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Butterflies spotted (October 2013)


Butterflies spotted (October 2013)

October month is nearly the end for the butterfly photography. After October, a few common butterflies are on the wing. Fortunately I was at my farm house near Ratnagiri (MH), a place surrounded by greenery, suitable for semi-wild life like butterflies, birds, many mammals and sometime a panther too. 

I had free time for a week or so. I took that opportunity to shoot some butterflies around the place I could find an early morning. Morning time from 8 AM till noon is good for butterfly watch. Morning of a butterfly starts with energy gathering activities e.g basking, nectoring etc. Noon time activities are associated generally with mating eg. courtship, chasing, mud puddling etc. Although the count of butterflies was low, I was lucky to get some descent photos of some good specimens. Below are the photographs of the few, I missed some species like Plum Judy, Common wanderer, Common Hedge Blue.
Pea blue


Golden Angle, a skipper type butterfly. It is a fast flier, very active in the morning. Visits plenty of flowers back to back and takes rest in between for some time.

Scales of Golden Angle


Dark Grass Blue


Small Grass Yellow


Mating of Chestnut Bob


Water Snow Flat



Place: Punas, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikkor 105 mm macro, f2.8, VR, IF-ED
Flash: Nikon SB-900

25 comments:

  1. wow those are some very nice pics. I guess you stay still for quite long time to capture picture of such delicate creatures. You surely know about them more then me.

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    1. Thanks Yamini. Yes it need some patience, but more important is practice and behavioral knowledge. Keep watching this space for more !

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    1. Where are you these days ! After so long ! Thanks for the like :-)

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  3. Wonderful pictures...loved them all

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  4. Awesome shots ! Nikon D7000 is a dream cam !!

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    1. Thanks Maniparna ! Its a great cam considering performance and price in mid segment (Dx semi professional format)

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  5. Butterflies are really beautiful. It reminds me of my childhood days :)

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    1. Cheering memories for everybody ! Glad you like the photos Bharati :-)

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