It fluttered by. Common Diadem.

This is the male Common Diadem – Hypolimnas misippus. S0 common, in fact, that I have seen it a whole three times in five years and managed to photograph it twice!  So … not so common after all.

These shots were taken with two different cameras: the Canon and the Sony.

Shots 1 & 2 Sony Cybershot at full zoom.

Shots 3 & 4  Canon EOS normal setting on full Auto







15 thoughts on “It fluttered by. Common Diadem.

  1. Great photos. I found things in each photo I like so I can’t say which camera takes a better photo. What the photos do show is the grand diversity in our world among different species and within those species. It is hard for me to grasp the idea that so many more species have gone extinct than exist today. I wonder what it would be like if all those species could be here at the same time as us, would we like it or hate it? Hugs


      1. Well, I really was thinking of the smaller critters and such, but now thinking of huge four foot spiders and mosquitoes that are the size of eagles takes the fun out of it. Hugs

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          1. There is always a silver lining if you look for it. Some of us though might find the lining of the stomach of a meat eater dino is not so silver. Hugs


    1. The male is very distinctive, especially the spots and the blue. . The female, on the other hand, while also attractive is almost all orange and more like a Monarch. Not usual in most butterflies to see so much colour and patterning differences.

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    1. I am impressed with the Sony . This was at full zoom 63x so you can imagine how far away the butterfly was!.

      In the Canon shots, the butterfly was around 8 ft away and I cropped and enlarged the photos in Paint.


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