April 8, 2013

Butterfly and Rhododendron

Photograph by Julia Baverstock, My Shot

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This beautiful rare butterfly was on a rhododendron bush in my grandfather's garden, Dartmoor, Devon.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)


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43 comments
Brenda K.
Brenda K.

Wow J. Baverstock! Stunning! Thank you for sharing this photo!

Shane Herbert
Shane Herbert

What glorious colours!! and what a tribute to our wonderful God and Creator...:)


Shannon T
Shannon T

Amazing colors. Well done Julia.

Jill Dunphy-Hanns
Jill Dunphy-Hanns

I love the contrasting colors - Gorgeous! Nature in Her Splendor.

E. Bell
E. Bell

what type of flower is that, but the picture is very glamorous

Carol Music
Carol Music

How absolutely beautiful. I agree with 'Once Again' that Mother Nature does indeed mix colors well!


Once again
Once again

nice colors. i think nature has the best ways of mixing colors.

J. Cancela
J. Cancela

Nice colors!! Nice LICENID but i dont know exactly the specie. I try to discover it :)

pala lechat
pala lechat

What a beautiful pixie in its colorful faerie garden, just lovely!

CoShane Rich
CoShane Rich

This is a cool butterfly and I like how you got closer to it.Also I like how the butterfly is more clear than the background

Micaela Mustache
Micaela Mustache

This picture is AWESOME.I love how the butterfly has a glowing blue color.

Tabitha Sage
Tabitha Sage

How did you get the shot without scaring the butterfly away? I wonder if the butterfly is sucking the pollen out of the flower?

matthew s.
matthew s.

VERY NICE PHOTO. What kind of buterfly is it? It is a perfect point of view, not to high,and not to low.

B. slender man
B. slender man

This photo is amazing because of the way you got the butterfly on the flower.what camera did you use to get a shot like that?

Ayisha Christmas
Ayisha Christmas

This is an amazing picture! The colors are so vibrant! I like how it's so close-up that you can see the tiniest details. Just out of curiosity, what kind of butterfly is this?

Mallory K
Mallory K

This a really cool photo I really like it. Also I love how you got the photo up close.

Isaiah The Hottie
Isaiah The Hottie

This an amazing photo. I like the way the colors bring out that it is spring. How did you get the photo without scaring the butterfly away?

Aidan Nunook
Aidan Nunook

AMAZING photo, since this butterfly is so rare it must be a once in a life time photo. We are VERY lucky to see this amazing photo. I wonder how he feels about taking this photo?

seth basketball
seth basketball

It is cool how you got a lot of color with the butterfly.  The color is great together.

Justin Herobrine
Justin Herobrine

This picture is beautiful. The butterfly's body is hairy and its wings look like some sort of tainted glass. The flower reflects the butterfly's colors.

Shai Shai
Shai Shai

The blue butterfly on the pink flower looks MAGNIFICENT. Why is the butterfly's wings kind of see through? Great picture!!

journee journee
journee journee

This is a wonderful picture I just love all of the spring colors this is a fantastic shot love it.I like how you got a close up without scaring the butterfly away.

Ramsay Nike
Ramsay Nike

This picture is awsome. What is the butterfly sitting on? I wonder how the photographer got so close to the butterfly?

Gracee Softball
Gracee Softball

This is a cool photo i like how its sitting on a flower. how did you get the shot so close.

Bodell Cougars
Bodell Cougars

Wow! I love how close up it is on the butterfly. You can see all of the little details on the butterfly. The colors look great together.

Cason Purell
Cason Purell

I like how the photographer got a shot so close to the butterfly. I wonder what plant it is on?  VERRY NICE photo.

delbert knightman
delbert knightman

REALLY COOL. photo because i like how the butterfly color and it is sitting on a flower.

corbin beast
corbin beast

I love this picture.  The colors on the the butterfly is SO COOL.  And the close up so you can see every detal.  SWEET.

Quintino Raiderfan
Quintino Raiderfan

This picture is awsome an I like how the purple color is refected off the butterfly wings.

Susan P.
Susan P.

Lovely colors offer a promise of spring on a drab day... nice work Julie.

Araceely Coronel
Araceely Coronel

realmente una bellezaaaaa!!!! la voy a compartir con mis amigosss!!!

Gerry Cunningham
Gerry Cunningham

That is beautiful to see..despite all the crazy weather, life goes on....

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