There has been an explosion of colour in the skies at my place, all sorts of butterflies are everywhere! I captured these 2, the first mating butterflies I’ve seen actually and was lucky enough to get a photo of them, I haven’t seen this type around before but they were very bright yellow and blue with red and black bodies, taken in my yard, Ravenshoe, Far Nth Queensland, Australia.
They are 2 Regent Skippers actually.

Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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  • robmac
    robmacalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot Vanessa of the Regent Skippers (Euschemon rafflesia alba) one of the most colourful Skippers

  • Wonderful rob, thanks, Skippers hey? Never seen them before, glad you enjoyed them! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 5 years ago

    Magnificent capture! What timing! Great colors!

  • Thank you! I must admit my man found it and called me to show me and then I went crazy taking photos, sure was lucky! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Caroline Angell
    Caroline Angellalmost 5 years ago

    What a brilliant clear shot! I’m like you – never seen these ‘Skippers’ before…. What a find! :))

  • Thanks dear Caroline!! Was very chuffed to get something a bit special, thats for sure!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...almost 5 years ago

    What a great find! Gorgeous colors! Brilliant capture, Vanessa!

  • Thanks Daniel, glad you like it, never seen one (or 2) before! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • rain-dogs
    rain-dogsalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful colour and clarity vanessa and a well spotted opportunity…….love your work…cheers

  • Thank you! It was great to find something new and exciting, just about photographed everything around here – haven’t seen these around at all either! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertalmost 5 years ago

    They are so colorful, very sharp, excellent capture. Our Skippers are mostly dull & dark in the U.S.. Bonnie in VA

  • Thank you so much Bonnie, I am very happy you enjoyed them! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Impressionism
    Impressionismalmost 5 years ago

    fantastic! amazing capture, this is beautiful and so extraordinary

  • Thank you K! It was very lovely to see! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallacealmost 5 years ago

    What an amazing capture this is. I have never seen this before. Beautiful!!!

  • Lovely to hear you enjoyed it Marjorie, thank you so much, it was a real treat to see! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    wow I never saw those guys before Vanessa, beautiful :)

  • Me neither Jen, thanks heaps, they were a real find!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueover 4 years ago

    They are so pretty. Great timing ;)

  • It sure was good timing, I doubt I’ll ever see that again! thanks so much for enjoying them! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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