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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-28 6:55
Viewed: 3354
Points: 60
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Today sees the closure of The London Butterfly House at Syon House.

This is a selection of the Butterflies i saw on my two recent trips there.

1~ Tailed Jay ( Graphium agamennon )
2~ Indian Leaf ( Kallima paralekta )
3~ Blue Glassy Tiger ( Ideopsis vulgaris )
4~ Blue Clipper ( Parthenos sylvia )
5~ Lemon Pansy ( Jununa lemonias )
6~ Postman ( Heliconius erato )
7~ Lacewing ( Cethosia biblis )

My favourite Butterfly i saw there was The Owl Butterfly which i post soon.

The London Butterfly House, situated in the historic and beautiful grounds of Syon House at Syon Park, offers the visitor the unique experience of walking amongst hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies in a suitably warmed glasshouse environment. Opened in 1981 as the first of its kind, in addition to the The Tropical Garden that houses hundreds of free flying butterflies, there is also The Tropical Aviary and The Tropical Mini-Beasts area which are home to birds and insects from the many tropical countries of the world.

All the Butterflies, Birds, Fish, Reptiles , Amphibians and Anachrids are going to re-housed at The Butterfly and Wildlife Park in Long sutton, Lincolnshire, which the owners of The London Butterfly House have just purchased.
More information can be found at their website.


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Hello Nick,
This is an excellent montage. All those pictures are clear, sharp, well exposed and composed. This is an interesting post as we can observe many species at the same time. This is very well done and much useful. Thanks,

Hello Nicholas
WoWWWW ,what a collage
You did a great job in Butterfly house :o)


Hello Nicholos,
Go to that House and show it...
Well done

Hi Nicholos,
A excellent reprotoir of butterflies and i see a good culmination for ur Digital Photo course.

Hi Nicholas,
Very nice compostion, all the photo are very good, yhis is a beautiful collection of butterfly
very well done
Best regards

What a fabulous collage/collection here. Well done! I love these sets...I always think what a wonderful poster they would make! :)
Each photos stands on its own merit and together it's just wonderful.

A Memorial Dedication in montage format. What a thoughtful thing to do and in such a perfect way. Nick Glen I salute you on your big heart and caring for the smallest of creatures. It is said in my good book, that once God closes a door, another is opened. Be aware and keep close eye for that to happen soon. Thank you and I am sure the London Butterfly House would or should thank you as well...

Hi Nick, superb collage of fascinating butterflies with wonderful colors, thanks, fantastic composition of macro with great sharpness, very well done, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-28 8:57]

Hello Nick,
What a nice tribute to the Syon Park butterfly house. Over the years it has no doubt stimulated the interest in butterflies with many visitors. This is a lovely presentation showing a fine selection of some of the beauties and all very sharp and the images are well composed. Good to hear that they are being rehoused in Lincolnshire!!
TFS and all the best, Ulla

Hello Nicholas!
When I saw the title I started to think that this is you last post on TN! Fortunatelly it is not! :)
The butterflies you decided to show us in this colage are not only very colourful but also a very sharp and beautiful. And moreover, always when I am reading about "Butterfly House" I am mad that there is nothing like that in Lodz...
Well, what can I say more? I hope to see your next photo soon :)
Best regards,

Hello Nick
You have created a super montage to a place which you obviously had many hours of enjoyment and wonderment at the amazing butterflys which you have shared so well with us all over the weeks and months...I am certainly a lot more informed on them due to your work.
The Best Of Regards

hi nick,
an interesting selection.great idea.
every single picture is perfectly sharp, with very clear details and very well composed.
great job !
TFS - carole

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-28 11:14]

Hi Nick,

A beautiful collage with seven wonderful shots. Each one is gorgeous with excellent colors and details. I am sure you will miss the Butterfly House and we will miss the wonderful pictures from there.


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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-10-28 11:25]

Bonjour Nicholas
Une très belle compilation, magnifique en couleurs, netteté et cadrage. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-28 12:29]

Hi Nick,
it is a sad day indeed to see this place close, it's a great experience to visit here and walk amongst them all. At least they are all going to a good home.
Seems you have your very own Butterfly collection here, excellent showcase of your skills at capturing these creatures, each one is a gem in its own right, very well done.

Hi Nick,

You're just showing off now - seven for the price of one, but what a bargain. A nice gesture to the old Butterfly House.

Kind regarrds,


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-28 13:26]

It's so sad that this amazing place has closed after 26 years of being open!
I just hope it relocates to somewhere else.
This collage really shows its wonderful array of beautiful butterflies.
Each shot is very sharp and has great clarity. The colours bloom from my computer screen ;)
I have added it to my favourites :D
Well done Nick,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-28 14:44]

Hola Nicholas,
precioso collage,
mariposas para todos los gustos...
excelente trabajo,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-28 15:12]

Hi Nick

Excellent collage - it looks like a page from a visitors guide! Well done.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-10-29 3:50]

Hi Nick!

Superb collage of pictures. All butterflies look very beautifull and exotic. My favourite is number 7. Lacewing is probably most colorfull and has most beautifull patterns on wings and black BG is great to show this insect. Great work!

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-10-29 7:09]

Hi Nick, this is a wonderful montage showing these lovely Butterflies. It is so sad to hear that they are closing and I have never visited this place! I hate being too busy to take time out. You have made a great record for us here on TN with all of your Butterfly shots.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-29 8:34]

Hello Nicholas, great collage ! Seven great shot in one ! Well done my friend !



Hi Nicholas,
WoW!! Very fantastic collage of these tropical species, with excellent details and vivid colouration.
All nice composition and POV, well presented and informative notes too.
Many thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-29 16:02]

selam friend;beatiful collage Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are lovely.
well done
TFS ridvan

What a treat we received here! A fabulous montage of excellent butterfly shots!

The London Butterfly House ought to contact you to provide advertising posters!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-30 7:19]

Hello Nicholas

A very well composed montage of these beautiful butterflies and a very fitting tribute.
It's very sad to hear this butterfly house is closing.
The shots are well focused with good colour saturation.TFS


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-30 8:13]

A fabulous tribute and farewell!
Wonderful colours, details and composition in each and brilliant assembly work for the final

Bonjour Nicholas,
Joli montage qui illustre la complexité et la diversité des formes et des couleurs de ces espèces exotiques.

Hi Nicholas,
This frame is really well done. All of one are clean sharp and vivid coloured. Intresting notes too!
TFS and best whishes!


Hello Nicholas,
beautiful, very tastefully prepared collection of butterfly portraits. A nice ovation to the London Butterfly House at Syon Park. So sorry to read it has been closed.
Thank you!
My best regards,

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