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Malabar Tree Nymph Butterfly

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 6 December 2017 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A Malabar Tree Nymph butterfly spotted at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is a butterfly house operated by the Niagara Parks Commission in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. It is located approximately 5.6 miles north of Niagara Falls on the grounds of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, which is 99 acres in size.

The conservatory was opened in December 1996 with a gift shop, 200-seat theater/auditorium room, and a climate-controlled greenhouse. The conservatory has over 2,000 tropical butterflies from over 60 different species. The conservatory glass dome is 11,000 square feet in size with 590 feet of paths inside the greenhouse portion, which has a wide variety of foliage. Since captive butterflies usually have a lifespan of 2–4 weeks, the conservatory imports up to 3,000 butterflies per month from world butterfly farms in Costa Rica, El Salvador, the Philippines, and Australia.

Photo captured September 26, 2017.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 1400 105 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fantastic portrait

6 Dec 2017 6:21am

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Beautiful Butterfly here....We saw many when we lived in PA but not too many here in WA - Beautiful image, sir!

6 Dec 2017 6:32am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Aha! So THAT'S what it's called. We also saw these at the Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA, Steven. I think they were my favorites of all the ones I saw.

6 Dec 2017 6:33am

@Ginnie: It took me along time to find out its name, too. :-) Glad that someone benefitted!

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Comme un vitrail, superbe prise. )

6 Dec 2017 6:41am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Wouah..superbe photo...Merci

6 Dec 2017 6:43am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Wonderful capture!

6 Dec 2017 7:04am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a perfect study here.

6 Dec 2017 7:20am

Martine from Brest, France

Superbe photo de ce beau papillon.

6 Dec 2017 7:36am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

How wonderful this butterfly

6 Dec 2017 7:49am

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful close-up of this butterfly. Excellent. :)

6 Dec 2017 8:00am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

oh c'est génial

6 Dec 2017 9:01am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

beautiful butterfly and beautiful flower

6 Dec 2017 9:20am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal


6 Dec 2017 9:38am

willy from Belgium

un superbe close up de ce beau papillon Steven


6 Dec 2017 9:43am

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

There's one free butterfly house in London, but it's only open during the summer months. :(

6 Dec 2017 11:14am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

beautifully composed profile shot

6 Dec 2017 11:37am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

mmm impressive

6 Dec 2017 12:17pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

This beautiful creature makes a precarious perch look effortless and elegant. Excellent image.

6 Dec 2017 12:40pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle macro !

6 Dec 2017 1:01pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle macro et papillon quel rendu sur les ailes grandiose vue.
Belle journée

6 Dec 2017 1:43pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !

6 Dec 2017 2:54pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me. This is spectacular!

6 Dec 2017 3:28pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Great capture !!!! Wonderful imge ! LOve these butterfly images...which are tough to capture !

6 Dec 2017 3:28pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A marveloous capture of this great looking butterfly.

6 Dec 2017 4:14pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautfiul macro.

6 Dec 2017 4:22pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, focus & colors!

6 Dec 2017 5:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous image of this beautiful insect.

6 Dec 2017 5:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Wow, this must be an amazing place! We have a little butterfly exhibit every summer near where I live but there might be 200 butterflies. I cannot imagine 2,000! I could probably spend hours there! This butterfly is just gorgeous. I love the pattern and color!

6 Dec 2017 7:44pm

Marité from France

Très délicate suspension...
Bonne journée !

6 Dec 2017 8:58pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The butterfly with its beautiful wings! Spectacular!

6 Dec 2017 10:07pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

lovely composition and excellent sharpness. The "hanging" posture adds tension to the shot.

7 Dec 2017 4:39am

Remus from Portugal

Rarely I can shoot butterflies. As I am very ugly, they run away from me when I get close to them. Apparently Steven is not like me. It's much cuter than me
Good job.

8 Dec 2017 6:22pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Very beautiful image.

10 Dec 2017 8:02am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

So delicate and beautiful!

10 Dec 2017 5:42pm

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