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Butterfly Pursuit

I was pursuing the butterfly trying to get a photograph that included its head and the butterfly was pursuing the nectar from the flowers... the butterfly won.

Photographed in Cali, Colombia.
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3600x4800px 7.84 MB
Shutter Speed
10/5000 second
Focal Length
83 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 13, 2008, 12:58:54 PM
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thehurricanes's avatar
I like its wing pattern.
papatheo's avatar
:) Me too... I was happy to get a decent shot of it!!!
pink-lilies's avatar
Absolutely stunning :heart:
The lighting and focus is brilliant:aww:
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:D Thank you very much!!! :hug:
Eltasia's avatar
:postit: You have been featured in my journal [link] :heart:
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Featured in my journal today [link] :heart:
SteelCowboy's avatar
I believe you both won. Lovely shot Richard, one can sense the movement of the moment.
papatheo's avatar
:lol: Thanks Rock... actually I started out chasing a large green hummingbird then switched to this beauty and then to some really photogenic wasps. I think my wife was just about as bad... our friends had to lasso us and pull us out [well... almost]!!! ;)
SteelCowboy's avatar
I get like that when I am vacationing too. Always end up in that bubble.
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;) I get that way whenever pursuing butterflies, eagles, chipmunks, prairie dogs, dandelions, etc... pretty hopeless!!! :nod:
SteelCowboy's avatar
We are soul mates then.
Deliciaa's avatar
Wonderful focus, color and lighting.. just beautiful!
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:blush: Awww... thanks. :hug:
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:lol: Thank you very much!!! :nod:
tonysphotos's avatar
Nice shot. I've tried to capture some butterflies, but about the time I get them focused they take off LOL
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:nod: When there are butterflies around I just disappear into the chase, loose track of time and location... starting to see what form my senility will probably be!!! ;)
peluzita123's avatar
Great shot¡¡ Are you visiting Colombia? you are near to Peru,Welcome!!
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:) Thanks... we may be visiting Colombia again within the next few months. We almost went to Lima about 5 years ago but it fell through... and haven't been to Ecuador for two years... but you never know!!! :hug:
ariseandrejoice's avatar
oh my - this is just beautiful!!!!
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:) Thanks so much sweetie!!! :hug: :heart:
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