Big Boy by Penny Smith

A Male Cairns Birdwing Butterfly, the largest and most endangered species of Butterfly in Australia. The males have much more green on them than the females. Taken at Coff’s Harbour Butterfly House, Australia.


  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosover 3 years ago

    nicely captured!

  • Thank you Jean, he was difficult to photograph as he wouldn’t sit still ! Finally he had to rest, lucky for me :)

    – Penny Smith

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture…lovely colors Penny

  • Thanks so much Larry :)

    – Penny Smith

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 3 years ago

    A beauty!

  • Thanks so much for the fave Michael ! :)

    – Penny Smith

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture and lovely markings Penny

  • Thanks a lot Andrea, always appreciate you stopping by :)

    – Penny Smith

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    18 September 2011 – 1 image per day

  • bygeorge
    bygeorgeover 3 years ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?


  • Thanks heaps George ! Very happy with that ! Glad you liked it :)

    – Penny Smith

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 3 years ago


  • Thanks Meeli :)

    – Penny Smith

  • myhobby
    myhobbyalmost 3 years ago

    Great Capture….we get a few in our yard but not as many as before Cyclone Yasi hit our region just over 12 months ago…..

  • Thanks myhobby, glad you like it…. I like this one too, never seen them down as far south as where I live so was happy to get this shot of him at the Butterfly house ! Thanks for stopping by :)

    – Penny Smith

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierabout 1 year ago

    Very beautiful capture Penny!

  • Thanks Sandra, and thanks for making it a fave too :)

    – Penny Smith

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