Rumor has it if a butterfly lands on you during your trip through the exhibit it’s a sign of good luck. Fortunately I had on my “lucky” shirt, which was bright yellow and a color they’re attracted to. Sheila tried to get a shot for me, but I’m a lot taller and didn’t want to move too much. However, being able to turn the screen around 180 degrees and compose the shot myself gave me just what I wanted. It might not be the most flattering pose, but who cares – I got the little guy sitting on my shoulders.
All of my images were shot with the LUMIX FZ1000 usually in auto focus macro with the ISO at 200-400. I found myself experimenting with “IA”, Intelligent Auto mode as well. In Intelligent Auto the camera continuously runs through a series of features including image stabilization, ISO sensitivity and continuous auto-focus, just to name a few.
Key West is known for its natural beauty, the shops, galleries, restaurants and obviously being surrounded by the ocean on all sides. However, the Butterfly Conservatory created a stunning moment of beauty and peace we just didn’t plan on. There’s little that beats butterflies, soft music and the beauty of the conservatory.