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Friday, 19 August 2011

Beautiful Swallowtail Butterflies


Swallowtail butterflies are commonly seen in Hong Kong urban parks. They are considered to be among the most beautiful butterflies in the world.

 
Rose Hellen 

 
Great Mormon (Female)

   
Common Rose


 
Common Mormon

 
 
Paris Peacock


They are famous for their large sized black wings and colourful patterns as well as their elegant appearance.  

Great Mormon (Female) 

Common Mormon


Rose Helen


In addition, their beautiful long “tails” on the hindwings make them one of the most popular butterflies in the world.

Paris Peacock

Commmon Mormon 
 

Paris Peacock
 
Great Mormon (Female)


8 comments:

POESIE-LYRIK-HAIKU-KURZGESCHICHTEN-FOTOGRAFIE-H-P's FOTO ART said...

Welch grossartige Schmetterlinge! Wunderschöne Fotos. Danke...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley your pictures of the butterfly ,Nette

Chris said...

Wow what a beautiful butterfly set of pictures. Very impressive and colorful. I guess you got some fun getting these nice shots!

Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok said...

Very nice collection of butterflies! I love Paris Peacock! Never tired of looking at those glittering emerald wings...

Hilda R.B said...

Wow, this was a beautiful butterfly. Wonderful photos. Well done.

Andrew said...

I have just had a wonderful browse around your blog.
My Mums sister and her husband lived in Hong Kong for a number of years.
He looked after the spare parts to keep the buses running in the 1980's.

holdingmoments said...

Every one is so beautiful.

Fotokarusellen said...

I am impressed. Your photo work take me. Thank you.