Butterflies; Artificial Habitat Makes Good Pictures

Butterfly from the Pacific Science CEnter

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  • Taken: 8 February, 2009
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

Butterflies are great – beautiful, non-dangerous, and not too fast to escape the camera. The problem is that they don’t often live in Seattle, especially mid-winter. Coming to my rescue is the Pacific Science Center and their butterfly habitat. I was there for something else and didn’t have long, but I loved spending a few minutes here. The butterflies are huge, released twice a day, and aren’t too far away to take pictures of. I might go back with the right equipment in tow – knowing that they’re there rain or shine is just too enticing to pass up when the temperature is in the mid 30’s.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s