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Startling Reds of the Forests to enjoy...

Postby amytsang » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:07 pm

The reds of some butterfly wings seem so intense and rich that they almost jump out at you - and you wonder if they are not red alerts to their predators? After all, who can miss them? Witness the brilliant red in the wings (top and underside) of the Purple Sapphire and the Plain Lacewing's underside wings, both found at Fraser's Hill. Others like the Pieridae/Delias acalis perakana has an arresting red dot close to its body. Your eyes simply zoom in on the butterfly! Closer to home, the underwings of the Green Baron revealed startling red streaks. Such a delight to observe the richness of red in butterflies!
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Re: Startling Reds of the Forests to enjoy...

Postby laurence leong » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:53 am

It's the very bright colours, especially red, that got people hooked to photographing butterflies. Well done for such a scarlet series! :thumbsup:
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Re: Startling Reds of the Forests to enjoy...

Postby amytsang » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:11 pm

Thanks, Laurence. Yes, you are right - it's the bright colours like red which attract people to watching and photographing butterflies in the first instance. It is only later on when one does more butterfly watching that one realises all colours and their varying shades are so beautiful in their own way! Here's to Mother Nature and her great beauty!
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