Butterfly in Flight

After a desperate try to catch a butterfly in flight, this is what I got!


Butterflies can fly only when the atmospheric temperature is 86 degree F. Once they warm up they just keep fluttering. The speed varies among butterfly species (the poisonous varieties are slower than non-poisonous varieties).
The fastest butterflies (some skippers) can fly at about 30 mile per hour or faster. Slow flying butterflies fly about 5 mph. This one didn’t look the poisonous kind and had good wing speed, camera settings have to be adjusted to get the perfect capture. And it is going to take a while before I can learn that. It is not always you get to see a butterfly fluttering around you.



Adding this to Thursday Challenge: Motion Blur 
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40 Responses

  1. magiceye says:

    Wonderful colours too!!

  2. TexWisGirl says:

    it is still a lovely shot. 🙂

  3. Sylvia K says:

    Oh, a lovely shot indeed! I, too, love the colors, Indrani!! Hope your week is going well!!

  4. Oh Yes! These are indeed tough to photograph. Love those flowers. 🙂

  5. Linda says:

    Nice! I've been trying to capture pictures of birds in flight and it's not easy.

  6. DeniseinVA says:

    I think it is a wonderful photo and love the motion you have captured.

  7. appreciate ur patience. Im sure this u would have gt after so many clicks. Its so testing but worth ..

  8. Darkish at the top.Better luck next time.But I know it is difficult with a speeding butterfly

  9. Really tough to photograph fluttering of butterflies..or birds in flight ..Nice click

  10. Lovely in flight photo Indrani.

  11. So beautiful captured

  12. Hilary says:

    Light and airy. It give such a sense of motion.

  13. Carver says:

    Beautiful flowers and butterfly.

  14. Jeevan says:

    that's amazing facts on butterfly! nice catch

  15. Shailaja V says:

    I like your dedication to the shot! And I never knew butterflies could be poisonous! You learn something everyday 🙂

  16. Spiderdama says:

    In flight and lovely colors!:-)

  17. Arti says:

    Wonderful catch, Indrani! 🙂

  18. It looks like it is still fluttering its wings. Great capture 🙂

  19. Seeta says:

    For once, wished I was a butterfly 🙂

  20. Poor butterfly ..running away from a shutterbug…:)

    Awaiting the perfect capture soon Indrani…

  21. Anita says:

    A prized catch, Indrani 🙂

  22. Oh butterflies are poisonous too…amazing post and the picture. ..very colorful

  23. It's indeed a difficult capture. Nice shot.

  24. Haha…. he got away… but still a nice shot…

  25. Bright colourful flowers and a fluttering butterfly..nice shot !

  26. wonderful capture 🙂

  27. Hi Wow! You are so right. very difficult to capture but you managed quite well. Th shot shows the movement of the butterfly. Now I did not know that some Butterfies were poisonous!

  28. Icy BC says:

    Fantastic capture!
    I have lots to learn about taking anything in action!!

  29. So beautiful:-)
    Have a great weekend.

  30. I love the colours! I've never managed to get flight shots.

  31. eileeninmd says:

    Indrani, pretty action capture! The butterfly is lovely.. Thank you for sharing your post on Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

  32. OOOO la la…. what a beauty! 🙂

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