July 24, 2012

A Visit to the Botanical Garden

We spent several days in the Chicago area this past weekend with the girls' Grandma.  I convinced asked my Husband to accompany me to the Chicago Botanical Garden on Saturday.  We've been there several times, and I do not tire of going!

A new attraction since we were there last is a Butterfly House.  I was giddy with excitement when I saw it!  A month or so ago we were able to visit the St Louis Butterfly House, but honestly this one seemed to have more butterflies, but in a smaller space.  Regardless, I was having the time of my life photographing these flying flowers.  They don't sit still very well, but when you capture one in full focus, it sure is rewarding.

My photo was treated with one layer of kkRed at 50% Soft Light, and kkGreyDay at 75% Soft Light.  Thanks for the new textures Kim!

I'd love to invite you over to my new Etsy shop!  It's all about photography!!



  1. I like butterflies too!!

  2. Perfect quote for this lovely image!

  3. This image is really lovely! I'd never heard of a butterfly house. I'd love to visit one!

  4. Oh lovely, I will definitely have to go to the Botanical Garden, haven't been there for awhile, and what a treat it must have been for you. Love image and wonderful editing!!

  5. Wow - what a great capture! Those things are tough to photograph...right along with dragonflies. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. LOVE your butterfly Cherie! Especially the deep black color which is so rich looking.

  7. Fantastic capture and I love the subtle textures you used. I also love that quote!

  8. It's a very fine butterfly - photo. Nice words ...


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