Every year, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (I’ll probably never be able to stop calling it the “Wild Animal Park”) offers an amazing temporary butterfly exhibit.  It opened this past weekend and continues until May 8.   I went this morning.  Wow!  If you want to see it, try to go early in the run and early in the day…it’s an enormously popular exhibit.  However, it’s well designed, and easy to both see and shoot.  There are literally thousands of butterflies.

I shot with my Nikon D300 and a 60mm macro lens.  It’s like photographing moving jewelry. Just glorious.  Enjoy!

The slide show runs five times, so you won’t miss anything while you’re reading.

Photography by Steve Rossman

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6 Responses to Butterflies!

  1. Steve,
    Your work is so beautiful, I need to spend a year with you so I can take pictures as beautiful as your!
    Love, Kandra

  2. steverossman says:

    Thanks Kandra! I point a little box at things that already exist. You make wonderful creations with your own hands! So when does the year start??? s

  3. Marcie Stone says:


    These are truly magnificent!
    Lots of love from Portland
    Marcie and Greg

  4. Judith E. Moore says:

    I love your description of “photographing moving jewelry!” And you do it so well! The detail is exquisite! Judith

  5. steverossman says:

    Thanks Judith! I’m using a terrific lens, designed specifically for macro work, and it helps a lot! We’ll talk about that in the class. Thanks for your wonderful, positive comments. They are so appreciated. Steve

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