Ypthima huebneri (Common 4-Ring)

Ypthima huebneri (Common 4-ring)

Ypthima huebneri (Common 4-ring butterfly) with lovely eyespots, visibly seen on its underside. Taken Nov. 13, 2007 I chanced upon this beautiful butterfly yesterday morning as I walked in our garden admiring the many colorful flowers greeting me.

Could not believe my eyes when I counted the number of eyespots on the underside hindwings of this beautiful butterfly…one, two, three, four! Wow! It is definitely a newcomer to our garden as I remembered vividly photographing one species with 5 eyespots, a Common 5-ring butterfly recently.
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Ypthima baldus newboldi (Common 5-ring)

Ypthima baldus newboldi (Common 5-ring)

Ypthima baldus newboldi posing on a pot in our garden, captured October 15, 2007 What an attractively dressed beauty this tropical butterfly is!

I found it fluttering around our garden plot in the early afternoon, stopping at a few stations to bask in the sunlit areas. And I remembered being terribly excited following it around and being rewarded with some lovely poses for my camera. :D
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Wonderful world of winged insects (Pterygota)

Such beautiful creatures of the animal kingdom found in our lovely garden spot! And I simply love taking pictures of them whenever I get the chance! Be it an ordinary fly, spider, or other small living things, all fascinates me so as they share our wonderful world of nature!

Do enjoy some of these winged beauties that have graced our garden! :D
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October 2007 in our garden

Gardens everywhere evolve unceasingly, including our tropical garden! Day in and day out, plants continue thrusting forward and flowers yelling their heads off, to our great delight, amazement and wonder!

October has been quite a wet month with more rainy days than hot days. Somehow, in the month of October, they will always be at least 9 continuous rainy days that always coincide with the Nine Emperor Gods Festival that falls on the ninth day of the ninth moon in the Chinese Lunar Calendar (usually in early October), celebrated by Chinese devotees for nine consecutive days. Don’t ask me why but that’s the uncanny reality.

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Photoshop tutorial – Collage showcasing pictures of a pretty creepy-crawly!

Collage showcasing images of the beautiful insect with orange trimming, easily created in Photoshop CS2What an attractive bug! It was crawling leisurely around our courtyard and begging to be photographed! I succeeded in taking quite a number of its image, but an insect with nothing much around isn’t so exciting to view!

What do you think I did? A photo collage, of course as seen here! ;)
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