Sunday, January 2, 2011

Butterflies of Islamabad - Blue Pansy

My first series of butterflies and that is of those butterflies i captured in Islamabad, Pakistan. Other series will be butterflies of lahore, pakistan in which i will show you at least 10 butterflies which i captured in lahore.

The first one is blue pansy with scientific name Junonia orithya. It is native to Africa and south east Asia.

I captured it in Rose and Jasmine garden Islamabad. I did not find it in lahore. It was captured in early winter so chances are there it migrated from the upper hills areas. It is sun loving species and found mostly on dirt, grass and other open areas.


In Australia this butterfly is known as the Blue Argus. Although it is a common butterfly of Pakistan, i am yet to find it in lahore.
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29 comments:

fer said...

Very beautiful! love the blue shades

The Whimsical Gardener said...

Butterflies are just downright cool! Love those patterns of color!

Karen said...

Gorgeous photos.

pam said...

Great photos...that butterfly looks like it's been hand painted.

Tammie Lee said...

so lovely~

Greyscale Territory said...

O how fascinating and beautiful! The colour looks as if it has been dusted on the wings!

Maaike said...

a beautiful butterfly!
happy new year!

Bom said...

What an interesting pattern. The blue and brown are an unusual combination with a sort of earthy look but does not detract from the butterflies beauty.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Incredible photos!!! So pretty and the photos are so very impressive.

My macro is now posted. I do hope you can stop by to visit.

GrandmaK said...

Isn't she just gorgeous!!!! Well done! Cathy

EG Wow said...

Such a pretty butterfly! Chasing butterflies with my lens is one of my favourite summer activities. :)

LauraX said...

this is gorgeous...thank you for taking us so close to this beautiful butterfly!

Rebecca Nickols said...

I'm looking forward to the series on butterflies! The post today reminds me of my native Missouri butterfly, the Common Buckeye. Can't wait to see more!

Colleen said...

He's a beauty! Great shot.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..what a magnificent creature!! Beautiful shots..you always have much beauty to share here!


and yes..if you ever have any posts in Blue you are very welcome to send me a link I will gladly add it in the list!
Kiki~

Eve said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to see each and every butterfly of the world! This one is a beauty! Thanks for visiting my blog Muhammad!

tinyplot said...

Hi there - what amazing photographs! I've been scrolling through them, completely hypnotised! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and happy new year.

Martin Neill said...

Thank you for your encouraging comments on my new blog. Yours is very good too!

Kathrin said...

The pictures from the butterflies are very nice. How did you do that?

Greetings Kathrin

greenapplesgarden.com said...

Gorgeous butterfly and spectacular photography. Love it.

landscape lover said...

Lovely photos throughout! What a fascinating blog. Thanks for calling by mine.

antigonum cajan said...

Greetings, I am the one with a blog 'as far as burkina'.

Not that is makes any difference, but what was your grade in geography?

I noticed that butterflies, dragonflies, damsells were a hit in 2010 down Indonesia and India..

Until then...

Kala said...

Absolutely beautiful detail and color of those wings!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Lovely capture. You got in nice and close to see all its beautiful colours.

Orchid de dangau said...

So beautiful!

Alistair said...

Great photos, you have encouraged me to try and get some butterfly shots this coming Summer.

Malar said...

Such a beautiful butterfly! You must be a great photograper to take all this photos! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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Corner Gardener Sue said...

What a beauty!


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