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Here is another of those beautiful butterfly waking up slowy in the morning sun.

At the start of winter (in December) in Taiwan, about a million butterflies migrate to the island's warmer southern regions to escape the season's cool winds. There are quite a few places where you can see them but Maolin in Kaohsiung County is the most famous place. Wherever you go in this attractive area, the sight of hundreds of thousands of milkweed/crow butterflies with purple wings is a real thrill. Trying to take a photo is a different story as they do not keep still. This one was very obliging but I surprised him as he was still asleep on a very large leaf. He soon woke up as I got near and flew away.

Maolin, nestled at the foot of the Central Mountain Range, remains remarkably in a pristine state. It is the smallest town in Taiwan in terms of population, with about 2,000 inhabitants. These people belong to the Rukai and Paiwan aboriginal tribes who have remained close to nature.

f16 1/60th sec a touch of flash (1/8th of its power) spot metering lots of luck photo taken in mid-January 2009

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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TyChee 12 275 1 United States
4 Mar 2009 7:07PM
Excellent macro.

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gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
4 Mar 2009 7:21PM
A very interesting narative and a super little image to accompany it. - gary
gwood 9 England
4 Mar 2009 7:22PM
Well taken close-up image..
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
4 Mar 2009 7:29PM
A marvelous macro, so well taken.
ray_paul 9 17 England
4 Mar 2009 7:37PM
wonderul close up beautiful colours and detail great write up -ray
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
4 Mar 2009 7:55PM
A beautifully marked butterfly you've photographed here, you've captured its colours and wing detail perfectly
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
4 Mar 2009 7:57PM

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Mar 2009 8:50PM
Breakfast with the butterflies--- this one is wonderful and wonderfully captured!
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
4 Mar 2009 9:00PM
Beautiful capture JNC
Ray42 9 3 England
4 Mar 2009 9:01PM
Nice shot - very interesting write up
4 Mar 2009 9:02PM
Brilliant macro image.
4 Mar 2009 10:12PM
WOW what an amazing macro,.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
4 Mar 2009 10:13PM
Suuperb shot
TerryMcK 9 71 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 11:07PM
Your butterfly series is excellent. All the images are detailed & well presented with an interesting narrative for each.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
4 Mar 2009 11:12PM
Good detail and color....Sandy
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 11:47PM
Super close up,lovely colour and detail
Natzdad 9 29 2 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2009 12:06AM
Well taken super detail .........Mick
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
5 Mar 2009 12:34AM
gorgeous butterfly JNC
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
5 Mar 2009 5:18AM
A wonderful capture, Jean-Noel, beautiful colours and markings. Carol
5 Mar 2009 2:34PM
A stunning macro shot,brilliant detail and colours in this,well captured.

Jean x
proz 13 205 United States
6 Mar 2009 6:17PM
this one is stunning

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