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Fitness and Photography for Fun - A blog on staying fit by hiking and doing photography by David Mendosa

Butterfly Pavilion

December 17th, 2009 · 5 Comments

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Since Thanksgiving I haven’t taken a single photo. More than a year has passed since I visited the Butterfly Pavilion. Today I made up for both of these failings.

This afternoon I went back to the  Butterfly Pavilion hoping to see some color. It certainly didn’t disappoint me.

Not only were butterflies from all over the world there in all their beauty, but so too was the butterfly food — flowers. I’ll bet butterflies think flowers are as beautiful as we do.

One Butterfly, No Food

One Butterfly, No Food

An Even More Colorful Butterfly and Matching Flower

An Even More Colorful Butterfly and Matching Flower

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Meal Finished

Meal Finished

Still Eating

Still Eating

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The Only Yellow Butterfly

The Only Yellow Butterfly

Butterfly Food

Butterfly Food

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More Food

More Food

Not Butterflies or Flowers

Not Butterflies or Flowers

"Rosie," the Tarantula

"Rosie," the Tarantula

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  • 1 Pat // Dec 30, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Just a note to tell you that this blog is a wonderful idea. I love the butterflies and know that they aren’t the easiest creatures to photograph. Photography has made exercise much more appealing to me. Since I have only recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes,
    I have been reading many resources on the internet. I found the Extend Bars and your blogs are listed there under resources.
    I live on the coast of NC on Topsail Island in the town of Surf City. I am intrigued by the waves in photography as none are the same. Amazing how differently we view our surroundings through our cameras!
    Pat Toler

  • 2 David Mendosa // Dec 31, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Dear Pat,

    Thank you for writing! And please photograph the waves around your island. I think that they would be beautiful subjects. You might try with various shutter speeds. Like flowing water in a river, I would be particularly interested in photographs taken at slow shutter speeds, like 1/6 of a second to see the effect. You would of course have to use a tripod to hold the camera steady.

    Best regards,

    David

  • 3 KATHY // Feb 1, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    THE BUTTERFLIES WERE JUST BEAUTIFUL..NOT SO MUCH THE SPIDER ..OOO
    WE SAW A DISPLAY AT THE NAT HIST. MUSEUM HERE IN SBA .. THEY ARE SORT OF MESMERIZING TO WATCH… THEY FED THE ORANGES , WATER MELON ETC … , KATH

  • 4 Nancy McKechnie // Oct 1, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Your site has a photo of a beautiful all yellow butterfly. I had one..very large..at my hummingbird feeder. What is its name? I live in Dallas, Ga.

  • 5 David Mendosa // Oct 1, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Dear Nancy,

    I wish I knew! I’m sorry but I don’t know it’s name. But I’m counting on a butterfly expert to help us out. Any experts out there????

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