“Q” is for ..

Introducing the Queen of Butterflies!!
When this species feeds, they flutter violently, almost impossible to capture a photo. I increased my shutter speed, held my breath and got him! Will share a quick video clip so you can see!

Queen Alexandra Birdwing Butterfly

Was absolutely thrilled to capture him! Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing is the biggest butterfly in the world, with a wingspan up to 1 ft (30 cm) wide. This rare, tropical butterfly is from a lowland coastal rainforest in New Guinea. This huge butterfly is on the US Endangered Species List. Its rainforest habitat is being reduced as oil palm plantations are created.

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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14 Responses to “Q” is for ..

  1. Wow, where were you that you were able to catch aid of him/ her if so rare? Really interesting. So is your profile:)(

  2. I don’t see any follow buttons. Twitter? Google plus maybe?

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  4. beverlydiehl says:

    Amazing, simply breathtaking. You’re right, they flutter SOOOO fast. Love love love – and PINNED.

    • drchoneydew says:

      The only time i have seen them “open” is when they are DEAD pinned in a case…: / so guess what my next goal is…one day…

  5. k~ says:

    I always enjoy your photos, but in this, the video is superb! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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