View Full Version : The return of the King!

Common Rose
20-Aug-2004, 05:16 PM
Spotted this King in the drain at AH today. Initially thot it was one of the Autumn Leafs that I saw earlier. However, when I move closer, notice that it was bigger than AL! Suspected that it must be that one. Quickly unscrewed off Nikon 3T and took 2 record shots from ard 2m away. Once confirmed the id, I back off a couple of steps and climbed up the bank and approached it at right angle.

Presenting ... ... the ...

Palm King


My 90th species. 10 more to go ... ;P

According to Ross, PK is one of the first butt to be sighted in AH, but she has not seen it for a long time.

Common Rose
20-Aug-2004, 06:11 PM
congratz. which drain was that? dont recall any angle like this. :P
There's only one drain in the Butts Trail, the one where the wooden bridge is on. ;P

20-Aug-2004, 07:11 PM
Nice capture.

Cycad Blue
20-Aug-2004, 07:24 PM
super cool catch! not my day today...barely 5 min after you left, started to pour, until NOW! We ended up shopping at Queensway & Ikea instead :P

Peacock Royal
20-Aug-2004, 08:53 PM
This King is really huge, bigger than the one I shot at my place.
Congratulation, I think you have added one more new species, edging closer to the century mark.

Elbowed Pierrot
20-Aug-2004, 09:09 PM
nice catch :thumbsup:

Common Rose
20-Aug-2004, 09:30 PM
Thanks Rustic, Falcon, Cycad Blue, Federick, and Elbowed Pierrot.

20-Aug-2004, 11:42 PM
Looks like it's feeding on some damp mosses...

This bugger, seldom can get a good pristine specimen. Even when I was collecting, 9/10 will have torn wings, and particularly the hindwing tornal area (which is also damaged in your specimen) ;P

Great catch nevertheless... :thumbsup:

Sky Blue
20-Aug-2004, 11:51 PM
nice catch neo ;-) I got another reason to visit AH on sunday :cheers:

Common Rose
20-Aug-2004, 11:52 PM
nice catch neo ;-) I got another reason to visit AH on sunday :cheers:
Looks like AH is going to be crowded this weekend, ;P but I'm not going.

21-Aug-2004, 10:27 PM
great shots there. great surprise at AH.

Elbowed Pierrot
21-Aug-2004, 10:47 PM
time to go collect my #106 & 107