I normally do not shoot butterflies, but tend to have a go at them once in a while. While in Bharatpur, I saw ‘Common Gulls’ in such large numbers that I could not do without photographing them. And one day when I was walking along a paths next to the marshes in search of the Sarus Cranes, I saw this congregation of ‘Plain Tigers’ sitting on a small plant. This place was on a track frequented by cycle-rickshaws. The butterflies would fly away each time a rickshaw passed by, but would soon return to hangout at the same place. My friend and I must have spent about fifteen minutes or more lying down on the ground trying to get a good image. None of the images I captured that day satisfied me and did not justify the beautiful gathering that we saw. On the other hand, lying down on the ground and obstructing the path of the rickshaws, we attracted the attention of all tourists passing by, as much as these butterflies attracted us!
Common Gull Butterfly
Plain tiger butterfly