Some more images from my visit of Reiman Gardens on the ISU campus. I would think that most people who visit the butterfly garden spend a lot of time there . I saw people who were already there when I arrived and they were still only half way around the garden by the time I left. Reminded me of a scene from “Family Vacation” with Chevy Chase when he looked at the Grand Canyon in 10 secs and said “Okay let’s go.” 🙂
Anytime a butterfly would hold still long enough to get a lens on it I would fire off a burst of shots. While I was processing these images I noticed that I had about 80 images of the same butterfly. Taken at different locations around the garden, it must be a very common species.
An interesting bit of information about this giant butterfly. A woman was sitting in a wheel chair with binoculars, reference book and drawing pad observing this guy. She said he only lives for 3 days once he emerges from his cocoon.
Here is another large butterfly. I never saw the really big ones fly. There were several with their wings pressed together sitting on a leaf but the two big ones I did capture were up against one of the windows with their wings at full expansion.
Finally this interesting looking guy. His wings suggest a beautiful array of colors but he would never open his wings. I watched him for over 5 minutes hoping to see him spread his wings. You are forbidden to touch them in any way including blowing on them so I just waited but he never moved.
Well that’s it for butterflies. Not many different species for 90 minutes of observation but still something you don’t see every day. I did tour the flower garden inside the building and shot a few macro shots of flowers although I’m not happy with the looks of them. I may show them at a later date.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your Tuesday and be careful