Another Visit With the Butterflies

July 06, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

The Garden Photographic Society was invited to photograph in the butterfly exhibit before it opened to the public on Thursday morning.  Even though we are having the worst heat wave I can remember in Chicago, I figured I could handle an hour of morning shooting in the "sauna" of the butterfly enclosure.  It was great fun but terribly hot!  When I returned to my car at 10:00 a.m., my car thermometer said it was 104 degrees and I was parked in the shade! Hopefully this heat wave will leave this weekend as predicted and I can get back to my regular walks at the Garden and see what's blooming.

The African collection of butterflies had not arrived yet as planned - some kind of a customs delay - but there were plenty of Asian and Central/South American varieties fluttering about.  The Paper Kites were in abundance and many of them were mating.  

Paper Kites Paper Kites Paper Kite Paper Kite Paper Kite

A resting Red Postman and a Sapho Longwing

Red Postman

 

Sapho Longwing

Clippers...

Clipper

Clipper

Mexican Sister and a Tiger Longwing or Golden Helicon...

Golden Helicon or Tiger Longwing

 


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