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Purple Emperor

Purple Emperor

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  • Ray
  • United States
  • 12 Apr 2017, 00:43
A lovely painted gem, Lisl.
Lisl: One of nature's "exquisites"
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 12 Apr 2017, 00:44
And...the mud looks wonderful!
Lisl: So it does, Ray!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Apr 2017, 01:51
Quel joli papillon ! Il est plus beau que son support...
Lisl: Butterflies seem to like mud - and worse
  • JMS*
  • Thailande
  • 12 Apr 2017, 03:52
Très joli ce papillon là ; l'image ne l'est pas moins.
Lisl: Merci pour votre commentaire gentil
Great contrast, Elisabeth.
Lisl: Thank you, Frank - I try to just look at the Emperor
That is a beauty. Maybe the mud bath keeps it looking youthful.
Lisl: Well, it certainly sets her off nicely, Michael
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Apr 2017, 04:52
This is beautiful...and I think it likes fresh mud too...
Lisl: Looking for moisture and nutrients, Astrid
Beautiful image, Lisl!
Lisl: Thank you so much, Eizabeth
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 12 Apr 2017, 06:06
Magnifique prise
Lisl: Merci bien. Amitiés
It's hard to get more textbook than that, Lisl!
Lisl: Thank you, Ginnie
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Apr 2017, 06:22
Very nice too Lisl, a splendid shot IMHO
Lisl: That is most kind of you, Chris
joli papillon!! amitiés
Lisl: Merci. Amitiés
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Apr 2017, 07:49
The setting shows off the butterfly to good effect. Why "Purple Emperor", though? I can't see any purple on it.
Lisl: This is the underside - the purple shows when it spreads it wings
A beauty Lisl.
Lisl: One of our rarest butterlfies, Bill
I don't call that clean drinking water Lisl, whatever could it have been thinking?
Lisl: Standards are different in the butterfly world, Chad
What a beauty she is, perfectly photographed.
Lisl: Thank you, Mary - a butterfly I have never managed to photograph in this ocuntry
A very striking butterfly and the detail in the mud is superb.
Lisl: Thank you, Brian - the mud must have been rather special
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Apr 2017, 15:24
A great macro Lisl.
Lisl: Thank you very much, Anne
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Apr 2017, 16:03
Sucking the mud, eh? Great shot.
Lisl: After moisture and nutrienmts, Louis, thank you
the emperor has fine clothes Lisl... beautiful shot....petersmile
Lisl: Thank you so much, Peter - he was looking smart that day!
A bit bogged down in something or other!
Lisl: Taking in nutrients and moisture, Tom - the mud probably tastes and feels good!
quite a contrast with the mud...
Lisl: Mud and butterflies go together quite often.......

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