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Friday, June 12, 2009

Butterfly (1) - Mottled Emigrant, 梨花迁粉蝶 (Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe)

Most butterflies are very skittish to human and my success rate of getting a reasonable shot of it is very low. This Mottled Emigrant, which I originally thought to be a Lemon Emigrant, is one exception. It was spotted in a mid-morning flying around me and suddenly perched on a leaf near. To my surprise, it stayed there for more than 20 minutes for me to adjust and refine my shots.

(Holland Wood - 30 May 09)

It was so cooperative that I was even able to go very near to get this close-up shot of its face region.

(Holland Wood - 30 May 09)