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I had to wipe the dust off my macro lens; it's been a while since I used it. The lens had no problem getting back to work but the 'macro-photographer' was a bit rusty!
Hort (short for Horticultural) park is a park for gardeners. Herbs, vegetables, and lots of different plants are there with areas for children to work their small allotment patch.
They also have a 'small butterfly aviary".
I hope you enjoy the photos. Any advice from experts would be welcome. Please leave your comments. Thanks.
Droplets of water on leaves just beg to have their photo taken
So wonderfully green and fresh
I don't know what this plant is called
It has a lot of "stalk", and very few leaves
And so they stand out with their lovely shapes
Dragonfly with 4 wings. It seems that unlike
most flying insects they can use each of their
wings independently of the other. This chap is
resting all four of them. It's amazing how he
holds on to the leaf while his body sticks
in a perpendicular line
Now we are in the butterfly aviary. I have
never been to one. It was quite an experience
to see so many butterflies when in nature you
normally just see the odd one here and there.
This one is a Cethosia cyane, otherwise known
as a Leopard Lacewing
This fella was attached to the fence the whole
time we were in the aviary. He is a Papilio
Polytes, or Common Mormon. It is a swallowtail
butterfly common in Asia
Time for mid-morning snack
The common name is an allusion to the polygamy
formerly practiced by members of the Mormon sect
because the Common Mormon buttterfly has three
different female forms
This is an Idea Malabrica, and the common
name is Malabar Tree Nymph
The species is found most commonly in
Because they glide a lot they have also been
given the name "Paperkite"
Er, any suggestions as to which species this
The Tree Nymph immensely attracted by the
gorgeous red flowers
Beautiful in its colourful habitat
The Leopard Lacewing with full wingspan
spread in all its glory
This is a red-bodied swallowtail
The Leopard Lacewing arrived in the Malay
Peninsula and Singapore about 6 years ago
This is me with some cutting edge of fashion
He was very friendly and provided Daniela
with some cleaning under her finger nails
He flew between the two of us and we had to
make a concerted effort to leave him behind.
A butterfly stalker! The staff said he was attracted
to our sweat. Yuk! He is a Common Crow (Euploea core)
We left the butterflies and here are some final
photos of the flora in Hort Park
If there is a banana flower nearby I have to take