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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.


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

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3 Mar 2009 5:56PM
Lovely shot

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piccy 11 8 Wales
3 Mar 2009 5:56PM
Good detail on the butterfly wings. Sounds like a lovely spot.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
3 Mar 2009 5:58PM
What a beautiful image, so well captured and presented.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2009 6:00PM
Thanks for the interesting information
Great shot as well as great presentation
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
3 Mar 2009 6:01PM
3 Mar 2009 6:12PM
Amazing macro.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
3 Mar 2009 6:14PM
A fabulous capture, Jean-Noel, stunning detail and a great presentation. Carol
3 Mar 2009 6:26PM
nice detail
Mikelane 10 1 Wales
3 Mar 2009 6:31PM
This is really excellent, good detailed capture regards
3 Mar 2009 6:33PM
A gorgeous image , a brilliant macro shot with great colours and detail,its lovely.

Jean x
Cormy 10 3 England
3 Mar 2009 6:42PM
Super detail JNC.
KP 8 6 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2009 6:46PM
Excellent shot
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
3 Mar 2009 6:49PM
Beautiful lighting
gwood 9 England
3 Mar 2009 6:53PM
Well taken image..
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2009 7:10PM
wow Nuff said
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
3 Mar 2009 7:29PM
Wonderful work JNC
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
3 Mar 2009 7:40PM
Beautiful capture. Great lighting.
Cor 8 Belgium
3 Mar 2009 7:42PM
norton 13 6 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2009 7:45PM
Superb image JNC,lovely colour and clarity,well captured...............

gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
3 Mar 2009 7:49PM
This is beautiful cocgratulations on a fine image. - gary
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2009 7:49PM
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
Marilyn x
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
3 Mar 2009 7:54PM
Super capture

jaktis 13 84 Sweden
3 Mar 2009 9:41PM
Another beautiful butterfly

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
3 Mar 2009 11:20PM
Well taken Jean. Beautiful light. Ron.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
3 Mar 2009 11:31PM
Lovely color and pattern on these butterflies. Really beautifully taken....Sandy
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Mar 2009 2:14AM
Love the dark bg!
4 Mar 2009 9:11AM
Superb, J-N.
Natzdad 9 29 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 6:30PM
beautiful butterfly and so well taken,love it.......Mick
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
4 Mar 2009 7:56PM
A marvellous macro shot JNC, a real joy to view
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 11:48PM
Excellent job..
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
5 Mar 2009 12:34AM

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