Monday, September 19, 2011

Flutterer...



This one is called the Common Leopard (Phalanta phalantha). It is a common (true to it's name) butterfly known to love sun and avoid shade.

I was trying to concentrate on a white page crammed with words in boring black ink. It seemed as if the authors were strictly against having any illustrations or pictures in text books let alone a joke or two.

This fellow was not at all helping by fluttering around the Katu lovi (a tropical fruit) bush near my window. After a while of trying to concentrate I gave up the false pretense and headed out with my camera to capture this picture. The coconut palm made a peculiar background as strips of blue sky alternated with the parallel green leaves.

7 comments:

  1. Yes, both the butterfly and the background are nice looking..

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  2. Lovely!

    It says, light should be behind you to take a good picture. But, backlit subjects are my favorite too; it adds different flavor/punch to the whole snap. That coconut palm completes the composition by guiding your eye back to the subject (as per the pros, that’s something every snap must do :O).

    PS: good to see that you are back in action like before.. ;)

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  3. Forgot to mention… :D

    I have seen your pic’s from the very beginning of your blog. And I must say; this snap clearly shows where you stand now and how much you have improved from your 1st snap.

    Keep going buddy!

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  4. Thanks for the Comments !

    Anjana; special thanks for the encouraging words !

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  5. That's a wonderful picture. I like its composition with the light on the butterfly and the background very much.
    It's great that you are back :)

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  6. Thanks Frieda,

    Although it looks nice it's caterpillars ate up the whole tree :(

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  7. Love the striped background and the beautiful warm orange of the butterfly too. Great capture!

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