SMALL POSTMAN BUTTERFLY (HELICONIUS ERATO), CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, JUNE 15, 2012
Pentax *ist DS
SMC Pentax-DA 50-200 at 200mm
1/350 sec. f8
The special "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit at the Botanic Garden features more than 500 gorgeous insects, many rarely seen around Chicago, flitting about under a 2,800-square-foot white mesh tent. Many of them will alight on your hand or knee and hold steady for a little study. I used my eight-year-old but still very capable 6-megapixel early Pentax DSLR and kit zoom lens on this jaunt to one of my favorite places.