Friday, April 27, 2007

Blue Porter

Another shot of the Blue Porter Weed (Stachyptarpheta indica), a native herb in India. Shot at Valley School, this was the first time I was trying out a HDR (High Dynamic Range) image and this picture is in fact a composite of 3 images shot at different exposures.
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Elliot's Shieldtail

This is an endemic snake found only in South India and parts of Sri Lanka. It belongs to a family of snakes belonging to the family Uropeltidae. They are so called due to a shield-like tip to their tail. They are burrowing snakes and usually are found out during dawn or dusk and sometimes on cloudy days. This individual was shot at Valley School outside Bangalore and is the only type recorded from Bangalore. In all likely possibilities an Elliot's Shieldtail (Uropeltis ellioti).
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Pale Grass Blue

This is the South Indian race of the Pale Grass Blue (Pseudozizeeria maha). This was shot at Valley School outside Bangalore. This is one of the more common butterflies that can be found around Bangalore.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Lime Butterfly

The Lime Butterfly is commonly found hovering around lower flowering bushes and uses the lime plant as it's food plant, hence the name. Shot at the Butterfly Park in Bannerghatta National Park.
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Striped Tiger

The Striped Tiger (Danaus genutia) is found almost thru the world, but known by different names like the Milkweed butterfly or the Monarch. This individual was shot at the Butterfly Park in Bannerghatta National Park.
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