Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Sleepy Cycad Blue

Can you tell whether it is a sleepy butterfly? I can't tell by its eyes. Do the low lying antennae hint anything? It is seven o'clock in the evening right now. No, I am not at Cerok Tokun. I have just reached home from work, and found this little Cycad Blue in my garden.

It is seven o'clock right now. Is a butterfly feeling sleepy at seven o'clock?

It is not dancing around or nectar-feeding on end on the colourful flowers. It moves its body frequently for a good sleeping position like we do.

"There are 2 species of Cycad Blue found in peninsular Malaysia - pandava and lajus. The latter has no tails, and is more heavily spotted on the underside." This Cycad Blue is then a pandava.

It is very big in the picture, it is actually as big as my thumbnail.

But most importantly, it seems so tired and would never want to fly anymore. It certainly wants a good rest after a long day of flying.

It must be very sleepy by now.


Icy BC said...

You show the most unique things in your world, rainfield..These are just gorgeous pictures of the butterfly..

BPOTW said...

Gorgeous shots of the butterfly!

wiseacre said...

cool butterfly - even cooler that you identified it :)

silent moments said...

I would say he is very very sleepy...otherwise will he allow this photoshoot :)

Grass said...

I didn't know this is called Cycad Blue, I thought it is called moth in general.

There are many in the park opposite my house....

Your photos and writing are excellent!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Nice photos my friend.

Sharkbytes said...

That first picture is amazing. I actually had to look twice to see what it was. And it certainly does look drowsy.

betchai said...

wow, great shots of the pandava cycad Blue butterfly Rainfield, of course, I did not know the name of thie buterfly before, learned it from you.

wenn said...

nice shots!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Your probably projecting tiredness (lol)..the forest must grow quiet therefore, he's probably conserving energy. They must have a short life span too? On the other hand, some critters get awful lively? I like your captures here. Have a wonderful day tomorrow~

Frieda said...

Those are wonderful pictures.

George said...

I hope the cycad blue was able to get a good night's sleep. Your pictures are wonderful.

Mei Teng said...

The angle of view in the first photo is very interesting. Have never seen this side of the insect before. Thanks for sharing.

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

nice post!

AVCr8teur said...

Amazing how it stayed so long for you to take many close-up photos. Perhaps it had a long flight and found a safe place to rest for the evening.

VanillaSeven said...

So that's how to spot a sleeping butterfly. Interesting!

Ann said...

The way you photograph the insect head on is fantastic. You are paparazzi of insects.

No, I don't like those who pretend they are so important like Paris Hilton or Lohan. They are just brats. (Sorry if you are their fans) I rather photograph ducks. LOL

Or if you will take me tracking, I will be you HOCK SEE ZAI or TU DI. I really like a nice camera. when YOu upgrade yours, and don't want your old one, you can recycle them to me.

There are so many birds I take to photograph.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Excellent macros.

The angle of the first picture is so different so you feel like you are looking at some other craeture and not a butterfly.

rainfield61 said...

Icy BC:
But I think we are living in a same world. Aren't we?

Thanks for your visit and comment.

It shall be cooler if looking more like a clown.

silent moments:
It is of course very sleepy, for the same reason. I think.

Cycad Blue are very common in our country, before they start to migrate, one by one.

Thank you my friend.

You words have me taking a long look at the first picture again, but it is still a butterfly. lol.

Wow, I am a teacher, like you.

Kilauea Poetry:
Have a wonderful day, forever.
A rest tonight is for tomorrow's journey.

It certainly had. I could not find it in the next morning.

Mei Teng:
"Have never seen this side of the insect before". It is "funny" to have known this.
Anything to do with "thinking out of the box"?

Jesson And Rey Ann:

It never bother anymore. It just want to have a good rest for the moment.

So, see you at seven o'clock in the evening.

No no, I am not their fans. I only run after the insects.

I was not aware of that initially, but I feel you are right right now.

Life Ramblings said...

nice captures of the butterfly.

The Silent Thrill Of Emotions said...

Your pictures are amazing as always!

Ratty said...

This is another in your excellent pictures of butterflies. Whenever I see a butterfly I hope I can get a picture that is almost as good as yours.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield these are AMAZING!!! I've yet to get a good butterfly shot. You'll have to teach me how.

ruthi said...

great shots. great detail too. thanks also for the info about the butterfly.

Anonymous said...

< hv a sweet dream , then the dream become true >

Anonymous said...

< hv a sweet dream , then the dream become true >