Ipoh Malaysia

SunMon TueWed ThuFri Sat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

cupgold60.jpg
Penang Yang Dipertua
kayes

[ News, Announcements & Miscellany ]
duel.jpg
duel at sunrise
kayes

[ Butterflies, Birds & All Things Beautiful ]
DSCF7129.jpg
Panglima Lane
kayes

[ Old Town ]
cockman12.jpg
Cockman Street
kayes

[ New Town ]
DSCF2470.jpg
Tambun
kayes

[ Elsewhere in/near Ipoh ]
cupgold12.jpg
Penang Yang Dipertua
kayes

[ News, Announcements & Miscellany ]
· more ·

 
more
DSC_0159.jpg
DSC_0130.jpg
DSC_0058.jpg
DSC_0031.jpg
DSCF6588.jpg
more

DSC_0058
Flowers

kayes



Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,811
users gallery
· Date: August 5, 2008 · Views: 12870 ·
Print View


Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
October 3, 2008 8:46pm

This orchid is a Cattleya. The large blooms are richly colored and come in many hues. Cattleyas bear very showy and flamboyant flowers when compared to most other species of orchids. Because of this reason, it is commonly used in bridal bouquets and corsages. They are also fairly easy to grow and is a popular choice among novice growers.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
October 3, 2008 9:09pm

Hi Ken. A man who knows his flowers!
Liz

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 192
October 16, 2008 10:55pm

Hi Ken and blue grass.... The men who know their flowers and birds Smile Should we now attempt to name the different species of butterflies that Kayes has captured with his camera so beautifully? Anyone ? Definitely not me as I am blur when it comes to naming the butterflies although I love them.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
October 21, 2008 7:40pm

Hi Liz, I know next to nothing about butterflies too. When I was in Form 4, some of my friends started to collect butterflies. They cycle all the way from Ipoh to Ampang waterfall to catch these colorful creatures. When the butterflies swoop from the bushes towards the stream, my friends will swing their nets in that direction to capture them. Next these hapless insects were pinned down on a piece of soft board with their wings stretched. Then, a plastic syringe was used to inject a chemical called formalin into the butterflies to preserve it. This somewhat akin to taxidermy, and the life-like butterflies with their out-stretched wings, are framed for display. I joined my friends on one of those trips to Ampang and but this hobby did not appeal to me. I thought it was rather cruel that these lovely insects should be dealt with such an untimely death. The rarer species that are sought after by collectors are the Raja Brooke (both the male and female) and the Birdwing. These are the common names and after all these years, I have forgotten their biological name.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,811
October 21, 2008 8:58pm

Hi all, can't say I know a lot about the names of butterflies but those shown in pic above are a pair of black and white Monarchs. Of course I don't know their scientific name Sad


And this is a Rajah Brooke.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/brooke10.jpg
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
October 26, 2008 12:42am

Kayes, that is indeed a male Rajah Brooke. The female is rarer, and it has the same color scheme, but the black and green is tinged with a grayish sheen. The Birdwing is about the same size as the Rajah Brooke and it is black, with yellow speckles or polka dots across its wingspan.



Photo Sharing Gallery by PhotoPost
Copyright © 2007 All Enthusiast, Inc.

Ipoh Malaysia