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Ready for take-off

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 1 June 2018 in Animal & Insect.

Taken at Butterfly World Zoo

FUJIFILM X-T2 1/160 second F/8.0 ISO 1600 135 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

" . . flaps, trim, controls, face sun . . take-off !

1 Jun 2018 5:33am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful crisp shot. How do you get them to pose for you? Is it drugs? :) They always fly away the second I point a camera anywhere near them

1 Jun 2018 9:35am

@grouser: We have what they call Butterfly World Zoo fairly close to us. The butterflies fly around freely and are reasonable tame, especially if the weather is a bit on the cool side. They are most active when it's hot and sunny.

rbassin from Tramelan, Switzerland

une très belle macro.

1 Jun 2018 1:16pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


1 Jun 2018 2:15pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

very nice... your unusual low viewpoint make this different from most

2 Jun 2018 2:55am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Nice capture- Butterfly world is that a new place?

3 Jun 2018 8:39pm

@kiwisa: Hi Frances - thanks. No - I think it's been around for quite a while. Website: butterflyworld.co.za/

1/160 second
ISO 1600
135 mm