Thursday, 4 March 2010

Humid and Exotic.

On a recent visit to RHS Wisley various exotic butterflies were still enthralling the visitors to the tropical zone inside the Bi-Centenary Glasshouse. It was very humid and I had to be very patient while the camera and lens adapted to this alien environment.
Owl (Caligo memnom).
Tree Nymph (Idea leuconoe).

I will post some more images on my Early Birder blog in due course.  FAB.


  1. Oh my, this is a marvel of nature is it not Frank... stunning creature, beautiful entry~ Owl (Caligo memnom)....

  2. Mary. All done to cofuse the enemy. Just proves how clever nature is.

  3. Nice shots Frank. I remember when we went to Slimbridge how the lens on my zoom steamed up in the Tropical never did clear up so no images. People with compacts had no trouble at all. One lesson learnt.

  4. The Watcher. I wish I had known that in advance Trevor!!

  5. Lovely images, Frank. The Owl reminds me or our Little Wood Satyr, only more striking!! The Tree Nymph is a pretty little thing, isn't it? I've never been to a 'glass house', but I bet it's fascinating. Look forward to more pictures! ~karen

  6. Hi Karen. I hope you found the link I sent interesting. I'm not familier with exotic 'flutters' but it was fun to see them. More pics posted on 'The Early Birder' blog. Cheers FAB.


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