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This butterfly – a Golden Birdwing – 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 1/1600

This is the same fellow that I managed to capture for the shot Golden Birdwing butterfly – on the wing.

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nature, butterfly, wildlife, insects, butterflies

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 www.dgcphoto.com.

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Comments

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 5 years ago

    Perfect timing for a lovely shot! : )

  • Many thanks, Sandy – he was the same one I managed to capture in flight.

    – David Clarke

  • nt2007
    nt2007over 5 years ago

    Very nice photo.

    I wish I had camera of this caliber (to attempt creating something as sharp and tiny like butterfly).

  • Thanks very much, nt :))

    – David Clarke

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