Butterfly Kaleidoscope…

butterfly-collage-indianapolis-zoo As soon as we stepped out of the car into the parking lot, we walked into a dazzling array of colors filling every corner of the conservatory in this brand new show at the Indianapolis Zoo! Making you believe that you are walking into an immense glass kaleidoscope. A breathtaking mobile of giant proportions will twirl overhead as a rainbow of light shimmers in through stained glass panels. These translucent, jewel-toned panels will mimic the butterflies as they float on the air currents high in the air in the Conservatory. A photographers delight for sure!

It brought back all the fun memories of playing with my Kaleidoscope Toy.

Do you remember, turning the bottom dial and all the beautiful colors swirling around? Did you have one as a child?

Maybe, Little Man should have one of these for Christmas? Hum, an idea…

Tip of the Day for Bloggers/Photographers:

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re NOT close enough!” ~ Robert Copa

Sometimes it is just a comfort zone to keep space between us and what we are photographing.

Get in close:

    • Encourages Detail.
    • It gets rid of clutter.
    • Creates impact and a message.

I hope you had a lovely weekend…

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67 thoughts on “Butterfly Kaleidoscope…

  1. Good evening
    What’s your name?My name ist Andrea.
    And Eindhoven in the Ruhr area of North Rhine-Westphalia is that come from Oberhausen near Essen.
    Beautiful colorful schmertterlinge.
    Thank you for your nice visit with me.
    Her paintings have earned many likes because they are so beautiful.
    Have fun on my blog.
    Wish you a beautiful Friday…
    Sincerely Andrea

  2. Laurie! Should you ever find time to get to the 59th comment (that’s me!), I want you to know how much I loved seeing these photos. These butterflies are so bright and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Laurie, this is yet another most inspiring post. Great photography and good advice, fine thoughts fro the day! Big hug from sunny Norway.x

  4. Beautiful, bright, cheery photos! I love all the colors! My son and his family used to live in Indy. We’ve been to this zoo! We went once in January when only the “inside” animals were there and we tromped around in the snow. Thanks for the tip on getting closer — something I need to work on!

  5. We lived in Indy for a couple of years when our two kids were wee ones. I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed the zoo, it was the perfect size and like your photographs, simply beautiful!

  6. So vivid, Laurie! Is there a collection of real butterflies inside too? In a nearby park we have something called Butterfly World and they are real live beauties. 🙂

  7. What a fabulous mobile, a beautiful preview of whats to come inside. Very clever, love it. I actually wrote a post about a kaleidoscope I bought last year. I’ve always enjoyed them a lot and it currently sits on my desk.

  8. Ooooh, I think this Noni might need a kaleidoscope along with the grands! Thank you for the reminder, Laurie. Now, where do you think we find them? blessings ~ tanna

  9. These are so happy and fun! Love your photo tip. I always tell people that I’m about to come in scary close! They always laugh, so it works!

  10. In the morning when I open mail box your post comes up like a Good Morning message. Thank you. It looks like you send to all of your followers this lovely message and making the day for them. Butterflies are amazing!

  11. Thanks for that tip, very useful. Sometimes you’re trying to fit the whole subject(s) in the one frame and it doesn’t always need to work that way. The colours are so vibrant – brilliant!

  12. Laurie,
    Thanks for the tips, I love your pictures. The up close ones are beautiful. Pinning!
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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