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Gynandromorph Rajah Brooke's Birdwing Butterfly in Penang, Malaysia



One of a series taken at Penang, Malaysia. This is a very rare butterfly

One of a series taken at Penang, Malaysia. This is a very rare butterfly
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Jazz
 
Jazz May 02, 2015
stunning capture you have managed to get the texture on the wings , Perfect
jonc45
jonc45 October 06, 2015
It is a Gyandromorph Rajah Brooke's Birdwing
Daisy00
 
Daisy00 September 07, 2015
Great shot!!
jonc45
jonc45 September 08, 2015
Thanks Daisy
kenyken
 
kenyken October 01, 2015
Awesome!
jonc45
jonc45 October 01, 2015
Thanks
omninsurance PRO
 
omninsurance October 15, 2015
Female or gynandromorph Trogonoptera brookiana. I saw hundreds of males puddling around sand but no females. Nice nice capture. Where was this in Penang? Ron
jonc45
jonc45 November 17, 2015
Butterfly farm at Teluk Bahang - now called "Entopia" and completely rebuilt
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 13, 2016
Awesome !!
jonc45
jonc45 January 14, 2016
Rare butterfly - very lucky shot - thanks Ester
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 January 26, 2016
The joy of photography, is the ability to share what we've seen.
Thank you for showing me this beautiful butterfly!
Well done!
Thank you for your generous trip through my photos. It's always a kick to be enjoyed!
jonc45
jonc45 January 26, 2016
Glad you like the gynandromorph and I love your gallery, I hope lots of members visit and enjoy
davidsloan
 
davidsloan April 23, 2016
Fabulous colours and light, nature's very best.
jonc45
jonc45 July 20, 2016
Thanks - I am honoured to be in the same place as this very rare butterfly and armed with a camera
catherinethompson PRO+
 
catherinethompson July 10, 2017
Beautiful. Well done.

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Location
At the old butterfly farm on Penang Island, Malaysia
Time
It was morning, but not sure of the time - the butterflies were still very active so quite early.
Lighting
Really poor and hit and miss to get your subject into the right position for adequate light.To
Equipment
Nikon D3100 with Sigma 70-300mm telephoto, all handheld and using manual focus (my preference)
Inspiration
It is the national butterfly of Malaysia but did not realise it was the ultra rare gynandromorph
Editing
Only to slightly adjust for the exposure and ISO
In my camera bag
Nikon D300, D70, D3100 bodies, 55mm Nikkor and the Sigma 70-300mm lenses.
Feedback
Be very,very patient and be prepared to return time after time to get the capture.

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