Common Blue Morpho Butterfly

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  1. Douglas Sherman

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    These guys are very difficult to photograph. They almost never seem to stop flying and only land for brief moments. It's like seeing a new pilot practicing touch nd go landings. This one was photographed in Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale, AZ


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    Very cool Doug! Such nice color in this, and Butterflies can sure be hard to capture.
     
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    Beautiful creature and very nice lighting for the colors.
     
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    Very nice Doug and a well deserved featured post.
     
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    Congrats...excellent image!
     
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    Beautiful!!
     
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    Congrats on the Feature, and man oh man she's a beauty!
     
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    Fabulous, Doug.. Butterfly Wonderland? Is that like Wally World? Take me there.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words, Jim.
     
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    Thank you, Jim. There’s a real element of luck when one of these butterflies sits long enough to make a composition.
     
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    Thanks, Alan.
     
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    Thank you, Ben.
     
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    Thank you, Amy.
     
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    Thank you, Tom.
     
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    Thanks so much, Joe.
     
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    Thanks, for the kind words, Jeffrey. This place has hundreds of exotic butterflies. You can spend a whole day there and take hundreds of images and maybe get ten to twenty that you can process and only a few will be good enough to post. I have an annual membership and I need that much time to get the job done.
     

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