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Posted by
Ansie (Paarl, South Africa) on 19 November 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

In our local butterfly house are these delightful glass butterflies. The are an endless source of macro photo's for me!
Glasswing Butterfly(Greta Oto) is a brush-footed butterfly where its wings are transparent. The tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass. They are found in the range which extends throughout Central America into Mexico.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/4000 second F/2.8 ISO 200 100 mm

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Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice BW

19 Nov 2010 5:56am

@Didier DE ZAN: It is actually not a B&W, just taken against the light, but thanks.

sunstone_maria from California, United States

wonderful image! love it!!!

19 Nov 2010 6:18am

@sunstone_maria: :-))

Fernand alias Nictoo from Clabecq, Belgium

Very nice picture, nice light and great composition.

19 Nov 2010 9:21am

@Fernand alias Nictoo: dankie!

Tomix from landerneau, France

wonderful shot!

19 Nov 2010 9:32am

@Tomix: Thank you!!!

k@ from Paris, France

A pure marvel of delicacy in the light & all, a work of art, bravo.

19 Nov 2010 9:39am

@k@: Nice comment!

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! Dis so verskriklik baie mooi. Die beligting is uitstekend!

19 Nov 2010 10:22am

@✿ Anina ✿: Dankie jong, tyd vir 'n makrolens, ek kan nie wag om te sien wat jy daarmee doen nie!

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Really beautiful capture of this fantastic butterflies!
have a nice day!

19 Nov 2010 12:53pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful ! Love it in a form of silhouette !

19 Nov 2010 1:13pm

@MARIANA: thanks a lot!

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wow! beautiful and delicate Ansie!
(ps.working on pics.from my painings..send you some when I'm done:))

19 Nov 2010 2:16pm

@Thea: can't wait, paintings from you pictures, or the other way around?

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A fantastic B/W shot of this nice insect !

19 Nov 2010 7:21pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful black & white silhouette!

19 Nov 2010 9:15pm

salva from burgos, Spain

Beautiful butterfly image!

19 Nov 2010 11:10pm

Chris Anderson from New york, United States

Great image, lovely b+w

19 Nov 2010 11:25pm

@Chris Anderson: Thanks, not B&W, just taken against the light/

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom


20 Nov 2010 8:44am

Florence from Paris, France

One of the most aesthetic and inspired photograph of a butterfly I've ever seen. A SPLENDID shot indeed. I really love the way comes from behind, enlighting his wings. Truly the most exquisite and original shot I've seen for long. BRAVO. 5 *****. Of course.

20 Nov 2010 3:31pm

@Florence: Wow, thanks for that comment!

Enzo Giorgio Ros from Lausanne, Switzerland

incontestablement une grande réussite artistique! 5*

20 Nov 2010 8:16pm

@Enzo Giorgio Ros: Merci!

Lougris from Toulouse, France

sublime apparition...comme un rêve ! superbe !

21 Nov 2010 2:52pm

@Lougris: Merci, madame!

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Very elegant composition, where the light play in transparence ! Well done !
Kind regards

21 Nov 2010 4:04pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Outstanding macro

21 Nov 2010 5:17pm

S. Fann from Seoul, South Korea

a stunner piece. charming artistry.

22 Nov 2010 4:23am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Ek het my lens uiteindelik vandag gekry. Het toe op die ou einde besluit op die Sigma. Canon se diens is pateties hier en ek kon nie langer wag nie, toe bestel ek die Sigma in plek van die Canon. Die bietjie wat ek vandag met die lens geneem het, het my baie beindruk. Ek verstaan wat jy sê dat dit nie so maklik is met macro lense soos wat almal dink nie. My grootste "challenge" is om die regte f-stop te kies... Die verskille tussen bv 2.8 en 3.5 is amazing - wie sou dit nou kon dink. Ek het vandag my 1ste foto opgesit en hou nogal daarvan. Julle kenners op die macro gebied sal seker sê dit is nie 100% nie, maar ek is nogal heel opgewonde oor my eerste probeerslag. Ek moes seker f4 of so gebruik het, maar so leer 'n mens :) Ek sal oor die volgende paar dae al my probeerslae opsit en enige raad sal welkom wees, asb.

22 Nov 2010 7:40am

ValterD from Rennes, France

Atrue marvelous beauty this picture!

22 Nov 2010 3:52pm

@ValterD: :-))

Monik from PARIS, France

MAGNIFIQUE..!!! Cette photo est exceptionnelle. Félicitations

22 Nov 2010 8:50pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Een schitterend dromerige foto, geweldig Ansie!

23 Nov 2010 5:16am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Beautiful as a shadow play.

28 Nov 2010 12:11am

Petri Jacobs from South Africa


6 Dec 2010 10:30am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Beautifully framed!

11 Dec 2010 8:18pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

11 Dec 2010 9:59pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Beautiful macro and silhouette. Good work!

8 Jan 2011 8:38pm

Pierre from Cape Town, South Africa

baie mooi foto, ek hou van kleure en die donker ondertoon

22 Feb 2011 11:32am

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/4000 second
ISO 200
100 mm