April 03, 2009

Butterflies are free

Yesterday was such a glorious spring day, so I decided to head over to the Montreal Botanical Gardens where they are having their 12th annual Butterflies Go Free exhibit. It's a wonderful experience walking amongst these beautiful fluttery creatures. At least half a dozen of them landed on me during my visit.







"How does one become a butterfly?
You must want to fly so much
that you are willing to give up
being a caterpillar."
~Trina Paulus

18 comments:

maryjmaalouf said...

Absolutely beautiful photographs!
I love your work!

Lo Christine said...

Beautiful! Love the quote too:)

traceyclark said...

i adore the textures here. They really add to the beauty of the images. just lovely.

Amber McKinney said...

So beautiful. Butterflies are wonderful critters. We have something similar at the zoo close to where I live.

Bethelyn K. Photography said...

oooohhhh....love these!!! they make my heart flutter:)

Kristybee said...

These are truly amazing! I just adore them :)

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

That last one is my favorite - it is really wonderful.

elizaboo said...

Always loved your photos on Flickr and through Kristybee's blog, discovered yours - it's absolutely beautiful a wonderful, peaceful experience! Boo x

Carol said...

I do hope that you add the top one to your shop eventually, it's absolutely beautiful :-)

Irene said...

Thank you all!

Carol: Yes, this photograph is now available in my shop here:

http://isphotography.myshopify.com/collections/botanicals

Illusio Creative said...

These are wonderful, and I love the treatment. There is a Butterfly centre near where I live. I have thought about going and trying to get some good shots. Have you any tips?

Jessica said...

I love how dreamy your pictures are. What kind of camera do you use?

Daniel & Diana Smith said...

I just found you on etsy, and well lets just say I adore your work! I was looking for the perfect Birthday Present for my sister in law. She loves everything French, hence she is a French Teacher and I was looking for the perfect prints of Eiffel Tower. You made it possible. I am so excited to see it. Thank you!

Roarclothing said...

your photographs are so lovely.
they are quiet and calm but they have this lovely punch of colour and filter to them.

really really nice :)

jade
http://www.roarclothing.blogspot.com

McCall said...

i love butterflies so much because they remind me of the feeling i have when im near a certain someone <3

Marie said...

bravo pour ces 3 magnifiques images !

Irene said...

Illusio Creative: I used a long lens (70-200mm), though at times I could get quite close to them. I tried to pay attention a lot to the background. I think that getting good compositions is difficult when you know you don't have much time because your subject might flutter off at any moment.

giardigno65 said...

Caterpillar or butterfly ?

great photo