As a peace offering I thought you might enjoy these photos that I took at the Butterfly Garden in Singapore's Changi airport. I love Changi. There is so much to do there, it must be one of the easiest airports in the world to while away the hours in transit. My favorite things, apart from the butterflies, are to check out the orchid displays, snap up beautiful Asian trinkets from Madam Butterfly (in two of the three terminals), and enjoy a great meal - this visit it was lunch at a vegetarian Indian restaurant.
But back to the butterflies... I am a self-confessed terrible photographer of any fast moving wildlife, but I discovered there are slow butterflies (my kind), and there are others whose wings seem to be a continual blur. Maybe the slow ones were a bit sluggish after lunch, but all the better for us to enjoy them!
|I saw some butterflies like this in Kalimantan (Borneo) on our orangutan trip. They were spectacular and seem to range up to about 7 or 8 inches across.|
|Butterfly food station - lots of delicious pineapple.|
|This small, dark and handsome specimen had a bright orange body, beautifully coordinated with the ixora!|
|Pentas seemed to be the most popular plant in town.|
|This was one of the more fluttery varieties, so it is a little out of focus, though in my defence, it did seem to have a preference for dining upside down, which surely added a degree of difficulty.|
|These were beautifully camouflaged to resemble dead leaves.|
|An embarrassment of riches|
|There were also some interesting pitcher plants in the display.|
|Here the underside of one of the blue patterned butterflies can be seen lower right.|