This Butterfly Museum not only is a collection of butterflies but also includes a variety of Moths, Beetles, Spiders, Scorpions and insects from South East Asia. When we were here, we were amazed at the huge number of collections kept here and of course of the patience of those people involved in categorizing, naming and preservation work. It took us couple of hours to go through them all. Actually, the museum caters for school groups, clubs etc.
Well, very interesting huh …
The Butterfly Farm is located in the Hawkesbury Region of New South Wales and we visited this museum last January 2012. At that time we too, had a fun time at Indy 800 Kart Track which is just close to the museum.
It took me a lot of patience to capture a good shot of this bee. We were in a rose farm in Dural, New South Wales at that time when I noticed some roses attracted bees, bees that were perhaps hungry of the nectars. Initially, it was quite hard for me to get a better position, better close up, and a steady hand with quick focusing of my camera without distracting the bees, else they’ll be flying into another rose and away again from me. But there was one bee (this was the one) that got stuck up on a flower, just kept sucking the nectar until the time I took several photos. I was amazed when some photos turned out to be good and this one, I reckon was far better off compared to the others.
Capturing photos of insects demand patience but it pays off.