A few of my favourite things..

Euploea Core Corinna

These two treasures had the courtesy to emerge just before we left for holidays.  The papilio aegeus (orchard swallowtail) was not so gracious, and had to be returned to the citrus tree.

It was with curious mix of pleasure and disappointment that we observed the empty chrysalis when we arrived home.  It would have been our first sucess with the swallowtails, who are very prone to be destroyed by pests while in the chrysalis.

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6 responses

  1. How exciting!! Beautifully captured, love the detail!

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    January 7, 2010 at 9:18 am

  2. vimal

    Lovely 😀

    Nature at your doorstep…

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    January 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm

  3. That is quite a handsome butterfly.

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    January 8, 2010 at 5:09 am

  4. Michaela, it is pretty exciting watching them emerge. The chrysalis changes colour the day before they open, so there is a little warning, and they normally come out between 7 -11am, but they are silent…so if you are not looking at the precise time they come out, you get a surprise next time you walk past them! (Thankfully, we were looking this time 🙂 )

    Vimal, nature on my …. kitchen bench! 😀

    Burstmode, on behalf of my butterflies, I thank thee.

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    January 9, 2010 at 8:22 am

  5. I really like the composition and crispness of that first shot. Butterflies are always so hard to get a truly clear shot of, so hats off to you. 🙂

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    January 22, 2010 at 1:40 am

  6. Matt, thanks for your visit. I found on wandering your blog that I recognize it as one I have visited before. It borders on criminal, being capable of producing cool photos and commentary, but updating your blog so irregularly. Tsk, tsk!

    Of course, you may be squandering your time and efforts on something others consider worthwhile (work, study, other grown up responsibilities) but.. amusing the blogworld is a kindness to humanity that shouldn’t be neglected by the young and talented. 🙂

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    January 22, 2010 at 7:47 am

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