Photos taken by me July 29, 2017
Here they are with just a few words:
Monarch at rest out in the gardens. I followed him/her around for several minutes before it let me approach
|Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.|
Same Monarch, it only briefly opened its wings.
Julia Butterfly, inside Bolz Conservatory, hanging on blossoms on a tree.
The Pipevine Swallowtails didn't stop much, or posed at a distance. this guy is missing parts of its tails but soaked up rays about 10 feet away.
This creature hid off a path in the shadows - it's called a White Peacock. And no, I never say it open up.
I could photograph the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail all day long as it moved from flower to flower.
The final "extra" butterfly - a Julia posing between a couple leafy curtains.
What a fun show!