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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 24 October 2016 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A beautiful specimen captured in the backyard only 16 days ago. This butterfly looked so young with wings that were undamaged and didn't show wear so late in the year.

Photo captured October 8, 2016.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 105 mm

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Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

What a beautiful creature.

24 Oct 2016 5:15am

Martine from France

Superbe macro ! Ce papillon est magnifique.

24 Oct 2016 6:01am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Wow! A very perfect macro picture!!!

24 Oct 2016 6:33am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What fine presentation . . a little work of art.

24 Oct 2016 6:35am

jean pierre a from France

superbe papillon!! amitiés

24 Oct 2016 8:36am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Great macro. Congrats

24 Oct 2016 10:15am

Carol from Leamington, Canada

A superb macro ..... perfect timing to capture this butterfly with his wings splayed open.... the details & colors are excellent!

24 Oct 2016 12:06pm

Frances from Boston, United States

Simply gorgeous. What beautiful color and pattern on the wings.

24 Oct 2016 12:16pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Macro parfaite et superbe.)

24 Oct 2016 12:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful capture of this gorgeous butterfly.

24 Oct 2016 1:43pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Appreciate the detail and sharpness, beautiful image. What a great backyard you must have !

24 Oct 2016 5:05pm

k@ from Paris, France

Leaves seem wings too.

24 Oct 2016 6:02pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me. Warm light and gorgeous details

24 Oct 2016 6:03pm

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

beautiful shot

24 Oct 2016 6:19pm

willy from Belgium

très artistique Steven

have a nice day

24 Oct 2016 6:25pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful macro

24 Oct 2016 7:15pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Une netteté excellente: magnifique image!

Excellent sharpness: beautiful image!

24 Oct 2016 8:05pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous image! I love the colors! He looks in such good shape. The poor butterflies I have seen here are quite torn up at this point. 5*****

24 Oct 2016 9:17pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wonderful close up! Vibrant colors.

24 Oct 2016 10:00pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful focus, colors, lights & patterns!
L O V E L Y !

24 Oct 2016 10:01pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

A wonderful butterfly beautifully captured ... the colors and clarity are just fabulous !!!

24 Oct 2016 10:21pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

beautiful creature in a nice frame filling composition

25 Oct 2016 2:20am

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. What a beautiful capture of this colourful butterfly.. Amazing details. :)

25 Oct 2016 3:44am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

That is a beauty.

25 Oct 2016 4:24am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Mervielleux papillon quel rendu et vue quelle couleur fantastique.

25 Oct 2016 4:31am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


25 Oct 2016 7:26am

Remus from Portugal

Beautiful butterfly, with great details and great contrast level.
The square shape of the photo, was a great choice of presentation.

25 Oct 2016 2:46pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Lovely shot

25 Oct 2016 7:48pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Very beautiful butterfly.

25 Oct 2016 9:39pm

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