22.12.10

Plain Tiger Butterfly Dance

This butterfly is called a Plain Tiger or Danaus chrysippus.



The wings on the upper side has brighter and richer colours compared to the underside.


They performed a beautiful dance today which I thought you may enjoy watching. 
Unfortunately they chose the compost pile as their stage.
They thought the backdrop was ideal.





Perfect synchronization?
Hope you have enjoyed the short dance performed by the Plain Tigers.

28 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the show. they are really beautiful.

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  2. Fantastic shots!!! This is a beautiful butterfly...I'd love to have them around again but winter is here:(

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  3. Beautiful shots of two great performers!

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  4. Hi Donna, There are many beautiful butterflies in my garden. There are also many of those not-that-beautiful munched leaves.

    Rohrerbot, Your orange moon is even more beautiful than these orange butterfies.

    P3Chandan, Thanks. Next time, I'll try to provide a better looking stage.

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  5. You really have many beautiful butterflies in your garden! Hope the caterpillars don't munch much of your plants.

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  6. They posed themselve so beautifully for you to camera. Nice shots.

    Btw, you asked about my Tillandsias, i bought my first Tillandsia from the local nursery and it propagated to 5 babies. But all of them have never flower :(

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  7. Well you have to take the good with the bad I guess. I would let those beauties as youngsters eat all they wanted if they were in my garden.

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  8. Oh after typing, i lost all of them. Grrr! That is our species of the monarch butterfly which is Danaus plexippus. We also have that here in the country. Lovely details. By the way, a friendly reminder: Scientific names are always written starting with capital letter for the first name and small for the surname. e.g. Genus species or Danaus chrysippus. hehe, thanks.

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  9. Oh so beautiful and perfect like you have mentioned :-D Thanks for posting!

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  10. BEAUTIFUL!! BEAUTIFUL!! A Joy to see!!

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  11. Applause. Nice performance. A childhood friend when helped my mama weeding.

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  12. Very pretty images. Plain tiger is a common butterfly in our climate as well. Easy to capture.

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  13. They have entertained everyone of us with their dance.

    Lovely.

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  14. Such a beautiful butterfly!

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  15. WOW! Maybe it is because we don't have these butterflies that they look so exotic to me, but I think I'd have to argue with the person who gave them the common name "plain" tiger. Gorgeous!

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  16. One, how beautiful. It is similar to our monarch or the queen butterfly. Really great pictures.

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  17. Forgot to tell that your ladybird followed me to my blog, and it went back when I visited you.

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  18. Great captures One. Did you have to bribe them to pose for you? ;-P

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  19. Some of the most beautiful butterflies I've ever seen -- wonderful photos!

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  20. More than enjoyed! Simply stunning!!
    All best wishes for 2011,
    Alice

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  21. Beautiful shots, as always! Merry Christmas to you and family! Have fun!

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  22. Loved going through the series of beautiful photos! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  23. Beautiful butterflies!
    Merry Christmas!
    Wesołych Świąt!

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  24. The butterfly pictures are lovely. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  25. What beautiful butterflies!! I wish we had them here. Merry Christmas!

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  26. That was very cool how they synchronized their movements. Pretty butterflies!

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  27. Truly beautiful! It must be great to see them live

    I hope you had a very merry Christmas and that you have the best happy new year!

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