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Winged clockspring

Resting in a weed garden behind the Apartment complex.

Winged clockspring

Resting in a weed garden behind the Apartment complex.

comments (19)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Oct 2008, 04:44
Beautiful proud butter-fly, the glare on the wings is beautiful, you did a very good job here (again)
Ray: Thanks for your kind remarks, Astrid.
It is a beautify butterfly and I am pleased the picture shows some of that quality.
  • A hideout South of Serenity
  • 31 Oct 2008, 05:04
I love flutter-by's, and always visit the butterfly gardens located in Canada when I visit. Gorgeous creatures.

Splendid photograph, Ray, pin sharp and leaping from my screen smile
Ray: It is a beautiful butterfly, Paul, and was quite patient as I stumbled through the shoot in not very kind lighting conditions.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 31 Oct 2008, 05:13
Fills the frame well, has great colors and sharpness! I am perplexed by the apparent shadow around the feeler thing sticking out of its head.
Ray: Thanks for your comment, Martin.
That apparent shadow is actually the second feeler.
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Oct 2008, 08:30
Zowie this is good Ray
Ray: Really pleased you like it, Steve.
Excellent Ray. Is that a shadow or the other antenna?
Ray: You are quite correct, Bill...the second antenna.
Another wonderful one Ray. Well done!
Ray: Thanks, Richard. I am pleased you like this image. It was a beautiful butterfly.
Repeating myself here, but quite exquisite, Ray. I have never seen a butterfly like this before your posts. Legs have a silvery gleam to them, and the wings make you think of an Indian head dress.
Ray: There is an astonishing array of butterflies in Thailand...quite difficult to get close to many of them, though.
  • Kavita
  • Suriname
  • 31 Oct 2008, 15:22
I love visiting the butterfly gardens too..Very good, dear!!!
Ray: I don't think they have butterfly gardens in Thailand, Kavita...but there are many wild butterflies, like this one.
What a photo. I'm impressed at the quality of clour. Perfect focus and detail. Congratulations
Ray: That is a very kind remark, thanks, Albert.
  • vera
  • iran
  • 31 Oct 2008, 16:34
i really wonder if it is alive!! smile)
Ray: Oh, yes, Vera...quite alive!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Oct 2008, 21:18
Love that shadowing feelers. great picture
Ray: Thanks, Louis....a lucky snap! [grin]
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Nov 2008, 00:10
Magnificent. Superb picture smile
Ray: You are very generous, Ellie.
Excellent one Ray, everything sharp.
Ray: It let me make several shots, Nigel...quite patient, really.
Utterly gorgeous capture! (:o)

I have a short series of `how not to photograph butterflies` series to come. lol! (:o)
Ray: Thanks, Rosalyn.
Just let me know if you are short on material for your series...I have many shots that didn't turn out quite as expected. [grin]
j'en suis comme deux-ronds-de-flans tellement vos photos sont magnifiques géantes sensationnelles...

cela ressemble à un demi-deuil mais je ne connais pas cette espèce avec cette couleur rouge et bleue... il vit dans quelle région ce papillon ?
Ray: Merci pour votre remarque.
Ce papillon est commun dans toute l'Thaïlande, mais j'ai tourné cette image à Bangkok.

[Thanks for your remark. This butterfly is common all over Thailand, but I shot this image in Bangkok.]
Colours are so wonderful !
Ray: A very pretty papillon. Thanks, Zebigleb.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Nov 2008, 15:57
cracker. mal
Ray: Gee, thanks, mal!
Nice sharp shot. Did you use any effects on the shot?
Ray: Thanks, Didgy. No effects.
love it. Almost a landscape on those wings and the blue catchlight in the eyes takes me.
Ray: A very elegant butterfly, Darren.

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