Bataplai bilong Varirata by bobfoto

Bataplai bilong Varirata

So after seeing the bunch of b'flies, that was it, I just needed to see more. Bugger the fungi, I became the Butterfly Hunter.

The good news is that Butterflies are cold blooded, so they need warm climates in order to exist and the rain forests of Papua New Guinea are home to many different species.

So here was another b'fly I found.

Photo taken 23 December 2007
So much more then words could ever express the beauty of this little creature! FABULOUS CATCH!
December 22nd, 2012  
awesome!
December 22nd, 2012  
what a pretty lil´fella! :)
December 22nd, 2012  
@angelamartel - Thanks Angela :)

@mornegrewe - Cheers Morne!

@agentzuckerguss - sure is!
December 22nd, 2012  
Lil
Nice find!
December 22nd, 2012  
@cows - Thanks Lil.
December 22nd, 2012  
I would have become a butterfly hunter as well seeing so many different and beautiful ones....this shot is fabulous...fav!!
December 22nd, 2012  
Beautiful close up, Jason!
December 22nd, 2012  
That is a great shot.
December 22nd, 2012  
Love the rings
December 22nd, 2012  
Great shot, jealous of your "canvas" opportunities
December 22nd, 2012  
Beautiful shot
December 22nd, 2012  
Love the "eyes" on the wing.
December 22nd, 2012  
Beautiful capture. A fav.
December 23rd, 2012  
Such a sweetie
December 23rd, 2012  
This one is really nice. Gorgeous creature, beautifully shown.
December 23rd, 2012  
Really nice butterfly, great focus!
December 23rd, 2012  
Gorgeous wings
December 23rd, 2012  
@turning_40 - Thanks Janelle and thanks for the fave!

@grammyn - Thanks Katy!

@hollandcrew @peterdegraaff @wadazomo - Thanks guys and yeah a few of my photos have ended up being painted.

@fjh @onie @daisy @swilde @kjarn @tthompsonca - Thanks Ladies :)

@rvwalker - Cheers Ross!
December 23rd, 2012  
He's beautiful!!
December 23rd, 2012  
A lovely flutterby
December 23rd, 2012  
That is incredibly beautiful - Wishing you a very Merry Christmas x
December 23rd, 2012  
Great capture
December 23rd, 2012  
You're rad. This is beautiful.
December 23rd, 2012  
@michelle58 @michelleyoung - Thanks Michelles! :D

@houdiniem @johnnyfrs - Thanks you pair... wishing you both a wonderful Christmas!

@kenteroo - Oh thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou Lacy! #:0)
December 23rd, 2012  
This is such a beauty; have to fav. it.
December 23rd, 2012  
@girlie - Thanks Robin and I didn't recognise you with your new profile pic. Fed a few Pelicans yesterday at the beach. See here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/birdtown/8301912860/
December 23rd, 2012  
So beautiful. You must have seen some amazing species Jason. @runningbk
December 23rd, 2012  
@seanoneill - Thanks Sean, It was hard to know which way to look sometimes!!! Have a Merry Christmas mate!
December 24th, 2012  
@bobfoto That's one handsome pelican.
December 24th, 2012  
Wow, this is amazing! Looks like eyes on his wings. Did not know butterflies were cold blooded. Or rather, I never gave it much thought. Makes sense they only hang out in WI for a short time (being the frozen tundra and all).
December 24th, 2012  
Wow, great detail. Love the veins on the wings.
December 24th, 2012  
Not like Britain this year Jason, a bad year for Butterflies. Sean and I struggled to find anything out of the ordinary. Lovely shot again
December 24th, 2012  
@girlie - was handy I had a few fish bones to throw to him! Hope you a wonderful Xmas Day today!

@boatpainter - well all insects are cold-blooded.... that's why they're so popular in the summer time! I will be enjoying my Xmas dinner today with the flies and the seagulls at the beach! Wishing you a Merry Christmas Janet.

@oblique - Thanks Natalie :) Merry Xmas!

@runningbk - I have had some visitors to my garden this year but I'm thinking our lack of rain has minimised where the b'flies have been hiding. Merry Christmas Mike.
December 24th, 2012  
Thanks for the follow Jason. Looking forward to going back through your album. As you probably worked out Sean and I are a bit Butterfly mad.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas
December 24th, 2012  
What a striking design on the wings--nice detail on this.
December 25th, 2012  
@runningbk - nothing wrong with B'fly madness!

@worldbiking - Aren't they just gorgeous wings!
December 25th, 2012  
This is gorgeous- a fav for me- the detail is exquisite!
December 27th, 2012  
@olivetreeann - Oh thank you for the fave Ann :)
December 27th, 2012  
He is beautiful faved
December 27th, 2012  
@cookie123 - Thanks Bernadette :)
December 28th, 2012  
Wonderful - I think he is looking back at you, Oh those are just the wings, well had me fooled......
December 28th, 2012  
@filsie65 - B'flies will try anything to avoid being eaten!
December 28th, 2012  
Ooooh this is gorgeous!
December 30th, 2012  
Gorgeous!!! FAV!!!
December 30th, 2012  
@ozziehoffy @monkeykid - Oh thank you ladies :D
December 30th, 2012  
Ha! Sweet!
January 4th, 2013  
@hellcat - ta very muchly.
January 4th, 2013  
Beautiful creature, beautifully shot :-)
January 9th, 2013  
@hinhoutbay - Thank you Henriette :)
January 10th, 2013  
Wow, love this shot. Amazing sharpness and detail.
January 19th, 2013  
@ronah - Why thank you Rona :)
January 19th, 2013  
@luvmynynix - And I do like these B'flies...
January 30th, 2014  
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