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Golden Sapphire

Heliophorus brahma

Description:

Pure yellow with Indian dress patterns at the bottom of the hind wing. Size: Blue Tit size.

Notes:

Spotted this beauty by my son in the morning on the headlight of our vehicle, quite sluggish in the cold morning. Took some shots. Got disturbed, perhaps, flew and settled on this winter flower.


1 species ID suggestions

33 Comments (1–25)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks outsidegirl0 and Eduardo for favouriting this one.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Eduardo.

EduardoMarabuto
EduardoMarabuto 4 years ago

Stunning butterfly.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Rab_0225, misako and HarumKoh for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Sachin, thanks James for the comments.

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

What a wonderful shot of a truly beautiful subject. Well done!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 4 years ago

Beautiful ,,

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Seema for the like.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Jopy and Reza for the like.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks tp91395 for the like.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Flyn Kynd, James, HarurnKoh and Fanie for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Ha, ha! Mark, thanks for the agreement!! An Indian sari border, the part which falls to the bottom and partly runs over the shoulder, is called 'falls'. And this one looked like one of those ladies's favourites!!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

So right about the Indian dress pattern. Beautiful.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Lauren for the comment and liking it.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Exquisite photos….

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks rams4d for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Agnes, Leanne, Bhagya, TreeHugger2013, LuckyLogan, Marta, and Sam10 for making it favourite.

rams4d
rams4d 4 years ago

Pretty yellow

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Adarsha. Realised the fact that when we're ready with the camera beauties just come by to be photographed!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 4 years ago

What a beautiful capture DrNamgyalT.Sherpa :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks LandmarkExpert for the like.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Leanne, Sckel and pam for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Bhagya for the comment.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 4 years ago

WOW!!!!!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Jopy, Juan, Dilan and Ava T-B for making it favourite.

Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Lat: 27.33, Long: 88.61

Spotted on Jan 25, 2014
Submitted on Jan 28, 2014

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