When out hiking in Hong Kong, I see a variety of subjects whose images I can't help but pause and attempt to capture with my camera. Early on, I tended to prioritize going on trails where I would be assured scenic views. But before too long, I got to realizing that the Big Lychee really has got plentiful, diverse and often pretty photogenic wildlife, so started to focus on looking near as well as far on the hikes that I go on here.
As those who checked out my Photo Hunt entry two weeks ago probably realize, butterflies and moths (regardless of whether they are going at it or not...) are among the creatures that almost never fail to capture my eye. At the same time, I didn't realize I had so many photographs of them -- and such a variety too -- that I'd be featuring photos of butterflies and moths in a second Photo Hunt entry in a row.
Yet when thinking of how to combine the themes that Sandi and Gattina chose this week, the two photos at the top of this blog entry that each have a butterfly lying flat -- one actually on top of some twigs, the other near by some other twigs -- seemed perfect for the theme! And as a bonus, I decided to throw in the third photo: which isn't actually of a twig or even a stick but, instead, is of a stick insect -- and a very large (as in close to one foot long!) one at that!! -- to give further proof that Hong Kong may have pretensions to be Asia's World City but, really, still does have a very rich natural side to it. :)