Monday, April 14, 2014

Weekend Wanderings (6): Butterflies

picture collage done through
( to learn more how I create my photo collage through, you can visit the post I wrote for The Salitype Society here )

Saturday: April 12, 2014 @ The Buttefly Jungle, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

I know, I am not even done sharing our recent spring adventure at Big Sur, Yosemite National Park and Eastern Sierra, yet, here I am, sharing our Weekend Wanderings not even a week after we got back from our 9 days adventure trip. :) We got back home Sunday night from Eastern Sierra, Monday- Friday, back to work, Saturday, well, time for weekend wanderings again! Our rest and relaxation is not couching at home, but enjoying the gifts outdoors. For those familiar with the rest and rejuvenation brought about by physical activities I am sure could relate so well that exercising is healing, allowing our body to breathe in therapeutic inspiration and breathe out stresses.

Anyway, last Saturday, we did not do any strenuous hike, because we wanted to enjoy the gifts of "butterfly joys" @ The Butterfly Jungle in San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Though after the butterflies, we took a long walk as usual at the Safari Park, but I will share the other non-butterfly photos later. Meanwhile, let me share here some butterflies photos I took last weekend.
Camera Settings: Manual, f/2.8, 1/160 seconds , ISO 100
Camera Settings: Manual, f/2.8, 1/100 seconds, ISO 100 ( and same settings for all pictures below )

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

Despite not taking strenuous hike to enjoy these butterflies, yet, walking the entirety of San Diego Zoo Safari Park still made us take more than 10,000 steps! :) Hmmmm, just not a lot of elevation change. :) But still, they were thousands of steps for a physically active life. :)

Let's all stay active to enjoy the gifts of the beautiful outdoors, such as enjoying the gifts of these wonderful butterflies.
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  1. This is amazing, i'm pretty sure you are overwhelm to share with us the wanderings you guys been through, i totally understand that you want to share this before you forget some facts about your recent activities.. i do love the butterflies a lot..

  2. they're just gorgeous! I love taking photos of butterflies.

  3. Gee it has been quite awhile since I last took the time to watch and snap butterflies! Sigh... these are so beautiful... more than enough to inspire me to go take my much needed nature walks.... love yah...

  4. So lovely! They are just so captivating especially so that they have been beautifully immortalized in your captures.

    Thanks for sharing, Te Betchai. Will explore more of it and use it in my upcoming posts :-)


  5. those butterflies looks amazing! your shots are awesome! hope i can walk around and shoot something like this too

  6. Wow, I have never seen beautiful butterflies like those.

  7. Beautiful photos of butterflies, ah it made my day Betchai. I love most that photo of the bloody orange one. Thanks for sharing Sis.

  8. The red butterfly is so bright.

    You've got great photos here and nice angles in taking pics of them.

  9. Oh my! Sis, those are gorgeous butterflies I ever see and so close :-)