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In The Green Corridor

The Green Corridor used to be a stretch of railway operated in Singapore by the Malaysian operator, KTM. Few years ago, I think in 2012, the stretch was closed down and the rail equipment returned to Malaysia. Since then this stretch of land is called the Green Corridor and nature is slowly claiming the land. Of course it is also a big hit with joggers, weekend cyclists and dog walkers (one of the few remaining spots in Singapore where it is legally allowed for dogs to be off leash). 

 

And it was a warm day when I came across this butterfly on the ground, perhaps seeking some moisture from the soil.

In The Green Corridor

The Green Corridor used to be a stretch of railway operated in Singapore by the Malaysian operator, KTM. Few years ago, I think in 2012, the stretch was closed down and the rail equipment returned to Malaysia. Since then this stretch of land is called the Green Corridor and nature is slowly claiming the land. Of course it is also a big hit with joggers, weekend cyclists and dog walkers (one of the few remaining spots in Singapore where it is legally allowed for dogs to be off leash). 

 

And it was a warm day when I came across this butterfly on the ground, perhaps seeking some moisture from the soil.

comments (11)

Nice shot of that little beauty.
Ce papillon a mis une tenue de camouflage.
Quite unusual to come across a butterfly on the ground...Lovely capture Ayush!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Nov 2016, 07:14
A thing of real beauty Ayush
It looks like a piece of wood Ayush.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Nov 2016, 09:29
That is a beautyy, Ayush - it looks as if a bird might have had a peck
What a pretty coloured butterfly! For more than 40 years, PEI has had no trains. The former lines have been turned into a well-used province wide trail system.
It doesn't usually take nature all that long to reclaim such places.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Nov 2016, 07:42
What a great way to use an old railway track. What a wonderful butterfly, I am glad it did not scare away when you took the picture.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Nov 2016, 14:13
Nice find - what about a crop to bring the butterfly closer?

I find the part about the dogs interesting. When they are off leash, they don't fight?
Ayush Basu: Good point, Louis. Actually I moved in successively as I took shots just to make sure I got something before I scare away the butterfly. After this shot, perhaps the butterfly flew off although I cannot remember now.
I have not seen them fighting but I guess most owners are able to catch some indications about their own dogs, well in advance. Usually I have seen them to be more curious and socially inclined to meet an approaching stranger dog. Personally I would wish there were more avenues where dogs off leash could simply be dogs.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Nov 2016, 23:25
A special joy when a butterfly waits for you to take a photograph smile

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