Butterfly & Insect World

Recently took my husband and our cameras for a day out to a local insect and butterfly farm and it was great. We spent the whole day photographing and watching amazing little animals and insects. Here are a few of my favourite shots from the day, I hope you enjoy them.

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This was one of the first photographs I took as we went inside the butterfly farm, my lens was a bit steamed up due to the temperature change and I was worried it wouldn’t come out very well. It turned out to be one of my favourite shots and has given it something of an accidental special effect.

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Rows of chrysalis just waiting to emerge, kind of like ideas.

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Poison arrow frogs, incredibly hard to get a cleat shot but finally I managed this one. I love these little guys probably because I am obsessed with poisons from nature.

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Here’s a beautiful, dramatic creature who’s just completed it’s transformation from caterpillar to butterfly

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Plot twist! Think you’re looking at the eye of something a bit more fierce, it never ceases to amaze me how creatures have such wonderful inbuilt camoflage.

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Just love this image of terrapins worshiping their lamp. Interestingly the butterfly and insect farm have never bought any terrapins, all their residents are rejected pets because they grow a lot bigger than people realise, can be a bit smelly and are much more of a commitment.