Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Victoria Butterfly Gardens (Part 2) - 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 2 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.

 A few photos of Leo the Green Amazon Parrot.


Portrait shot of the Madagascar Day Gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis madagascariensis).

Portrait shot of a poison dart frog. 


Photo of the Bengal Clock Vine (Thunbergia grandiflora). 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

A photo of the Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) standing on a tourist's shoulder. I gave her my email and offered to send her the full resolution photo if she emailed me. I never got an email. :) If anyone knows her, please let her know the offer is still there. You can find my contact information here. If you are reading this, sorry I had to give it to you on a Post-It note. I haven't made any business cards yet as I rarely do people shots. :)

Here are 2 more shots of parrot and the tourist. 


Great Eggfly Butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina)

Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas)

Giant Owl Butterfly (Caligo eurilochus)

Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon)


Brown Clipper (Parthenos Sylvia)

Chinese Painted Button Quail (Coturnix chinensis)

2 photos of the Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus).


Great Eggfly Butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina)

2 photos of the Giant Owl Butterfly (Caligo eurilochus).

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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