To my utter, utter shock and bewildered delight I turned to find this absolutely dazzling gift for my eyes to behold in my own backyard! I was out taking pictures of our Billy when I happened to glance over to see this beauty just hanging out on a bush. Quickly I snapped a few shots before it floated away with a friend. I never thought I’d see a butterfly this spectacular outside of the butterfly exhibit we attend each year, especially not gracing our yard with its glory!

Captured in natural light, no post edit, no crop.


The world is full of magical photo ops…

All you need to grab them is a zest for life, an eye for the extraordinary and that trusty camera of your choice.

Raise the sturdy weight of it to your face … close one eye then … lower your finger upon the shiny black button… hold your breath then… hear that hypnotic click and suddenly, dynamite explodes! the stars collide! and maybe, just maybe you’ve captured a magnificent moment in time… How thrilling is that?!?

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  • Michael Degenhardt
    Michael Degenh...about 4 years ago

    Lovely focus and shot!

  • Thank you so very much for your wonderful comment and sweet favorite!!!

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  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 4 years ago

    Magnificent image!!

  • Awwww, thank you so very, very much for your sensational comment and sweet favorite!!!

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  • jesika
    jesikaabout 4 years ago

    I know the feeling. September 17 2006 a very rare Camberwell Beauty stayed for 5 minutes of photos on MY buddleia in MY garden………..I still tremble thinking about it.
    LOvely image of a beautiful butterfly.

  • Oh, WOW!!! What a wonderful experience you had! Moments like those are such treasures!!! Thanks so much for your delightful comment!!!

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  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneabout 4 years ago

    Superb capture! Excellente! S:)

  • Wow!!! Thanks so very much for your dynamite comment and dear favorite!!!

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  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 4 years ago

    Great capture

  • Thank you so very much!!!

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  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellabout 4 years ago



  • Woweeeeeee!!! Thank you soooo much for choosing to feature yet another of my images in your super duper group!!! I am truly honored!!!

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  • dcw289
    dcw289about 4 years ago

    Ains!!! This is truly outstanding! Very nice shot! Love, DW

  • Thank you so very much!!!

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful work!

  • Woooo Hoooo!!! Thank you so very, very much for your excellent comment and sweet fav!!!

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  • fourthangel
    fourthangelabout 4 years ago

  • Please forgive my belated response to this tremendous honor! Thank you so much for choosing to feature my image in your fantastic group!!! I am thrilled!!!

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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 4 years ago

    What a perfect capture! He was really posing for you! Congrats on the feature!!

  • Thanks so much for your awesome comment!!! Deeply appreciated!!!

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