Saturday, May 18, 2013

Wings of Fancy Brookside Gardens

One of my favorite places to go is in Brookside Gardens. There you will find a live butterfly & caterpillar exhibit, which will be open from May 4 - September 22, 2013. The hours of operation are 10am - 4 pm daily.If you are planning to visit the address is Brookside Gardens South Conservatory 1500 Glenallan Avenue, Weaton, MD 20902 Adults $6 children $4 ages 3-12

 Since no tripods are allowed shoot manual make a test photo and make adjustment as needed.
 ISO 200 - f 7.2 - 60sec.
 ISO 200 - f 9 - 60sec.
 ISO 200 - f 9 - 125sec. flash

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pikesville Beetle

While walking the dog in the park I found this beetle brought it home and photographed it. I really should have used a higher f stop to increase the focus range but it's not a bad shot anyway. I guess I'll have to return to the park and try again...

Camera Nikon D-300/Lens Nikor 50mm G 1.8
ISO-100 /  F-7.1 /  shutterspeed 1/200 sec.
#4 close-up filter added on top lens