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Orange Julias - 1

 

  

Photographing butterflies has become more difficult since many butterfly houses are no longer populated with butterflies year round.  Thus, when a fresh supply of butterflies is introduced in the spring, tourist congestion can limit photographic creativity. 

 

Since I seldom use flash, I depend on the sunlight streaming though the glass panes of the butterfly house.  Since much of the butterfly house is sheltered by exterior trees and vegetation, the amount of light striking the butterflies inside is limited. Thus, I'm challenged to shooting in micro locations where the sunlight is illuminating the foliage and the butterflies.  During some years, sufficient light can be non existent.

  

 The photograph above was taken with a 200mm F4 lens on a CF tripod with ISO 400 negative film.

  

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02/28/04