Random Shots

This year I have not been able to photograph as many butterflies as I’d have liked to but the dragonflies have been rather kind to me:) They’ve sat still allowing me to get my shots before they went in for the next kill. This was what I captured on my small bamboo patch.

The Pied Paddy Skimmer was resting on a Flax lily leaf. Although this dragonfly is supposed to be commonly found in our region, this is only the second time that I’ve seen and photographed the species. I think the black and white wings are unusually attractive.

Glint of gold in the afternoon sun. Not too sure about the name. Could be a Green Marsh hawk.

The Crimson-tailed Marsh hawk captured in the hot afternoon sun.

And talking about the afternoon sun always makes me think about enjoying the fruits from the garden at my parents’ house. We got these delicious guavas from the trees that my mother planted. No wonder the squirrels are feasting on them too!!

Chillies, hot and green. Known as bird’s eye chillies these are hot! But not as hot as Bhut jolokia, the hottest chillies in the world. In our region, people love to have these with their meals. We love the taste, the smell, and of course, the heat!


About Kanak Hagjer

Hello from north-east India! I love to blog about all things floral and foliar and sharing the beauty of my region is what I am most passionate about!
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13 Responses to Random Shots

  1. Oh, my!!! These are outstanding! They are just stunning!!! The first one is my favorite because you can see his face so well, it is so strange looking, like an outer space creature!! Try though I may, I have never been able to get a picture of one. I clicked on the first one to enlarge, it is even better then, especially with the pattern on the wings. You are an amaing photographer.

    • kanak7 says:

      Ginny, thank you so much! I love seeing the patterns on the wings too. Close-up shots of tiny critters can be so interesting.

      I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. lotusleaf says:

    The Pied paddy skipper is unusual and beautiful. I haven’t seen them here. Your photos are captivating as usual!

    • kanak7 says:

      Thanks Padma. When I looked up the Net for details, I was surprised to read that they’re supposed to be very common in the entire south-east Asian region. Beats me…I mean how could we miss them?!!!

  3. Joey says:

    Fabulous, Kanak … the first one, totally amazing!

  4. Stephanie says:

    hello Kanak, great shot of those plump chillise. Your guava is always juicy and nice. I wish I could have a bite! That dragonfly in the first pix is like a helicopter landed. The second dragonfly, the black is so gorgeous. Have a great evening!

  5. easygardener says:

    I have just realised that you have a new url – I am a little slow sometimes!
    I have missed your insect pictures – lovely as always.

    • kanak7 says:

      EG, thanks! I haven’t been very regular at yours too but now that Blooming Friday is back, I’d love to be in the ‘group’ again:) At least we’ll be interacting more often.

  6. Autumn Belle says:

    Love the shots of the dragonflies looking right into the camera. I think they are aware that they are posing as models here. We used to have such a quava tree at home. The fruits are smaller, flesh pinkish and quite a lot of seeds. But it was nice to be able to just pluck from the tree and eat it. Those chilies are called, “Chilli Padi” or paddy chilli here. We also call a lady “Chilli Padi” if she is sweet, tough, pettite and has a sharp tongue 😉

    • kanak7 says:

      Autumn Belle ….wow, thanks for mentioning Chilli Padi. The second meaning…I love that! Memories about home-grown fruits will always remain. I think memories are even sweeter than the actual taste! Thank you for your visits. Always a pleasure to have you here:)

  7. One says:

    Oh! I love your blog!!!

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