Monday, January 01, 2007

Flutter flies

Butterfly park - Bannerghatta Zoological Park



Malabar banded Swallowtail



Crimson Rose



Love is in the air!

This shoot started more as a test of my camera's macro capabilities. I think FIGO did reasonably well. I still cant identify all these beautiful creatures by name. However, I promise myself to learn about the different species and tag them here. These creatures are REALLY jittery... fluttering every micro second.. No wonder then that they are called butter flies :)

16 comments:

  1. Nice pics man. Sooper DOF. But.... texts are goo goo.. They are Flutter Byes, not Flutter Flies. Butterflies are a modification of flutterbyes because of the way they.. well... fluttered by. :P

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  2. that is absolutely beautiful

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  3. Neat Pictures. A couple of things:

    1. The untagged butterfly is the the Lime Butterfly.

    2. The butterfly tagged as the 'Malabar Banded Swallowtail' is the 'Common Mormon'. The banded swallowtail has bands or white markings at the tip of the tail which this one doesnt. You could get this confirmed, anyway.

    3. The crimson rose wing pattern too looks a little different from the normal. Could be a variation. Is there any information at the park?

    Very crisp and nice pics! Hows the park?

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  4. @anirudh:
    The park is nice...they have a nice setup...not too many species right now...but they have lots of the same kind.. worth a visit

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  5. Wonderful shots for a wonderful new year! May it be a great one for you! Thank you for remembering me.I have been out of this world reciently but I am back now :)
    Loving the buterflies!!!

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  6. As usual: beautiful photos. Happy New Year!

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  7. Good to see the flutter flies, but how come the photos of NATURE at its best are still wanting. GOOD WORK, Prabhu-

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  8. Your close-ups just keep getting better! Enjoy that new gun(camera)!

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  9. Just getting better by the day, AWESOME, hope i'm using the right adjective. -prabhu

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  10. Fantastic choice of colours, they are just the ones u require to make life colourful!!!!!!!!!!

    -prabhu-

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  11. your control the depth brilliantly..Love all shots!

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  12. your control the depth brilliantly..Love all shots!

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  13. The orange flowers (don't know what they are called)..appear like a bird ready for flight...

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  14. Well...U asked for genuine comments..so here it goes..Nature has captivated many.. But it captivated me wen i visited this link to simply take a peek ....Awesome work..Its diffult to chose which one is the best...Enjoyed every single un of them..!!Keep me posted on more work of urs...

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  15. Hi there!

    Well, I know that you don't know me. I happened to click on the wrong link on Orkut (I am slightly a scatter brain) and ended up looking at your profile! Thought I'd read the blog anyhow. So here I am :-D Nice to know you are a nature lover too!

    I just want to say "WOW"!!! :-)

    Thanks for the treat. Cheers!

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