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Before it could fly away...

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 11 February 2016 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I captured this in a temple courtyard in a village. Went through all the butterfly images in the net( phew!!!) and discovered that this is called Blue Moon!!

SONY DSC-HX100V 1/320 second F/2.8 ISO 100 5 mm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well done on the ID . . he has a very distinctive pattern.

11 Feb 2016 6:00am

outsidersworld from Everywhere, Germany

very nice to look at ... the color of the butterfly, revives the green of the leaves ... I also like the clear details and natural colors ... a very beautiful butterfly ... I like your picture ...

11 Feb 2016 7:15am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, colors & lights!

11 Feb 2016 7:34am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture of this beautiful Butterfly. Lovely colours. And looks very nice in green background. Thank you, Devi. :)

11 Feb 2016 8:17am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful butterfly ! You did it !

11 Feb 2016 8:46am

MRG*Photographics from Tehran, Iran

lovely shot and cool details

11 Feb 2016 9:43am

: Helen : from Melbourne, Australia

Oh, good capture here Devi!
Fabulous against the green background!
Clever you!

11 Feb 2016 10:59am

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent, devi! the green 'bed' he's sitting on makes for a lovely contrast!

11 Feb 2016 11:19am

mvdfotokraam from Netherlands

What a beautiful butterfly with pattern

11 Feb 2016 12:57pm

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Excellent contrast between the green and black.

11 Feb 2016 1:01pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Blue Moon is a beauty.

11 Feb 2016 3:44pm

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Wow, it's a beauty! Great shot!

11 Feb 2016 6:19pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Is is magnificient! I love it!

11 Feb 2016 6:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a lovely name for this lovely creature. A beautiful find.

11 Feb 2016 7:57pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal


11 Feb 2016 11:19pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


12 Feb 2016 8:34am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice and crisply caught

12 Feb 2016 6:04pm

1/320 second
ISO 100
5 mm