I’m coming out….

The butterflies are back at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio and so was I!  The butterfly guy was doing his talk about butterflies while holding a Blue Morpho and asked had anyone been able to take a photo of one of them with their wings open.  Guess who was the only one to raise their hand? He was shocked!  I didn’t tell him that I got the photo at another butterfly house but why split hairs 😉

This image, shot through the glass of the hatchery, is of a Paper Kite butterfly that had recently emerged from its chrysalis and was waiting for its wings to dry.


The time has come for me  To break out of this shell  I have to shout  That I am coming out – Diana Ross “I’m Coming Out”



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  1. #1 by roamingpursuits on March 12, 2015 - 3:34 am

    Marvelous capture.

  2. #3 by Indah Susanti on March 12, 2015 - 6:39 am

    Beautiful image Teri!

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on March 12, 2015 - 8:49 am

      Thank you, Indah. I was fortunate that there were several close to the glass hatching.

  3. #5 by infraredrobert on March 12, 2015 - 7:09 am

    I need to get out…glad you at least are out shooting.

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on March 12, 2015 - 8:50 am

      The weather has cooperated for a few days so… hope you get out soon!

      • #7 by infraredrobert on March 12, 2015 - 9:02 am

        Rain in store for our weekend along with some sleet and snow to end the work week on Friday…

      • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on March 12, 2015 - 9:03 am

        Yuck! We are having sun then rain then more rain and then maybe sun again.

      • #9 by infraredrobert on March 12, 2015 - 10:51 am

        Count your blessings…

  4. #10 by Lignum Draco on March 12, 2015 - 7:18 am

    Nicely shot. Did he ask for photographic proof? Regardless, well done to catch one in flight.

    • #11 by imagesbytdashfield on March 12, 2015 - 8:50 am

      He was just hanging around but getting that model released signed was a bear! 😉

  5. #12 by milfordstreet on March 12, 2015 - 10:02 am

    Ah spring….I knew there had to be a musical tie in but could not place it. Thanks for making it easy.

  6. #13 by KKHPhotos.com on March 12, 2015 - 8:50 pm

    Oh how I wish I had a butterfly garden!! Great shot T!

  7. #14 by Sreejith Nair on March 13, 2015 - 11:25 am

    Beautiful image…

    Last day my daughter was waiting for such a moment 🙂

    • #15 by imagesbytdashfield on March 13, 2015 - 11:37 am

      Thank you. I’m glad they do this at our conservatory. I hope your daughter gets to see the moment.

      • #16 by Sreejith Nair on March 16, 2015 - 5:59 am

        There is one butterfly park in Bangalore, where we used to go often.

        Now, in Kerala, we could watch all these action right under our nose in garden 🙂

  8. #17 by Julia Manuel on March 14, 2015 - 1:35 am

    Stunning capture. God nature is magnificent!

  9. #19 by Nancy on March 15, 2015 - 12:29 am

    I remember when I was a teacher and we had a butterfly garden. So Much Fun For The Children!
    Neat shot!

    • #20 by imagesbytdashfield on March 15, 2015 - 10:00 am

      Come to think of it, I recall one of the other classes in the building I was in doing this 🙂

  10. #21 by Cindi on March 15, 2015 - 6:10 pm

    Beautiful image … and the story behind it makes it even more intriguing!

  11. #23 by kathryningrid on March 16, 2015 - 12:17 am

    Ah, you had me singing right away! Watching butterflies flit around a conservatory *is* reason to sing, isn’t it! 😀

  12. #25 by Mark Myers on March 16, 2015 - 6:16 am

    That is beautiful!

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