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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Live Specimen

We went to the Butterfly Pavilion today. I had taken all three kids to the dentist in the morning and, being as it was across town, it seemed reasonable to hang out there rather than rushing them back for an hour or so of class. I am also sick of the snow and lack of bugs.

Hanging out in an artificial rainforest seemed like just the thing. We were there for the 3:30 butterfly release in which a zookeeper, in this case Kevin, tells the small crowd about butterflies in general and the different species in specific.

I'm not sure the name of this newly emerged butterfly ... part of my brain recalls the phrase "Mock Swallowtail", but that same memory is laced with monitoring three kids and learning this new macro lens. I'll have to write to the BP and ask. I have a few more to get id'ed as well.

This was taken with my new 105mm DG Macro EX from Sigma. I could afford this one compared to the Canon of the same type. See I also needed to get a hard drive -- 450 GB LaCie (design by F.A. Porche). Too many pictures. My last notable purchase was the Mozy backup service. You never know when your computer is going to explode.

POST POSTING NOTE: Originally this didn't show, it was still referencing my localhost address rather than the blogspot one. It should be all fixed now.


Matt said...

This one didn't come through for me, it's a blank picture.


Hypatia said...

Yeah, I just found this myself. I guess it was a Picasa funny. Re-uploading now...