Butterflies & Bugs

August 11, 2014  •  1 Comment

I was so glad to get to the BioPark early enough that I could get into the seasonal butterfly exhibit before it got crazy with people.  There were about 6 photographers (apparently they are regulars) inside when I got there.   It was great fun to follow them around and they were very helpful.   The volunteer at the entrance seemed to know all of the photographers and the butterflies was busy pointing out some of the more rare butterflies in the building.   This was a great opportunity for me to improve on my butterfly photos from Victoria (which was more challenging as it was indoors).  While I was there they were also talking about a praying mantis that had gotten in the day before and was eating some of the butterflies.  Not sure if they escorted him out or not but I didn't see him.

 

Below is a Glass Winged Butterfly.  Yup, its wings are clear and look much like stained glass.

There was also an aquarium there with these amazing grasshoppers.  I've never seen ones this colorful!

Of course no butterfly exhibit is complete without a case of cocoons in various stages of metamorphosis.

A lovely "just born" butterfly drying its wings.

 


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Betsy(non-registered)
Hi, The Butterfly photos are amazing. I don't know much about butterflies other than they are pretty... I love the first one --since I love blue... And that 'stained glass' looking one is awesome... Bet Butterfly lovers from everywhere would have enjoyed being where you were... TERRIFIC.

Hugs,
Betsy
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