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Rice Paper Butterfly

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 6 May 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

One of thousands of butterflies spotted at the Peggy Notabaert Nature Museum in Chicago, Illinois.

Photo captured on April 5, 2011.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 400 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Kala from United States

Oh my goodness - the details of the wings are fabulous.

6 May 2011 5:19am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

stunning close up!
beautiful focus on the eyes and a fantastic colourful bokeh.
well done!

6 May 2011 5:20am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A beautifully captured image...the tones are lovely

6 May 2011 6:10am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

i really love all these different names animals and plants have round the world! we call it tree nymph, so i prefer your version ;-) beautiful and appealing close-up of this herold of spring!
have a nice day!

6 May 2011 7:10am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb framing ! Beautiful !

6 May 2011 8:30am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Lovely macro.

6 May 2011 10:02am

Florence from Paris, France

Wonderful BW wings indeed, makes me think of a chessboard or a piano.

6 May 2011 10:54am

Phil Morris from Canada

Wow, thats a real beauty. I only really ever saw Monarch butterflies as they migrate
here in summer to make all the wonderful little butterflies and so the cycle begins.
Superb macro and colors.

6 May 2011 11:45am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It's a smashing shot Stephen.

6 May 2011 12:12pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Magnificent macro. Bravo!

6 May 2011 12:18pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Looks like very windy .. nice closeup :)

6 May 2011 1:11pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful macro of the beautiful butterfly!

6 May 2011 7:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

so crisp and clear! its feathers really appear to be made of paper!

6 May 2011 7:24pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Great close-up shot Steven, and the B&W butterfly gets a boost from the coloured background, very nice.

6 May 2011 9:36pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic macro!!

6 May 2011 10:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

These are beautiful! Cool shot. I got one of those at the Pacific Science Center a couple years ago.

6 May 2011 11:05pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very beautiful.

7 May 2011 4:57am

LB Vision from PARIS, France

excellent ! peace !

7 May 2011 6:02pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Awesome work on this!!

7 May 2011 9:08pm