April 12th 2015,
It was a Sunday morning and I was home working on yet another tedious editing project. As my concentration and work ethic began to dwindle, I realized it had been a while since I took my camera out on a photo journey. So I ditched the computer, grabbed my DSLR, jumped in my car, and set out.
At first I was unsure where I was headed but eventually decided on the Phoenix Botanical Gardens. It had been a while since I’d photographed that location. The steep $20 entrance fee typically kept me away, but it was springtime and I knew there would be plenty of gorgeous plants blooming.
The visits wasn’t all that exceptional at first. I photographed a bunch of flowers, some bees, and chased down hummingbirds in vain. But then I came across a new seasonal exhibit that made me giddy with excitement. The Spring Butterfly Exhibit.
For me butterflies are frustratingly elusive insects. I’m always eager to photograph one yet never get the chance to do so. Usually I’ll see one randomly pass by while I’m out hiking. I’d stop everything to photograph it only to watch helpless as it flies away.
This Spring Butterfly Exhibit was the perfect change I needed. Thousands of diverse and colorful butterflies all within a small confined space. There was nowhere for these little buggers to run from me! :D
...Follow the Link below for more information about the Phoenix Botanical Garden Butterfly Exhibit...