It’s been really hot here (upper 90s) in the St Louis area, and I’m not much of a heat person, so thought I would go to The Butterfly House in Chesterfield just outside of St Louis, MO, to avoid some of the heat by staying indoors. I’m staying in the area after my Macro Boot Camp last weekend because I will be presenting for the St Louis Camera Club tonight.
Didn’t realize how hot the temps were going to be in the Butterfly House, it was steaming hot in there so didn’t stay to long as I was drenched in sweat in no time. Shooting in butterfly houses is a challenge as the light blows out the leaves the butterflies land on, and the clutter where they land always makes it difficult to get a clean background. Add those factors to the fact that I have a very hard time getting sharp images when I have to hand hold the camera. Using a tripod when shooting these little guys is tough as they don’t always stay long enough in one place to set up the tripod. Lucky I had my 18-270 with VR which helped to get sharper image hand holding.
I got one flower shot.
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