So we finally went to the Butterfly Pavilion. I guess it is the amateur photographer in me that did not realize just how dark it was there to take photographs. I had been to the pavilion, but that was approximately 15 years ago and it was way before I took up the camera. We’ve been to other butterfly sanctuaries that were more well lit, but here they had beautiful trellises of flowers and huge plants and trees reaching to the ceiling.
So yeah, I went to take pictures of butterflies but most of them did not turn out at all. Instead, the flower photos came out much nicer. When I compare my photographs with those of my daughter, it can’t help but make me think. She is paired well with her camera. She loves, loves, loves to take photos of images up-close. It does not matter if it is a snail, an ant, or a butterfly. Her photo takes the perfect images that represents what she loves. As for me, flowers seem to be my thing although I am also found traipsing through blades of grass, peering through the leaves of trees, or staring at the passing clouds reflected in a pond. It is just how I translate what I love.
So, despite the fact that I was disappointed that most of the butterfly photos did not turn out well, I think a lot of it has to do with what my camera and I do well… Instead of reaching toward something that just does not translate, I shall celebrate what does and yes, I will still try 🙂 So here are a few of the photos from our visit, I do hope you enjoy them!
After visiting the butterflies, we went out back after business hours to a garden in the back. There, we seriously saw at least 10 of these adorable creatures!
I could seriously lose myself in this reflection!
This little one was waiting for us as we left the gardens. He/she actually does not have a funky haircut, but instead the wind was blowing just at that moment 🙂