This is one of those insects that you see all the time when you do a nice hike in the cloud forest or rainforest, but that are almost impossible to photograph while they are flying. I am still trying to do it and have not succeeded. But if you really love buterflies, there are several places in Ecuador where you can get into one of this "farms" or stations where they get reproduced and well kept, and there you can make your best shots!
The intensity of its color is wonderfull, every traveller that has never seen them alive in the nature gets excited by the sight of them. And myself, I will keep looking for that perfect shot, but over all, will keep enjoying their flight and the nature where they live.
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