|Copyright: Jeruel Ibanez (Jeruel) (29)|
|Date Taken: 2007-07|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-08-23 1:10|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
A butterfly is an insect of the order Lepidoptera. The scope of the term depends on how far the concept of "butterfly" is extended. Currently, most experts include the superfamilies Hedyloidea (the American moth-butterflies), Hesperioidea (the skippers) and Papilionoidea (the so-called 'true' butterflies). This concept of butterflies including the Hedyloidea is an only recently expanded one, but it makes the group a natural clade, the Rhopalocera. Like all Lepidoptera, butterflies are notable for their unusual life cycle with a larval caterpillar stage, an inactive pupal stage and a spectacular metamorphosis into a familiar and colourful winged adult form, and most species being day-flying, they regularly attract attention. The diverse patterns formed by their brightly coloured wings and their erratic yet graceful flight have made butterfly watching a popular hobby.
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Oh... I wonder why this picture didn't get any comment. This is a nice capture of this beautiful specie again. I might have composed it a little differently by letting more space in front of the butterfly than beside it but it is still a nice capture with good exposure, details and colors :) Thanks,