The Common Jezebel (Delias eucharis) is a medium-sized pierid butterfly, it has a wingspan of 66 -83 mm . The white and yellow butterfly is active throughout the year and is found in almost all kinds of habitats (except very thick wet evergreen forests and grasslands) . It is among the most prominent butterflies to visit city parks and gardens and is most active during noontime & afternoons.
It flies fast and flies high in the canopy and can travel long distances.It prefers to be in the canopy except when it is feeding on flowers of shrubs . Its is protected from predators by unpalatable alkaloids in its body. It flies in a leisurely manner and it basks (with their wings closed) and sleeps on the overhanging branches of tall trees.
Please click on the image to see full view.There is one more shot of this ( please click here ) , but I liked the one displayed above. Let me know which one you like.
Nikon D300S with Nikkor 70 -300 mm VR, in Hebbal lake , Banglore.
Common / Gray langurs or Hanuman langurs, the most widespread residents of Indian forests, are a group of old world monkeys constituting the entirety of the genus Semnopithecus.
It was in Bandipur, around 4’o clock in the evening and our safari was scheduled around 5 pm, having an hours time , I decided to walk around and look for some birds around the reception area. I spotted a group of Common/ Gray Langurs and spotted deers and made a few decent images of langur’s.
Monkey’s and Elephant’s are my favorite subjects to photograph. You wont get bored with it, even if you sit in front of it for days together.
I have taken photos of the mother looking at the baby , baby playing with mother , which are all quite common but I chose this image for back-lit effect on mother face and of course baby. The mother initially didn’t allow me closer to it, it used run away from but then I sat in front of it for almost half an hour and then I could go little closer to it. This baby was a naughty one and did all sorts of faces to me 😛
Evening lights are beautiful, sometimes I feel that ,its important to photograph the light on the subject than the subject.
Gray Langur monkey’s have superior eyesight and ability to sit atop high trees which allows it to spot predators easily.It is also known as cheetal deer’s best friend.
Please click on pictures to see full view. All photos taken with Nikon D40 with 70 -300 lens, manual focus , in Bandipur national park.
Good night folks 🙂
Nikon D300s + Nikkor 70 – 300 VR
Yellow Orange Tip, Ixias pyrene is a small butterfly of the Family Pieridae, that is, the Yellows and Whites, which is found in India.
This weekend has been the most unproductive one in a long time!!! It was pouring in Bangalore so I thought ill head to my native (Shanthigrama) and try something out here.But to my bad luck it started raining here as well .Here is the picture of a Green Bee eater in rain which I had taken here in Shanthigrama, last month.
The Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis, (also known as Little Green Bee-eater) is a near passerine bird in the bee – eater family.They breed in South-eastern Asia, and seen during the season in most places in peninsular India.
It is a richly coloured slender bird. It is about 9 inches (16–18 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers. The entire plumage is bright green and tinged with blue especially on the chin and throat. The crown and upper back tinged with golden rufous. The flight feathers are rufous washed with green and tipped with blackish. A fine black line runs in front of and behind the eye. The iris is crimson and the bill is black while the legs are dark grey.
Bee-eaters predominantly eat insects, especially bees, wasps and ants, which are caught in the air by sorties from an open perch. Before swallowing prey, a bee-eater removes stings and breaks the exoskeleton of the prey by repeatedly thrashing it on the perch.
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The Plain Tiger or African Monarch, is perhaps the commonest of Indian butterflies and is a familiar sight to practically everyone on the subcontinent. It flies from dawn to dusk, frequenting gardens, sipping from flowers and, late in the day, fluttering low over bushes to find a resting place for the night.
The Plain Tiger is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of about 7–8 cm. The body is black with many white spots. The wings are tawny the upper side being brighter and richer than the underside. The apical half of the fore wing is black with a white band. The hind wing has 3 black spots around the center. The hind wing has a thin border of black enclosing a series of semicircular white spots.
The Plain Tiger is protected from attacks due to the unpalatable alkaloids ingested during the larval stages. The butterfly therefore flies slowly and leisurely, generally close to the ground and in a straight line. This gives a would-be predator ample time to recognise and avoid attacking it. Inexperienced predators will try attacking it, but will learn soon enough to avoid this butterfly as the alkaloids in its body cause vomiting.( REF:WIKIPEDIA)
Both the images were taken using Nikon D300s,70-300 VR lens.
YESSS!!!! Thanks to my cousin’s , friends and my little savings ,I finally own a CAMERA . I bought a Nikon D300s body and Nikkor 70-300 VR lens .
Its been 3 months since I have posted here! Actually, I bought the camera two months back and then I have traveled on most of the weekends , added to that applying for jobs and bad health haven’t allowed me to post anything 😦
Here is the pic of Bonnet macaque which I had posted earlier, in this pic I have adjusted the levels of the picture in Photoshop to get this effect.
Let me know how it is and stay tuned!! Good Night 🙂