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Thursday Thirteen #14

Thirteen Butterfly Pictures!

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We were on vacation last week and I didn’t get to play Thursday Thirteen. I missed playing, and it’s good to be back! :mrgreen: I’ve slowly been posting a few pictures from our trip to Callaway Gardens and Savannah Georgia. I still haven’t posted any pictures from Savannah, but they will be forthcoming soon. In the mean time, I wanted to post some of the many pictures I took of butterflies at the Butterfly Conservatory at Callaway Gardens. It was such a fun place for someone like me, who loves to take pictures!

1. Not sure if this is a type of monarch, or just has the orange coloring

2. No idea on the name of most of these, but I thought they were pretty!

3. Again, no idea what this one is really called, but it was one of my favorites… I call them Tiger Butterflies!

4. Another one I just loved… I love green, so this one was so pretty to me. These were hard to photograph, since they blended in so well with all the leaves and greenery.

Click below to see the rest!!!

5. A different green and brown one… I also took a picture of one of these hiding in one of the vents that blew out the mist, there was a fine mist spraying in there to help keep it climate controlled, I think:

6. I loved the monarch ones!

7. There were a lot of these black ones with a single red stripe on their wings. They fluttered constantly and I had a really hard time getting a picture, since they wouldn’t hold still for a second! The red really showed, so I guess since they didn’t blend in as well with their environment, they were more prone to predators and thus fluttered constantly

8. The prettiest blue, the camera doesn’t do it justice! I only saw one of these and had a hard time getting a picture. This one was hiding up in some foliage:

9. I only saw one of these as well, black with orange dots. They had several small containers that held old, rotted bananas and orange slices. I guess for them to eat, although most of the butterflies seemed to be feeding on the flowers…

10. Took this one with a different camera, sorry about the size and date…

11. It doesn’t show in the photos, but there’s a tinge of blue on the wings, where some of the white is, then this one also had red. So pretty!

12. I had previously posted these, because they are so unique and some of my most favorite pictures I took while we were gone. They’re called owl butterflies and I saw a lot of them. They didn’t strike me as pretty, when I saw them by themselves, but when they hung side by side, I was so totally amazed! These butterflies remind me that there is a Creator and He does nothing by accident, it’s all by His design. I thought these were awesome!

13. Last, I thought the coolest thing was that the butterflies liked me! I went twice and both times, this whitish butterfly would land on my leg. I had to really shake my leg to get them off! They love the camoflauge, I guess, my white legs with brown freckles made them feel safe from predators! Haha, they blended right in! πŸ˜€

Me looking down my leg, taking a photo of the butterfly attached to my leg (they sort of tickled!):

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  1. betsy Said,

    My little girl caught a butterfly this afternoon that has a ripped wing. We’ve been feeding it sugar water and watching it’s beauty…

    these are AMAZING photos… thanks for sharing them!

    happy thursday!

  2. Colleen Said,

    Wow. love them. I love #12 and that very last one on your leg. GREAT shots!

    Happy TT!

  3. Janet Said,

    great shot of the Owl butterfly! I went to a butterfly place at the Boston Museum of Science a couple months ago, and it was great fun photographing them all! I saw some monarchs this past weekend, too, at the beach and got a nice shot πŸ™‚

  4. Gail Said,

    Great shots! I played early too sis!
    I need to send you the one I took of the butterfly on your leg. And lots of these look very familiar, guess we did take almost the same ones but I still like seeing them!

  5. Southern Girl Said,

    Wow, what gorgeous pictures — and butterflies! That blue one is my favorite since blue’s my favorite color.

    Great TT!

  6. Jane Said,

    these photos are amazing, so sharp and colourful!

  7. Silver Said,

    What a great list – such lovely photos! HAppy TT πŸ™‚

  8. Debi Said,

    Such beautiful creatures! That’s pretty cool that they would rest right on you.

  9. Dianne Said,

    Oh my, those are just amazing! Thanks for sharing. You got some really good pictures!

  10. Shannon Said,

    Great shots. I love Monarchs, too.

    Have a great Thursday!

  11. Jenny Ryan Said,

    Thank you so much for sharing these-I love butterflies!

  12. Susie Said,

    They are such amazing little creatures. And you are a great photographer! πŸ™‚

    My 13 is up and it’s all about autumn! Stop by if you get a chance.

  13. Bev Said,

    Absolutely gorgeous. Breath taking actually.

    I haven’t had a chance to say Welcome Back so

    Welcome Back!

    Have a Happy!

  14. Les Said,

    Oh my goodness… what absolutely wonderful pictures!!! I so love butterflies!!!

    Happy TT!!

  15. Colleen Gleason Said,

    Ohhhh…how beautiful! I love butterflies, but I never seem to have a camera when I need one (to take any pictures, let alone butterflies).

    These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing–and thanks for coming by my blog.

  16. Kailani Said,

    How beautiful!

    I went to a butterfly farm once on Kauai. It kind of freaked me out to have them all flying around me. I’d rather see them from afar.

  17. rusvw Said,

    WOW!!! Love the pictures! Incredible colors and detail…..It’s my first time here, but are you shooting with a digital SLR? Really nice depth-of-field in these shots….

  18. Barb Said,

    #6, 9, & 13 are beautiful! I love butterflies!

    My TT is up.

  19. Jenny Said,

    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing these photos…you are really good at photography. I enjoy your photos so much! Thanks for visiting my TT!!

  20. Amanda Said,

    These are great pictures! You really seem to be getting to know your camera! Were you using the macro setting or just doing regular zooming. I’ve only used mine a couple of times when I took butterfly, bumblebee and flower shots.

  21. MommyBa Said,

    These are just gorgeous photos!!!!

    Happy weekend!

  22. presentstorm Said,

    These are amazing shots. It makes me want to go back to the butterfly museum here. We have a much better camera now πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing!!

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