deponti (deponti) wrote,
deponti
deponti

  • Mood:
  • Music:

First pictures from the INW Dandeli meet

Let me start with the disclaimer. I was made to realize that these photographs are not "technically" good; the fuzziness of the beating of the wingtips apparently spoils the photograph and it is not worth printing or otherwise displaying....but that's to a perfectionist.

To me, it's different. Firstly, that's the Southern Birdwing, one of the largest butterflies in this region. I do not know when I will ever get an opportunity of photographing it again. This is the first time I have seen it.

And then, the fact that even in a photograph like this, the wingtips are still quivering fast enough no make that "fuzzy" effect, shows the speed at which the butterfly's wings must be beating....what a delicate creature,and what a metabolic rate it must have! To me, it is an example of life at its quickest...so here's presenting the Southern Birdwing, on a bract of bougainvillea.


Southern Birdwing on Bougainvillea


Southern Birdwing on Bougainvillea ...side</a>

The wingtips are still quivering away!

But here, in a somewhat larger perspective, the creature seems more at rest:


southern Birdwing Closeup





I think that I shall never be good enough to post pictures to forums like India Nature Watch....but on my own LJ, I can enjoy myself without worrying about my level of perfection or otherwise!
Tags: butterflies, dandeli, photography, southern birdwing
Subscribe

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 20 comments