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Kolibrie Butterfly

Almost 60 years in my live I had never seen such pretty butterfly,
although it should be around each year.
I tried to capture it at the flowers in my garden
where it showed to have a long tongue to get to the nectar, but I failed.
It was so quick that I could not focus it sharp.
A few days later I found it inside my hall against the window.
The red dots on aswell the head and body made it even more fascinating.
Also the orange parts of the wings colored bright to this "Macroglossum stellatarum"
After shooting my pictures I tried to get it on a little piece of bamboo stick, where it klimbed on,
so I could set it free in nature where it belongs. Amazing was the turbo flight in which it went away.

Aqua1955

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Eva R. 11 Sep 2015

Wow, what a grand butterfly.

Artist Reply: It was strange to me to see one. It seems they fly around in august and september. The week before I had seen one on my flowers but was so impressed by the wings that fluttered so fast, that I forgot my camera. When I had seen it inside my hal I felt great to make a picture and set such beauty free.

John Cappello 28 Aug 2015

It's Uplifting. So close to life

Artist Reply: I was able to let it set itself on a stick. This way I could give this precious butterfly its live outside again. And yes John we're not only near but all so close to nature...

Joanie Holliday 16 Aug 2015

TERRIFIC SHOT BEN.. JOANIE

Artist Reply: Thank you very much Joanie ;)

Sharon De Vore 16 Aug 2015

Fantastic Ben.

Artist Reply: Thank you Sharon. Hope you have a wonderful summer

Debra Kott 15 Aug 2015

Great shot.

Artist Reply: Thank you very much Debra