© James R. Jackson


Uploaded: October 15, 2003


This is a Glasswing Butterfly (Greta oto). The shot was taken at the Brookside Gardens' "Wings of Fancy" annual exhibit in Wheaton, Maryland. These butterflies are usually found in Costa Rica, and I consider myself fortunate to have found this little fellow at all. Very difficult to see since the wings really are transparent! I used auto settings and flash.


Lori Ditlefsen October 15, 2003

Very nice shot James. Love the clarity and color. Nice composition too. Well done. #66816

Ronald Balthazor October 15, 2003

This is a magnificant capture, James. The composition, colors, detail, and selective focus are all wonderful. what an impressive find. #232807

Colleen Braun October 15, 2003

what a wonderful capture, the wings are incredible... #232844

Brinn MacDougall October 15, 2003

Can't get much better than this..I also love the flower.. #232906

Jean Papo October 15, 2003

Wonderful capture, James! Bravo! #232914

James R. Jackson October 15, 2003

Lori, Ron, Colleen, Brinn, and Jean,

Wow, guys! I don't know what to say other than Thank You All. When I found this beauty hiding in the flowers, I couldn't believe it. I had never heard of (much less seen) a butterfly with transparent wings, and knew I had to try to get a shot of it. Fortunately, it was very cooperative and didn't move a millimeter. I'm happy you all enjoyed the shot! Thanks! #232937

October 15, 2003

Nice capture! #232944

Colette M. Metcalf October 15, 2003

Beautiful capture and image!! #233136

Susie Peek-Swint October 15, 2003

This is just lovely James. The colours, clarity, and those delicate wings all go to make up a beautiful image ~ well done! #233140

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 15, 2003

Nice capture Jay - never seen one like this. You got great detail and colors in this shot. #233339

Donna Devine November 21, 2003

What an exquisite butterfly! (The entire gallery is stunning.) One can only bow down in humility at the feet of Mother Nature.

Never stop capturing this beauty! (-: #276469

Nicole Kessel August 24, 2004

Wow! Sooo beautiful I'm speechless! #732498

James R. Jackson August 25, 2004


Thanks so much for the compliment! He (or she) really is an amazing creature, yes? Thanks again! Jay

Susan Jane Allen level-classic September 18, 2006

Too many beauties to comment on, but this one is the height of elegance! Can't believe it only got a finalist. #3325134

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