Orange Butterfly

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  1. JTHphoto

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    This is ever so beautiful!
    The background and the colour of this (rare?) butterfly ... breathtaking!

    And I must say I have never seen this kind of butterfly before.
    But it doesn't look like you had to go to a "butterfly house" for this ... it is resting on a very normal daisy... so do you see these in your parts often?
     
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    beautiful !!
     
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    sweet shot JTH!
     
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    very cool shot :)
     
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    Very nice shot there, JTH. Looks like it was sticking its tongue out at you.
     
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    Brilliant photography JTH. Love the colours and the angle.
     
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    Great shot J, colour and focus are both good :thumbup:
     
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    Fantastic capture. Excellent DOF
     
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    WOW - such beautiful colours! Great shot
     
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    Thanks for the wonderful comments everybody.

    Corinna, i can't seem to identify this butterfly on the web, so maybe I have discovered a new species! :er: Although, more likely it is in the same family as the butterflies on this page --> http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/bflyusa/thumb/11.htm. It looks very similar to Julia Heliconian or Dryas Julia in the family Nymphalidae.

    This was shot in a "butterfly house" which is actually just a small tent in our Desert Botanical Gardens, with misters to keep the humididty level high. I was a little dissappointed because there was only about 8-10 species in there, and mostly just these solid orange butterflies. I was hoping for more, but it was still fun!

    To see butterflies in the wild, you can check these out that I posted last October --> http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31923.
     
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    Oh yes, I remember those that you posted back in October, and I so liked who you gave your titles the same colours as each butterfly was.
    So this was a species found in a "butterfly house", after all. Well, doesn't make it any less pretty and your photo any less well taken!! :D

    And imagine YOU to discover a new species in the "butterfly house" of some botanical gardens! No one else would have found out there, only you! :biggrin:
     

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