Butterflies are a chiefly diurnal group of the order Lepidoptera (which also includes moths). Adults have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprise the true butterflies (superfamily Papilionoidea), the skippers (superfamily Hesperioidea) and the moth-butterflies (superfamily Hedyloidea). All the many other families within the Lepidoptera are referred to as moths. The earliest known butterfly fossils date to the mid Eocene epoch, 40–50 million years ago. (From Wikipedia)
Taken at the Bellagio Casino Conservatory spring display.
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rbassin (22651) 2014-05-16 6:13
une très belle composition,bonne profondeur avec un magnifique arrière plan flou.
Le papillon est très bien présenté.
Silvio1953 (140815) 2014-05-16 6:39
Ciao Eleu, great macro of fantastic butterfly on beautiful nlurry BG, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
photoray (13981) 2014-05-16 7:31
Once again I am surprised at the presence of live Lepidoptera inside the Bellagio's Conservatory, and your image is in fine resolution and avoids distracting background by shallow focus depth of field.
saxo042 (37794) 2014-05-16 7:51
Interesting to know that you can take such a picture inside a casino. How much could you bet on this? Very detailed picture and a very attractive picture.
cornejo (41377) 2014-05-16 9:24
Eleu Hi, I like this wonderful macro of this beautiful and interesting butterfly, beautifully captured in this beautiful and interesting image, with good sharpness, interesting light, color and good quality. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
holmertz (51180) 2014-05-16 11:18
This is a lovely photo, very nicely composed and with excellent sharpness and colors. The blurred green and grey background is perfect. What an incredible little creature this is.
fritzi007 (10411) 2014-05-16 16:29
really a perfect macro shot, congratulations!
Wish you a nice weekend
ikeharel (69827) 2014-05-17 7:21
Fantastically used the 300mm Tele, Eleu, to collect a beautiful photo of the butterfly.
Sharp details shown exquisitely. Great photojob, my cong.'s.
mesutilgim (94536) 2014-05-17 9:05
Very nice close up of this butterfly with perfect pov and shaprness.
The blurred green background creates a nice contrast.
TFS and have a nice weekend