Thursday, April 2, 2009

I love butterflies!

The real reason we went to the Botanical Garden was to see the "Butterflies go free" exhibit. I have been wanting to go for years, but as it lasts only a couple of months, hadn't had a chance to get there. I am so happy we went - though I have to say it was real difficult to get some good shots as there were a lot of people, lots of humidity (my lens kept getting foggy!) and these little beauties can move fast!! The fun of this exhibit, is that the butterflies rule - they can go anywhere - even on us!

This orange one is an Attacus atlas
and I think this one is a Idea Ieucone



and the one one the banana - a caligo eurilochus
More to come! :)


14 comments:

pat said...

Oh, I love butterflies! i am so looking forward to the butterfly display at the zoo this year...it is so addicting! You've got quite a variety of the little beauties here.

Becky said...

Love these! A butterfly exhibit is one of my photography dreams.

shirley said...

I know how fast these suckers fly around in butterfly houses, and you got some great shots! They are so beautiful.

Sharon said...

Cool butterflies!

Suzy said...

Beautiful butterflies!

Shanna said...

Pretty!

Amy said...

Gorgeous, I can't wait to see more! The one in the third shot looks like The Queen of Hearts! :)

Steph said...

Wow, you got some amazing detail on these shots!!

Raechel said...

How cool!! I wish we had something like this nearby. You did a great job on these little guys!

Jena Photography said...

Love butterflies. TFS.

{Farrah's POTD} said...

I love butterflies too! These are great shots! =)

Mandy said...

These are SO amazing. I am in awe of butterflies. They are truly spectacular. Awesome colors.

Angela2932 said...

OMG, these are beautiful! Fantastic shots! What heaven!

Becca said...

Lovely shots! I'm hoping to make it to our Butterfly House sometime soon. They have some Blue Morpho releases coming up.