Common Jezebel or Black Jezebel Butterfly by onewing

Common Jezebel or Black Jezebel Butterfly

This is the first time I have ever managed to take a photo of a butterfly. Luckily this one sat very still for a while. Must have been cold.

Apparently according to my book on insects and spiders, this is the female of the species and are very common in the eastern states of Australia.

I love the contrast of colors
May 11th, 2013  
Jo
Aren't those glossy wings just gorgeous. I just love it when creatures do the right thing and sit still to have their photos taken.
May 11th, 2013  
Oh, how amazing! I do hope we see more butterflies than we saw last year.
May 11th, 2013  
Good capture, I really like the splash of colours.
May 11th, 2013  
Beautiful butterfly, very well captured, don't seem to see that many here!
May 11th, 2013  
Wow, beautiful shot!
May 11th, 2013  
Deb
You don't think of butterflies being fluffy do you?
May 12th, 2013  
@brennan1983 Thanks Brennan. Its wings were really beautiful.

@joluise Thanks Jo. It flew past me and landed on the leaves on the ground. Luckily it just sat there long enough for me to get a close up shot of it and then it flew off again. It is the first time I have managed to get a shot so close.

@wordpixman Luckily we get lots of butterflies here, but I've never been lucky enough to get a photo of one until now.l

@gamelee Thanks Lee.
May 12th, 2013  
Fabulous capture, Babs
May 12th, 2013  
Great shot Babs, I tried to take a photo of one of them at Gloucester a while back, but it was just blurred. Where was it?
May 13th, 2013  
@rhos Thanks Ann. @winnedreamer Between Bagnalls and Dutchies.
May 13th, 2013  
Wonderful timing Babs, a lovely capture.
May 14th, 2013  
@elaine55 Thanks Elaine. Never had a butterfly sit in one place long enough for me to take a photo before.
May 14th, 2013  
@gypsy6 No I didn't know they were fluffy either.
May 14th, 2013  
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