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By Bernice010
This picture was taken on a recent trip to Buckfastleigh Butterfly farm.

Not a perfect picture - there is a tiny bit missing from his right wing and the wings are slightly blurry, but I do think it's a beautiful butterfly and I spent ages chasing after it to take a photo!

Thank you to KarenFB for identification - it's a Heliconius

Tags: Butterfly Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: kenp, StephenBrighton, Barbaraj and 14 more



kenp 17 96 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2007 9:18PM
A wonderful shot of a beautiful butterfly!,,,well done ,now sit down and get your breath back!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I like it.......Ken
Barbaraj 16 450 England
26 Jun 2007 9:22PM
Wonderful colour, cant help with name.
BarbaraB 17 53 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2007 9:37PM
Very unusual butterfly....well caught!
jaspernina 16 1.0k Wales
26 Jun 2007 9:37PM
Great detail 7 colour.

Well done.

kencbr 16 4 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2007 10:27PM
great capture love the colours
Hop-A-Long 16 52 1 England
26 Jun 2007 10:29PM
Lovely shot with lovely colours.
26 Jun 2007 10:58PM
i think it's a great shot. Lovely colours.

Dee Smile
KarenFB Plus
17 5.9k 184 England
27 Jun 2007 6:46AM
I'm pretty sure it's a Heliconius but which one is a different matter. On this link you can see there are quite a few.

You've captured it beautifully, I like the composition and the colours are wonderful. As for the odd blemish........it's nature! Good shot! Smile
27 Jun 2007 10:26AM
A great shot and Karen is correct it is a Heliconius. If you have Photoshop you can repair
the wing damage useing the Healing Brush Tool.
angelamary 17 6 England
27 Jun 2007 11:52AM
If only butterflies really did heal that way! Smile

A beautiful creature, and well caught!
RachelMB 17 42 10 England
29 Jun 2007 2:20PM
Worth chasing around! This is a great shot, I like how the colours of the flowers are similar to the butterfly's wings. Smile
summ3r 16 26 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2007 10:25PM
Fantastic detail
9 Jul 2007 8:24PM
Great detail and colour
JudeC 16 6 3 England
7 Aug 2007 6:24PM
Wonderful shot - JudeC

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