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Thanks for the comments on the three butterflies from my last up-load. Very pleasing and encouraging.

If I got it right, this butterfly today is a pactolus hainani Bethune-Baker (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). A small butterfly but what a long and complicated name!

It is supposed to be a rare lycaenid butterfly in Taiwan. Well for me rare or not rare does not really matter as it was a real delight to see it and even better to get a decent shot of it.

I took the photo last January in the same area as the previous butterflies posted recently (Maolin in Taiwan)

f11 1/60th sec flash spot metering

Have a pleasant evening. Rejoice as the week-end is upon us,


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

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 5:29PM
Fabulous shot

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IFIMAGE 9 143 Wales
6 Mar 2009 5:41PM
Wow, cracking image

CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
6 Mar 2009 5:45PM
What a beauty, Jean-Noel, and you have captured it perfectly, a lovely image. Carol
6 Mar 2009 6:05PM
Fantastic shot.
proz 13 205 United States
6 Mar 2009 6:16PM
gwood 9 England
6 Mar 2009 7:00PM
Great detailed and colourful image..
6 Mar 2009 7:01PM
Great macro,.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
6 Mar 2009 7:23PM
What a marvelous image, such wonderful detail and colors.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
6 Mar 2009 7:27PM
Lovely image....Sandy
6 Mar 2009 8:07PM
A gorgeous macro shot with great detail.

Jean x
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
6 Mar 2009 8:34PM
Great capture, like the angle

Ray42 9 3 England
6 Mar 2009 8:57PM
Nice shot and write up
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
6 Mar 2009 9:37PM
Such a symphony of color...beautiful.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Mar 2009 10:06PM
Great colors here!
6 Mar 2009 11:00PM
Nice one.
norton 13 6 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 11:06PM
Great series JNC,superb captures.................

koka 9 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2009 6:58AM
what a beautiful capture and wondeful composition. the wings look like gold. great work Katie
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2009 4:19PM
Wonderful composition and colour a super shot Jean-Noel,
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
8 Mar 2009 10:42AM
magnificent macro
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 8:18PM
Beautiful comp and colour

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