Tuberose (polianthus tubersoa)

Finally monsoon hit and rains started. Compared to last year when it was almost drought this year it has been raining good, in fact very good.So those plants which were waiting for high humidity to send blooms started to wake up. For this monday here are these two beauties.
This butterfly treated my soil bed as her guest house probably and sent whole night clinging to this jasmine leaves. I captured her at night with auto flash and macro. She seemed drunk to me as the flash and macro both did not make her embarrassed at all. In fact, i was almost thinking she is here for the photo shoot. This photo is also included in the Gardening gone wild Picture this photo contest
common lime butterfly
The second photo for this Monday is the flowers of Tuberose (polianthus tubersoa). I almost forgot murraya and my arabian jasmine when these started to flower. I planted around 50 bulbs in pots and this is the first one to flower. Would surely post separate on these warm climate flowering bulbs continuing the series.
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29 Responses

  1. i beati says:

    wondrous details sandy

  2. eileeninmd says:

    Wow, I love the tube rose flowers. Just gorgeous and you have wonderful photos!

  3. Luna Miranda says:

    beautiful crisp images!

  4. guild-rez says:

    Love the butterfly and flowers!
    Great shots.

  5. Rosey says:

    Nice shots! I love that beautiful butterfly. So crisp!

  6. what a delicate looking flower..great macro shots..i love the butterfly too

    mine is here

  7. michael says:

    Definitely two beauties. Glad you didn’t settle for just one shot.

  8. Kala says:

    Both shots are beautifully composed.

  9. HOOTIN' ANNI says:

    tube rose, huh? Now I want one or a dozen!! Gorgeous.

    If you have time to stop by: My Macro Monday

  10. GrandmaK says:

    What a beautiful butterfly! Cathy

  11. Rune Kvisla says:

    Good macros, well composed ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Jan n Jer says:

    Love both shots…the tube rose is outstanding.

  13. linda says:

    These photos are wonderful.
    That butterfly is beautiful.

  14. Enjoyed your picture especially the flower. Im sure the fragrance must be captivating.

  15. Lesa says:

    Love that flower! bet when all bloom they will be spectacular!

  16. guild-rez says:

    Thank you for comment – Lady Bug picture!!
    Love both of your puctures, great shots!!

  17. Tanvi says:

    beautiful clicks…You sure have a good camera. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Hoping to see more of you there.

  18. Halcyon says:

    Such beautiful macros! I really love the butterfly. It’s hard to get good photos of them.

  19. DoanLegacy says:

    Gorgeous photos! I like both very much!

  20. Your garden must smell amazing!!

  21. Noelle says:

    Our monsoon has also been late in arriving, but is finally here. The plants are really enjoying the rain. Your photo is just beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Carver says:

    The butterfly and flowers are so beautiful. Great shots.

  23. Great macro shots.
    Luiz Ramos

  24. Tricia says:

    such lovely flower images…

    thanks for visiting my swf post – much appreciated!

  25. Dimple says:

    The tube rose is lovely. Actually, all of the flowers in this post and the one before are strikingly beautiful!

    Thanks for the visit!

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