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Valley Of The Butterflies

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Pablo, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Pablo

    Pablo Mu-43 Regular

    80
    Sep 9, 2014
    The Valley of the Butterflies is home to thousands of the Rhodes subspecies of the Jersey Tiger Moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria rhodosensis) that cover the entire landscape after the wet season (late May) due to the high humidity in the area. The Oriental Sweetgum trees in Petaloudes Valley give off a scent that attracts the moths and creates a unique biotope.
    Our visit was off season (October) so we only spotted one butterfly. On the other hand, it was very calm and tourist free :smile:

    Olympus E-PL2 + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II
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    Valley Of The Butterflies
    by Pablo Margulies, on Flickr

    This one was with my other camera on hand, not far away:
    Pentax K-5 + smc PENTAX-DA 15mm F4 Limited
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    Valley Of The Butterflies
    by Pablo Margulies, on Flickr
     
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  2. Pablo

    Pablo Mu-43 Regular

    80
    Sep 9, 2014
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