Butterfly Jungle Opens to Much Flutter

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San Diego Safari Park Announces that the Butterfly Jungle is Now Open 

Butterfly Jungle

This past Wednesday, March 28th, Butterfly Jungle was opened at Safari Park. 30 different species are represented in the many thousands of colorful creatures. The hidden jungle aviary is planted with hundreds of specific plant species that supply nectar for the different species of butterflies. The exhibit is Open through April 15th and is one of the true marvels at Safari Park. 

The photo above was taken there last year along with hundreds of other photos of these stunning butterflies. In the wild, butterflies are not that easy to get good photos of. But here at Safari Park with camera ready, they sort of perk up to get their photos taken.

Safari Park as I have mentioned many times before is one of the true treasures of San Diego. I have learned so much there and to me, it is yet another of the many reasons why San Diegians enjoy such an amazing and enthusiastic quality of life.  

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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I want to go to butterfly park with you! Just so perfect and so pretty. Thanks for sharing the beauty through your eyes.

Margaret

Mar 30, 2012 03:14 PM #14
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Hi Myrl, It is an enclosed environment ( smaller than a park ) but a bit like a little jungle enclave. Thank you, I get better taking photos with practice, LOL. The odd thing is that I most often think about conditions of where I am going so that I have the equipement and the right mind set of what I want to accomplish. Each year the bags get heavier, LOL.
Mar 30, 2012 03:18 PM #15
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Hi Margaret, Thank you so much. I look at photography much like life. If you can't see it or visualize it, you can't actualize it. So I love putting things of beautty out there so that others can appreciate it.
Mar 30, 2012 03:49 PM #16
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What a beautiful photo, William. I am guessing the zoo is the only place with Spanish Moss around there....

Mar 30, 2012 10:51 PM #17
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Hi Barbara Jo, I am quite sure of it. It would have be in a controlled environment with enough humdity to survive. But nothing as beautifull here like it would be in the Southern States. It did add to the overall atmosphere with these butterflies.
Mar 31, 2012 02:09 AM #18
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Hi William, thanks for sharing your gorgeous butterfly photo, it looks like eyes on the wing.

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This one is interesting from not only your image but the extraordinary wing design. The wings are beyond extraordinary. And like Lenn, I never imagined a butterfly in captivity however perhaps your image and future research will help more of them survive and thrive in the wild.

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Hi Kwee, They resemble the eye on an owl, that is where they get the name. Not too many other birds bother the owl, :-)
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Hi Emily, I must do that research for sure. I now Lenn will hold me to it for sure, :-).
Mar 31, 2012 12:24 PM #22
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Hi William,

 Those are great photos. I think the top one looks like a big eyeball looking at you but I love the colors. I really like the one you added in the comments as well. The colors just seem to jump out at you. Have a nice Sunday.

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I visited a butterfly park when I went to the Bronx Zoo with my children many years ago. It was amazing. Those little beauties make perfect models for you William. :)

Mar 31, 2012 09:47 PM #24
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I wish we could visit the Butterfly Jungle.  A wonderful opportunity for great photographs.

Thanks for sharing.

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William,

That photo of the butterfly is superb.  The only time we visited a similar place was in Colorado.  Of course, I did not have a camera, so thanks for sharing this with us...I hope your share more photos. A

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Hi William, your are so right about butterflies not being the perfect little "models" for photo shoots... they don't like to sit still very much, do they?  Glad you got some great shots at the San Diego Butterfly Jungle!

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William,

What a pretty photo! 

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

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The detail in this picture is just stunning.  I have never been to a butterfly park before.  I don't know that we even have anything like that even close to where I live. 

Apr 02, 2012 03:27 AM #29
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Wonderful detail in that photo but -- is that butterfly sitting on Spanish moss??  I'm from Central Florida, so I know Spanish moss.  Does it grow in California as well?  Maybe it does inside the butterfly habitat, if it's kept extra humid.

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That's a gorgeous photo, William. Butterflies are easy to capture on camera so congratulations for the great shot.

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Good morning, William.  I always appreciate your comments on my blog posts.  Have a great day, with your camera in hand.

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William - you say it is difficult? Nicely said. i simply can't imagine how you manage to do it. Pretty sure that it is not casual walking and taking pictures with IPhone

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