One of my new projects is to identify and label my collection of images. A favorite of mine is called the Leopard Lacewing. In doing some research online, one Web site called this one of the seven most beautiful butterflies in the world. Who am I to argue with that!
What I like so much about the Lacewing butterfly is the ornate underside. This is a bold pattern with lots of dots and bars, and many colors. With a little bit of "fill flash" from a flash with diffuser mounted on my camera's hot shoe, the colors come out very nicely
Topsides the Lacewing is also beautiful and I have posted an image below showing the vibrant top of the wings. The bright orange indicates that this is a male. Apparently the female is a bit drab, with gray instead of orange. I don't seem to have a picture of a female. I'll have to keep my eye open for one next time.
The Leopard Lacewing is found in India and Southern China, down through the Malay Peninsula and Singapore.
|1/650th; F8, ISO400 and a touch of fill flash.|
(If I were doing it all over, I'd drop it to ISO200 and 1/325th)