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Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Bevy of Beautiful Butterflies!

Yesterday I had the pleasure to spend several hours visiting the Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park in Dallas. I am ashamed to say after all my years in Dallas, I had never visited the TDG. They have the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House which is a 2 story glass enclosed structure that allows you to see butterflies both on ground level and up at canopy level. They receive new shipments of butterflies daily, so there is a constantly changing diversity of butterflies and moths there. Below are a few of my favorite images from yesterday. I can tell I'll be visiting there often in the future!

Remember you can click on any of the images to see them in their original galleries!
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Orange Banded Butterfly Portrait
Orange Banded Butterfly Portrait

Orange Banded Butterfly

Doris Longwing Butterfly

Doris Longwing Butterfly Peeking over a leaf. (Look closely at the eyes!)

Julia Longwing Butterfly


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Lisa at Visual Journey Photo said...

I had forgotten about the Texas Discovery Gardens - thanks for the reminder.

Beautiful photos! I especially like the eye on the first butterfly.

NatureFootstep said...

they are so beautiful. I wish we had a place like that to visit. And you have the names too. Great!

Maybe you would like to share them even more?I am trying to start a meme, or meetingplace, for our small, winged friends. I´d like it to be international. Maybe you would like to check it out? Next one is on Thursday evening.
NF Winged

Anonymous said...

Outstanding details of the butterflies! I especially love the shot of the Doris Longwing peeping out from the edge of the leaf.

Julie G. said...

Outstanding, stunning images of beautiful butterflies. The colors, the patterns ... exquisitely captured!

Audrey said...

Who can resist their beauty? Great job!