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Unidentified Beauty

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 29 May 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Not sure what this one is. Can anyone help?

Pentax K200D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful capture !

29 May 2011 5:39am

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Niceand beautiful!!! Love colours!

29 May 2011 5:49am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid

29 May 2011 6:06am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

very cute butterfly !

29 May 2011 7:00am

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Great color and composition! :)Beautiful !

29 May 2011 7:20am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture. Wonderful colours and composition. Great, Eric! :)

29 May 2011 7:58am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

de trés belle couleurs sombre qui ressortent bien au milieu de tous ce vert .exceptionnelle photo éric.

29 May 2011 8:09am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful specimen. I don't know his name.

29 May 2011 8:21am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Having examined, it would seem whether it is a Heliconius Doris.

29 May 2011 8:41am

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! I have it on good authority from a biologist that you are absolutely correct in your determination...... ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très beau spécimen, superbe image! Bon dimanche Eric!

29 May 2011 9:05am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful wit the blue-black wing ! Great composition .

29 May 2011 9:07am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Magifique, I think Marie is right it looks like Heliconius Doris.

29 May 2011 9:20am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The flash of blue is glorious - lovely shot!

29 May 2011 12:27pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Love that blue just visible against the black of the wings. Great capture!

29 May 2011 12:44pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

I do not know the names of butterflies but I admire their beauty. Also thanks to you Eric. :-)

29 May 2011 2:05pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It is beautiful whatever he is! Nice composition. I like the contrast between the butterfly's dark colors on the flower.

29 May 2011 3:32pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Lovely, but I do not know, sorry...

29 May 2011 4:07pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I'm not at all a naturalist on butterflies ... not his name. If I can tell you it's a wonder of a butterfly. I love the colors blue light emitting! I am struck lantana flowers in all the images that show us the wonderful insects estops! A hug, Adel

29 May 2011 4:12pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

You have a good collection. Well done.

29 May 2011 5:26pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

hahaha you made me laugh there...whatever kind of butterfly it is, thanks for sharing!!! great capture.

29 May 2011 7:46pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Beautiful photo Eric: I tell you that I am a biologist and with respect to Butterfly it. in the comments say it is a Heliconius Doris and they are correct. a big kiss. for you and your assistant today. Alejandra

29 May 2011 8:25pm

@AMH: Thank you very much Alejandra! Beautiful, talented and smart also...... ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Afghanistan

Beautiful capture whatever its name is.
Well seen Eric!

29 May 2011 9:58pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, Denmark

Similar to the Postman without the red ... another great butterfly image

30 May 2011 12:56am

Stefanie from France

Great. Beautiful colors.

30 May 2011 8:13am

@Stefanie: Thank you very much Stefanie! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I'm sure it's a beauty! ;-)

31 May 2011 3:16am

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely shot..one of your contacts was right on the id...nice colors

31 May 2011 2:56pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)