Friday, May 21, 2010

Varied Eggfly varies the chase

Chased butterflies instead of birds for sunny spell yesterday. Varied Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina) provides in-flight action around the main lagoon.

Cranked up ISO and shutter speeds to slow things down a bit.

Female quarry stops for taste of swamp lily.

And here's a Ulysses Swallowtail (Papilio ulysses) from holdover folder. Hopes for worthy flight shots of species have died out.

Shining Flycatchers (Myiagra alecto) full fledged yesterday.

Today, both capable of flying 15-20 metres and sooo hungry!

For those hungering after facts: Nest build: 30 days; sit 15 days; feed/fledge 15 days.


Anonymous said...

Great shots of the female Eggfly Tony, I especially like the reflection you have captured in the last one.
And your Shining Flycatcher photos are just delightful.

mick said...

I have really enjoyed the series on the Shining Flycatchers and those last two provide a very nice finish. Of course - the butterflies are beautiful!

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Barbara and Mick: Bit more colour coming up. And Shining FCs not quite over.

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