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This gorgeous butterfly, a Red Lace wing (Cethosia cydippe chrysippe) appeared in my garden yesterday and I can’t say I’ve seen one around here before.

Ravenshoe, Atherton Tablelands, FNQ
Australia – Canon PowerShot A480
Thanks robmac for the I.D

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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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 4 years ago

    lovely Vanessa :)

  • Hi Jen, thanks so much, it reminded me of that lovely butterfly shot you have and I was so thrilled it sat there for me, I truly was in bliss when photographing it :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsabout 4 years ago

    Stunning capture Vanessa!

  • Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • michellerena
    michellerenaabout 4 years ago

    very pretty :)

  • Thanks Michelle! Glad you enjoyed it! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • rain-dogs
    rain-dogsabout 4 years ago

    superb work vanessa just perfect comp colour lighting the purple and green working with the red and black so well and such a wicked pose you mustve been stoked when you saw this one……well done!!!

  • Thanks mate! I was! lol I don’t think I’ve ever seen one and after a few rushed shots thinking it was going to fly off, it sat very still and I was able to think about the shot better and managed this nice one :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    This is such a wonderful capture Vanessa, the colours are amazing and the purple flower really sets the butterfly off beautifully.

  • That’s great to hear Andrea, I don’t see many red ones, if any, around here! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • greenstone
    greenstoneabout 4 years ago

    this is stunning dear V!!! WOW!!!

  • Hi G! Hope all is well in your world, thank you my friend!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 4 years ago

    Great capture Vanessa, wonderful composition, I love the colors and dof !

  • Thank you JHR, appreciate your comment! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Glad you enjoyed it Russell, thank you for letting me know! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful visitor Vanessa and great shot :))

  • Thanks so much for checking it out Yool, was so bright! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • hootonles
    hootonlesabout 4 years ago

    What an amazing image; I love it :O)

  • Thank you so much, I was very pleased to get this shot :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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