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Male and Female Eggfly




'Kiasu' is a Chinese Dialect which means the fear of losing.
This word is so widely used by the Singaporeans that it has been incorporated into their English vocabulary called Singlish.

One example of a blogger with a kiasu attitude is Andrea.
Just because I posted on an Elusive White Butterfly 2 days ago, she posted a photo with a dozen white butterflies yesterday!!!
How 'kiasu' can she get?!

I must admit that although 'kiasu' has a negative connotation, it can lead us to strive forward and improve.






All the photos above are of a female eggfly.


This black butterfly with blue spots is a male Eggfly.


Together they may produce this spiky caterpillar.
Are you thinking what I am thinking?
Can you see that this 'kiasu' syndrome may lead to a dozen butterflies soon?
I can imagine a dozen butterflies in one photo, just like Andrea's.

 Before I get these butterflies to multiply, someone may post on a dozen of healthy cabbages and I'll post of mine with a thousand holes, eaten up by the caterpillars.
Oh dear, I must not be carried away with this 'kiasu' syndrome.
Just one little dose a day will keep fun my way.

Anyone game to continue with this 'kiasu' attitude postings?
It's just some 'impromptu interactive blogging' fun!
I know some of you 'kiasus' out there have just begun to sow cosmos seeds.
Well done, 'kiasus'!
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2 hours later...
Wait! I have something to add...
You got to check out the next 'kiasu' who is none other than Africanaussie.
She has just posted on some sexy looking butterflies.
She's the one who inspired me to track down the butterflies in the first place.

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46 comments:

  1. Oh my, these are some amazing photos!!

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  2. And kiasu must be good for your photography too. Your photos are most amazing. Such beautiful butterflies you have too.

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  3. More fantastic shots. That black butterfly with the blue dots looks amazing.

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  4. throwing out the gauntlet are you? I have more butterfly photos just ready to post :) (Lucky I have my hubby taking more and more every day) Lovely photos - I don't know where my eggfly lay their eggs, I don't have any cabbage :)

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  5. These are beautiful! :)

    I had to laugh at the "kiasu" comment. I haven't heard that in a long time!

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  6. If kiasu results in you and Andrea and African Aussie posting butterflies continuously, then this is a good thing! Tomorrow is our Agung (King)'s Birthday, so I wish you happy holidays!

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  7. Beautiful pictures - bet the butterflies kept you busy!!

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  8. Piękne motyle, piękne zdjęcia.

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  9. These are beautiful butterfly images! I must admit, I cannot imitate this style - it is too difficult for me!

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  10. You are becoming the queen of interactive posts. I think that is kiasu itself. I saw Andrea's post yesterday and was quite amazed the butterflies all stayed in the bush while she took a photo. Your photos are beautiful and my favorite is the unusual pose of the vertical butterfly just showing the bottom of his wings fan-like.

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  11. Spectacular and beautifully composed shots! L

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  12. Wow, they are so beautiful...and those are stunning captures!

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  13. Love your caterpillar shot and your fifth one of the leaf with just the butterfly wings showing is a wonderfully creative photo!

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  14. Great post! I could never compete with your insect photos! On the other hand, I remember some butterfly shots I haven't posted yet...

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  15. Beautiful photos, One. How do you pronounce kiasu? I don't think I've heard it on my trips to Singapore. I was amused while reading Andrea's post so of course I had to crawl on over here to read your side. I was expecting to see you go kiasu on the collages. Hehehe.

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  16. great shots! thanks so much for stopping by. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  17. Beautiful pictures. Yes, kiasu leads me to keep growing vegetables!!

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  18. No matter what...I can look at all the butterflies all of you are willing to display...just love the photos!

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  19. Amazing how different the male and female coloring are. I wouldn't have thought they were the same butterfly. Great pics.

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  20. I would love to join in with the kiasu fun, but I don't have any photos of butterflies. I only have a photo of an out of focus snail.

