Cycad Blue

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  1. digimania

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    This small butterfly, the Cycad Blue, is considered a pest to gardeners. It lays its eggs on valuable Cycad Palms and the caterpillars will eventually caused damages to this beautiful ornamental tree. For this shot, I had to go down to ground level. Did this with the help of a angle finder.
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    awesome! too bad there isn't more contrasting colours to the background, but, It's very cool actually!
     
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    actually i'll have to disagree with Ray about the contrasting colors... I rather love the way the background matches the butterfly's wings, it gives some kind of dominant color to the pic. Love it!
     
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    Excelent capture. :D
     
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    Thanks for the comments. I feel the overall brown tone gave this shot a very special feeling.
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    i love the muted tones! wayyy neat... sweet exposure and the detail is just fantastic :D
    love the eye-level pov
    thanks for sharing
     
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    My thoughts exactly. another killer flutter-by shot :D
     
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    Thanks Mansi and Jon for the kind comments.
    Richard
     
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    Sweet!

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    he's too pretty to be a pest. Excellent photo! :thumbup:
     

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