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Taiwan is a real Butterfly Kingdom. This island has a very high density of butterfly species with around 400 butterfly species (Europe and the North Africa have around 440 species). The Maolin area, is famous for birds and many butterfly species. Migratory butterflies settle there in winter before flying back North in March. They can fly as far as China and Japan.

This attractive specimen is a Large- or Common Grass Yellow (Eurema hecabe) belonging to the small pieridae butterfly species found in Asia which are found flying close to the ground, in open grass and scrub habitats. It is simply known as "the grass yellow" in parts of its range; the general term otherwise refers to the entire genus Eurema. Itís small: 35-45mm.

Like the previous butterflies posted this week it was taken early in the morning as the sun rays reach the valley near Maolin.

f11 1/60th sec flash spot metering crop

Have a pleasant evening. Enjoy your week-end,

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

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
7 Mar 2009 6:01PM
What a great capture, Jean-Noel, love the touches of sunshine on its wings. Carol

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rangerpaul 10 19 7 England
7 Mar 2009 7:00PM
The dappled light brings the shot to life.
Wonderful capture.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
7 Mar 2009 7:00PM
Lovely use of the light.
Hebe 10 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2009 7:00PM
So beautifully captured.
proz 13 205 United States
7 Mar 2009 7:15PM
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
7 Mar 2009 7:32PM
Marvelous light and color, a beautiful capture.
7 Mar 2009 7:40PM
A gorgeous macro shot with lovely colours and light.

Jean x
7 Mar 2009 8:33PM
Amazing image and interesting information.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
7 Mar 2009 8:33PM
Pretty shot...Sandy
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1812 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2009 8:41PM
A magic, green, secret world.
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
7 Mar 2009 9:54PM
Beautiful close up work Jean, have caught up with some others too,
Natzdad 9 29 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2009 10:20PM
Excellent shot all round........Mick
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
7 Mar 2009 10:55PM
Great close up,love the lighting,

maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
7 Mar 2009 11:53PM
Amazing shot with such lovely light
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
8 Mar 2009 10:42AM
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
8 Mar 2009 6:36PM
Such wonderful light in this. It glows like citrine.
koka 9 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 6:40PM
a really stunning shot - great work Katie
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 7:45PM
Lovely colour and light, a superb capture ,nd an interesting narrative,
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 8:17PM
View large again...great shot
norton 13 6 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2009 7:29PM
Lovely colour and light JNC,well captured....................


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