BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY – NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA
In Niagara Falls Canada, there is an abundance of places to visit and things to do. One place that everyone should visit at least once is the Butterfly Conservatory, as it truly gives you an experience that can only be witnessed here. Sure, you can look at pictures online of these gorgeous butterflies, but it doesn’t give you the true size and weight, never mind the magnificence of these insects. Even better yet, when we had made our trip to the conservatory, we had the privilege of checking out the reptile exhibit.
As soon as we got to the Butterfly Conservatory, we immediately tested the Nikon’s ‘Auto’ setting. The four images above showcase this. What early stood out, was the immediate increase in the ISO setting, to which a grainy image was produced. We switched over to Manual settings from there, just to take a little more control over the image quality. The following pictures showcase just how good the Nikon produces, and the fantastic pictures it can take.
What was really neat at the conservatory was the trust butterflies have with the humans walking around the exhibit. These glorious insects would land pretty much anywhere, from hands and limbs, to purses. We even had one that tried to make a trip out of the conservatory by latching onto a leg, it almost made it too!
Of course, the butterflies do require a natural environment to thrive and live off of, and the conservatory has done an amazing job at bringing in some great flowers and plants for the butterflies to live by.
The conservatory goes as far as supplying feeding areas for the butterflies to, well, feed. The feeding areas consisted of succulent oranges for the butterflies to feed off of.
The reptile exhibit was great experience, with large snakes being carried through the main foyer, as well as lizards and crocodiles were found throughout the exhibit. The images below showcase the Nikon’s ability to take photos through the glass aquariums the reptiles were housed in. The quality of the images are really impressive when you consider that there is a pane of glass between you and them.