This is old, but I still wanted to share it! ♥ When I was borrowing a friend’s camera, I went to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. My husband really enjoys visiting museums, and it was one that neither of us had been to. I was excited at the prospect of taking more pictures, so we brought the camera. The museum has a butterfly haven–for me, that was a big draw! It’s a large room with more than 75 species of butterflies. (There are also a few quails running around in the planters! They were so cute~)
The quails were usually moving just a bit too quickly for me to get more pictures of. I wanted to try and record a video of them, but I never seemed to be in the right place at the right time.
It was a magical place to be in. The butterflies are absolutely everywhere. They cling to the walls, the flowers, the rocks, and any other structure in the haven. You can get very close as long as you are patient and move slowly. You’re not supposed to touch the butterflies, so I tried to be very careful. I did have one land on my hair, though, and it really startled me! I had to stop myself from reflexively brushing it off.
I brought the borrowed camera, armed with the macro lens. It was perfect for getting very close-up shots of the butterflies, most of whom were very small.
I enjoyed it very, very much. I hope that someday I can go back. I’d particularly love to go back with another camera and macro lens, to take more pictures! I’d be perfectly content to sit in the haven for several hours just to wait for the right moments.