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Butterfly Gardens

While we were in Maryland for the Memorial Day weekend, we found time to go by the Brookside Gardens and visit the Butterfly Gardens. Now I haven’t had much experience with butterflies, but this was a completely unexpected surprise. I have never seen so many colorful insects in one place. What’s more, there were so many!

We walked a few laps of enclosure and I just kept snapping away.  I particularly enjoy this series due to the bright colors on the butterfly, and the fact that you can see the Proboscis as the butterfly eats.

NIKON D200 @ 70mm — ¹/250 sec, ƒ/4.5, ISO 100 | zoom in
Eating Nectar
NIKON D200 @ 70mm — ¹/250 sec, ƒ/4.5, ISO 100 | zoom in
Wings Spread
NIKON D200 @ 70mm — ¹/250 sec, ƒ/4.5, ISO 100 | zoom in
Still Eating

Day 153 – Butterfly Hanging On

Over the Memorial Day weekend, we took a lovely trip down to the DC area to visit some old friends. While we were there, we had the chance to go out and visit Brookside Gardens and visit their Butterfly House. It was amazing — butterflies everywhere!

This little guy was hanging on with one leg to a flower petal.

NIKON D200 @ 50mm — ¹/640 sec, ƒ/2.8, ISO 100 | zoom in
Hanging On
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