Blooming Friday-A Pinch Of Green

Welcome to Blooming Friday! My “pinch of green” is the Psyche butterfly on the kalanchoe blooms. Or rather, the eyes of the Psyche. Although I have photographed this butterfly a countless number of times, that bit of green on its eyes was never as evident as seen in this photo. I didn’t realize that capturing one of the most commonly seen butterflies would reveal a fact like this!

To see more posts on Blooming Friday head over to Katarina’s ROSES AND STUFF. I wish you all a most wonderful weekend!


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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23 Responses to Blooming Friday-A Pinch Of Green

  1. Tyra says:

    A pinch of green? Oh yes now I see, the eyes 😉 As always it is so great to ‘walk’ through your garden. Lovely post Kanak. / Tyra

  2. ShySongbird says:

    Beautiful photos Kanak and what a treat to see the butterfly! I miss them so much at this time of year but some of my blogland friends further south have seen the odd one or two in the last few days so maybe it won’t be too much longer 🙂

    I enjoyed catching up with your last few posts also and it seemed like you had a very nice day on the banks of the Brahmaputra and also on your visit to Shillong. I particularly liked the first photo on that post, the scenery was breathtaking!

    • kanak7 says:

      Jan…glad you liked them…thanks! My last post reminded me of your posts…going to a particular area and focusing on the flora and fauna there. By way of fauna, I only got a common bird and a wasp. Not something I hadn’t photographed before. That was a little disappointing. One goes with the hope that something unique might come my way….doesn’t happen all the time.:(

      BTW, the first shot in my Shillong post was of Lake Umiam aka Barapani. This is indeed a beautiful area…worth stopping and looking at the sights!

  3. Moa says:

    What a lovely photo of the butterflie.. the green in the eye is very nice, like jadecolour and I like it.. Have a nice weekend/Moa

  4. mia says:

    Somehow I allways believed their eyes to be blackish like those of flies. One can see even easier the green colour against that strong red. Beautiful 🙂

  5. easygardener says:

    It is always lovely to see butterflies and you need to be up close to see something new. Photos often reveal something you have not noticed before.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    • kanak7 says:

      Easygardener… I was disappointed that I couldn’t photograph a more colourful butterfly but yes, if I can see something new in a regular backyard insect, it’s worth a shot/a post after all.
      Hope you have a great weekend too!!

  6. Madame C says:

    Great pictures! Thank you for showing:)
    Take care,

  7. Humlan says:

    What a wonderful butterfly… so subtle!

  8. Beautiful pictures of the butterfly! It´s fun to see the kalachoe we only have indoors in pots, growing outside at your place. Here we call kalanchoe: `Springfire´and `Autumnglow´. Have a nice weekend
    Lisa/Lisas trädgård

    • kanak7 says:

      Lisa…it’s interesting to know the names. The red ones in my photo do well here. Although we get them in other colours, this one seems to be the most popular.

  9. Wow! The eye is amazing! No pupil, and so unusual! What a tremendous shot!!!! Something foe me to aspire to this spring. Did you use a zoom lens or a macro?

    • kanak7 says:

      Ginny, I went very close and used macro. This butterfly is difficult to shoot as it keeps moving about….I think it takes longer to get a shot of this one than of the other butterflies.

  10. Anette says:

    To look at your blog is like going on holiday! Beautyful och exotic flowers. Have a nice weekend. /Anette

  11. wendy says:

    So nice to see beautiful butterflies at this time of year. Lovely pic!

  12. That’s a great shot! Sometimes we discover details through the lense of the camera.

  13. Sweet and I love the complementary colors! Beautiful photos Kanak!

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