Sunday, April 10, 2011


It is kind of difficult to see the birds but I thought the video was fun anyway. Does anyone know why Vimeo doesn´t put my titles on I always put one in?

Untitled from Brenda Yost on Vimeo.

Dad watched the hummingbirds for a long time while I took pictures of flowers then while I was getting pictures of hummingbirds he and the other Elders took a rest.

These little birds are so much fun to watch. There are 130 varieties of hummingbirds and 115 of those are found in Ecuador.

This hummingbird was outside the window of the restaurant where we had lunch.

This is an owl eye butterfly, they are large and when there are lots of them together it looks like lots of eyes staring at you. The inside of their wings is the most beautiful iridescent blue; I could not get a picture of the inside of their wings. If you google olw eye butterfly and go to images there is picture of the inside of their wings, the picture was copywrited so I did not post it on the blog.

These butterflies have transparent wings.

During our trip to Mindo we went to a butterfly and hummingbird exhibit. We have since learned there is a bigger better one just outside of town, so next time we will visit that one. This one was very small and there was not a lot of variety but it was interesting. The biggest challenge is trying to get pictures of these little creatures as they move very fast. We especially enjoyed the hummingbirds. Dad liked the hammock.


Trudy said...

sorry it took me a few day to look at this post. I can't believe all the birds!! The butterfly's are huge!! Can't wait till you go to the better one.

Lindsie said...

Beautiful! You caught some great pictures of the hummingbirds. The hammocks also looked extremely comfortable and make me want to go take a nap. :)

Shebearof3 said...

great bird pictures! the hammocks among the birds looks relaxing. never know there was a butterfly with translucent wings.