A photographer’s devil

Take a map. Draw a line on it which joins Dwarka and Kedarnath. To the east and south of it, all the way to Cairns in Australia you’ll find the Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon). This is a photographer’s devil. The beautiful black butterfly, spotted in bright green, look so good that you will spend a lot of time trying to get a photo of one. It is no use. The little chap is too frisky. It takes barely a couple of seconds to take a sip at a flower before it’s off. It’s no use focusing on one flower and waiting, either. It is fickle and flighty, it will lose interest completely in one patch of the garden and fly off to another corner in no time, or ascend again to the treetops, which are its usual haunts.

By I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.


  1. I like the way you have given the map references; it is unique and makes you think, as opposed to spoon-fed knowledge. I have not had a “camera encounter” with the Tailed Jay as yet, but it sounds like a worthy challenge! 🙂

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