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By zarquon  
I was drawn to the transparency of these delicate wings. The buttery has a long proboscis (tongue) and has to keep it curled into a coil and this is shown clearly as is the compound eye.

Tags: Butterflies Nature Wildlife and nature Heliconid Transparent wings

Voters: challicew, peugeot406, Buffalo_Tom and 12 more

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challicew 14 1 1 South Africa
5 Jun 2008 7:18AM
An exquisite image of this beautiful butterfly
peugeot406 15 7 1 England
5 Jun 2008 7:28AM
Excellent image with great detail
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 26 Wales
5 Jun 2008 7:35AM
Excellent close up image.
Stunning wings as you say. Nice one
zarquon 14 47 55 England
5 Jun 2008 2:14PM
Thank you all, for your kind comments. It is much appreciated. Smile

RubberBullets 20 1 6 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 2:46PM
I've never seen a butterfly with transparent wings, I had no idea they existed. Super shot.

Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
5 Jun 2008 3:22PM
Superb close-up capture, such wonderful color.
marecki 14 Poland
5 Jun 2008 7:49PM
Amazing butterfly. Great picture. Marek

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