Brown Clipper on a Hibiscus

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    This Brown Clipper Butterfly (Parthenos sylvia philippensis) is at home in the indoor butterfly garden Naturospace in Honfleur in Normandy (France).
    The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia) is a butterfly found in South and South-East Asia.
    The Clipper comes in 26 subspecies and many colour variations of the wings; running from green in India to blue in Malaysia, brown in the Philippines and yellowish in Queensland (Australia). The subspecies in the picture is the Brown Clipper Butterfly (Parthenos sylvia philippinensis) in the Philippines.
    The clipper is one of the most photogenic butterfly species, due not only to its beauty, but to the pose its members often strike. Clipper butterflies have a habit of resting or feeding on flower nectar open-winged for long periods of time. The sound and the flash of cameras pass by these models unnoticed, and not an antennae or wing flutters out of place.

    Dit Bruine Klipper (Parthenos sylvia philippensis) voelt zich thuis in de overdekte vlindertuin Naturospace in Honfleur in Normandië (Frankrijk).
    De klipper (Parthenos Sylvia) is een dagvlinder en wordt gevonden in zuid-en zuidoost-Azië. De clipper komt voor in 26 ondersoorten en even zoveel kleurvariaties van de vleugels; die loopt van groen in India naar blauw in Maleisië, en van bruin in de Filippijnen en tot geelachtig in Queensland (Australië). De ondersoort op de foto is de bruine clipper (Parthenos sylvia philippinensis) van de Filippijnen.
    De klipper is een van de meest fotogenieke vlindersoorten. Niet alleen door haar schoonheid, maar vooral ook zoals zij zich laat zien. De klippers hebben de gewoonte om te rusten en te eten van de nectar van de bloemen door lange tijd de vleugels zonder te wapperen open te houden. Het eventuele flitslicht en het geluid van de camera’s lijkt onopgemerkt aan deze vlinders voorbij te gaan.

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    1. Darryl W. Moran Photography 57 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture!

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    2. Wideangle55 57 months ago | reply

      WOW TWO FOR ONE!!!! The butterfly and the flower.............GREAT composition!!!

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    5. Colleens Creations 57 months ago | reply

      Nice capture!
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    9. cpv1968 43 months ago | reply

      fantastica serie de flores

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