• Never sure about frame edge highlights like these, but rounding them *all* off was a challenge beyond my current level of patience.
  • My Photoshop is playing up at the moment, so there's a few marks like this I would usually clone out. I'm using an old version 7.0 and increasingly it corrupts files when saving... I can still see it and load it in PS, but Flickr rejects the file... Any ideas?

Owl Butterfly (Caligo Memnon), Wisley

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This is a crop and rotate, the original image is in the comments below.

One of the more cooperative butterflies from last Friday's visit to RHS Wisley where they currently have twenty five species loose in the tropical greenhouse. As in all three shots posted so far from the afternoon, the sun was the real feature providing some epic backlighting.

Hope everyone is well and enjoying an exciting end to the week.

einarsoyland, k4♥wea, y2-hiro, and 37 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. "pika pika - Ausente por un tiempo" [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    Wonderful, with all the letters!!!! Bravo y bravo!
    A greeting

  2. Veegirl 51 months ago | reply


  3. Lori - Learning Junkie 51 months ago | reply

    Beautiful capture and colors.

  4. Sadloafer 51 months ago | reply

    Amazing image and the composition works perfectly.

  5. Rubens.Campos 51 months ago | reply

    Lovely. Nice colours.

  6. tehbk0 51 months ago | reply

    Nice macro!

  7. russ david 51 months ago | reply

    wonderful detail and focus, great photo!!

  8. A_Alfaleh عبدالرحمن الفالح 51 months ago | reply

    This is absolutely stunning macro

  9. Pixelchik214 [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    A very lovely macro. The DoF and bokeh are perfect!!

  10. blinkingidiot 51 months ago | reply

    Superb tones and textures on the wings.

  11. jyotsnapathania [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    a rare find, what a beauty

  12. art photon 51 months ago | reply

    Beautiful composition! Great detail!

  13. Yellow_cam 51 months ago | reply

    Beautiful macro! Great bokeh and great colours. Nice point of view also.

  14. Vivie327864 51 months ago | reply

    I like the original...especially the bokeh in it.

  15. aries1935 51 months ago | reply

    Great shot! Excellent macro!

  16. Adriana Casellato 49 months ago | reply

    belíssima captura... lindo bokeh :)

  17. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

    Marvelous image, nicely composed and shot. Very well done.

  18. lok013 27 months ago | reply


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