Some months back I purchased an Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 lens (officially, the M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro lens) and MC-14 1.4x teleconverter for my E-M1 body. I’d given them some exercise on a road trip previously, but when an opportunity came up for a “Tripod Session” at a local butterfly pavilion, I thought I could give them a real workout on the facility’s residents.
Seen at the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Cockrell Butterfly Center:
I suppose I could have taken this shot from the side, so that more of this little guy would have been in focus. But I preferred an over-the-shoulder approach, you could almost share his point of view.
A Red Postman Mimic takes a break on a sign at the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Cockrell Butterfly Center:
As natural history museums go, Houstons’ one is pretty pricey for what you get. But pricing there is a la carte, so if you’d like, you can get a ticket to just the butterfly center.
We spotted this little guy along the side of a trail while taking a break from driving through Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada:
I don’t know if he was just resting, or on his way out, but I appreciated the opportunity to at least save a bit of his beauty for posterity.
Originally posted to Flickr on July 10, 2008.
Mournful Owl (Caligo eurilochus) butterfly at the Butterfly Pavilion; Westminster, Colorado. Originally posted to Flickr on March 10, 2009.