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Southern Festoon Butterfly in Romania by Dennis Melling

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The Southern Festoon (Zerynthia polyxena) is a striking butterfly belonging to the Papilionidae family.
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This one was found in our garden in Barda Village, Romania.


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  • Tiffany Dryburgh
    Tiffany Dryburghabout 4 years ago

    Excellent close up!

  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingabout 4 years ago

    Thank you :)
    I spend many happy hours in my garden and around the meadows in Romania trying to capture some of the beautiful butterflies. This one made it easy for me by landing within 1m of where I was standing :)
    It really is a superb creature – isn’t it :)

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 3 years ago

    WOW that is so beautiful!!!! Wonderfully captured :)))))))))))))))))

  • Many thanks :)
    In Spring & Autumn we have hundreds of different kinds of butterflies around us :0

    – Dennis Melling

  • BaVincio
    BaVincioabout 3 years ago

    what a beautiful butterfly!

  • Thank you very much Tamarra :)
    The top ten win is much appreciated

    – Dennis Melling

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 3 years ago

    Marvelous image!

  • Thank you Glen :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisabout 2 years ago

    This image is so good ….

    July 15/2012
    Congratulations Dennis with your feature, a wonderful job!
    Featured Gallery
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Many thanks Jo :)
    The feature is really appreciated

    – Dennis Melling

  • Sushikant S.
    Sushikant S.almost 2 years ago

    pretty one

  • Thank you, we used to have hundreds of different types of butterflies in our garden but drought and extreme Winters, in the last few years, has cut down their numbers drastically.

    – Dennis Melling

  • patcheah
    patcheah10 months ago

    STUNNING capture of this very beautiful interesting butterfly!

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Keala
    Keala8 months ago

    This is utterly Gorgeous Dennis! Wonderful find my friend! We rewrote the rules in Urban Wildlife so we take paintings now too. The rules were way too restrictive for my tastes. Paintings of wild animals that might be in an urban area are fine like deer, bears, squirrels, ect…depending on your area. :0)

  • Many thanks :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Keala
    Keala7 months ago

    This is lovely Dennis!

  • Thank you Leigh, we certainly get some beautiful butterflies in our garden :)

    – Dennis Melling

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