Butterflies and other bugs (a.k.a. bird food)

I don’t claim to being a great photographer of butterflies, but I am gradually improving. I hope you enjoy these. I will add more as I see them in my local patch or on my travels.

All of these images can be clicked on to bring up a full-screen view.

Butterflies of Southern Ontario

Butterflies of Cuba

British Butterflies

Butterflies from the Carleton University Butterfly Show

Every year the Biology Department at Carleton University in Ottawa holds a butterfly show. A variety of butterflies from around the world are brought in at the chrysalis stage and then hatched. It is a fantastic event for photography or just to enjoy the experience of being surrounded by clouds of exotic creatures.

Most of these images were captured using a Nikon D5300 and a range of Nikon lenses.