With the recent increased popularity of digital photography, many people begin to take up butterfly photography as their hobby. However, when we are enjoying ourselves, we have to be careful avoiding damage to our ecological environment. Recently, we were informed by a butterfly enthusiast that there were two butterflies stuck on leaves with a glue-like substance at Shui Hau, Lantau Island. It would be unethical and disgrace if it is true. Most of us would agree that butterflies show their beauty when they are in flight and resting naturally. If fixing them with a glue-like substance, it is equivalent to homicide.
We believe that most butterfly-lovers would not hurt them deliberately.
In addition, please beware not to step on plants when taking photographs. They are most likely butterflies’ host and nectar plants. Do always take precaution and to protect our country side.
Attached below are two photographs provided by the butterfly enthusiast. Please note that the legs of two butterflies are fixed with a glue-like substance. They seem to have died already.
本會相信各位都是蝴蝶愛好者，不會刻意傷害牠們。另外，各位在攝影的同時亦需注意不要隨意踐踏到周圍的植物, 因為這些極可能是蝴蝶的寄主或蜜源。請多注意, 保護郊野的環境, 謝謝!