Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Butterfly Party! Como Park Conservatory & Zoo

Butterflies are like winged rainbows! If you should tire of the water lillies at Como Park, just head over to the Butterfly Exhibit.
Even though the butterflies seem frantic in how rapidly they move their wings, there's something hypnotically peaceful about them. Sinister, almost. Look how they've captured these two women under their spell:

And then one of the women was turned into this butterfly, (or maybe my eyes deceived me):


These butterflies were having an identity crisis and were uploading butterfly information into their databases:

And this last shot was a bit challenging. I was determined to take it, but while I pressed the camera shutter, a butterfly decided to hurl itself at me and sit on my shutter finger, not budging through 6 or 7 shots:




15 comments:

Esther said...

Wow, I think I would definetely FREAK! Butterflies are *almost* the most scary thing to me! Glad you enjoyed them. :)

Cindi Koceich said...

That is awesome! My husband loves butterflies! He would so love to visit the butterfly conservatory!

Becky said...

I love butterlies' fluttery goodness! Love the colors in these!
I saw on GoodReads that your current book is Sarah's Key--I finished it recently.

Lauren said...

Love these, especially your commentary :) I was so disappointed to find out that due to budget issues, our zoo did not do a butterfly exhibit. They are one of my favorite things to shoot.

pat said...

I love these---the colors on that last butterfly are unreal! I've never seen that species before; beautiful!!!

Heather said...

Your thoughts are as witty as your photography is stunning. I love your blog posts, my friend!!!

Suzy said...

Wow, cool shots! Love the detail in that butterfly!

Diana said...

LOL i love how the butterflies have them under their spell!

Reds said...

Love butterflies and did go see an exhibit but your photos are way better than mine! And your writing - love it!!

Jason said...

Very cool, I have never seen that there before. I will have to check that out.

Jeanne said...

Awesome! Love, love, love butterflies around here!

Nicki, said...

Brilliant shots - great definition. We took the kids to a butterfly farm while on vacation one year - I do believe that had any of the butterflies decided to park itself on Allyson she would have freaked out (not a bug person at all!)

Sharon said...

Beautiful shots! Though I had to laugh at the rainbow comparison and then seeing a black and white, with a bit of red, butterfly. ;)

Maria said...

That last shot is beautiful enough to frame and display. Have you thought of displaying some of your photos on a wall?

Barb said...

Beautiful butterflies!