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The Peleides Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) is an iridescent tropical butterfly found in Mexico, Central America, northern South America,Paraguay and Trinidad.
Captured at Butterfly World, Klapmutz, Paarl, South Africa
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Seeking to experience all walks of life, thru the lens …However, at the moment, I am especially keen on aircraft subject matter.
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EISH! Looks good… almost a studio, controlled environment, image.
If only … these babes don’t sit still but for a split second & then the wings are almost always closed (as in the other image that I’ve posted) …I had to clip off quite a few frames before I got the money shot! — Thanks to digital, I didn’t have to run thru too many “rolls of cash” — :)
Congratulations and well done!
SUPER! – tx for the feature
WOW – that’s two features in the same week/day for this image …tx … much!
Just wonderful !!
This is a wonderful capture :) bravo!!Great light.
Right place, right time … but thanx for the comment.I gotta say, these little devils don’t give you much time to get them like that … with the wings open. They usually stop and look like …CLICK ME TEXT
2011/02/21 – 2 day (limit 20)AWESOME!