Tuesday, March 27, 2012
365 Photo Project: Orchids and Butterflies
The month of February was slow for photo opportunities. However, I did have some outings that resulted in some nice photos.
Can you identify this winged wonder?
My absolute favorite photo for the month is one I took at the St. Louis Zoo in the Monsanto Insectarium. I did not write down the species of butterfly or where it is from, but it is absolutely beautiful. I managed to get a full frame photo which makes it a great photo. I just love the blue, white and black as it makes this butterfly a very striking insect. Could one of our readers identify this beautiful creature?
Another of my favorite photos is from the MO Botanical Gardens Orchid Show. Once again I am horrible at writing down the names and species of the flowers. I believe this one may be an oncidium. Would any of our orchid savvy readers know if this is correct? These crinkly orchids always make me smile. I don’t know why--they just do.
Does anyone know the name of this crinkly critter?
Orchids have always played a special role in my life. For years I would go to local orchid shows with my Mom, and I grew up helping her with her 70+ orchids. When it comes to taking photos at the orchid show I could spend hours taking pictures. I just find it relaxing.
I find taking photos to be a great way to spend a day off relaxing. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Submitted by Cathy Spahn, World Bird Sanctuary Naturalist