Saturday, September 5, 2009

Camera-Critters #74 & Today's Flower #56

The name of these beautiful big white butterflies is called Paper Kite or Rice Paper Butterfly (Idea leuconoe clara) and the multicolor flower is called Spanish Flag (Latana camara).

Last weekend, we saw these butterflies with the colorful Spanish Flag during our visit to Flying Cow Ranch, which is about two hours drive south of Taipei. The "Flying" in the name of the farm is not referred to the cow but to the various kind of butterflies around its butterfly walk and greenhouse.

The butterfly is about 7 cm in size and moves elegantly. More importantly, it moves slowly, which makes the photographing process much easier.

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24 comments:

Ishtar said...

They're lovely!

Arija said...

Fabulous shots! Enjoyed every one.

Jedediah said...

Really lovely, I absolutely adore the stripes on those butterflies. Very elegant. And I wish I could have a Spanish flag, somehow they always die on me.

Babooshka said...

Those I have never seen. They have incredible marking shown captured beautifully.

Janie said...

Great photos of elegant butterflies on the colorful flowers.

Carla said...

We call these lantanas, these butterflies are amazing!!

Edith said...

absolutely beautiful..

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alwaysbcmom.com said...

Those butterflies are so pretty! I love the colors.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow adorable butterflies!
You did a fabulous work with this pictures!
happy camera critters
purrs and love
Luna

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Great combination of colors. Those are new butterflies to me. They look quite beautiful.

Lui said...

Flowers and butterflies!
Excellent combination!

Lui, Bogart and all
HoundsInHeaven

guild-rez said...

Stunnung butterflies and flowers.
Thank you for sharing,
Gisela

VALKYRIEN said...

I am quite speachless! Not only are the Spanish Flag a gorgeous little flower - but the butterfly is stunning! I have never seen anything like it.

Thank you so much for sharing on Today's Flowers!

Carletta said...

Gorgeous images!
The first one is sheer beauty and you have gotten an excellent macro of flower and butterfly.
I've enjoyed this visit.

Carletta’s Captures.

Tammie Lee said...

butterflies love these flowers! your photos are so lovely.
Spirithelpers

Arija said...

They do look like paper kites too. Lovely photos sitting on the Lantana flowers.

Laerte Pupo said...

I have the same flower in my garden, but the butterflies are differents.

shu said...

Thank you for showing me the Taiwan that I have never seen.

Reader Wil said...

Very beautiful and elegant butterfly! The photos are brilliant!

Tabib said...

Beautiful pictures of butterfly and flowers.

Ebie said...

The shots are lovely! I have not seen a paper butterfly yet. They love colorful flowers. I also have a mosaic post of a lot of butterflies.
My main blog is here.

Regina said...

Amazingly beautiful!

Jay said...

Oh, wow .. those butterflies are incredible! Beautifully photographed, too!

pra said...

Wonderful photographs and very informative post!

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