This is a photograph of a Tailed Jay species of butterfly, shot in Lalbagh, Bangalore. This butterfly is very jumpy, and restless. I had to patiently wait for almost half an hour, and take multiple exposures, to get a few good ones. The Tailed Jay wouldn’t sit on a flower for more than a few seconds, before quickly scampering off to other flowers. And of course, chasing butterflies is a futile exercise 🙂 Luckily, the previous day’s rain and overcast skies made the setting perfect for me to make this photograph. The leaves and flowers wore a fresh look.
Lalbagh is a botanical garden in the Garden City of Bangalore. An oasis for flora and fauna that was once defined Bangalore. Every year in August, the Horticulture Department organizes a flower show at Lalbagh. When I first moved into Bangalore, I found the flower show interesting. But over the years, the lack of creativity on the part of organizers and the large crowds that attend this program has forced me to stay away from the flower show. However, the horticulture department maintains flowers within the garden even after the flower show. This is a good time for macro photography, and to shoot flowers and insects/butterflies that feed off the flowers.