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Cayman Butterfly

By accipiter  
Been busy again but was going through some old files late last night. Found these among all sorts of other very old film treasures.
The two Cayman butterflies were captured in the wild. I think v1 may be a Helliconia but I don't know what v2 is.
V3 is a fairly fresh pile of Elephant dung and in the Zambesi valley in October that may be the only water for many miles! I remember that in another ten minutes or so it was literally covered with butterflies drinking ( and feeding I think ) but I haven't found that picture yet.
Thank you very much for the support for my last upload.
Hope you enjoy this one. A

Tags: Butterflies Islands Valley Elephant Dung Cayman Wildlife and nature Zambesi

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21 May 2010 5:41PM
Two excellent shots A - well done !

Evgenya 11 Russian Federation
21 May 2010 5:43PM
Excellent Arthur!
Regards Evgenya
metro074 11 8 Australia
21 May 2010 5:43PM
A fantastic trio Arthur. Excellent detail and colour. Wonderfullt presented 10/10 Smile
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
21 May 2010 5:46PM
What super images, Arthur, V.2 has to be my favourite, what a beautiful butterfly. Carol
superb macro work on this beautiful butterfly, well done!
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
21 May 2010 6:38PM
What a excellent set Arther, fantastic work.
Jolind 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 6:44PM
Fantastic, well composed shot. Very well done.
21 May 2010 6:54PM
three wonderful images
astyag 13 12
21 May 2010 7:03PM
Haahaa, V1 I said to myself how great is that! a very odd butterfly close up. And then V2 ok, it's even better. Then V3, haha, ewww Grin
Thanks for the series, it brought a great smile to my face
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 7:21PM
V3 gets a wow from me I would never have thought butterflies would do that! 1 and 2 are great shots
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 7:22PM
three stunning captures fantastic detail and colour v1 for me today nice one Wink
W1ldside 11 29 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 7:25PM
Dramatic Image A ~ Really like the whole composition!
Rick B
rogerfry 15 543 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 8:24PM
Beautiful butterflies in v1 and 2, and a very interesting shot in v3,

Let's hope you find the missing photograph with the whole flock -(what do you call a large group of butterflies.....swarm/flock/????).

21 May 2010 8:55PM
V1 is stunning.All great captures
andymark 11 1 England
21 May 2010 9:00PM
all amazing shots
21 May 2010 10:10PM
Beautiful shots, all three.
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
21 May 2010 10:26PM
Great set. V1 & V2 are glorious butterfly images. As for V3, well Nature abhores waste!! Made me smile though.

HectorRivera 13 17 1 United States
22 May 2010 12:05AM
Nice shot, but it could be better with some more contrast and some color adjustment.
Ray42 13 3 England
22 May 2010 7:22AM
What an excellent trio v1 and 2 are quite stunning and as for v3 - well one mans meat is another mans poison!!!
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
22 May 2010 8:03AM
Lovely butterflies

Cor 12 Belgium
22 May 2010 9:49AM
Glad to give You vote 30 +++++
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
22 May 2010 10:35AM
V2's a beauty. Well captured.
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
22 May 2010 3:16PM
Great close-ups....even vers.3, lol.
baclark 11 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
22 May 2010 8:44PM
3 superb captures, great details in each. Who knew butterflies ate/drank on dung? Well you did obviously as now you've explaind it , makes perfect sense.
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
23 May 2010 9:07AM
Well documented events.
wideangler 12 8 Wales
23 May 2010 1:56PM
It is too east to forget the importance of dung, particularly the big stuff. Amazing pictures.
23 May 2010 2:11PM
V1 is an excellent capture - Raja.
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
23 May 2010 5:44PM
These are amazing images, V1+V2 amazing in their clearness and brilliance, V3 - informative and also a very well taken image,
mrjt 15 United Kingdom
23 May 2010 6:12PM
V1 for me,
xwang 11 56 8
23 May 2010 10:45PM
Love V1's colour and detail,stunning.
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 11:48AM
Excellent set. Brilliant detail. Paul
11 10 10 England
24 May 2010 8:24PM
Wow what a great set of shots - two beautiful and one informative!
30 May 2010 11:07AM
Gorgeous, lovely details!
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2010 11:19AM
v1 & 2 for me
oll1e 13 57 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2010 4:14PM
very nice set of images ,beautiful Smile
mio2mio 12 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2010 4:23PM
Brilliant capture love this one

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