Disappointing day at the Butterfly exhibit (2 pics)

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Went there expecting to see THIRTY SPECIES, and found only a few, many of which were either dying off, with torn wings, or repeats. I only processed these two. The Giant Moth was way up on the netting, so it was shot from about 20 ft away, looking up. Not enough DOF @f4.5 either. The Black & White was only about 8 ft away, and thankfully on a flat focal plane. All shot w/70-200vr

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Model NIKON D2X
Flash Used No
Focal Length 200 mm
Exposure Time 1/350 sec
Aperture f/4.5
ISO Equivalent 100
Exposure Bias
White Balance (-1)
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality (6)
Exposure Program aperture priority

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Model NIKON D2X
Flash Used No
Focal Length 200 mm
Exposure Time 1/160 sec
Aperture f/3.5
ISO Equivalent 100
Exposure Bias
White Balance (-1)
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality (6)
Exposure Program aperture priority
 
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Steve,

Nice pictures despite the shallow DOF. The #2 is sharp even at 3.5. Low light (hence larger apertures to have acceptable handheld shutter speeds) is a problem with interior butterflies show.
 
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I understand your disappointment at not seeing the number of species that you expected Steve, but all things considered, these are pretty good shots. The 70-200VR just continues to amaze. 8)
 
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Thanks guys, not only were there not very many species

in the enclosure at the time of my visit, but an entire class of 2nd graders & a group of senior citizens came in about 5 mins after I got there. Dang ppl really got in the way! :evil:
 
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Re: Thanks guys, not only were there not very many species

Steve S said:
in the enclosure at the time of my visit, but an entire class of 2nd graders & a group of senior citizens came in about 5 mins after I got there. Dang ppl really got in the way! :evil:
Steve, I understand your frustration about ppl getting in your way. In these kind of shows, I try to be early in the morning or at lunch time where ppl (especially children) is tired and going out to eat.
 

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