The Red Pierrot is not a very common butterfly, at least not in urban Mumbai. Although I’ve seen one occasionally, its never been when I had a good camera with me. One morning in February, I was on my way to work and this small guy fluttered past my face and perched on a tiny flower on a roadside weed. The light was perfect, but the only camera I had was my phone. I took a long shot for the record, and then leaned in for a closer shot, hoping that I do not scare it away. It sat there as I photographed it, and then for a while longer.
Mid-morning is a good time for butterfly photos, since they are still lethargic, and need to sun themselves. So at this time you get them resting and in good light.