Kerala, Photography

A Welcome Visitor

Days were overcast and gloomy, raining intermittently and on top of it all, it’s Corona time…

I has been months since we had any visitors and even if some sales person turns up, he’s quickly been turned away politely.

Then, there came a visitor, elegantly, to soothe our minds and also to tell us that it’s not the time to get depressed, but to work on your strengths and be ready to sail when the headwinds stops…

She was the Southern Birdwing, the second largest Butterfly of India with a wing span of around 190mm.

With many a flowering plants and diverse flora around, we do get a chance to watch and photograph many a butterflies and it also shows the importance of micro habitats.

We will definitely overcome this tough time and explore the world …

PS: We had another surprise visitor or an even high profile guest, sometime back, that was the world’s largest moth, the ‘Atlas Moth’.

Please find the link to my post with the images of Atlas Moth here.

34 thoughts on “A Welcome Visitor”

    1. Absolutely, Sylvia 🙂

      We are at the end of heavy Monsoon season and the whole landscape is now fresh and blooming with flowers.

      There are many a varieties of butterflies and months which makes our garden so beautiful and also gives me a chance to de-stress as well.

      Thank you so much for your visit and comments 🙂

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    1. Absolutely, Noortje 🙂

      It was indeed a surprise for us when this beauty descended and took some rest near the tree close to our garden.

      Watching butterflies and capturing their life cycle through photos has become a family activity now and my wife and kids also enjoys it 🙂

      Thank you so much for your visit and comments 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, Eliza for your visit and comment 🙂

      It all started with a chapter on my daughter’s natural science text book connected to the life cycle of butterflies …

      Following these winged beauties has become one of the most enjoyable activity as well as a great stress reliever. Something so badly required during these tough days, right ?

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    1. Absolutely, Sarmistha 🙂

      They do brighten up these gloomy days …

      It’s kind of a meditating effect while following these winged beauties and observe their life cycle.

      I know, you don’t used to miss them wherever you find and also shares in your posts 🙂

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    1. Absolutely, Jolandi 🙂

      It’s a great stress reliever to spend time close to nature and capturing images …

      I have now made it a practice to identify different simple themes and try my hands at photography.

      It teaches us also more on our nature and it’s delicate interconnections …

      Thank you so much for your time and appreciative comments 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, Jane 🙂

      We used to see quite a number of butterflies here and now we started documenting them.

      It is really a nice experience to identify each one and learn more about them.

      Have a beautiful weekend 🙂

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    1. Yes, indeed, the visitor did generate quite some interest in butterflies and now a days I am learning more about them…

      Thank you so much for your visit to my blog and words of appreciation 🙂

      Have a great day 🙂

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