Monday, January 6, 2014

Victoria Butterfly Gardens (Part 1) - 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!

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To view my best Victoria Butterfly Gardens photos, use this link. To view all of my day 6 photos, use this link.

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Today I have part 1 of Victoria Butterfly Gardens in Central Saanich, BC, Canada. Since I took many many photos at this place, I will be splitting them into several blog posts.

Here is the building of the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. While it looks small from the outside, a photographer can literally spend a few hours in there! So many things to photograph! :) It is a photographer's paradise. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 48 33 52 N 123 26 19 W 

Here is a photo from inside the gardens. I'm guessing the guy on the right is Irish. 

More wide scenery shots in the garden. 

Another shot inside the gardens. 


More photos from inside the garden. 

A photo of the Chinese Painted Button Quail (Coturnix chinensis).

A photo of the Puna Ibis (Plegadis ridgwayi).


A photo of a Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) in the garden. 

More photos of the parrot. 

Another photo of the parrot. 


2 photos of the Golden Helicon (Heliconius hecale). One of them with it taking off creating the motion in the image. 

A photo of the White Tree Nymph (Idea leuconoe). 


More photos of the White Tree Nymph (Idea leuconoe). 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I will continue with more photos from Victoria Butterfly Gardens. 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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