The 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 photograph 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.