A man made pond located in a wooded glade in the Valley of the Butterflies (Petaloudes) on the Greek Island of Rhodes. The pond is fed by a small waterfall.

Petaloudes lies approximately five kilometers south east of the village of Theologos (or Tholos). During August, thousands of butterflies of the genus Panaxia (species Quadripunctaria Poda) overwhelm the valley in order to reproduce.

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese group of islands.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix 4.

Related shots can be found at Rhodes, Greece or Eastern Meditteranean.


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  • ilpo laurila
    ilpo laurilaalmost 4 years ago

    Great capture Tom

  • Thank you kindly Ilpo …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful Tom!!

  • Thank you so much dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 4 years ago

    Beauty here Tom. Bet it looked so inviting in the heat of the day.

  • Cheers Nick, it was nice and cool down there …

    – Tom Gomez

  • shadyuk
    shadyukalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Tom, le the little figure in the distance ! Hugs !

  • Thank you kindly dear Dorothy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the
    Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisalmost 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous capture Tom.

  • Thank you kindly dear Lynne …

    – Tom Gomez

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

    A wonderful capture Tom.

  • Cheers Don …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 4 years ago


  • Cheers Sean …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and colours Tom

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