Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Chestnut Tiger Butterfly (Parantica sita)

    *Chestnut Tiger Butterfly "アサギマダラ, asagimadara"*

The other day, my friend took me to the next city's hillside of the mountain, where the flower they love "Hemp Agrimony; hiyodoribana,ヒヨドリバナ " is cultivated. 



This particular butterfly travels through the Japanese archipelago from north to south. Spending summer cool "Hokaido" or "Tohoku region" and when temperature starting to go down, heading south to even warmer "Okinawa". 
This was my first chance to see this rare butterfly. Unfortunately, there were only 5~6 of them flying through the flower. But thanks to my friend, it was a great experience enjoying this graceful butterfly under the blue sky. It was hard for me to catch the moment they parked on the flower, p;)   
           *Here is the picture page of that beautiful butterflies*
         I was glad to be able to introduce them to my friends♡  

15 comments:

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas fotos e que borboleta linda! Adorei ver! beijos,chica

Shelly said...

Simply beautiful, my dear friend! Butterflies here are in the middle of their migrations from the north to the south, into Mexico, and since we are so close to Mexico, we are right on their path. Love seeing them, and I've never seen any like yours~
xo

Pearl said...

lovely! life is so much about timing.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful photos of the butterfly, Miyako!

TexWisGirl said...

wow! they are gorgeous! love their colors! you did great!

Tamago said...

Wow Miyako san, what beautiful photos! The butterfly looks really gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen this kind of butterfly beofore. I saw yellow butterfly flying behind our home the other day. I wonder if it was on the way to the south :-)

Bouncin Barb said...

Hello Miyako...I don't know if you know this but I love butterflies. They are so beautiful and this one is stunning. I'm so glad you got to see this rare beauty and thank you for posting it here. Great photography. Hugs XX

Michiko Johnson said...

Dearest Miyako sama!
WoW! You has wonderful butterflies.
I needed to include my feelings on the picture. you has good time with Otosan.
I has plaing the golfing theses day
but not same us 2012. this month
will be geting it worked is back to same as my good game??
We still has too much rains but we will has hot summer desu Yeyadesu.
Michiko


Ann said...

what a gorgeous butterfly!! the colors and markings are spectacular!!
thank you so much for sharing your photos of this beauty!!!
love and hugs!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
You captured both, the flower and the butterfly in a fabulous way!
Hugs and thank you so much for your love and friendship.
Mariette

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Miyako! What a beautiful butterfly. I am so happy you saw this rare butterfly to share with us. Your photos are lovely! Wishing you a happy day and weekend ahead.

thisisme said...

Hi dear Miyako. I just love butterflies, and this one is very special indeed. So delicate looking. How lovely to have been able to actually see it for real! We have certainly had lots of butterflies and bees in our garden this summer. Hope all is well my friend. Hugs.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Miyako, these are the most beautiful butterfly pictures I think I've ever seen (and I look at a lot of nature blogs)...you are a talented photographer...butterflies are so hard to "catch" on film. Oh I love this post. Thank you for sharing.

Pallavi said...

As always, such splendid pictures my dear Miyako . The butterflies are so pretty so are the flowers . Lovely :)

Giga said...

Zajrzałam do tego postu aby nacieszyć oczy pieknym motylem :)
looked into the subject's eyes to enjoy a beautiful butterfly :)