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    Butterfly Conservatory

    Took my daughter to the American Musuem of Natural History, "The Butterfly Conservatory"
    was one of the exhibits showing. Great time, and I got a chance to try some close-up shots.
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    Hi Jack,

    Very colourful - and it adds an entire new meaning to the term "butterfly lighting"! (little lighting humour there!).

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    Re: Butterfly Conservatory

    And over 500k away at a different conservatory, almost the same shot as your first one. Different type of butterfly though (I think). This one is a Blue Morpho that would only open its wings to show the off the blue topside for microseconds at a time.

    When I visited, I had visions of capturing butterflies flying around, chasing each other. What a shock, they are so quick and even with a 200mm lens for most shots I had to do a fair bit of cropping. As for the flying around, I can't pan that fast, and even with ISO 800 shutter speeds were way too slow.
    It looks like you used flash for yours. Do you happen to know what kind of shutter speeds you were able to use with natural light? I can't see EXIF data - Still can't figure out where the info keeps getting lost. Sometimes it's there sometimes it's not.


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    Re: Butterfly Conservatory

    Hi,
    Wendy they are tough to catch in flight. I had several of them cornered under a lamp, just as I was about to squeeze off a few frames, they did what all butterflies do, they flew away on me, off to find someone else to enchant.
    Those images were shot at iso-200, f/8 and between 1/60th and 1/80th of a second.
    This lady had something they wanted...
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    Re: Butterfly Conservatory

    She won't be smiling when they start sucking her brains out
    Have you seen how long their proboscis are?

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    Me naughty, give people nightmares

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    Re: Butterfly Conservatory

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    She won't be smiling when they start sucking her brains out
    Have you seen how long their proboscis are?

    :

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    Thanks Dave, I really didn't want to wear my touque when I go back. It's 25 - 30 degrees C. in there.

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    Re: Butterfly Conservatory

    Sorry Wendy,

    The only (partially) sensible advice I can suggest is don't use one of those herbal/fruity shampoos on the day of your visit.

    Wicked after-thought - get someone in your family to use it, then they can pose for you

    Cheers,

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    LOL, no problem. They didn't bother me last time. My concentration is going to be off now though. If the next set doesn't turn out it's your fault.

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