Butterflies On Orchids

Owl Butterfly on a beautiful orchid.
Owl Butterfly on a beautiful orchid. | Source

Small Photo Gallery of Butterflies on Orchid Flowers

Butterflies and Orchids - Two of My Favorite Things

I have many favorite things in life, truth be told, but truly near the top of the list are both butterflies and orchids. I love to take photos as well. It stands to reason then, that the minute I see a butterfly on an orchid, you will see me trying to capture it with my camera!

These are not taken out in the wild, though I wish I could have done that! I don't live in an area conducive to wild orchids growing, along with butterflies to visit them. However, I have had the chance to visit butterfly conservatories where once in a while they have orchids as well.

So these are some favorites of mine for sure, for I so love butterflies and orchids together!

The first time I saw a butterfly on an orchid, as opposed to just another flower, leaf or a rock, I was so excited! I think I was so surprised, I couldn't get my camera ready quickly enough to take the shot before he fluttered away. Next time! So, the next time I was prepared, and got lucky. It makes sense that if there is a butterfly in search of nectar from a flower, or even just a place to rest, that an orchid makes as much sense as any other flower.

You will see an owl butterfly among others in the photos I share here. The owl butterflies have protective eye spots that look like the eyes of a much larger creature than the butterfly is.

I hope you have enjoyed my small photo gallery of various orchids and butterfly photos here. If you have any thoughts on what the particular orchids are that are shown here, please let me know. Thank you for your visit!

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Butterfly On Pretty Orchid

Brown butterfly on burgundy and white flower.
Brown butterfly on burgundy and white flower. | Source

Owl Butterfly on Orchid

Another Owl butterfly on an orchid.  The color is a bright yellow, almost green, with brown in the petals.
Another Owl butterfly on an orchid. The color is a bright yellow, almost green, with brown in the petals. | Source

Dark Brown and Turquoise colored Butterfly

I love the spotted colors on this butterfly.  You can see if you look closely.
I love the spotted colors on this butterfly. You can see if you look closely. | Source

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

What beautiful pictures! I love your hobby and/or passion. You did well here!


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago

Those are very beautiful photo's.

Have you ever petted a butterflies wings? The feel like velvet


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Billy, thank you very much! So glad you enjoyed seeing the photos here, that makes my day! Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. It is much appreciated!


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Teacher Joe, Thank you for your kind words, I am so glad you liked the photos of butterflies and orchids.

As for petting a butterfly's wings, no I have not. I imagine it would feel like velvet though. We were told once, that it may not be the best thing for them, as they need the little scales that give them their identity to each other, for procreation or something.

Thanks so much for your comment. Have a great day!


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

Absolutely wonderful pictures that brightened up my day. Thank you. :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I was so thrilled to see a Monarch that had come out of it's chrysalis and was drying his wings on my Blue Orchid. If you'd like to him, check out my hub on the blue orchid. My neighbor is planting more milkweed seeds in hopes of being able to feed the Monarchs. They are so beautiful!

I alway love your photos. You do a fanfastic job. I voted this Hub UP and will share its beauty


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savingkathy 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I would be excited to photograph a butterfly on an orchid too. Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them!


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

Butterflies on orchids are a beautiful combination, and your photographs are delightful! Thanks for sharing them!


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Oudsia, I am so glad to hear that these pictures brightened up your day! Thanks for your comment and visit.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Mary, how exciting, I can't wait to see the Monarch you mentioned on the blue orchid! What a treat and a joy.

How great to care so much about the Monarch's habitat. I hope you and your friends are rewarded with many visits from these beautiful butterflies. I will come take a peek at your hub! Thanks for your kind words, votes and shares, I appreciate that so much!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

The photos are breathtaking. Thanks so much for sharing them. My favorite was the third one of the dangling owl butterfly.

Voted up across the board except for funny.


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PhoenixV 4 years ago from USA

Your photos are amazingly clear and beautiful. Excellent hub, excellent photography!


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Kathy, I know I was excited to find and photograph butterflies on these exotic looking flowers. I am hoping that I can do that more in the future as well. Thank you for your comment and visit to my hub and photos here.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Stephanie, I loved the combination of butterflies on these beautiful flowers as well, and I thank you for your nice comment here.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Your photography skill is amazing.

Combination of butterflies and orchids is like aroma in gold.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Vinaya, thank you very much for your kind words about my photography. I love the combination of butterflies and orchids as well, and loved how you said it best, "is like aroma in gold." So beautiful, thank you.


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ignugent17 4 years ago

It is very beautiful. It is always nice to see wonderful things from nature and it always amazes me.

Thanks for sharing your experience and your gorgeous pictures. :-)


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Ignugent, thank you very much. Nature is something I truly love, and it also always amazes me. So happy to show these photos and share my experience. Thank you for your comment and visit here!

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