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Here is another of those beautiful butterfly waking up slowy in the morning sun.

At the start of winter (in December) in Taiwan, about a million butterflies migrate to the island's warmer southern regions to escape the season's cool winds. There are quite a few places where you can see them but Maolin in Kaohsiung County is the most famous place. Wherever you go in this attractive area, the sight of hundreds of thousands of milkweed/crow butterflies with purple wings is a real thrill. Trying to take a photo is a different story as they do not keep still. This one was very obliging but I surprised him as he was still asleep on a very large leaf. He soon woke up as I got near and flew away.

Maolin, nestled at the foot of the Central Mountain Range, remains remarkably in a pristine state. It is the smallest town in Taiwan in terms of population, with about 2,000 inhabitants. These people belong to the Rukai and Paiwan aboriginal tribes who have remained close to nature.

f16 1/60th sec a touch of flash (1/8th of its power) spot metering lots of luck photo taken in mid-January 2009

Thank you for stopping by. All comments welcome.
Have a nice evening.
Jean-NoŽl

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 105mm Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:MAOLIN BEAUTIES (3)
Username:JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
Uploaded:4 Mar 2009 - 7:01 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
Votes:46

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 7:07 PM

Excellent macro.
Ty

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gary_d e2 Member 6527 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 7:21 PM

A very interesting narative and a super little image to accompany it. - gary

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gwood
gwood  6 England
4 Mar 2009 - 7:22 PM

Well taken close-up image..
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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 7:29 PM

A marvelous macro, so well taken.
Bob

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ray_paul
ray_paul  6 England
4 Mar 2009 - 7:37 PM

wonderul close up beautiful colours and detail great write up -ray

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 7:55 PM

A beautifully marked butterfly you've photographed here, you've captured its colours and wing detail perfectly

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jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
4 Mar 2009 - 7:57 PM

Beautiful

Peter

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 8:50 PM

Breakfast with the butterflies--- this one is wonderful and wonderfully captured!
JEnnnn

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Bodiewil
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4 Mar 2009 - 9:00 PM

Beautiful capture JNC

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 9:01 PM

Nice shot - very interesting write up

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
4 Mar 2009 - 9:02 PM

Brilliant macro image.
Christine

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motorsportpictures

WOW what an amazing macro,.
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lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 10:13 PM

Suuperb shot

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 11:07 PM

Your butterfly series is excellent. All the images are detailed & well presented with an interesting narrative for each.
Terry

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4 Mar 2009 - 11:12 PM

Good detail and color....Sandy

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 11:47 PM

Super close up,lovely colour and detail
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Natzdad
Natzdad  529 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 12:06 AM

Well taken super detail .........Mick

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photophantom
5 Mar 2009 - 12:34 AM

gorgeous butterfly JNC

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2009 - 5:18 AM

A wonderful capture, Jean-Noel, beautiful colours and markings. Carol

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SoulOfNature
5 Mar 2009 - 2:34 PM

A stunning macro shot,brilliant detail and colours in this,well captured.

Jean x

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
6 Mar 2009 - 6:17 PM

this one is stunning

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