Sunday, July 31, 2011

Butterflies & Caterpillars

I spotted and photographed several Common Mime Butterfly caterpillars one afternoon. One of them hadn't grown as much as the others, its size and colour was one stage behind. They can be easily mistaken for bird poop.

The others had grown a bit more, and had red spots on their body.

Later that evening, I spotted a bright and beautiful butterfly taking shelter as it started to drizzle. I'm not sure of the species, but these sure are common here. I took several shots at full zoom (200mm) and was really satisfied with a few!


Tom said...

Hey Shawn, that looks like the Great Eggfly.

Shawn said...

Hey Tom, thanks for the identification!

adrielleroyale said...

I love butterflies - these are wonderful shots! It makes me wish my camera was working so that I could get some proper pics now too! :)

Shawn said...

Why, whats wrong with your camera? Not working? Hope you have it fixed soon. :) D3000 right?


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