Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Orange butterfly

I need a break from city shots. Here's one from the butterfly conservatory at the Museum of Natural History. There was lots of funky lighting to deal with in there.


Here's how I ended up at MoMA without my camera. I had my camera and backpack, and a security guard said I couldn't bring it in (after a different one said I could). I didn't want to check it (the line was soooo long and it wasn't for valuables), so my husband ran everything back to our hotel. I didn't realize it was the backpack that was a no-no, not my camera. I should have asked. When I got inside I saw all kinds of people with cameras (and some with backpacks--grrr.) When I checked online later, I saw that the policy was no backpacks, but cameras were okay as long as you didn't use flash. Of course I saw all kinds of people using flash. Lesson learned and I checked camera/bag policies for the places we went the rest of the time.
Boring story--aren't you sorry you asked?

12 comments:

Sharon said...

This is beautiful color!

Beth said...

Not a boring story, a good reminder. I always want to bring my camera to concerts, but the tickets say no cameras. When I get there, everyone has one but me! Gorgeous butterfly.

Kelly said...

Nice shot.. Sorry you had to leave the camera, even accidentally.

Angela2932 said...

Oh, I love that you told us all this! Some day, I'm going to go there, and now you've forewarned me! How nice of your husband to run it back (although unnecessarily; did you tell him?) Becky, I love the detail you got in the butterfly's wings! Your trip sounds like it was such a nice balance between city and nature!

Bobbi said...

Your NYC shots are so awesome!Makes me want to go photobomb a wax figure. Your husband was so nice to run your camera to the hotel...mine would have griped.

shirley said...

I love the color and all the details on that butterfly. I know it is hard to catch them open winged like that...
Sorry about your backpack / camera at MOMA dealing - I hate seeing inconsistency like that. But a good reminder for us all to check ahead!

Suzy said...

This is so vibrant and beautiful! Great capture!

Mandy said...

Stunning! He is almost shiny. You really have the most stunning color Becky. I know what you mean...I learned that lesson at a basketball game too. No backpack, but my camera could have been brought in. Instead it stayed locked up in my car, where I worried about it desperately.

Reds said...

That is one beautiful butterfly - perfect shot!! I went to the butterfly exhibit and found it very hard to get a good shot - too many people, very hot, moving kids and butterflies!! ;)

Jess said...

Gorgeous butterfly! And DARNIT about the camera/backpack! I would be so ticked! LOL

Amy said...

The same thing happened to me in Vienna, I was so upset when I realized my mistake.

Gorgeous butterfly, I love the color!

Gypsy Girl said...

The colors are so fantastic in this.