Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Butterflies, Butterflies and More Butterflies...in our garden!


Apart from the Bulbul birds, these butterflies are permanent visitors in our garden to entertain us! They seem to love the yellow Vrukshi flowers (Ixora flowers) than the red, white and pink flowers, which are also in our garden! Except the white one, no other colour has got fragrance!

Some of the pictures might be repetitive, but I have taken them in different angles...learning photography!


1. This is one of the best picture! I love the colour combination!




2. I keep seeing many of them, sometimes 2 or 3 pairs! They fly here and there and when I stand in the middle of the small lawn, surrounded by these plants, their feathers sometimes touch my nose...they have got some powdery smell!




3. It is nice to watch them poke their, oh ho, what do they call the needle like straw, they suck the honey from the flower...proboscis (thanks Wiki)




4. Close-up of a black & white butterfly or has it got a brush of yellow or cream in its feathers?!




5. Just black & White!




6. As I told you, sometimes I see many butterflies of the same colour combination, with slight difference...here, one more black & white!




7. Really, they are all different butterflies...I don't think I am lying here, because some pictures are old and I tend to forget, you know, I can just say, I have forgotten!




8. This one is with a different colour combination! A close-up photo!




9. Which is beautiful, the flower or the butterfly?!




10. This one is huge like our Zorro, the cat...old man?!




11. This picture is not very clear, but I liked this butterfly!




12. This is the best picture, I feel! The flower also looks beautiful!




Edited on 13.11.12: One more butterfly in our garden is here!

23 comments :

Shail said...

How did you manage to click them all Sandhya?? They look awesome. When I try, they fly away and all I get is a blur :(

Swaram said...

Lovely clicks all of them Sandhya, and cn see u hv so patiently shot them so well :)
They say the red ixoras are very shreshta for Devi Puja no :)

Sandhya said...

Shail: It was not very difficult to click them. I find it very difficult to click the humming birds...I see some 3 pairs in our garden chirping all the time, but they are too fast to click!

Thank you, Shail!


Swaram: Thanks Swaram! Yes, the red ixora is shreshta for Devi pooja.

UmaS said...

Lovely vrukshams....I adore them - the yellow is just fab - perfect for summer. :)

Oh dear...what a range of butterfly pics...love them all....oh yeah, I believe u, they are all different. If I zoom and see, there are lot of differences between them. :)

Kudos to ur patience to click such perfect pics of butterflies... :)

Ahem...ahem...somebody's camera became more fonder now.... :)

varunavis said...

Beautiful clicks sandhya,we hardly find butterflies here.At the most we see the small yellow butterflies.

Bikramjit said...

Wowow beautiful pictures .. I want the camera you are using ..

My birthday is not till 11th nov.. can i have a PRE b'day present he he he hehe :)

lovely clicks thanks for sharing

Bikram's

Sandhya said...

UmaS: All the photos were taken from my old olympus camera! I am not yet comfortable with Nikon!

Yellow Vrukshi looks beautiful, esp. at night...green leaves and yellow flowers!

I have got white vrukshi too, but the petals are small and has got pleasant fragrance!

You are a very good photographer...I can see even now, the clouds and moon pictures!


Varunavi: Thank god, we still see them in our area, Saritha!


Bikram: These were taken from my old Olympus camera...sure you can have it!

Thank you, Bikram!

kavita said...

Such a beautiful story in pictures -the butterfly ,the flowers even the bricks of your wall -all look so awesome.Hats off to the story teller :)

radha said...

Very nice pictures

Destination Infinity said...

Photos 8 & 11 are really good. I wonder how you managed to click them so close. Butterflies have more tolerance to human beings around, they don't seem to mind our presence that much!

We used to see a lot of butterflies in our locality a lot of years back - We have even seen a mongoose and a huge kite bird in our flats! But these days we don't even see mosquitoes!

Destination Infinity

Harish said...

beautiful pics..

Sandhya said...

kavita: Thanks a lot, Kavita!


Radha: Thank you, Radha!


Destination Infinity: They don't seem to be afraid of us! I have touched their feathers sometimes and then they flew away!

It is going to be like that in the future all over the world, D.I.


Harish: Thank you, Harish!

Deeps said...

Beautifully captured, Sandhya! Loved the close up shots especially :)

R. Ramesh said...

wow long time since i saw butterflies..gr8..rombo nalla irruku

Renu said...

lovely pictures Sandhya..with blogger you have become a good photographer too>

evanescentthoughts said...

Beautiful pics! It's been a while since I have seen butterflies anywhere.

banu venky said...

beautiful! i appreciate your patiences and skill(both photography&writing).
banuvenky

Sandhya said...

Deeps: Thank you, Deepu!


Ramesh: Thank you, Ramesh!


Renu: Thank you, Renu! Blogger has changed me a lot!


evanescentthoughts: Some commenters have said the same thing here, AK! Feel sad. So many species are leaving us alone here.


banuvenky: Welcome here, Banu! Thank you for the compliment!

Zephyr said...

They are so lovely! And you do have a fast finger to capture them in all their glory!

Sandhya said...

ZEPHYR: Thank you, Zephyr! While trying to capture them in my camera, I go behind them to the front and back of my house! Even now one orange and one yellow winged butterflies are evading my camera!

sm said...

beautiful captured butterflies

indianhomemaker said...


I find it very difficult to capture butterflies, but did so recently while travelling and was thinking of yours and Shail's butterfly shots :)

Hope you find many birds and butterflies in your new home!

Sandhya said...

sm: Thank you, SM!


INDIAN HOMEMAKER: Thank you, IHM!

I saw some kingfishers and as I told you earlier, a peacock couple in the next compound and they fly in into our compound also it seems!

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