After I mentioned that I had seen white dragontails about that day but had found it really difficult to take photos of them, the staffer noted that that species of butterfly is really hard to snap shots of because they seem to be always in motion. Midway through our conversation though, it dawned on me that I did have a photo of a white dragontail seemingly at rest -- taken some time back on a hike to Ma On Shan Country Park's Ngong Ping plateau along the Ma On Shan Country Trail.
Seeing how the man's jaw dropped when I showed him the photo I had taken (which I had saved in my camera's memory card), I realized how unusual my photo is. Ironically, on the spring day that I went on that hike, I actually had got far more excited at the high visibility we were enjoying -- something that is sadly not as commonplace as I'd like here in Hong Kong but still less rare, actually, than a white dragontail spotting and photographing! ;b
Behold, the photo of a white dragontail that wasn't in motion!
A less clear -- but still cool? -- snap shot of
a white dragontail in flight
Hong Kong's beauty gets revealed when you can see
for miles and miles and miles :)
Incredibly, we could see not only High Junk Peak and
Island from the Ngong Ping plateau that afternoon! :O
previously seen (or heard) the stream along the way
with so much water flowing along it
One of the beauties of Hong Kong's having four seasons
is that the scenery viewed on a trail you're on can look quite
different from the previous time you cast your eyes on it :)