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Week 11:: Orange

October 10, 2011

The preschooler and I went on another adventure recently.  A local farm has a little butterfly villa set-up to teach kids in a hands-on way about butterflies.   Beautiful flowers, lots of eggs, caterpillars, and butterflies flying around us.  It was beautiful and amazing.  I’ve been to the Butterfly House in St. Louis a couple of times, but have never had someone available to teach us so much about butterflies.  I so appreciated the owner teaching and showing the kids where to find the eggs, or pointing to a baby caterpillar – smaller than 1/4 inch in length – and tell me how old it was, or show us a caterpillar going into it’s J formation, and so much more.

Camera: Nikon D7000
Aperture: f/5.3
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Focal Length: 95mm
Lens: 18-200 f/3.5/5.6

Camera: Nikon D7000
Aperture: f/4.8
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Focal Length: 52mm
Lens: 18-200 f/3.5/5.6

 Camera: Nikon D7000
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Focal Length: 150mm
Lens: 18-200 f/3.5/5.6

This week’s photography challenge theme is ORANGE, and my life has been surrounded by orange this week … sweet potato and black bean burritos, pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, candy corn trail mix and monarch butterflies.  See all the orange submissions here.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2011 10:08 am

    Great pictures!!! Awesome focus on the butterflies!

  2. October 11, 2011 11:22 pm

    beautiful pictures!! And thanks for sharing the details of your settings, I am still learning, so I find that very helpful!

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