Victoria Butterfly GardensBy
I love revisiting an old shoot that I just never got around to processing. It’s like finding clothes that you bought and never wore in the back of your closet. Our trip to BC last year is like that; I’ve processed it in bits and pieces but never really looked at the whole thing. This week I unearthed the shots from a butterfly conservatory we visited on Vancouver Island, and the shots were so colourful and varied I had to share them here. So I apologize for the image heavy post, but these were so cool I just couldn’t choose.
This, is an Atlas Moth. It’s bigger than my hands (hands – plural, like both my hands. True story).
What’s even more interesting than a giant moth? This:
The conservatory was huge and varied, and included gorgeous birds as well like this pink flamingo;
And this fellow – who was not interested in being photographed but had the most colourful and beautiful feathers.
Here’s another view of ‘grumpy’. Anybody know what species this is?
They also had a chameleon that we got to befriend. I love his expression. It’s like he’s perpetually aghast at something.
There was also this gorgeous little frog.
And of course, there were butterflies. Lots and lots of them, flitting around and landing on the camera.
Here’s the website for the Victoria Butterfly Gardens if you’re ever in the area, it’s worth a visit!
I loved all the photos, you must have a lot of patience I can never sit still long enough to get a butterfly shot. Could that bird be a Kiwi? they have long beaks like that but I think they are brown?
These are beautiful.Great shots, my favorite is the blue butterfly (last picture). When I end up in that area I will definitely go there. It seems to be an amazing place.
The tiny frog looks like a piece of pottery, gorgeous colors in your images.