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Butterfly #2

Large Butterfly harvesting nectar.

This species hovers while feeding, but uses its legs to pull the flower into the correct position for optimal use of its proboscis.

Butterfly #2

Large Butterfly harvesting nectar.

This species hovers while feeding, but uses its legs to pull the flower into the correct position for optimal use of its proboscis.

comments (12)

  • Stan
  • 27 May 2008, 01:40
Great shot man!. Straight to my likeys
Ray: Thank you for your very generous remark, Stan.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States right now
  • 27 May 2008, 02:27
Pin sharp where it's important, Ray! I love that it has just a tad of color. smile
Ray: Thank you, Ginnie.
With this shot, I tried really hard to remember some of the advice I have received from time2time...especially the bit about getting the eye in focus even if everything else is moving.
This species never seem to settle on a flower, so I have had quite a lot of failed attempts to capture it over the past year or so.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 27 May 2008, 03:00
Love the movement, and the colors.
Ray: Thanks, jewlya. I am really pleased that you like this image.
  • Kathryn
  • Caliornia--nestled in the mountains in the desert
  • 27 May 2008, 06:35
This beautiful shot reminds me of a few weeks ago when my little Zoey and I watched a very large butterfly flitting about on flowers gathering necture. You photograph is so lifelike and I love the flutter of the wings.
Ray: Hi Kathryn.
It is a memorable experience, watching butterflies with young kids...their delight and appreciation can be infectious.
Thank you for your kind comment.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 27 May 2008, 07:05
Ray, this picture shows me you are a man with great patience, I know taking pictures is all about the right moment, you waited for the best possible moment, love the way the wings move...great composition.
Ray: I took a few pics, Astrid, but hurried along after this butterfly for ages...hoping I would make a decent capture.
Thank you for your generous remarks.
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 27 May 2008, 11:38
you got a likey from stan...

there's nothing else to say
Ray: Stan doesn't throw likeys around, so I am flattered.
  • FLOOG
  • ENGLAND
  • 27 May 2008, 15:38
Ray, this is both beautiful and stunning
Ray: You are too kind, FLOOG, but Thank You.
This is majectic Ray. I love it. Great great shot going straight to my likeys!
Ray: That is a very generous compliment, Richard. Thank you.
Great shot. super sharp! i like the depth of field and colors in this as well.
Ray: Thanks you dillonpic. I appreciate your kind remarks.
All your efforts have paid off, ace shot.
Ray: Thanks, Niegl.
I thought this image was reasonable compensation for all my efforts that day.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 May 2008, 23:26
Goodness me, if butterflies could be well fed this one certainly would be, what a chubby little tummy it's got. Lovely picture Ray smile
Ray: Thanks, Ellie.
She looks like she might be swollen with eggs.
  • Saneef
  • India
  • 29 May 2008, 06:50
The subject is amazingly sharp! Superb pic!

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exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/400s
aperture f/7.1
sensitivity ISO640
focal length 400.0mm
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