Scarlet Jezebel by Jason Asher

A shot of a Scarlet Jezebel butterfly (Delias argenthona) taken near Linville in QLD, Australia.

This is probably one of the most attractive butterflies I’ve seen, but also among the most skittish I’ve encountered.. After probably about half an hour of following this one around a wattle tree I finally managed to snag a usable image.

Shot with a Canon 7D, 100mm f/2.8 L lens and kenko extension tubes. Processed in Photoshop CS5.

Shutter: 1/60th
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200

Featured in Creative Spirits of Queensland – June 2010
Featured in Exclusively Extension Tubes – June 2010
Featured in Closeups in Nature – June 2010
Featured in Colour Me Vibrant Red – June 2010
Featured in Image Writing – June 2010
Featured in Quality Unlimited Photography – June 2010
Featured in Colour and Light – June 2010

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Jason Asher is an landscape photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. Jason specialises in producing high-quality images of our natural world, with a strong focus on capturing the beauty and mystery of where Land meets Sea. Jason’s love of nature does not end with the ocean as he aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way.

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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks Lisa.

    – Jason Asher

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnalmost 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous butterfly. Excellent macro!

  • Cheers Torfinn, appreciate it buddy.

    – Jason Asher

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot mate…

  • Thanks Jase, appreciate it! Hope you’ve been well big fella.

    – Jason Asher

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 5 years ago

  • Ta Ray.

    – Jason Asher

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic Capture!

  • Thanks Charuhas! Glad you like it.

    – Jason Asher

  • simoneb
    simonebalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Jason, well worth the effort!

  • Thanks Simone, macro indeed teaches patience :D

    – Jason Asher

  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 5 years ago

    stuning capture

  • Thank you Leonie :)

    – Jason Asher

  • pgmART
    pgmARTalmost 5 years ago

    damn you’re getting good at this! :)

  • Ta Peter, appreciate it mate – I really hope I am. Got some other goodies coming.. still got a few hundred images to process before I even GET to the ones from my new twin lite :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Ann  Van Breemen
    Ann Van Breemenalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful Jason. Definitely worth the effort. As you’re finding out, macro photography requires a lot of patience and dogged determination, but is so rewarding. :)

  • Thanks Ann :) This I have known for a while, though I am only starting to get bette results recently, in part to an actual dedicated macro lens I’m sure – Instead of a telephoto w/tunes :( Thanks again, and yep it really is rewarding when you get that one uber sharp shot.

    – Jason Asher

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 5 years ago

    It was well worth the chase Jason, you have captured it beautifully, well done :o)

  • Thanks Josie, I was beginning to think I’d never get him. Cheers !

    – Jason Asher

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