Sunday, December 11, 2011

Macro Monday - Swamp Tiger

Busy week here in changeable Melbourne – so have resorted to archive mining!

This rather magnificent butterfly is a Swamp Tiger (Danaus affinus). It was common in of all places a swamp (!) on Magnetic Island. For all their commonness, it did take a while to get a half decent image. It can be found in a thin strip up the Queensland coast and a few places in the Northern Territory.


For anybody wanting a relaxed and low key holiday which is free from Theme Parks and such like I would highly recommend this island.

You can find more macro shots here at Macro Monday.

Enjoy the close ups!

15 comments:

karen said...

Lovely Stewart,I have never had any success at photographing butterflies - to quick for me!!

Red Nomad OZ said...

I LOOOOOVE Magnetic Island - and happily endorse your recommendation! I'll be posting about it soon ...

Congrats on making it onto Get In the Hotspot's 25 OZ travel bloggers to watch in 2012!

Liz said...

Love it Stewart!!
I managed to capture some butterflies (finally) in my Mum's garden on the Mornington Peninsula this week!

TexWisGirl said...

it's a beauty! (just a suggestion, can you load your photos in a larger size? they're pretty and deserve to be seen more easily! - and yes, i know i can click on 'em to enlarge...)

Sylvia K said...

So beautiful, Stewart! Such a terrific capture! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Andrew said...

A beautiful butterfly to see Stewart.

How many different species are there in Australia?
Just let me know on WBW.

Take care and just to let you know it is very cold and wet in England at the moment.

CameraCruise said...

What a beautiful butterfly!
Great photo of the beauty.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Archive mining is more than fine when the yield is this lovely. I hope to "catch" some butterflies this winter (since we're in Florida).

JDS said...

Butterflies and moths - lots of beauty packed into small fragile packages that too many people don't bother to notice. Nice picture.

Karen said...

A lovely capture Stewart! Isn't the symmetry on butterflies marvellous!

Jama said...

it's a beauty!

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful butterfly!

Macro

NatureFootstep said...

A little beauty well suited for my NF Winged meme on thursday. You are welcome to join if you like. :)

http://nfmemes.blogspot.com/

But for the Macro I have a waterdroplet. On the photo blog. :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great capture, Stewart. And it sounds like my kind of island.

Kateri said...

Lovely butterfly! I know it takes a lot of patience to get a decent butterfly photo. I spent hours and hours this past summer trying to photograph some of our most common butterflies--I finally came away with some photos, but it took a LOT of trying!