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Caligo memnon – Owl butterflies, of which there are around 20 different species, are members of the genus Caligo, in the brush-footed butterfly family Nymphalidae.

I photographed this magnificent specimen near Klapmuts , Western Cape, South Africa

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brush footed, butterfly, nymphalidae, macky, south africa, owl butterfly, caligo memnon

My interest in the field of photography began in childhood, starting with film, then a ‘splatter’ of videography and finally the migration to DSLR photography.

I hope you enjoy viewing my interpretation of the Natural World through my lens.

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Comments

  • S-n-D
    S-n-Dover 4 years ago

    This creature is unbelievable and so is your photo. An excellent shot Macky.

  • Thanks S-n-D, much appreciated!!

    – Macky

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    I love these Butterflies. Excellent shot Macky, Beautiful colours

  • Thanks very much Michael!!

    – Macky

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture Macky! Fave for me darlin!

  • Thank you dear Kimberly, much appreciated!!

    – Macky

  • Aleksandra Misic
    Aleksandra Misicover 4 years ago

    What a beauty, great capture, instant fave ;)

  • jesika
    jesikaover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous indeed, a lovely image. Have you ever noticed how eye colour varies according to wing colour? White(ish) tend to have blue or green, while brown(ish) seem to have brown eyes?
    j

  • Thanks so much Jesika, I’ve not noticed that, thanks for pointing that out to me!!

    – Macky

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 4 years ago

    fantastic image

  • Thanks very much Robert!!

    – Macky

  • serendip
    serendipover 4 years ago

    First class!

  • Thanks very much J!!

    – Macky

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture

  • Thanks very much Rosalie!!

    – Macky

  • Neil Swenser
    Neil Swenserover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot mate.

  • Thanks Neil!!

    – Macky

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 4 years ago

    Just beautiful! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

    Gabe :)

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