We had a great day going to the Butterfly Garden and Butchart Gardens. The Butterfly Garden was just amazing -- we stayed until we all felt overwhelmed with the heat and humidity. The butterflies were gorgeous -- but very difficult to capture! -- and they had two flamingos that were so beautiful! I don't know how many pictures I took, but between that and Butchart Gardens, I filled up a 4GB card (I left my 8GB card at home, unfortunately). So I have many pictures to process . . . they'll show up over the next few days, I guess. Here's a flamingo one to start:
The light was very tricky, because there was light from the roof that was very strong, but the rest of the scene was fairly dark. So my highlights are pretty blown. But other than that, I like it.
The butterflies were just gorgeous, but so hard to capture. Even when they would light on a flower, they were still fluttering. And some (more about the big blue one tomorrow) I swear were taunting us. So here's a starter butterfly:
More tomorrow! I promise!