Wednesday, August 17, 2022

BUTTERFLY PHOTOS FROM...

When we entered the Conservatory, we encountered more butterflies than we had ever seen in any other, and we have visited many over the last ten years or so.  It was such a fun experience.  You had to be very careful where you stepped because on occasion there were some resting at our feet.  
There was a statue inside, of Diana, Goddess of the Hunt.  Her story is at this link if curious.  She had a visitor resting on her, which you can see below.
She didn't seem to mind.   There was a lot of activity going on around her and in every other corner of the conservatory.
The photo above and below are of the same butterfly.  It is the Tiger Mimic Queen.
The Blue Morpho is a butterfly when followed around did not stop anywhere.  I was trying to get the other side of its wings, which is an incredible blue color but the only time it stopped, this is the side it showed.  

Black Swallowtail.  I couldn't find out much about this one.  Most seem to have some sort of pattern but wasn't able to identify it exactly.
The butterfly above and below is Postman (Heliconius melpomene)
Atala - Eumaeus atala
Red Lacewing - Cethosia biblis
Rice Paper Butterfly (also known as a White Tree Nymph)  Idea Luconoe
And then...
I came around the corner and found a painted turtle in a small pond.  


I have another post with butterflies and I will share it soon.



43 comments:

  1. You got fabulous and beautiful shots! I have seen the other side of the Morpho's wings, they are like neon blue.

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    1. Thank you Ginny, and you described them perfectly :)

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  2. Absolutely beautiful. My daughter and her friend have been to this butterfly conservatory many times and she always gets some amazing pictures.

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    1. Hi Ann, how wonderful! Thank you for letting me know your daughter and her friend have been to this amazing place :) I wonder if you could share some of her pictures sometime? I would love to see them.

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  3. Uwielbiam "farmy motyli" . Piękne motyle . Wspaniałe fotografie. Udanego dnia😊

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    1. Cieszę się, że podobały Ci się te motyle. Bardzo dziękuję za miły komentarz :)

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  4. Hello Denise,
    Beautiful butterflies, I love the statue and the turtle. Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, as I love old statues I am always drawn to them, the modern art ones also. I try to get into the mind of the sculptor to make sense of them and appreciate them through the artist's eyes, though my favorites are always these classics.

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  5. the blue morpho looks like the red admirals in our yard that come and sit on me when i stand still. I did follow the link and the blue is gorgeous. Have never seen a butterfly that had different underside from top side. awesome pics

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    1. Thank you and how wonderful that you get them visiting you Sandra :) I remember being very surprised when I realized that many butterflies are 'two-sided'. Adds to their beauty somehow.

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  6. I love butterflies but I have to say that the little turtle caught my attention today!

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    1. Yes, a little darling for sure :) I took to him too Latane.

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  7. Wow...such a great variety of beauties!! I had to embiggen the swallowtail...seems to be missing its right "tail"?!!

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    1. Several of the butterfly wings were a bit tattered, including the one you mentioned. They just kept fluttering along, a good message in that. Thanks Anni :)

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  8. Just gorgeous! Amazing colors! I like to think of the social butterflies of the world.

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    1. Thank you Gigi, I thought they were too. I wonder who coined the social butterfly phrase. It is a great way to describe a person :)

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    2. Just looked it up :) The explanation is here:

      https://www.quora.com/Phrases-Where-did-the-term-social-butterfly-come-from

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    3. I enjoyed reading this. Thank you.

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    4. You are very welcome Gigi :)

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  9. Such pretty, delicate creatures God created for us to enjoy. Beautiful photos!

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  10. I adore butterflies and these photos are just spectacular!

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  11. we visited a few years back and enjoyed it so much!! beautiful captures, you were lucky to see such a nice variety of butterflies!!

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    1. How wonderful! Thanks Debbie, so glad you got to see the place :)

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  12. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience among these beauties, Denise! Your photos are great!

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    1. You are very welcome Martha Ellen :) I am very happy you enjoyed them.

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  13. Wow! I feel later after this. Thank you D

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    1. You are very welcome Cloudia, and thank you :)

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