Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Victoria Butterfly Gardens (Part 3) - Central Saanich, BC

From 7/17/2013 to 8/2/2013, I took a road trip from the SF Bay Area to Vancouver, BC, Canada. Half of the trip was spent driving up the west coast. On my trip, I visited many famous places such as Seattle, Butchart Gardens, Mount Rainier, and much more. Obviously I got many coastal shots and many places that isn't as famous. The reason I am posting it now is because the high amount of photos I took equaled a high amount of processing time. I took a bit over 2000 photos on the trip. After stitching the panoramas, compositing the HDRs, and picking out photos from the repeats, I have a bit over 1000 photos to show you guys. The photos will be split into parts. I will link you to the previous and next parts on each post just like I did with my Death Valley National Park photos and my Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park photos. Hope you enjoy this chain of posts!

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Today I have part 3 of Victoria Butterfly Gardens in Central Saanich, BC, Canada, the last of my photos from the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Since I took many many photos at this place, I split them into several blog posts.

Golden Helicon (Heliconius hecale)

White Tree Nymph (Idea leuconoe)

Great Eggfly Butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina)


Pink Cattleheart (Parides iphidamas)

Giant Owl Butterfly (Caligo eurilochus)

Great Eggfly Butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina)


Pink Chenille (Acalypha hispida)

The butterfly is the Golden Helicon (Heliconius hecale) and the flowers in the background is the Pink Chenille (Acalypha hispida). 

Common Mormon (Papilio polytes)

Great Mormon (Papilio memnon)


2 photos of the Red Eared Slider Turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans)

Brown Clipper (Parthenos Sylvia)

Giant Owl Butterfly (Caligo eurilochus) on the left and Great Eggfly Butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina) on the right. 


Photos of the White Tree Nymph (Idea leuconoe) and the cacoons. I thought the made a really nice depth of field shot. 

A black and white process of the photo above. 


2 photos of the Brown Clipper (Parthenos Sylvia). 

A photo of the Silver Vase Bromiliad. Achmea spp.

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I will continue with photos from the Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay, BC. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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