View Full Version : Sichuan Butterflies - July 2012

Cigaritis wong
08-Jul-2012, 11:47 PM
Sharing some quick snaps from Sichuan province, shot at 3 different locations.

1) Jiuzhaigou (> 2000 meters above MSL, 400 km north of Chengdu)
2) Wenchuan - enroute to Chengdu (500 meters above MSL)
3) Ya'an Bifengxia (> 1000 meters above MSL, 150 Km southwest of Chengdu)


08-Jul-2012, 11:49 PM
Don't see any photos leh :hmmm:

Cigaritis wong
08-Jul-2012, 11:50 PM
1) Jiuzhaigou Nature Park

The valley is so big (720 km2) but only managed to shoot 2 species :bsmile:

Cigaritis wong
08-Jul-2012, 11:57 PM
2) Wenchuan

While returning back to Chengdu from JZG, my bus passed by Wenchuan (epicenter of the Great Sichuan earthquake on 12-May-2008). For some reason, the traffic came to a halt for more than an hour so I got down the bus. Then I saw two Chinese man near a bush with lots of butterflies. Thought they are appreciating nature but ...yup ...you guessed it!

Answering nature's call :whistle:

Cigaritis wong
09-Jul-2012, 12:00 AM
2) Wenchuan

Bus is still not moving and so I went to get my 70-300 with close-up filter. First shot after changing my lens turned out to be in black and white! Must have accidentally changed the settings ;P

Cigaritis wong
09-Jul-2012, 12:04 AM
3) Ya'an Bifengxia

Less touristy than JZG but a beautiful and peaceful retreat nonetheless. The pandas there are so cute ;-)

Cigaritis wong
09-Jul-2012, 12:04 AM
That's all folks! Pardon my cmi shots...hehe

09-Jul-2012, 12:14 AM
Nice to see different species from another part of the world. :)

09-Jul-2012, 06:44 PM
Yes, that was nice to see. I am surprised at the number with relatives in Europe. Looks like quite a few of the genera are widespread across Europe/northern Asia.