An Afternoon with Butterflies

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An Afternoon with Butterflies

Yesterday, I went to see the butterfly exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers.  I had tried to go last weekend but the Golden Gate Park was flooded by the masses from ‘Bay to Breakers‘.  The park seemed so much quieter yesterday and much more suited for a visit to see the magical butterflies.  The last time I was at the conservatory was when I went to photograph the orchids (which I had to resist photographing again this time!)  The butterfly exhibit was so serene and magical. I highly recommend it.

I have to say, photographing these guys was super hard. They have a super fast flutter and when you catch them resting on a flower, they’re still moving somewhat nervously.

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butterfly

There were flower branches that are filled of these gorgeous delicate creatures.  The funny part is how we consider butterflies to be gorgeous when many of their cousins raise the hairs on the back of my neck.  I actually found myself wanting to keep some distance even though the butterflies often fluttered and wanted to land on my bag or sweater which actually made me uncomfortable.

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butterfly

I think this pink butterfly is one of the prettiest I’ve seen.  It has hints of blue and yellow and if you notice its antennas, they end with almost glowing blue balls.

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I’m going to spend a bit of time talking about the place that housed the exhibition.  It had the most gorgeous flowers planted.  Generally, the place looked like it came out of a story.

Conservatory of Flowers

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The way they’ve set up the garden is truly enchanted.  You can’t go inside the caged areas which is where the butterflied roamed freely and went in and out.  See how many butterflies you can spot!

Conservatory of Flowers

Conservatory of Flowers