Birdwing Butterfly

I barely recall what they told me this lovely was at the conservatory in Key West other than Poseidon something from New Guinea.  I was going to leave it at that until I happened to be watching a television show a little while after returning home.  It was Sir David Attenborough who was listing his picks of the 10 endangered animals he would save on his Ark.  Guess what one of the creatures was? That’s right! This butterfly.  That is when I pointed at the TV and yelled “I’ve got photos of that!”  DH gave me an odd look until he realized what I was going on about.

Thing is, Sir David, who is the President of the Butterfly Trust, called it a Priam’s Birdwing.  Priam’s or Poseidon, which one is it?  It doesn’t really matter to me (much) as it was the first time I had ever seen this type of butterfly and I totally agree with Sir David who said “it is an exquisite beauty that lifts the heart”.

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21 Responses to Birdwing Butterfly

  1. bulldog says:

    Loving these photos of the flutterbys…

  2. dhphotosite says:

    Zowee you’ve gotten some superb photos in this series!!! You are right…this one is a beauty!

  3. Son of Sharecroppers says:

    I agree with dhphotosite: this series of butterfly photos is absolutely superb.

  4. DeDivahDeals says:

    Yes, I love the beauty of the butterfly.

  5. Christa says:

    Wow that is beautiful!!! Great photography skills to capture the details and vivid colors!

  6. 🙂 :-).. At least you didn’t start jumping up and down on the bed:-). That is a very beautiful butterfly no matter the name.

  7. That is absolutely STUNNING! :)-Ashley

  8. The Dose of Reality says:

    No wonder this is your favorite butterfly! It’s spectacular. Those YELLOWS, WOW!! –Lisa

  9. Glamorous creature! And the butterfly you so perfectly photographed, too!

  10. Uncle Tree says:

    The yellows are gorgeous and catch my eyes,
    especially these short cold days, waiting for Spring.

    I really like all the shots I’ve seen here today. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Peace, Keith

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