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White Tree Nymph

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 23 May 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The White Tree Nymph(also known as the Paper Kite, Tree Nymph or Large Tree Nymph), has a wing span of 3 3/4 to 4 1/2 inches (9.5-11 cm.). The White Tree Nymph prefers coastal mangrove swamps and are common to Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Taiwan. This large beautiful white and black butterfly has a slow gliding flight. Their ghost-like appearance in dense forest has led to many local legends. The larvae feed on Parsonsia, Cynanchum and Tylophora.

PENTAX K200D 1/180 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

best capture with high contrast

23 May 2011 5:49am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

23 May 2011 6:27am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

il est trés beau ce papillon!
bien capturé éric!!

23 May 2011 7:09am

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

Very beautiful. Sadly enough, butterflies seem to be less frequent nowadays.

23 May 2011 7:17am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice shot for this marvellous butterfly ! Phil

23 May 2011 8:23am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellente image, il est magnifique ce papillon! Un vrai plaisir ta série! Merci Eric!

23 May 2011 9:06am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Très jolie capture, bravo Eric :)

23 May 2011 9:46am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Great focus in it to enhance the beauty of the butterfly. Well done.

23 May 2011 9:50am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Here we call it "Demi-deuil" (Half Mourning), one very very beautiful well captured butterfly

23 May 2011 10:23am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Very good capture, Eric! I love the patterns on the wings! One would be tempted to believe the wings were used as paper to be painted with China ink.....

23 May 2011 11:33am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful capture with wondeful colours and detail. Well done.

23 May 2011 12:05pm

@Laurette: Thank you very much Laurette and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon.... ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent capture of this butterfly amidst the foliage!

23 May 2011 12:23pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Love how you captured it with its wings fully spread, you can see its intricate patterns.
Beautiful colours...well done Eric!

23 May 2011 12:37pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful closeup .

23 May 2011 1:21pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful capture. The contrast between the butterfly and the green with the purple flowers is lovely.

23 May 2011 1:55pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

So elegant, this one also....

23 May 2011 2:23pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful and huge!

23 May 2011 2:33pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the sharp focus - exceptional capture of this beautiful insect. We can only imagine how it must look in the wild!

23 May 2011 2:40pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

What a beautiful butterfly capture... Not easy to realize ! You did a great job here... The focus is just perfect. Have a lovely day :)

23 May 2011 2:59pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, this is so gorgeous. Great job, Eric.

23 May 2011 3:11pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful Butterfly ... I love between the green branches. Salpicades of small purple flowers ... A delight! SA hug, Eric! Adela

23 May 2011 3:15pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What a gorgeous butterfly and a fantastic capture, Eric, as always! This very Queen like beauty makes a perfect specimen for Victoria Day! I wish you all the best today!

23 May 2011 3:20pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Interesting description, wonderful image!

23 May 2011 4:26pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantastic capture. Love the colours and sharp focus. Wonderful contrast between the butterfly and the green.
Love it, Eric! Excellent. :)

23 May 2011 4:44pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Like looking at a piece of heaven. The perfection of these critters - and I just love your comp and detail and the way the wings resemble the leaves. SO beautiful!!

23 May 2011 5:13pm

k@ from Paris, France

A festival of colors in a perfect light, Eric.

23 May 2011 5:31pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wow...that is really a beauty! Wonderful captured!

23 May 2011 5:51pm

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Lovely contrast and colors !!

23 May 2011 6:20pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


23 May 2011 7:21pm

@Olivier: Merci beaucoup Olivier! ;-)

missparis from PARIS, France

Jolie capture

23 May 2011 7:31pm

@missparis: Merci beaucoup Veronique! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Another beauty! I'm enjoying these fine butterflies.

23 May 2011 8:07pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Butterfly wonderfully integrated into the green. Excellent job Eric.

23 May 2011 8:08pm

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

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like your focus choice here

23 May 2011 8:43pm

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite. outstanding composition

23 May 2011 8:55pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Well captured Eric! Beautiful composition and like what I said a very interesting series!

23 May 2011 9:55pm

@Dokmateo: Thank you very much Dokmateo! I am glad you are enjoying the series.... ;-)

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

beautiful butterfly that Eric gives us today. reamente always their colors and shapes surprise me. a big kiss. Alejandra

23 May 2011 10:36pm

@AMH: Thank you very much Alejandra! Yes, each one is unique! ;-)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

wow! excellent clarity!

24 May 2011 7:35am

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

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

holllly mollly! this is such a beautiful butterfly picture!!!

24 May 2011 1:15pm

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! ;-)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

What a lovely, elegant creature! I am sure happy that we live in a world with butterflies in it!

24 May 2011 1:24pm

@Tracy: Yes indeed, it would be truly sad without these little beauties! Thank you very much Tracy! ;-)

myky from London, Canada

Fantastic capture Eric...and thanks for the welcome back!

24 May 2011 3:11pm

@myky: Thank you very much Myky! ;-)))

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

Perfect exposure. You really got a nice sharp image.

24 May 2011 3:57pm

@Dutch: Thank you very much Kristen! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

A fine shot...i’m all butterfly and bird enthousiasme this year..just downloaded 2 app on my ipod touch to carry around for identification and i,m following your sires...

31 May 2011 2:31pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! Glad you are enjoying the series..... ;-)

1/180 second
ISO 1600
300 mm (35mm equiv.)