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By SWMahy  
I have become somewhat obsessed with butterflies these last few months but have only managed a handful of half-decent shots.
This is (I think) a Malay Lacewing, which had recently emerged from its pupa.

I have sharper versions of this shot but I think you'll agree this has the more pleasing light and overall composition. (see v2)

Always happy to get your honest critique and opinions.



Tags: Butterfly Lacewing Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Malay

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stunning photo beautiful colours. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
11 Aug 2013 3:15PM
What a beautiful butterfly, almost like an African tapestry...well done on both
Two beautiful shots.. Unusual butterfly markings.. Great captures both
11 Aug 2013 3:26PM
Such wonderful colours and detail!

11 Aug 2013 3:37PM
beautiful macro image...Roy
HSTONEY222 10 20 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 4:53PM
Two great Macro shots like the carpet effect of the colours.

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 5:00PM
Super shots, Steve.
11 Aug 2013 8:55PM
SWMahy 10 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 9:29PM
Thanks everyone. I'm pleasantly surprised how this has been received especially given the amazing quality of some of the butterfly shots here.
1 Sep 2013 9:21AM
Wonderful images!


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