Sunday, October 16, 2011

Macro Monday - Blotched Dusky Blue

This is probably the last of the shots that I took in the Grampians. I was photographing flowers, when this little flash of metallic blue flew past. Orchids were forgotten for a while as I chased this butterfly.

I think that it is a Blotched Dusky Blue – but I’m sure it’s a butterfly! You can read the full story of this picture on my other blog.


You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday.

You can see the most recent post to my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the page.

Enjoy the close ups !

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! love the irridescence!

Gary said...

He's a real beauty Stewart!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful colors and iridescence and your captures are superb, Stewart! Awesome!

Sylvia

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

I don't believe I have seen of these fellows before. Really pretty

Linda Makiej said...

I have never seen one of these either!! So pretty!

SandyCarlson said...

Marvelous photos--sublime beauty. Like an opal butterfly.

em said...

oh wow...that's really pretty!

Annelie said...

Wonderful macro, great!

missing moments said...

such a lovely and love its iridescence! Great capture!

Ellie said...

That is a great shot of a beautiful butterfly.

Jane said...

Beautiful shots, love the colour:)

One said...

What awesome colors! I have yet to encounter a butterfly like this.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Absolutely beautiful...what a brilliant share of such a delightful creature. Love the wing's colors.

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Karen said...

Oh, excellent ! I like the light in the last shot. Superb captures.

Sivinden said...

Very special colours - a pretty creature.

Ida said...

What a beautiful butterfly. The colors are amazing and have a "smoky" quality about them that is very appealing. Nicely done.

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

gorgeous colors, the simple beauty and fragile of butterflies ...

oa.s

Kala said...

Those wings are gorgeous! Great captures.

Inger-M said...

Just beautiful!