Saturday, October 1, 2016

Saturday Critters ~ 146 ~

Last week I shared images from the Butterfly Conservatory we visited in Canada.
The Conservatory houses over 2000 colorful, tropical, free flying butterflies.
Seeing most of these butterflies for the first time,
I learned that once a butterfly leaves it's pupae and takes flight,
their life span is only two weeks.
The Monarch Butterfly lives a little longer, 
2 - 6 weeks and will migrate south, as far as Mexico City, for winter.

I took a lot of pictures, most of these butterflies move/flutter constantly.
Getting a crisp/clear image was very difficult.
I shared half here last week and I am going to share the rest today.

Clipper

Banded Peacock

Tiger Longwing

Owl (open)


Owl (closed)

Banded Orange

Tailed Jay

Scarlet Mormon

Sara Longwing

Shoemaker


Small Postman

Zebra Longwing

I liked the perspective on the next two...

Banded Orange

Tiger Longwing

Sharing today's images with

27 comments:

  1. Fantastic images of rare butterflies! They are beautiful creatures & I think the owl & banded peacock are my favourites!
    Have a lovely first of October!

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  2. .. hi Debbie...... The butterflies in this post are just so beautiful... between these and last weeks post I'm amazed at the gorgeous colours of them all..
    I just saw your post on the every day things exhibition .... and I love that the pieces are outside on the street for everyone to see.. I love outdoor art... it all looks fabulous.. thanks for the tour..
    ... Barb xxxx

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  3. Oh Debbie I am so in l♥ve with all of your beautiful butterfly images. The are all so gorgeous!! It amazes me how far some butterflies migrate. I read that the painted lady flies from Africa to the UK! We had so many of them this year in our garden.
    Have a lovely weekend :)

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  4. such incredible beauty - and beautiful shots!

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  5. These are wonderful captures. Butterflies are such delicate and beautiful creatures.

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  6. Hello Debbie, they are all wonderful butterfly photos. Gorgeous variety of butterflies. It is amazing the Monarch can fly all the way to Mexico. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Hello Debbie!:) Oh my goodness, what incredibly beautiful butterflies, and you did a great job of photographing them. They are all so beautiful, but I love the blue and turquoise colours of the Peacock and Owl,...but the brilliant Banded Orange is stunning too.

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  8. Stunning colourful butterflies! Your photos are wonderful!

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  9. Oh my dear friend, thank you for these spectacular photos of these lovely butterflies. Just so beautiful and I will love these for my graphics. You are the best! I still think you should publish a book of all your marvelous photos.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  10. Great photos! I wish we had all of those butterflies here. I'd be one happy person seeing all of them.

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  11. Oh wow the variety is just beautiful, how fun and you captured them just beautifully!! The peacock one has got to be my favorite of them all!!

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  12. Debbie, these are incredibly beautiful.
    I especially love "Owl." What a gorgeous blue.
    Happy weekend to both of you! xo.

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  13. Wonderful pictures, Debbie. Butterflies are beautiful. The 2 and the 4 I love!!!
    Besos.

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  14. Such wonderful images, the colours are so beautiful, I especially like the banded peacock.

    Happy October

    All the best Jan

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  15. Given how fast they flutter around, you got some amazing pictures!

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  16. These are wonderful photos! I've never seen a Banded Peacock but I can see where it got its name!

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  17. Gorgeous butterflies! They're difficult to get good pictures of and I think you did a great job with these.

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  18. Can I say I am feeling very shy as many eyes are staring at me?

    This is a way to stare back by butterflies.

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  19. Oh How Splendid the Butterfly images are!!!

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  20. You could just never imagine there could be that many different butterflies. We have a butterfly conservatory here in FL that we would love to go to soon. Hugs!

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  21. Oh I would love to go to a butterfly conservatory. Once at a garden show they had a butterfly house you could walk through, but it was so crowded pictures were impossible! Your captures are amazing! I love all the "eye" on the owl butterfly.

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  22. Gorgeous photos! Such a great variety of species!

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  23. Oh, these are amazing! Such beautiful creatures!

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  24. What a wonderful series of butterfly photos!

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