Queen of Botswana

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    This beautiful Common Diadem Butterfly was sitting in the sun on a bush in Planet Baobab in Botswana.

    Originally I identified this butterfly as an African Monarch, but Jon Baker (www.flickr.com/photos/41528106@N00) pointed out that this is actually a diadem, which is a master of mimic and pretending to be the toxic African Monarch. Thanks a lot for clarification.

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    4. Kasia Sokulska (KasiaBasic) 35 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! Well captured, too!

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    8. _Zinni_ 35 months ago | reply

      Ein klasse Makro mit super Details mein Freund!

    9. TopEnd Pik {MAINLY OFF} 35 months ago | reply

      Sensational detail & capture!

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    11. bunstress29 35 months ago | reply

      Beautiful

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    12. Absinthias 35 months ago | reply

      Wunder- wunderschön!!!

    13. Jungleye 31 months ago | reply

      wow!! what else can i say : )

    14. newview14 31 months ago | reply

      Hard to imagine how they could call such a magnificent butterfly 'common'.....but then I guess it might be for the region. Picks up the sun just like a stained glass window. Great capture.

    15. Kev Hill 27 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot

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