With the collection of plants in my garden growing
steadily, the number of my winged and not winged
visitors have increased by leaps and bounds. Which
is why I do not walk out of the front door without
There's something new to be discovered every single
day. I've learned not to desperately run after a
new-to-my-garden-insect because I know that once I
see it here, it's going to be back. Then I have the
privilege to shoot my subject at a leisurely pace.
These three swallowtail butterflies--the Common Mormon--
taken on three different days have different markings.
According to some sites that I checked, the first looks
like a female and the other two, male. They always seem
to be in a tearing hurry but for once they were still!!
Found these two heartily chomping on citrus leaves!
A golden dragonfly resting on a bromeliad.
A moth I found one morning.
A beautiful brown dragonfly on a dry bamboo leaf. It flew
away so this was the only shot I could get.
The Bulbul is a regular visitor and its favourite perch
happens to be my Jamun/Indian Blackberry tree. The red
colour below its tail is most striking.
A pair had recently nested on my palm grove but I can't say
whether this is one of them.
I had to take several shots of this colourful spider. A
slight breeze was blowing and with every gentle waft it
would sway to and fro. Finally, the air was still and I
got this shot.
It took me some time to 'befriend' this light blue
dragonfly before it deigned to sit still and pose
A scarlet Marsh Hawk dragonfly. I'll seeing more of them soon.
Hive-building in progress on the Acalypha plant. When I
went closer to get a better shot, one wasp even stopped
'working' and looked menacingly at me!! Getting stung
isn't something I look forward to so I smoked them out
only to have them build another hive just a few feet away!
2 years ago