Butterfly Blues

© Tess L. Yee

Butterfly Blues

Uploaded: October 30, 2009


This long-tailed skipper (urbanus proteus) was kind enough to pause just long enough for a hand-held shot or two, and generously selected these showy green leaves for its brief respite.

Of course, I 'stalked' this guy for a good 20 minutes before I managed to get those few shots!

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 10/5000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Amy M. Wilson October 30, 2009

Great colors and details, Tess.... hope he doesn't press stalking charges! lol #1198449

Gord MacEachern October 30, 2009

It was worth every one of those 20 minutes Tess, sooo beautiful! #8087796

Jyri Vissak October 30, 2009

Beautiful macro! Great colours and clarity. #8087814

Monnie Ryan October 30, 2009

LOL! You have about 15 minutes more patience than I would have had, Tess! The results are worth it, that's for sure -- a terrific capture! #8087824

Michelle Alton October 30, 2009

Wonderful, Tess. Do you wear a deer-stalker's hat an carry a large magnifying glass?

But really, this is awesomely gorgeous, and well worth your effort, as you must know! #8087829

Marilyn Cornwell October 30, 2009

Brilliant colours and composition!! Bravo! #8087871

Tiia Vissak October 30, 2009

a fantastic close-up! #8087914

Hal Bambrick October 30, 2009

Super NICE Macro Tess!!!!. #8087925

Eric S. Rundle October 30, 2009

Fantastic color and image Tess #8087932

Carolyn Morgan October 30, 2009

Outstanding capture! #8087941

Robert R. Goodman October 30, 2009

Wonderful capture,Tess.I've never seen one before.Great lighting and color!!!! #8088028

Michele Wetzel October 30, 2009


Awesome close-up! Great details and lighting!

Shelly #8088158

Renata Gusciora October 30, 2009

Wow!What a fabulous capture with intense colors,Tess! #8088187

Ujjwal Mukherjee October 30, 2009

'Stalking' paid off very well,Tess!! :-)
Fantastic light,composition and details,terrific macro!!! #8088287

Jessica Jenney October 30, 2009

What a gorgeous capture, amazing color and detail, Tess! It was worth waiting for! #8088312

Melissa G. Meiselman October 30, 2009

Fantastic capture of this stunning butterfly taken with vibrant color, fine detail and great background, Tess!!! #8088357

Jeana Clark October 30, 2009

He's a beauty Tess!!
Awesome lighting color and details!!

~J~ #8088369

Kathleen Brennan October 30, 2009

Wow, Tess, I don't know where you live. You sure seem to have a lot of opportunities to get some excellent small creature captures! And. . . you do them so beautifully! #8088446

Marty Straub October 30, 2009

Wow, love the light and focus on his back; it really brings out the detail. At first I thought it might be a flying squirrel dressed up as a butterfly for Halloween. Well done, Tess. #8088450

ROLAN NARMAN October 30, 2009

Gorgeous capture Tess! #8088517

Stefania Barbier level-classic October 30, 2009

gorgeous indeed!!! #8088584

Margaret R. Barry October 30, 2009

Fantastic capture, Tess. Great colors, details and clarity! #8088704

Carol Eade level-addict October 30, 2009

Terrific capture, Tess...love how he posed for you on that green leaf! #8088849

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 30, 2009

Outstanding details and capture, Tess. Just perfect. #8088983

Melissa Olsen October 30, 2009

Simply beautiful! #8088985

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 30, 2009

Fantastic capture of this beauty, Tess!!! :-) k #8089362

Sherran Andersen level-classic October 30, 2009

Beautiful macro Tess... butterflies see me coming and take off... so I know they are not easy shots. #8089720

Rony Sagy October 30, 2009

Great color, detail and composition, Tess. #8089848

Brett Dolsen October 31, 2009

Beautifull work Tess!!Brett #8090109

Joanne E. Bohenstengel October 31, 2009

Beautiful! #8090654

Summer A. Kozisek October 31, 2009

Beautiful details and colors! #8091968

Tess L. Yee November 01, 2009

Sorry for the delay...but super thanks for all of these wonderful comments! #8092821

Tess L. Yee November 02, 2009

Thanks for leaving such a nice comment, Sabrina! #8096661

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