Friday, March 2, 2012

Butterfly World, February 19, 2012

Went to Butterfly World with my girlfriends, Judy and Robin, who I do the No Wimpy Girls Photography blog with.  If you are interested, our blog is  It is a 52 week photo project we started June 1, 2011, which has inspired me to start my own blog.  We try to take a photography trip together at least once a month.  We really look forward to these trips.  Nothing like sharing a day with friends who have the same hobby as yourself.

Butterfly World is located in Coconut Creek, Florida.  Their website is

The day we went was absolutely beautiful.  It was not too hot or too cold.  It was just right, as Goldilocks would say:)

As always, I took tons of photos (175 to be exact) but, I narrowed it down to 21 for this blog.  The neat thing about Butterfly World is they had other things besides butterflies.  They had an area containing some exotic birds and a garden area with a variety of passion flowers.  They also had an area containing the many variety of insects.  Most of these were dead on display, but they did have live spiders hanging in the corners on purpose, ICKY!  Spiders give me the heebie jeebies!

Alright now for the photos:

Troides Helena

Perrhyris Pyrrha

Heliconius Ismenius

Myscelia Ethusa

2 Troides Helena Making Love :)

2 Heliconius Melpomene Madiera

Not sure what this one is.

Siproeta Stelenes

Archaeoprepona Demophon

Yellow Butterfly (not sure what the official name is)

Love seems to be in the air!

Owl Finch

Another butterfly that just looks great in Black/White due to the distinct markings.  It is brown/white.  Unable to find out what it is.

Morpho Polyphemus, not with us anymore :(

Just loved the ceamy DOF in this one.  Framed the butterfly very nicely.

Heliconius Ismenius

One of the many varieties of passion flower.

Fawn Shafttail Finch

Fawn Shafttail Finch having a drink.

Bird who didn't want their photograph!

Nutmeg Mannikin 
They didn't want their photograph taken either!

Well, that is the end of the Butterfly World blog.  I sure hope you enjoyed it!  Until next time!


  1. Nice blog, beautiful photos! So impressed that you had the names for so many of them :-)! Can't wait for your next post!

  2. Wonderful images to see.. many thanks for sharing them..

  3. Thank you so much Judy and Andrew. Glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Great job capturing the the day at Butterfly world! So many beautiful shots! Love your blog!