I took a trip to the Botanic Garden yesterday with only two(!) kids: S and Z. I had been wanting to visit the butterfly enclosure while it's open (only in the summertime), so we went. It poured rain for most of our time while we were in the garden, but I think the lighting made it perfect for taking pictures. I got the chance (and time!) to practice with some of my manual settings again. It's not perfect, but I liked my results.
So for once, I'll keep my text to a minimum here and just let the photos speak for themselves. Just a disclaimer for those who don't appreciate insects (even the pretty ones), you may not want to look at these photos because that's all there is here today. Enjoy.