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.