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Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 10 June 2012 in Plant & Nature.

NIKON COOLPIX P7000 1/300 second F/5.6 ISO 100 200 mm (35mm equiv.)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful butterfly, but dificult to see it on that background

10 Jun 2012 5:49am

@Paco Díaz: I think that's what makes it interesting. If you want to see another variety in more detail and close up have a look at the link in my reply to Curly's comment.

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Lovely colours on this one, great

10 Jun 2012 6:34am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel captage de ce papillon dans cet ensemble fleurim sueprbe.
Belle journée

10 Jun 2012 7:14am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Why do I never see any butterflys like these? Do they have special habitats?

10 Jun 2012 8:18am

@Curly: It's in Spain :) There are two varieties that I have seen. The other in a rather better picture is here

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A beautiful butterfly in the middle well incorporated. of paper with flowers! . An extraordinary composition. A hug, Adela

10 Jun 2012 10:57am

thami from Fès, Morocco

Bien camouflé le papillon! Mais c'est son collier aux pierres précieuses bleues qui a trahi sa présence!
Bon dimanche lumineux!

10 Jun 2012 11:05am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Totally gorgeous butterfly that I have never seen in the uk

10 Jun 2012 12:19pm

@CElliottUK: Me neither. If you are interested there is another variety here

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Very well hidden in the background, the trick of nature !

10 Jun 2012 12:27pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A good "catch" to get the butterfly and the flowers in this shot. Well done.

10 Jun 2012 2:40pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Great job & lovely shot. Good luck !!!

10 Jun 2012 2:43pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

dazzling design...nice capture.

10 Jun 2012 2:50pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Great job & lovely shot. Good luck !!!

10 Jun 2012 2:56pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

My oh my what a stunning butterfly, superbly shot by that grouser guy

10 Jun 2012 3:35pm

@Rick: Poetic flattery does the trick, thanks a lot Rhyming Rick

l'Angevine from France

il paraît grand le papillon

10 Jun 2012 5:11pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb capture ! He has like some blue jewels on the wings !

10 Jun 2012 6:28pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nice one. Never seen one of these.

10 Jun 2012 7:45pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

You captured a really beautiful butterfly here ... Colors and light are wonderful !!!

10 Jun 2012 9:52pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Lovely markings, perhaps a slightly tighter crop grouse...?

10 Jun 2012 10:04pm

@Michael Fresh: I could say I wanted it in the context of its surroundings, but I will be truthful an admit that the butterfly is ever so slightly soft and a tighter crop would have emphasised this :)

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

un papillon caméléon, il est magnifique...

11 Jun 2012 2:52am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Almost disguised in the middle of the plants. Very beautiful butterfly. It is interesting that I found this species at 2000 meters in the North of Spain, so it spreads well throughout all the Iberian Peninsula.

11 Jun 2012 6:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

One of those unbeatable moments Nature offers up.

11 Jun 2012 7:50am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

What a great looking butterfly..and big compared to the flowers..beautiful captured !

11 Jun 2012 4:25pm

1/300 second
ISO 100
200 mm (35mm equiv.)