Saturday Random Photos

My progress of adjusting to a manual mode has been very slow, I guess I stayed in the comfort zone for way to long. At first I wanted a better zoom lens, but then I realized that it’s not so much in the gear but more so in the technique and understanding of your camera. It took me a while to come to this conclusion, I guess I thought a better lens will fix my problem.  It will definitely help but not fixing it. I decided to order a book, Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera (Updated Edition) and hope that this will help me to become a better photographer.

We went back to visit the Butterfly Exhibit again today, I absolutely love this place.

I have to say that I have more miss than hit this time, but hopefully in time practice will make it perfect.

The Gekko is not at my house, but at the Science Center. This is what he sounds like.

I used to love buying this when I was little, but not with the cricket inside.  This is a cricket lick it and they come in assorted cricket.  It’s too funny, $1.75 for one.

My mom’s orchid is still in bloom.  It has been for 4 months now.

This is too funny, my sister and I laughed the whole time while I was filming this Wii Dance last Saturday at Valley Hills Mall.

Revisit to the Flutter-By the Butterfly

We went back to see the Butterfly Exhibit on Saturday. The sound in the video is the actual sounds, minus the background music.  The music is by Ottmar Liebert, song: This Spring Release 10,000 Butterflies.

It was very hot on Saturday, must be in the 90s and the temperature in the Butterfly Exhibit is the same as the outdoor temperature to mimic the Butterfly habitat.

They look so pretty when they are still, but they can be super fast. I was shooting a video clip of this Red Passionflower and didn’t even notice the butterfly at the time until I view it on video.

Continue reading

Flutter-By Butterfly Habitat

This is my seasonal favorite, we visited the Flutter-By Butterfly Habitat at the Catawba Science Center on Saturday May 22, the first day that the butterfly exhibit opens. The last Flutter-By exhibit was in 2007 and I called to check in 2008 and 2009 and learned that they didn’t have one, not sure if it was because there weren’t any funding.

I’m excited about this year’s exhibit and it will stay open until September 6, so there’s plenty of time for us to go back and visit. The butterflies are fascinating creature, they are so small, and so hard to capture and not to mention fast also, as soon as I got it focused on my viewfinder, it fluttered away. This one below is a Buckeyes.

A White Peacock butterfly.

Continue reading