Monday, July 26, 2010

A different Cycad Blue

A monkey at Cerok Tokun still looks the same monkey no matter how much I move around, but not a butterfly. A butterfly can change its appearance within a second and I was always confused that this was then another new species.

I had taken many shots of a Cycad Blue in my garden; that is to say, I must have known this little critter very well.

I found a new couple of thumbnail-sized butterflies fluttering about at Cerok Tokun this morning. I was of course not able to capture those butterflies in flight, so I went after them and waited for them to perch on the grasses. I bet they would do that, and in fact they did.

It was a plain silvery blue one without any complicated design. This looked nothing attractive in the wild.

When one of them put its wings together, it magically changed itself into a Cycad Blue. At the same time, it did also clear my doubt on why there is a Blue in its name. This has aroused my interest to go after butterflies, one after another in the near future.

A butterfly looks differently at different times, we are alike. It flaps to change, we put on clothes in order to change ourselves dramatically, and to look better.

18 comments:

George said...

I hope you will go after butterflies and share your pictures with us. The way this butterfly changed its appearance is amazing.

RNSANE said...

I seldom see butterflies but, of course, I am in the suburbs of San Francisco and there aren't many flowers in my neighborhood. Occasionally, when I stop to photograph flowers, I do find a bevy of bumblebees enjoying the blooms and I am able to capture their picture.

I love your butterflies.

Ginnymo said...

See? You can never judge anything by it's first appearance. You never know what beauty lies beneath. Love your photos Rain!!

malentz said...

That's a great photo's of butterflies...You're lucky you captured well.I'm trying to get macro to shoot a butterflies.

Frieda said...

These pictures are amazing, congratulations!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Looks are important (lol)..very lovey snaps of enchantment!! I used to pick butterflies when I was a child -about that size (orange)..they would land on a hedge of lantana.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Pretty little guy. I think we hav a similar one here.

ruthi said...

"A butterfly looks differently at different times, we are alike. It flaps to change, we put on clothes in order to change ourselves dramatically, and to look better." I agree with your point-of-view. What a nice butterfly it's the first time I see that kind. Great shot too.

silent moments said...

wow, thats a nice capture....actually I was obseving the same phenomenon in my garden too...
you will see what I meant when you visit my blog :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Beautiful photos of butterflies. You really done a good job with those pictures!

Icy BC said...

They are beautiful, rainfield! I haven't seen these ones around here..

Grass said...

Since reading your Cycad Blue post, I have done some reading and have a little more knowledge of butterflies, it is interesting!

Mei Teng said...

The butterflies are pretty.

betchai said...

lovely pictures of the butterfly Rainfield, I was followed today by a butterfly, but it never stopped for me :(

VanillaSeven said...

Nicely taken rainfield. I love the composition of the first picture.

Life Ramblings said...

nice captures. i particularly like the first shot.

CH said...

I love your butterfly.
Have not paid attention to any buttefly before, but your post is interesting.

Ratty said...

You are becoming very good at getting butterfly pictures. It's amazing how different a butterfly can look only by moving its wings.