Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Naples Botanical Garden I - Butterflies


Donna is a docent in the butterfly house at
Naples Botanical Garden.
She explained the lifecycle of the butterflies and pointed the different kinds out to us.


Monarch


Pipevine Swallowtail


Giant Swallowtail with a damaged wing


Zebra

24 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

great shots!

Lowell said...

Very nice. There's an excellent Butterfly "garden" near Boca Raton also.

Looks to me like you're spending way too much time in gardens and at races instead of where you are most needed - the golf course!

Luis Gomez said...

How lovely!

José Mendonça said...

Gorgeous little creatures! The Zebras are amazing.

Sharon Anck said...

These are all butterflies that show up at the Desert Botanical Garden for their spring or fall butterfly pavilion. That should not be a surprise since the butterflies here actually come from Florida. The pavilion just opened the first of March but I haven't been yet. I need to get out there this week.

Randy said...

Perfect place to get good butterfly shots. I used to love the one in Phoenix.

VP said...

Great pictures, beautiful butterflies!

Kate said...

Wonderful to have an expert available to explain the different butterflies.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures of beautiful butterflies!! I do love the Zebras!! You're really into the nature thing these days, Jack, Lowell is right, time for some golf!!

William Kendall said...

They're beautiful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I love the Zebra butterflies Jack, haven't seen them before.. not even in Africa :) Beautifully shown here, love the soft background.

RedPat said...

These are such magical places, Jack!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful macros of these nice butterflies!

cieldequimper said...

You are very lucky to have seen such beauties and been able to make them sit still for us to enjoy.

That first pic does make me think of spiders though.

Babzy said...

beautiful ! :)

LONDONLULU said...

What brilliant shots! I'm so impressed you were able to take notes and lovely photos at the same time. They look so ethereal, yet strong and striking...

Bob Crowe said...

Gee, we go all the way to Dave's place in Costa Rica to see these. I could save some money. They are magnificent, though, wherever you find them.

Michelle said...

Beautiful shots! We get some swallow tails here in the warmer months. I love the color on the zebras.

Malyss said...

What a beautiful job it must be !Are you sure the lady is holding a butterfly in the first shot?..

Halcyon said...

You got some great shots Jack! Butterflies are not easy to capture, they're always flitting about. :)

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful work, Jack.

Virginia said...

Nice shots Jack. I"ve never see the Zebra!
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Kay said...

The docent looked to be holding a tarantula to me. (I saw one big enough in Death Valley once that it cast a shadow.)
Lovely butterflies and nice shots of them. This looks like a great place to have fun with your camera.

EG CameraGirl said...

This is something I would very much enjoy seeing for myself!