Monday, April 15, 2013

"Messier" Marathon

[For a chronicled metamorphosis of the Painted Jezebel, see here.]

There is this crazy event where astronomy enthusiasts attempt to spot all 110 Messier objects in one night.

I can see about ten different types of butterflies flying around at the same time where I live.  I thought it would be interesting if all ten could be photographed in one day.  It looks impossible, especially with a cheap lousy camera, and the butterflies in constant motion, stopping for rarely a second each time.

So what you see here is just a lazy attempt over different days.  The only criteria is that I have to be no more than 30 feet from the external walls of my apartment.  All pictures taken at 3 Mpixels or less and not touched up.

If you know the names of any of these creatures do share the information.  Current ones identified with help from Commander, Raj and Simon.  Thanks.

#1 Leopard Lacewing (Cethosia cyane)

#2 Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya)

#3 Common Mime (Chilasa clytia)

#4 Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus)

#5 Common Tiger (Danaus genutia)

#6 Common Palmfly (Elymnias hypermnestra)

#7 Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete)
#8 Common Grass Yellow (Eurema hecabe)
#9 ???
#10 Cycad Blue, Plains Cupid (Chilades pandava pandava)
#11 Striped Albatross (Appias libythea olferna)

#12 ??
#13 ???

#14 ? some swallow tail??