Butterfly on a Leaf

Translucent Butterfly

I love the way the sunlight filters through the wings of the butterfly making it look even more ephemeral and transcendent than it actually is. I’m not learned in the lore of the butterfly and so cannot identify what species this is (but I am sure someone else can point it out to me. Many thanks in advance!).

Photographed in Kabini in October 2011.



9 Comments Add yours

  1. Mathangi says:

    It is quite difficult to get a pic of a butterfly! Great that you got such an elegant pose πŸ™‚

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      It is a lesson in patience!

  2. Nirmala says:

    yes, wonderful capture of an ethereal creature!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Ethreal! Thats the word I was looking for!

  3. wow, suki, lovely click!! i don’t want to know the species or genus. just looking at this pic is enough to light up several days πŸ™‚

  4. the last and this comment is from priya (lav’s friend)!! just in case u are wondering πŸ™‚

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you so much for your comments!

  5. Lav says:

    that is an awesome picture! can you please make a poster of this for me please!! πŸ˜‰

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Yep though wouldn’t you want a poster of the kingfisher now?

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