Went to click butterflies this Saturday. But little showers, less sunlight and my bad luck allowed me to experiment with flowers and my spectacles, instead of shooting butterflies. When I clicked this one, a story weaved in, personifying the picture. How important and amazing it is to understand that every object is seen differently by each and every individual. Everyone has a distinct opinion, all see the same object but perceive it differently! Here is how I See…
Nature never is beautiful all the time, it plays around in order to balance. After moving through caterpillar stage and then waiting in a pupa to FLY, it never thought of landing on unlucky side. Nature wrote a different story, not blessing the butterfly with a strong pair of wings. This fella will never fly, it is waiting for a bird, who is deciding menu for its lunch. TAWNY COSTER (Acraea terpsicore) came out of pupa, only to complete NATURE’s cycle.
(Clicked this fellow few minutes later, when it came out of pupa, no matter how hard we try, it is going to be a prey)
Treasure that Nature wraps up is just amazing! Same thing happened, the closed wing Silverstreak doesnt look very impressive. But I clicked it, because I wasnt having its snap. This is clicked over a car top, early in the morning @ Lohagad fort. Warm rays of sun were helping me in clicking! As it was basking, I was sure that I can manage some nice angles as the butterfly wasnt in hurry at all. Gradually, it started opening its wings! WOW! Amazed by the colors it was displaying, I watched it for a moment. And then enjoyed clicking all the stages of WING OPENING program.
Early morning is the best time to shoot butterflies as they spend leisure time basking and thus warm their blood in sun rays. Once charged, they make you run like a rabbit behind them to get a decent snap!