Thursday, February 19, 2015

Butterflies

Last week I went to the Naples Botanical Garden, where there is a butterfly house.


This handsome lad is a common buckeye butterfly.


And she is an Orange Julia butterfly.


The zebra butterflies were all over the place.

19 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So pretty, the markings are perfectly symmetric, love the zebra stripes. Beautifully shown Jack, I don't think we have a butterfly spot in our botanic garden.. must check!

Luis Gomez said...

These are lovely!

Karl Demetz said...

You swing from portrait to macro photography with the ease of a butterfly.
Well done, Jack !

Mersad said...

These are really amazing shots. It's really great to have the butterflies in a botanical garden so that you can have many of them in one place to photograph.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Tanya Breese said...

very pretty and warming, it's freezing here!

Sharon Anck said...

When the botanical garden opens it's spring butterfly pavilion, we have those Julia's and the Zebras in huge numbers. But then, they get all their butterflies from Florida so that makes sense.

VP said...

A few excellent examples of macro photography!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, these are SO beautiful, Jack, and your captures are superb!! Love the detail and the colors! What a great way to start my day!! Thank you!!

Birdman said...

I guess you know your 'flies.

RedPat said...

That orange Julia is a pretty thing, Jack! Butterfly houses are such magical places!

jennyfreckles said...

The top one is attractive, so many 'eyes' to warn off predators.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful captures!

Randy said...

What a great place. Wonderful specimens.

Kate said...

They are beautiful shot and not always easy to capture with a camera.

Linda said...

Lovely pictures. I never wanted to spend winters in Florida until this year. It's been so cold in Virginia!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

These are super. You've got me looking forward to when our butterflies start to emerge in a few months' time.

Malyss said...

As light as air , as beautiful as flowers !

Kay said...

I agree with Kate. Even when you find butterflies they're not always cooperative. But maybe in the warmth of Naples they relax those gorgeous wings more. Wonderful shots.

Halcyon said...

Really beautiful.