I saw this magnificent fellow fluttering around the Phuket Butterfly Farm – a great place where you can really experience close contact with a wide variety of beautiful species. I decided I had to have a shot of him in flight, which turned out to be a bit of a challenge when wielding a heavy 300mm lens. However, the result was more or less what I was after.
Canon 1DMkII with Canon 300mm f2.8L IS lens; ISO400 f2.8 1/6400
Uploaded 5 May 2009
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