Sunday, May 15, 2011

Day 500 - Flight of the Butterfly

 ISO 400, 100mm macro, f/4.0, 1/320 sec

One of my very places to visit is the butterfly exhibit, Wings of Wonder. I don't think anything is a wonderful as butterflies dancing about in a tropical forest setting.

They aren't without challenges when it comes to photography however. The building is about 85° and humid, really humid. The bifocals fog up, the camera lens fogs up and the hot flashes go out of control.

 ISO 400, 100mm macro, f/4.0, 1/160 sec

Once everything has de-fogged, the challenge of depth of focus, focus and shutter speed all heat my brain. These guys land for a split second and are off again. I'm so glad for the digital age, because at least I have a chance of one or two worthy photos.

ISO 400, 100mm macro, f/2.8, 1/80 sec

I suspect I will find one or two more to post during the week.


  1. Those are beautiful shots! I'm envious mainly because I'm not sure we'll even see butterflies here this year with all this rain.

  2. The colors are gorgeous! Great bokeh, too! :)