Precious Stone?

© James R. Jackson

Precious Stone?

Uploaded: February 10, 2004


With wings spread, a malachite butterfly (Siproeta stelenes) feeds on a lantana bloom at the Smithsonian Institution's "Nature's Jewels" exhibit in May 2003. Autosettings, manual focus, flash


Colette M. Metcalf February 10, 2004

Beautiful, James!! #96182

James R. Jackson February 10, 2004

Thanks, Colette! Wait until you see the underside of this fellow's wings! It is almost impossible to imagine it being the same type of butterfly! #370436

Robin L. Wehrman February 10, 2004

Cool shot, James! #370521

James R. Jackson February 10, 2004

Thanks, Robin. From looking at your gallery, I can tell you are a nature lover, too! #370566

Terry R. Hatfield February 10, 2004

Hi James! Great Looking Image Dont Much About Butterflies But That Is A Nice Looking Rainbow Lantana!
Terry. #370697

James R. Jackson February 10, 2004

Thanks, Terry. The rainbow lantana DOES show up well (and, I'll admit, makes a nice back drop for the butterfly!). #370701

Christopher D. Barry February 10, 2004

Beautiful Photo James!! #370833

James R. Jackson February 10, 2004

Thank you, Chris! Your wildlife photos (and others!) are beautiful, as well! #370842

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