The Butterfly Pavilion

January 22, 2008

I found The Denver Digital Photography Meetup Group and went to the meetup at the Butterfly Pavilion and it was a nice trip. If there was any organized group stuff during or after (besides heading to the Rock Bottom Brewery after for lunch, but I don’t care for their food), I must have missed it. It would be nice to talk with other photographers and exchange tips and get some feedback on my techniques, etc. Maybe next meetup.

I was experimenting with a circular polarizer, but the side effect is I can’t see very well through the lens, so a lot of my shots were out of focus. I’ve also found that the autofocus doesn’t always catch what I want it to, so I tried manual mode … still not so great. 🙂

So, out of the 238 shots (that made it home), I have 15 below that were decent enough to look at again. More than I expected, actually, considering I was doing a *lot* of multiple shots and making minor tweaks between each shot (trying to get better with managing my exposure stops with the polarizer, etc).

Hopefully some of these look OK … feedback is always welcome.

Black and Red Butterfly 1 Black and Red Butterfly 2
752×500 (1/60) f/5.6 f(35)=300mm (flash) 752×500 (1/60) f/5.6 f(35)=300mm (flash)
 
Tiger butterfly Black and Red Butterfly
752×500 (1/60) f/5.6 f(35)=300mm (flash) 752×500 (1/60) f/5.6 f(35)=300mm (flash)
 
Brown Butterfly Two Butterflies
752×500 (1/15) f/5.6 f(35)=300mm 752×500 (1/60) f/5.6 f(35)=142mm (flash)
Hanging Fruit Hanging Flowers
752×500 (1/125) f/5.6 f(35)=300mm 752×500 (1/125) f/5.6 f(35)=157mm
 
Orange Flower Pink Flower
752×500 (1/320) f/5.6 f(35)=300mm 752×500 (1/80) f/5.6 f(35)=300mm
 
Horizontal Red Flower
752×500 (1/80) f/5.6 f(35)=142mm
 
Small Red Flowers Large Red Flower
500×752 (1/60) f/5.6 f(35)=187mm 500×752 (1/60) f/5.6 f(35)=142mm (flash)
 
Small Red Flowers 2 Big Flower
500×752 (1/125) f/5.6 f(35)=187mm 500×752 (1/60) f/5.6 f(35)=142mm (flash)
 

These are all re-sized down from JPG-Basic (and then re-sized again for the thumbnails), and are untouched from the camera. I’ve not post-processed anything yet. I do have RAW (Nikon) versions of each of these as well.

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