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Golden Birdwing Butterfly (Troides aeacus) by AuntDot

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A male Golden Birdwing Butterfly (Troides aeacus) 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
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butterflies, butterfly museum, butterfly rainforest, florida, gainesville, golden birdwing, golden birdwing butterfly, troides aeacus, university of florida

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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Comments

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanalmost 4 years ago

    Oh this is so pretty Dot. Beautiful work my friend

  • Thank you so much, Angela. There were so many different kinds of butterflies, I wish I could have captured them all!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosej
    Rosejalmost 4 years ago

    Very pretty – this has such lovely markings. I went to a butterfly house the other day – it is wonderful to see different varities of butterflies from around the world.

  • Thank you Rose. I would have liked to get a shot of this one with the wings spread open, but he was so darn fast, this is the best I could do! I love to visit the butterfly places – it’s so magical there.

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 4 years ago

    Very pretty, Dot — don’t think I’ve seen markings quite like this before!

  • Thanks, Monnie. I’d like to try to get this one again some day, with the wings open more. It really is a pretty butterfly.

    – AuntDot

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsalmost 4 years ago

    gorgeous colors in this fab macro Dot… Awesome!!!! :))))

  • Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment and the fave, Cookie!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Dot.

  • Thank you, dear Rosie!

    – AuntDot

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosalmost 4 years ago

    lovely colors

  • Thanks so much for your comment!

    – AuntDot

  • Also thanks for the fave! Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful closeup my friend. Never seen anything like it…Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you, Tom. It’s a pretty large butterfly. I don’t know if they’re found in the wild in this part of the world.

    – AuntDot

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 4 years ago

    A unique look to this butterfly..nice catch!

  • Yes, it’s a large one. Hope someday to get an even better photo of this one. Thanks so much, Gena.

    – AuntDot

  • Noble Upchurch
    Noble Upchurchalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful and outstanding in every way!!!

  • Thanks, Noble. I had never seen this kind of butterfly before. The wings really did resemble bird’s wings as opposed to butterfly wings.

    – AuntDot

  • aussiedi
    aussiediabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Dot.. IM impressed with your knowledge of butterfly terminology.

    Di

  • Ha! I don’t know much, Di, just what I learned that day at the butterfly place. I’m sure I’ve forgotten just about everything by now. Memory is not as good as it used to be! Thanks, my friend!

    – AuntDot

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