Monday, June 27, 2011

The Lemon Pansy Butterfly





It's been a while...getting to photograph butterflies, I mean. I had almost given up hope!! All I saw every single day were the Common Palm fly and the Cabbage whites! And the Swallowtails, if they came, made sure that my camera wasn't clutched in my hands at that particular point of time!


But yesterday all that changed as I found the Lemon Pansy resting on a hibiscus leaf. It's the most common butterfly among the Pansies (there are seven kinds) and earlier I did manage to take quite a few pictures here, in my garden. The Lemon Pansy is found in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. This is mostly found in gardens, forest clearings, and agricultural land and is seen on the wing throughout the year.


I took several shots on the hibiscus leaf but when it flew to the bougainvillea bush I got the angle I wanted. Made my day!!

12 comments:

Mildred said...

How very pretty! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.

lotusleaf said...

Very pretty butterfly. They visit my garden too. They seem to love to rest on mud.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful butterfly and terrific captures as always!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Ginny said...

Beautiful shots! I don't think we have those here...

Andrea said...

the photos are lovely, i can relate with you in chasing butterflies, i love them too. Have you seen my past butterfly posts? We have lots of them in our property in the province. Thanks also for appreciating my reflection shots.

Randy Emmitt said...

Kanak,

Really nice series of photos, glad you shared them. We have the Common Buckeye that is similar. and can be found all over meadows and lawns too.

Anita Kumar said...

Really nice pictures. Yesterday I visited a beautiful garden in bloom, which had 1000s and 1000s of butterflies. And I was reminded of you. I had my camera and tried taking a few shots but it seemed impossible. The butterflies just flit around. You must have a lot of patience to get such lovely pictures.

Nature Rambles said...

Mildred, thanks! I hope you have a good week too!

Lotusleaf, I've never seen them mud puddling here. The common crow butterflies do that. I'll be on the lookout....

Sylvia, thank you so much!! Have a great week!!

Ginny...thanks....!!

Andrea, I'll check them out soon. As I type this I remember your collage...amazing!!

Randy...I've seen the photos. Maybe on your blog. The eye spots look almost the same.

Anita...I've never visited such a place!! I hope I'll get to see one soon!:) They do flit about all the time but they also stay for a long whole on blooms. It's also to do with luck!

ShySongbird said...

What a beauty, it really is lovely Kanak.

Wendy said...

What a lovely butterfly! I've never heard of a lemon pansy butterfly - I love that name.
Thanks for sharing your pic with us. I was going to google it to see where it lived, but you kindly provided that information.
Hugs

Nature Rambles said...

Jan/Wendy...thanks! I hope I can add pictures of the other Pansy varieties in the future!!

NatureStop said...

Hey Kanak, they r so beautiful...haven't spotted any butterflies here...maybe that's because I have hardly been out.

Ruby