Category Archives: Photography

The butterfly exhibit at Wild Animal Park

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Just some more photos over the weekend.

Butterflies like to use the sensors on their feet to ‘taste’ things. The minute we walked into the greenhouse for the butterfly exhibit, they latched onto Chris like he was made of honey. Or nectar.

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I think they liked the coconut scented hair goop he uses.

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This is one of my favorite shots. I liked the colors. Sort of 70’s-ish.

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Just playing around with the macro lens. I didn’t get to use it on the butterflies because I couldn’t get close enough to them.

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Reducing Glare.

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On one of my many visits to the Zoo, as I was taking pictures through the glass exhibits a girl was standing next to me, talking to one of her friends. She looked at me then told her friend, “I heard it’s impossible to get a good shot through the glass.”

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Ohhh but on the contrary, it all depends on where you stand, in relation to the light reflecting off the glass, etc. etc.  As you can see above and below, these pictures were taken head on.

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All you have to do is test out different angles against the glass and shoot until you find a good spot.  That’s all. Sometimes you get lucky enough where you can’t even tell there’s a piece of glass between you and a hungry looking lioness.

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See? No glare. Of course, I can’t do anything about the drool…

Here are a few more photos for your enjoyment:

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This was the saddest, loneliest rhino I’ve ever seen.

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