This butterfly was part of the collection at the Phuket Butterfly Farm, an organisation that not only exhibits butterflies, but also is involved in a breeding programme for a number of species. The butterflies fly around in a large, netted enclosure which you can walk around as well – it’s not unusual for them to land on you. The number of species seems to vary with the season, so sometimes there is a greater variety to be seem than others, but it’s always worth a visit.

Canon 1DMkII with Canon 300mm f2.8L IS lens; ISO400 f2.8 1/2500

Living for partly in Italy, partly in Phuket and partly in other locations around the world – Hong Kong & Kenya when I can – I spend a lot of time photographing anything and everything. I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing shots of wildlife large and small – from elephants to insects. A wider selection of my work can be seen on my website at

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  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Thanks so much, Kelly.

    – David Clarke

  • John44
    John44about 5 years ago

    The first posting of a General!
    Well done on this one Don Davide

    The colour palette is well reproduced with natural hues!


  • Maestro Giovanni!! So sorry I missed this comment from your esteemed self! Many thanks!!! Very busy at the moment preparing to leave for Phuket on Saturday – escaping the European winter!!!

    – David Clarke

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks very much, Joy:)) Apologies for the late reply – very busy at the moment!!

    – David Clarke

  • shararat
    shararatabout 5 years ago

    great find…..very well capture love macro level

  • Many thanks shararat! Apologies for the late reply – very busy at the moment!!

    – David Clarke

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