Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 20 February 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A few days ago, I visited the Durham NC Museum of Life and Science which features the Magic Wings Butterfly House. There are over 50 different species of butterflies at various times in Magic Wings from all around the world. The Museum is committed to sourcing butterflies that are sustainably farmed using practices that support and preserve tropical rainforest environments and communities.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/50 second F/7.1 ISO 400 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Really a beautiful butterfly. Il love its colors

20 Feb 2018 5:22am

sherri from Arkansas, United States

lovely color palette

20 Feb 2018 6:01am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland


20 Feb 2018 6:35am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellent. )

20 Feb 2018 6:53am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, focus, DOF & colors!

20 Feb 2018 8:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very beautiful !

20 Feb 2018 8:50am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful with the green .

20 Feb 2018 9:39am

Devi from Chennai, India

this is beautiful......................................

20 Feb 2018 9:41am

franz from Baden, Austria

Wonderful colours and shapes and patterns again! They seem to like these flowers!

20 Feb 2018 12:25pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


20 Feb 2018 12:56pm

Gérard from Allauch, France

This green is the same as the leaves

20 Feb 2018 2:07pm

@Gérard: perhaps protective boloration

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce noir et ce vert sur les ailes quelle finesse et papillon superbe.

20 Feb 2018 2:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The pattern and vibrant color on this one is stunning

20 Feb 2018 4:32pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Splendid clarity and color captured in this butterfly!!

20 Feb 2018 9:20pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I have never seen a butterfly with green. It is quite beautiful! A lovely image.

21 Feb 2018 2:48am

@Elaine Hancock: This butterfly had a distinctly green tingr to its spots, but when photographed, the spots seemed much yellower. So I added a nue/saturation layer and greened up the spots until they looked like my memory of them. A little artistic license.