Canon EOS 350D 55mm 1/25 sec F/5.6 ISO-400
Made November 23, 2008 at The Butterfly Valley, Luttelgeest, The Netherlands, Europe

Paper Kite or the Rice Paper butterfly (Idea leuconoe) is known especially for its presence in butterfly greenhouses and live butterfly expositions. The Paper Kite is of Southeast Asian origin.

Butterflies have been revered by mankind since before the dawn of recorded history. They are among the most fascinating and beautiful animals; even people who care not for insects in general usually have an affection for these winged wonders. They live nearly everywhere from gardens and forests and mountains to acid bogs and frozen arctic tundra. Almost 700 of the world’s 10 – 20,000 species live in North America north of Mexico. Children love butterflies, adults love butterflies and museums find them easy to raise and maintain, everybody wins. This happy circumstance is also good for the wild butterflies, people who used to go into the rain forest and capture live butterflies, or plunder their eggs and chrysalises now can be set to work on butterfly farms, thereby sparing our wild populations, and providing much needed jobs for many impoverished regions.

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  • billfox256
    billfox256about 5 years ago

    “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you”
    Nathaniel Hawthorne.

    A terrific, sharp, photo. Bill

  • “Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”
    Nathaniel Hawthorne.
    Thanks Bill for the beautiful comment, and share those terrific words with me, so very sweet of you!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 5 years ago

    Oh so gorgeous! Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks dear Barbara for your visit, so glad you enjoy my Butterfly shot!
    Warm Hugs, Joke ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks Big Brother for your sweet support I always enjoy your comments!
    Kusje je Zusje ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • ienemien
    ienemienabout 5 years ago

    Prachtig !! The paperkite is one of my favorites… lovely!
    hugs and kisses ienemientje

  • Jaaa dankjewel lieve Ienemientje, ik vind het ook een pracht van een vlinder, zo mooi en zo fragiel het zijn net kleine hartjes!
    Kusje je Zusje ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 5 years ago

  • Hello Margaret, Ohhh Wow such a great and wonderful news! Thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group!
    Warm hugs for all the hosts, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Tom Piorkowski
    Tom Piorkowskialmost 5 years ago

    very well done

  • Hello Tom, Thank you so much for the kind comment, glad you enjoy!!!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 4 years ago



  • Thanks Big Brother for the feature, happy day;)
    Kusje je Zusje ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Yool
    Yoolover 4 years ago

    Congratz on the feature !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dankjewel lieve Yool voor de leuke felicitatie!
    Lieve groetjes, Joke ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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