And I have no idea what the name is. Caught my eye when I was doing some work in the yard. Sharmila was not sure of the name either but let me know about the poisonous bit…
Picture taken with an iPhone.
The wing surface is barely visible. Almost looks like an incoming plane of some sort…
I often get my bird names wrong. I hope I got this butterfly name right. This was flitting around in our garden today.
Taken with a Nikon DSLR.
Well this is not really the flower. This is what is left of the flower after all the petals drop off!!
Taken with a iPhone.
This is the first time I saw the sun during this trip in India. Every single day in the last week – be it in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kalyani, Lucknow or Kanpur, all I saw was totally overcast skies – and I mean not a single break in the cloud cover the whole day.
It is like India got a head start on the full solar eclipse a few days earlier…
For the first time, on the drive from Kanpur to Lucknow airport, I was able to spot the sun. Asked the driver to stop the car so I could take a couple of shots…
We called it “Kokil” (this is from the cuckoo family). Has the distinct blood shot red eyes…
Shot with a DSLR from bout 40 yards away..
Found in my father in law’s garden. Again, taken with an iPhone…
Taken with an iPhone at less than 6 cm distance…