Paris Peacock Butterfly

Paris Peacock Butterfly, Kaeng Krachan National Park, ThailandI liked the name of this butterfly that I photographed in Thailand — the Paris Peacock. I wanted to capture the brilliant green of the topside of the wings, while also displaying the underside with the colorful rings along the back edge. The Paris Peacock also has two large turquoise patches on the topside of the wings, which are impossible to see from this angle.
Nikon D500 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 1600, f/4 at 1/40th of a second

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  1. Sue March 7, 2017 at 4:33 am #

    Stunningly beautiful, just like the “city of lights”!

  2. Peter Butterfield March 7, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    —– Indochina bred
    —– Styled for the boulevard
    —– Europe’s nostalgia.

  3. GH March 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

    Because of your photographs, the bugs are definitely growing on me. This one is beautiful.

  4. Peter Butterfield March 7, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

    —– What a proboscis
    —– Antenna abdomen eye
    —– And wings , c’est la vie .