Butterfly Exhibit Video

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ButterfliesThe Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan has an annual exhibit featuring butterflies from Asia, Africa and South America.  I recently went there on an excursion with my wife for an afternoon to see the butterfly atrium at the gardens. 

Along with taking photos, which I included in my other blog post on this subject yesterday, I also shot a lot of video.  Last night I had some time and edited the content we shot into a short video, and I posted it on YouTube.

I do not know if you have ever tried to photographButterflies or video butterflies, but I can tell you it is not at all as easy as I thought it would be.  They are fast, elusive, and they keep moving and do not care whether you get a photo or not!  There were many times where I would aim, focus and click the shutter only to find that my subject was no longer there, and had a nice clear photo of an empty branch.

I took my Canon Rebel ESI and got some great still shots, but most of the video I shot was with a Canon Powershot.  It was a fun project that I wanted to try, and experiment with. 

I hope you will take time to watch the video, and give me your take on how you think it came out.


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Ann Allen Hoover
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
RE/MAX Advantage South

Hi Michael, this was a delight to watch and listen to.  I thought you did an excellent job with the video!

April 21, 2011 12:39 PM
Debbie Walsh
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
Keller Williams Realty

Looks like quite a large place.  Good job with the video!

April 23, 2011 12:22 PM
Paul Franciskato
Asset Brokering Services

I enjoy taking photos of butterflies as well!  The Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure in Branson, MO is a place you would probably enjoy if you ever visit that area.

April 24, 2011 06:06 PM

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