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Royalty Free Photographs of Butterflies
Although I am nowhere near being a professional photographer, I have been quite successful in taking photos of butterflies, and on this page I supply a number of them royalty free to anyone that wishes to use them for illustrative purposes on the internet.
I have decided to offer my butterfly photos for use royalty free because I have had much help from other photographers in the past, who donated photos for me to use on my websites (free photos) and now I am in a position to offer the same help to others.
This page provides royalty free photographs of butterflies for use on blogs, websites etc.
1. Every butterfly photograph on this lens was taken by myself and I give anyone permission to use them on websites, blogs, squidoo lenses, hubpages and any other online media.
2. Please do not reprint these butterfly photos on products/merchandise intended for sale.
3. Please do not use these butterfly photos for printed material without contacting me first. Just ask, I am almost certain to say yes, particularly for use by teachers and students.
4. Please do not offer these royalty free butterfly images for reuse elsewhere.
Is There a Catch? No There Is Not, But Please Link Back To Me
Well, I wouldn't call it a catch, just a caveat really.
Anyone is free to use any of these butterfly photographs on their website, blog or Hubpages but please credit the photo to me and create a link back to me.
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Royalty Free Photos - Butterfly Gallery 1 - Butterflies Of Thailand
I have spent most of my adult life living in Thailand, where butterflies are abundant, especially in the national parks all around the country.
This set of photographs was taken at Bueng Boraphet, in central Thailand, when I went, with a friend, on a bird watching trip. Unfortunately the trip was most memorable for some drunken idiot driving into my friend's car and wrecking it completely. However, we were not in the car at the time, so we were not hurt, and I managed to take some nice butterfly photos before the event.
Do You Want To Take Butterfly Photos? - Attract Them To Your Garden
Butterfly lovers will learn all about how to make their gardens attractive to butterflies (and hummingbirds) with this informative book. When your garden is full of visiting butterflies you will be able to take lots of nice butterfly photos of your own.
Royalty Free Photos - Butterfly Gallery 2 - Butterflies Of Thailand
Northern Thailand is very beautiful, with tall mountains and beautiful scenery. Chiang Mai is the largest city in the north of the country and all of the following butterfly photos were taken in and around the city.
The amazing green butterfly shown here, Paris Peacock, was sitting in the car park of the temple on Doi Suthep from which fantastic views can be had and this stunning butterfly really surprised me with its intense colors. When you look at the photo the colors confuse the eye - this is not a failing of the photograph, that is actually the effect it has.
The other photographs here were taken in a park in Chiang Mai and the nearby Chiang Mai zoo.
Royalty Free Photos - Butterfly Gallery 3 - Butterflies Of Thailand
I had not done very much photography of butterflies until a trip to Doi Ang Kang in northern Thailand. It had been raining a lot and after the rain several species of butterfly came out to dry off in the sunshine, giving me the opportunity to take their photo.
On another visit to Doi Ang Kang I was chasing after a Large Yeoman butterfly but every time I was about to take the photo, it flew away; very frustrating indeed. Eventually, though, it landed on my shoe and stayed there for a long time - you can see the photo here and other photographs of butterflies at Doi Ang Kang.
Butterflies Of North America Coloring Book
This butterfly coloring book has forty three highly detailed illustrations of North American butterflies to color. While you color these butterflies, the text will give you information on the coloration, geographical range and ecology of each species. This book consistently gains highly-rated customer reviews.
Royalty Free Photos - Butterfly Gallery 4 - Butterflies Of Thailand
I have found that one of the easiest ways to photograph butterflies is when they are feeding on rotting fruit. Perhaps they get sluggish from the natural alcohol that is produced as the fruit rots or maybe it is something else, but butterflies are much more approachable under these conditions.
On a visit to Krung Ching waterfall, in southern Thailand, I came across a fruiting tree that was dropping its small fruits onto a car park surface. The butterflies were feeding on this fallen fruit and I was able to get close to them. In the same area someone had hung out some old bananas to attract butterflies and this was also a great spot to wait and take pictures that you can see here.
Royalty Free Photos - Butterfly Gallery 5 - Butterflies Of Britain
Although I spend much of my time in Thailand it is always nice to go back home to see family and friends, something that I do every year. When I am home I always go for walks in my favorite places and take photographs of butterflies when the opportunity arises.
These butterfly photos were all taken in three counties of England; Kent, Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.
My Favorite Butterfly Photo That I Have Taken - What Do You Think?
This photo of a Green Dragontail was taken at Khao Yai national park, Thailand in November 2009. This is my favourite of the butterfly photos that I have taken.
You can grade this photo yourself below. Don't feel that you have to be polite, I know the limitations of my photography skills!
What do you think of this butterfly photo?
Nikon Coolpix - A Great Range Of Compact Cameras For Everyday Use
I took all the photographs here with a simple, compact digital camera; the Nikon Coolpix 7600. I am not a very good photographer really but modern cameras are easy to use and give some satisfying results. The version of the Nikon Coolpix that I used for these photos is an older one that has been superseded by much better models, one of which is shown below.
I have upgraded to a Canon Powershot SX160 which I am happy with and takes really good photographs but I was recently with someone who was using the , below, and it was incredible how much better it was. I am seriously considering buying one for myself even though I have only recently bought a new camera. Nikon Coolpix P510
The Nikon Coolpix range has been setting the standards for compact digital cameras for a long time now. The P510 is awesome for a small camera with 16 MP and a 42x optical zoom lens that takes great pictures on full zoom and macro.
Here Are Some More Royalty Free Butterfly Photos For You
Hundreds of butterfly photos to download and use for free, just create a back link in return.
56 high quality butterfly and moth photos for use royalty free.
17 more butterfly and moth photos for use royalty free.
Some high quality butterfly photos for royalty free use on websites.
Butterfly Conservation - Support The Protection Of Butterfly Habitats
If you are a UK based butterfly lover you should really think about joining butterfly conservation. This is a really fantastic charity which does a lot to conserve and re-establish butterfly populations throughout the United Kingdom. Not only does butterfly conservation own reserves, it works in partnership with other conservation bodies, the government and private landowners to ensure the success of butterfly colonies.
Butterfly conservation sends its members a very interesting magazine (I always read mine) which talks about success stories, where conservation measures are needed and gives details on various species.
This is a charity well worth supporting if you are a butterfly fan.
Check out the Butterfly Conservation Initiative if you are a North American butterfly enthusiast.
Butterfly Identification Guides - One For North America & One For Europe
Many butterflies are difficult to identify in the field and I have found photographing them and then referring to an identification guide later a good way of putting a name to what I see. The following are some useful butterfly identification guides.
This book is highly regarded and it allows beginners, in particular, to start putting a name to every one of the butterfly species found in North America. This photographic guide has excellent index section for quick reference but it does not have pictures of the butterflies' caterpillars.
For Europe this is the outstanding field guide to butterflies. All the plates are expertly illustrated and range maps and text are easy to use. This book is easily the best available for the region.