 2014 - 4:50 PM

Wonderful and beautiful set of images.Carol,very well done,
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16 Apr 2014 - 8:59 AM

Checked all 5 versions and looked very good, but for me V1, V3 & V5 stand out. Superb detail and wonderful patterns........brilliant capture, CarolWink

Akhtar

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evelen
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16 Apr 2014 - 6:31 PM

wonderful set of shots Carol.
eve.Smile

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17 Apr 2014 - 2:55 AM

So very pretty Carol... Great images!
Crete is a great place to find such a diversity of species...
IB

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18 Apr 2014 - 6:09 AM

A real beauty

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19 Apr 2014 - 12:25 PM

A stunning set of images of this beautiful and rare butterfly Carol, you must have been chuffed to bits to see this one and for it to stick around long enough to get a good number of shots of it.

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