"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Friday, September 22, 2017

Butterflies,dragonflies and birds of prey

Mid day today this butterfly just sat there even when I got close to it to take a picture. Perhaps it was just too tired and decided to rest. It was good for me as I was able to get a good shot of it.

Then I saw this dragonfly. Again I got very close to it and still it did not fly away. In fact it was just sitting there for ages. Perhaps the mid day sun was too much for it so it decided to conserve its energy by sitting still.  I don't blame it as the temperatures sour to 34 degrees in the day time. 

Amazingly this bird of prey also just sat there while I took a picture. He was there even when I went close to him and then he flew away. Perhaps he is used to humans. It wouldn't surprise me. It is a common Indian bird of prey known as Shikra. For a moment I thought it was a pigeon.

The high temperatures are sapping the energy of both humans and animals. It should be raining but there has been not much rain. We are all paying the price for global warming in one way or the other.


  1. that bird does look like a pigeon from that angle, nice find in the trees :)

    1. Yes I was lucky to be able to take a picture

  2. Hello Shashi, the butterfly is really colourful and the pics of the dragonfly and bird of prey amazing! You were lucky to get so close. The weather is fickle at the moment, and you are right we are all paying the price for global warming. I just prey we don’t leave it all too late – it would be awful if the animals, birds and insects paid the price for humans.

    1. Hi Barbara I too hope it is not all too late. Sometimes I feel that we may be the lucky ones who have had the opportunity to enjoy the beauties of this world. The future looks a bit not too good the way things are going


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