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Do you like butterflies? My Saturday in pictures!

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    Wink Do you like butterflies? My Saturday in pictures!

    Mr E and I took a little trip today and went to a nearby butterfly house and the park around it. It was great fun despite the awful weather! He got to practise using his new camera and this time I brought my own too They even had some orchids there - Oncidiums, Phals, Catts.

    On the way back we passed by a garden centre and couldn't resist a little something to take home with us

    Anyway, here are some of the pictures that I took. Not brilliant but I hope you enjoy them!















































    And finally


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    Lovely! And such a diverse group of butterflies!

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    Those mini-marks are so adorable. Great pic and this is one of those that I would love to find around here. Lucky you...
    Connie
    p.s. the butterflies were great...loved the one that looks like a skeleton on it's wings.

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    All of the photos are wonderful. You have an excellent eye for composition. Bravo!

    Cheers,
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    Beautiful shots, every one of them!

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    Nice pictures Elena, and a lovely mini mark.

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    Wonderful pictures. My favorite is the green butterfly with the light blue band on each wing. It looks like it's glowing in the dark! Thanks for the photos, Elena.

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    Stunning butterflies! I wished our native butterflies looked like that. I saw a pretty one in Paris but I was not camera ready.

    That reminds me that at the annual festival/carnival here we had a tent filled with butterflies for the first time. I don't remember how many but I heard it was a world record for the most butterflies in an indoor enclosure. They were mostly blue ones on the inside and brown on the outside, sort of like a Morpho. It was a bit too much (perhaps even sick), I feel sorry for the critters even though they have a short lifespan anyway
    Here's some in riker mounts in my room:
    The top one is Morpho didius Oxapama Peru Aug 2004. The bottom one is Morpho sulkowskyi descimokoenigi Peru Sept/04

    Papilo ulysses ulysses Ceramis Is. Maluku Indonesia June/00

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    Oh Elena, they're beautiful! Where abouts is it? The orchid is cute too. Never see any like that round here Judi

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    My, oh My, Elena they are gorgeous and your eye for composition is outstanding. I particularly liked the first black and white one.

    Katie

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