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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Skippers!






With all the dragonflies, the damselflies, and myriad bugs in
my yard, the skippers are also regular visitors. Initially, it
was very difficult to shoot them because of their quick,
darting, flight habits but I guess now, I've got the hang of
it. I'm still not familiar with their names except for the
tiniest one in the last two photos of this post. That's the
Green Grass Dart feeding on a kind of basil. Enjoy!!


[A post I did on the 6th of this month titled "Almost Lost....
In All That Yellow" also had two kinds of these stout-bodied
butterflies].




































18 comments:

Scott & Liz said...

Great images, something I fail miserably at with butterflies.
Scott

tina said...

I like these guys too. I sometimes mistake them for moths but know better now.

Mildred said...

These are pretty Kanak. Nothing smells cleaner/fresher to me than sweet basil!

lotusleaf said...

I always wonder how you take those pictures in split seconds! They are all pretty.

recipes for the life said...

So pretty! Looks like they were posing for u to take their picture :)


♥ Chaitra

Sunita said...

Their name is so apt, don't you think? They always seem to skip from one leaf to flower to bush to grass to...

Susie said...

I saw one of these little guys this afternoon flitting around. Mine are never still enough to photograph.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a pretty variety you have in your yard. I haven't seen too many recently in our yard. They really are fun to watch.

Urban Green said...

Hi Kanak...
You got so many of them...you must have waited really long to get the shots right...lovely.

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Stephanie said...

They really skips to everywhere... not missing on any flower he he... Nice shots and have a great week!

rocksea said...

i love these tiny guys. nice collection.

Shailaja said...

Kanak, I am getting educated about butterflies reading your lovely posts! Maybe, they've got wind of it, too...they are coming in droves to my garden now:) There was one today that had white wings with red and yellow scalloped border! I must look up your earlier posts for a possible identification.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Liz...that's what I used to feel like before. It'll happen, keep on at it! Thanks for stopping by.


Yes, Tina...so unlike the image of butterflies we have in mind.

Mildred, so true. That zing...only members of the basil family seem to have it:)


Padma, I'm not always successful but at the rate that I've managed to click away....I'm pretty happy!

Chaitra...*grin*...The first one did 'show' quite a few poses. Maybe he/she was comfortable in my presence:)

Sunita...and into garden bloggers' hearts!!!

Oh Susie, that's what I used to think before too! But they, or at least the ones that come here, like to rest on the leaves too! That's when I grab the opportunity.


Catherine, thanks! Fun to watch, yes. And I feel that the number has grown this year. Thanks for stopping by.


Urban Green, thanks. The brown one feeding on the penta and the pinwheel flower made me run! It was in a big hurry! But with the others, I did have to wait.

Steph....thanks. Wish you the same too!


Rocksea, thank you so much!


Shailaja, I'm so happy to read your comment:-) Who knows...the ones who do not speak show that they understand! The one you described sounds gorgeous! I don't think I've seen that combination, not on white wings.
The site www.thaibugs.com has excellent photos and details. Moreover we have the same kinds of bugs! You could check that out too. As for going through my older posts... I'll be delighted!!

ShySongbird said...

A lovely post again Kanak, such busy little creatures and very well photographed! I am not seeing many butterflies here now, we are moving (much too!) rapidly towards Autumn, the nights are drawing in and have become quite chilly :( my heart is sinking, our Summer is so short!

Have a lovely weekend Kanak :)

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

It's never easy to take a good shot. but yours are just lovely...

Kanak Hagjer said...

Jan, thank you so much! Wish your Summers lingered for some more time. I know how fond you are of photographing birds and butterflies and blooms!

Have a great weekend too!


Bangchik....sometimes I get plain luck!:) Thanks.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

BEautiful butterflies !! I loved their colors !! THanks for sharing the beauty !!Unseen Rajasthan

Sue said...

What a lovely bunch of sweeties!