A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies and moths. Like other holometabolous insects, the butterfly's life cycle consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Most species are diurnal. Butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. (From Wikipedia)
Taken at the Bellagio Casino Conservatory.
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emilbo (22616) 2014-03-12 8:10
Signe du printemps mais pas encore chez nous, peut-être dans un mois. Magnifique photo et très joli papillon. Il est bien montré dans une excellente photo et devant un fond flou. Les couleurs sont merveilleuses.
lousat (80004) 2014-03-12 8:16
Hi Eleu,i'm just back from my fields looking for the first butterflies of this year,but i haven't the chance to have beautiful specie like your,magnificent capture with fine details despite the half open wings,bright colors and excellent exposure too,a great gift to the butterflies fan like me.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (43297) 2014-03-12 8:48
This could be stretching the limits of the TE rules, but it's certainly a very beautiful photo. A great shot of daily life in nature.
jacquest (18867) 2014-03-12 8:58
Butterflies are always beautiful but I am afraid I won't see many except yours today as a winter snow storm is coming my way. Nice macro of this one and the flower.
rychem (26000) 2014-03-12 9:57
Excellent close up, beautiful butterfly with excellent details and sharpness, it is a sign of summer to me :)))
ikeharel (60557) 2014-03-12 10:51
A wonderful macro, Eleu.
The butterfly shown in great sharp and clear details, when "enjoyed" the nektar of the pink flower - by itself a superb view inside its petal.
cornejo (34112) 2014-03-12 11:34
Hello Eleu, excellent macro of this beautiful and interesting nature postcard, very well composed and captured this beautiful image, very good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week rest.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
ktanska (25357) 2014-03-12 12:18
Highly succesfull butterfly shot, where the entire wing is within focus despite the narrow DoF. The pink flower is also nice. And I especially like the soft blurry background that has harmonous blue and green palette.
As a guy from north I find it funny to call such a summery view a sign of spring.
boa (6205) 2014-03-12 12:49
A summer sign for me and i like it a lot! Good shot of this beautiful butterfly. Sharp and clear shot with an attractive blurred background.(hopefully we will see butterflies in Stockholm also within the next weeks)
Silvio1953 (127058) 2014-03-12 12:52
Ciao Eleu, great maxcro of wonderful butterfly on beautiful flower, fantastic colors, splendid light, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-03-12 14:24
very well executed close up with the butterfly and the flower. I like the DOF and beautifully blurred background which exposes the main subject even more. Perfect focus and lovely colors.
Thanks for sharing
imageme (1790) 2014-03-12 18:07
Hi Eleu, Beautiful butterfly with metallic colour patterns. Super perspective with perfect sharpness. I like the soft colour BG which stands out the insect perfectly.
jhm (142099) 2014-03-13 5:50
Indeed a sign of springtime with these butterfly, also in Belgium see we the first butterflies through the extraordinarily springtime moment, almost twenty degree Celsius, here in my garden.
Wonderful composition, excellent presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
fritzi007 (7680) 2014-04-06 4:32
really a very good photo!