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Papilio memnon

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 28 April 2016 in Animal & Insect.

"The Great Mormon (Papilio memnon) is a large butterfly native to southern Asia that belongs to the swallowtail family. It is widely distributed and has thirteen subspecies. This species is common and not threatened. The cultivation of citrus all over Southern Asia provides an abundance of food plants."
Source : Wikipedia

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/200 second F/4.0 ISO 1250 200 mm

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such an amazing variety !

28 Apr 2016 5:51am

@Ronnie 2¢: Ah, now that is one good thing about butterflies, variety. The upside is that they are beautiful and fascinating to watch. The downside is that they are frustratingly difficult to photograph!!

Martine from France

J'adore ce mélange de couleurs.

28 Apr 2016 6:57am

@Martine: Merci encore Martine

Devi from Chennai, India

amazing !!! Love this series :)))Butterflies are so tough to shoot!

28 Apr 2016 10:09am

@Devi: Thanks Devi. I agree, they are beautiful. I am going to take a little rest from butterflies and post a few other shots as I feel like a change. I may return to butterflies later in the month of May. I have plenty more! Thanks for your kind comments. Best wishes!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

mmm lovely creature

28 Apr 2016 12:08pm

@Dimitrios: Thanks D!

Mary from PA, United States

I am enjoying all these butterflies!

28 Apr 2016 1:28pm

@Mary: Thank you Mary. A short pause and they will return next month.

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Indeed, a very difficult subject to photograph but you succeeded ... Amazing capture !!!

28 Apr 2016 10:31pm

@Baldwin VW: Thank you for your kind comment Baldwin.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a gorgeous one.

29 Apr 2016 1:41am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, focus, colors & lights!
L O V E L Y !

30 Apr 2016 8:15am