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  21. Beautiful! You are hereby invited to link your post to my Friday Creature Feature (held the first Friday of every month).

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  22. the fourth photo is really beautiful! I've never seem anything like this!

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  23. I only have white cabbage butterfly flying around our garden which is not a welcoming sight. I have many of their babies to photograph but picking them from the greens is the first thought comes to my mind. Pretty pictures.

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  24. These are amazing pictures. I can never get good pictures of birds, butterflies, bugs, etc in my garden. Thanks for stopping by my garden site!

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  25. your photos amaze me still and I learn so much when i visit...just catching up after being gone for a bit...

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  26. These butterflies are so beautiful!!

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  27. marvelous macro!!!! Have a great weekend!

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  28. These are beautiful!
    I especially love the first one.
    Have a fantastic weekend.

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  29. Hi dear One, sorry I have been away quite a bit. Am back from Hong Kong with some interesting photos.
    Wow, lovely macros.I like your interactive kiasu game. Too bad I can't photograph butterflies in my garden. I could go to the butterfly park, though!!! Wait till I get a better camera. One with 30x room!How kiasu can you get!?
    Oh yes, congrats for getting into Major's Roll of Honor again in MISSION#3.I have changed the game to a monthly mission as I travel a lot.Mission #4 is out.

    Rosie

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  30. Beautiful shots of the gorgeous butterflies! The butterflies that came to my garden are just passing through!
    Congrats on being ranked no. 3, too bad you withdraw from the Blogger of The Year category, I don't mind voting, it only takes a few seconds! Good luck! You are getting there! :)

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  31. I LOVE the wings fanned out like that!! Kiasu is good but you still have to lucky to get shots like these! Also a lot of patience.Your photos say a lot about you, One. Keep them coming...they're most delightful!

    Remember those tiny mating pair of orange beetles you'd posted? I got some shots...the same pose! I'll be posting them soon!:-))

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  32. LOL I had never heard of Kiasu! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I honestly would not be able to compete with these gorgeous buttefly photos!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!
    http://ostranderblog.wordpress.com/

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  33. Beautiful photos of some really lovely butterflies.
    Cher

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  34. I've never heard of this word and am very happy to learn it. I also love your attitude of turning it into a friendly game -- since I suspect some people embody "kiasu" in a less attractive way. Great photos!

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  35. Amazing shots! I love butterflies, but we don't seem to see many around here.

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  36. Beautiful shots of a difficult subject!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  37. Lovely butterflies and awesome photos.

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  38. I always come to your blog to see your latest photos and you never dissapoint me! These are stunning!

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  39. Hey One, it's me again!! Guess what? It may be kiasu too...I just posted the pictures of the mating leaf beetles. Hope you stop by and take a look.

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  40. LOL, now i know why you told me to come here at once, unfortunately i've been away to a forested area with very weak signal so i didnt go on-line. I am sorry i was not able to go 'kiasu-ing' immediately. I am a bit envious with the 41 comments you got here, haha, but i am very happy with the comments in mine too! I will continue the kiasu by saying your butterflies are Hypolimnas bolina and they love eating sweet potato leaves here. YOu are lucky to see them still drying their wings. I have lots of them also in photos, but those catterpillars elude my camera. Do you know i am afraid of larvae? That is one reason i might not be able to continue my dream of putting up a butterfly garden. The header is also very beautiful, but like Donna of gardenwalkgardentalk, i also love the fanlike wings in one shot.

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  41. Stunning! I love butterflies. My favorite animals. Thanks for sharing this.

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  42. A new concept for me and most interesting. Wow I love your photos. Amazing!

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  43. I donno how you managed to get all members of the family in, including the baby caterpillar. That's awesome, to be able to capture them all. Yes, I must agree the fanlike wings shot is a great shot so does the caterpillar shot.

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  44. Beautiful butterfly pictures One!

    Well if the effect of "kiasu" is a healthy war on who can post the best and most butterfly pictures then I say let the competition begin.

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