For a week every October, Carleton University’s Biology Department hosts a butterfly show. I’ve been meaning to go to it for years, but the weekend lines have always put me off.
But having gotten some photos of butterflies (one species only) in my front yard, I figured that this year I should make the effort. So I went on Monday morning just as they opened up.
The good news? No line-up.
The bad news? A greenhouse doesn’t offer the same full-light conditions as my front yard, making it hard to get sharp photos. In most cases, getting enough light meant that the depth of field was extremely shallow, so that I couldn’t get the whole butterfly in sharp focus.
On the other hand, there were many fabulous butterflies.