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Clipper Butterfly (Parthenos sylvia)  by AuntDot

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A brown Clipper butterfly (Parthenos sylvia) at the Butterfly Rainforest, part of the Florida Museum of Natural History located at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
Edited in Picasa

FEATURED in Amazing Wildlife, Oct. 27, 2011
FEATURED in Closeups in Nature, June 2, 2011
FEATURED in The Wonder of Wings, January 17, 2011
FEATURED in #1 Artists of RedBubble, August 30, 2010
FEATURED in Bug Hunt!, August 12, 2010

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 4 years ago

    How beautiful, lovely detail, I don’t think I have seen this one before !

  • Thanks, dear Morag!

    – AuntDot

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much, Lori!

    – AuntDot

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago

    Excellent and soo pretty Dot… Very nice capture.

  • Thanks very much, Carol!

    – AuntDot

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Dot. Hasn’t it got fabulous markings

  • Thanks, Angela. Yes, it does have beautiful markings, and I’m so glad it stayed long enough for me to capture it. I have another shot of the same kind of butterfly coming up tomorrow.

    – AuntDot

  • Judy Wanamaker
    Judy Wanamakerover 4 years ago

    Wow! This is a superb capture of this gorgeous butterfly, Dot! I have not been to the butterfly garden in Gainesville, even though my son graduated from their law school a few years back. It will be one of my next destinations.

  • Thanks, Judy! I think you’ll really enjoy it. Right now when it’s really hot the butterflies are very active flying around. When it’s cooler, in the mid 60’s and the 70’s, they are less active and easier to photograph. That according to one of the guides that work there.

    – AuntDot

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Great capture Aunt Dot, love the colours in the butterfly

  • Thanks very much for your kind words, Michael!

    – AuntDot

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Exellent capture my friend..Well done…Hugs…Tom

  • Many thanks, Tom! A few more butterflies to come…

    – AuntDot

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!! I just love this, such great detail you captured, what beautiful colors on this butterfly!

  • Thanks so much for your very lovely comment, Kim!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous, Dot! Love the colors in the butterfly’s wings!

  • Thank you Monnie. I have another shot of the same kind of butterfly going up tomorrow.

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Butterfly and capture, nice detail.

  • Many thanks, dear Rosie!!

    – AuntDot

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