|The sky reflected in the calm waters of Deepor Beel|
For today's post, my husband and I headed to Deepor Beel, the largest water body in our area. It's on the outskirts of our city and it's always a treat to be there and photograph the flora and fauna. If you remember my last Nature Notes post I had gone gaga over a solitary Common Picture Wing dragonfly in my garden. But at Deepor Beel, they were clouds of them flying in the air and on twigs and dead branches. The photo shows the male and female. Females have more of the black spots.
|Scarlet Basker/Urothemis signata|
I couldn't resist taking these shots. Wherever I looked, they were there!!!
A moth on a small stem of a wild bush.
Clouds of Common Picture Wing dragonflies (again!) were hovering in the air. I only managed to capture a small "cloud".
|Not sure what this one, and the one below, are called.|
Another pretty dragonfly that I have never seen before.
|A pair of bee-eaters|
Golden Birdwing Butterfly
The Golden Birdwing is one of the largest and most beautiful Asian swallowtail butterflies. I have seen it a few times in our city's outskirts but had never managed a decent picture. They are very difficult to photograph as they flit from flower to flower, feeding only for split seconds!! I hadn't expected to see find this butterfly here. It was truly a day well spent!
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