MAOLIN BEAUTIES (2)

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
Thanks very much for the response to the first of the “Maolin Beauties” up-loaded yesterday. It’s very encouraging and I hope you’ll like the rest of the series.

Today I’m giving you a “euploea mulciber barsine” ( I think!). Taken in the morning near a road just outside the little town of Maolin in Southern Taiwan. The temperature is already in the 20’s and it’s middle of January!

With my wife we had breakfast among these butterflies. A most memorable sight!

“Euploea is a genus of milkweed butterflies. The species are generally dark in coloration, often quite blackish, for which reason they are commonly called crows. As usual for their subfamily, they are poisonous due to feeding on milkweeds and other toxic plants as caterpillars. The latter are aposematically colored to warn off predators from eating them, and the adult butterflies are often mimicked by unrelated species which are not or less poisonous.” (Wikipedia)


f16 1/80sec flash at 1/16th of its power slight crop)

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

Jean-Noël

Tags: Close-up and macro Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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Lovely shot

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3 Mar 2009 5:56PM
Good detail on the butterfly wings. Sounds like a lovely spot.
Freda
Bob_V Plus
8 1 2 United States
3 Mar 2009 5:58PM
What a beautiful image, so well captured and presented.
Bob
3 Mar 2009 6:00PM
Thanks for the interesting information
Great shot as well as great presentation
Barbs
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
3 Mar 2009 6:01PM
Outstanding!!!!!
Amazing macro.
Scott
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
3 Mar 2009 6:14PM
A fabulous capture, Jean-Noel, stunning detail and a great presentation. Carol
nice detail
3 Mar 2009 6:31PM
This is really excellent, good detailed capture regards
Mike
A gorgeous image , a brilliant macro shot with great colours and detail,its lovely.

Jean x
3 Mar 2009 6:42PM
Super detail JNC.
Cheers
Alan
KP Plus
7 6 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2009 6:46PM
Excellent shot
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
3 Mar 2009 6:49PM
Beautiful lighting
3 Mar 2009 6:53PM
Well taken image..
Geoff
graceland 11 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2009 7:10PM
wow Nuff said
3 Mar 2009 7:29PM
Wonderful work JNC
TyChee Plus
11 269 1 United States
3 Mar 2009 7:40PM
Beautiful capture. Great lighting.
Ty
3 Mar 2009 7:42PM
Excellent.
Cor.
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2009 7:45PM
Superb image JNC,lovely colour and clarity,well captured...............

Tony.
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
3 Mar 2009 7:49PM
This is beautiful cocgratulations on a fine image. - gary
GalleryGirl 8 4 2 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2009 7:49PM
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
Marilyn x
Stace Plus
7 2 2 England
3 Mar 2009 7:54PM
Super capture

Stace
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
3 Mar 2009 9:41PM
Another beautiful butterfly

Peter
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
3 Mar 2009 11:20PM
Well taken Jean. Beautiful light. Ron.
3 Mar 2009 11:31PM
Lovely color and pattern on these butterflies. Really beautifully taken....Sandy
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
4 Mar 2009 2:14AM
Splendid!
Love the dark bg!
Jennnn
Superb, J-N.
Mac
Natzdad Plus
7 29 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 6:30PM
beautiful butterfly and so well taken,love it.......Mick
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
4 Mar 2009 7:56PM
A marvellous macro shot JNC, a real joy to view
gerrymac Plus
8 10 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 11:48PM
Excellent job..
Gerry
5 Mar 2009 12:34AM
excellent

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