Hershey Gardens & Butterfly House ~ Part 2

Sharing the rest of my butterfly images from Hershey.

 monarch

 white peacock

 viceroy

spicebush swallowtail

not sure what this one is, I don't think its a pipevine swallowtail....anyone??  it was a tiny one.

giant swallowtail

eastern tiger swallowtail

 bowl full of butterflies. I didn't even attempt to count them.

 I don't know the name of this one...anyone??

but this is the underside of their wings. They are beautiful. They almost look like 2 different butterflies.



 This one sat on my Dad's hat.

and this one sat right on his hair.

I think I have all the id's correct....if not please correct me.

I sure enjoy visiting the Butterfly House. If you live close by I sure would recommend a visit.

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Comments

NC Sue said…
So beautiful.
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/variations.html
Carol Mattingly said…
Absolutely gorgeous Felicia. Loved every single one. Kudos to you. Wished I lived near the butterfly house. Carol
Mildred said…
Extraordinary pictures. I love butterflies.
Mama Zen said…
Beautiful shots!
What a great place to visit with a camera! I like your macro photography.
Paul said…
Gorgeous group of Butterfly pictures, such amazing markings and vibrant colors!
Linda W. said…
Wowza! That's a lot of butterflies! So beautiful. I love all your photos.
Mascha said…
Marvellous photos and butterflies!
Have a nice time
ladyfi said…
Wow - how enchanting!
Hello Felicia! :)
Love your butterfly photos with
such fine details. My favourite
one is the spicebush swallowtail,
it looks quite elegant to me :)

Have a beautiful day!
Möwe

Ileana said…
Beautiful!!!! I've never seen so many butterflies in one place! :) Have a nice day, Felicia!
Katarina said…
It's amazing how beautiful those butterflies are! And your shots are absolutely great!
Beautiful butterflies adn wonderful photography.
Marco Luijken said…
Hello Felicia,
This is great!! So wondeful how you've photograph these beautiful butterflies with there bright colors.
Shot 4 is my favorite with that special one. Very, very well done!!

Many greetings,
Marco
They're little works of art, aren't they? Wonderful pictures Felicia!
eileeninmd said…
Hello Felicia, your butterfly images are just gorgeous. The bowl full of butterflies is awesome, I heard they love oranges. Hershey is an awesome place to visit. Wonderful post, enjoy your week!
Gayle said…
Quite a variety. Identifying can be a challenge.
Revrunner said…
Hood ornaments. :-)
Rhonda Albom said…
Clear and beautiful butterfly photos.
Jeevan said…
Wow! Absolutely fabulous and incredibly beautiful butterflies! Enjoyable photos with excellent clarity, details and colors.
Trace4J said…

WOW!! Truly beautiful photos.
Big ole hugs to you Friend
gorgeous shots of gorgeous creatures. Thanks Mother Nature.
Rose said…
Oh my goodness! These are wonderful...I am a tad bit green with envy...though envy is not the right word. I don't mind that you saw all of them...I just wish I could have, too. Instead going to sit back and enlarge the photos...
What Karen Sees said…
We visited a butterfly house in the Phoenix area a few years ago and I was really disappointed. Most all the butterflies looked scraggly or old. Their wings were mostly tattered or partly shredded. I don't think I ended up saving any of the photos I took. The ones you have photographed here are beautiful.
abrianna said…
Beautiful butterfly shots. What a fun place to visit.
Ela said…
Wow !!! What a gorgeous place to visit !!! I love your serie of photos !!
Greetings !
Tom said…
Spectacular! Tom The Backroads Traveller
LifeRamblings said…
beautifully captured. i love butterflies.
Am seeing green with envy about all these butterflies! So beautiful!
Brian King said…
Wow, these are fantastic! Beautiful colors!
Rambling Woods said…
I don't know what that one is.. beautiful though.. Love the bowl full of butterflies...I had to feed two monarchs that I had raised but the weather was too nasty to release...that was interesting.. great happy post...Michelle
DeniseinVA said…
Wonderful butterfly photos Felicia.
GreenComotion said…
Wow - they are so beautiful, Felicia and your photos are superb.
I have never seen the White Peacock variety before.
Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us.
Have a Wonderful Day!
Peace :)
Stephanie said…
Stunning images of the butterflies. I especially love the plate of them.
lotusleaf said…
Wonderful pictures! I see some of them in my part of the world, and many are new to me.Have a fun day!
These are absolutely amazing Felicia. I'd love to visit it. I love that you know so many of their names. Beautiful post.
Gunilla Bäck said…
Wonderful photos of all the gorgeous butterflies!
Debby Ray said…
WOW...a butterfly haven! What beautiful captures of beautiful creatures :)
Montanagirl said…
Love that bowl of butterflies!!
Gert said…
I love butterflies! These are all gorgeous!

Blessings,
Gert
EG CameraGirl said…
A magical place. I would LOVE to go there!
Karl Demetz said…
Wow, great macros !!!
Oh how I would love to visit a butterfly sanctuary! Awesome shots!
Helma said…
Really beautiful butterflies.
Also really fantastic photographed!
BeachGypsy said…
oh my gosh! your butterfly photography is just outstanding!! so pretty! thank you for sharing all those!
Catherine said…
Marvelous captures of such beautiful butterflies! Each one is like a painting...
That mystery butterfly is an Atala. Its larvae feed on Cycads which produce cyanide poison in their leaves. Therefore both the caterpillars and the adult butterflies are toxic, hence their bright colors. They are quite rare and some gardeners and even a public school in the Fort Lauderdale area are cultivating Cycads in an effort to increase their population. Coincidentally, only yesterday I found a Cycad growing as a weed in our front foundation plantings. They are very primitive "fossil" plants. It was a male plant with conspicuous cones. I hope I can attract some Atalas, but have only seen them in the vicinity of the gardens specializing in their conservation. Very interesting!
Bethany Carson said…
Oh wow! The butterflies on all the flowers are gorgeous...and that bowl of butterflies is something else! So gorgeous! Neat that your dad attracts butterflies as well! :)
NatureFootstep said…
how fun, so much beauty flying around you. Love it, thanks for sharing.
Wow! You are a talented photographer -- thanks for sharing your gift. (That bowl of butterflies ..... I am speechless)