The Butterfly Park in Botanical garden is a colorful element of Nandankanan Zoological Park. The park is close to the Rose Garden. It helps to attract more and more butterflies. A water stream, mud pool, the lily pond is created and maintained to give a proper environment for these beautiful creatures.

Butterfly Park In Nandankanan Zoological Park: When To Visit?

The butterflies collect nectar between 8 am to 1 pm. So it is the perfect time for the visitors. The staff gives other food like honey, banana slices, rotten apples to attract butterflies.

Butterfly Park Memorable Video

Butterfly Photography Gear

It is crucial to understand the environment and the equipment you have. When it comes to shooting butterflies choice of lens is very important.

Butterflies are fast moving subjects. So a fast shutter speed will help here. Another thing you might be thinking is the f-stop value. A lower f-stop will help you to push your shutter speed even further. So it is good to have some f1.8 or f1.4 prime lens. This will allow you to choose 1/4000 s with proper exposure.

Let us consider a scenario where you have made your aperture wide (1.8f or 1.4f). You are trying to push the shutter speed but it is making the image darker. You can take the benefit of ISO setting. Do increase your ISO. It will help to increase your shutter speed.

Let us consider a scenario where you have chosen 1.8f 1/4000 (max for your camera) ISO 100. Suppose the image is coming brighter. In that case, try increasing the aperture to 1 or 2 stop as required. You can also play with exposure compensation.

You can use Lensbaby fisheye lens to view the world in totally unique perspective. As you can see the youtube video thumbnail in the video. Here is a video totally shot with Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens for Nikon F

Related Reference Video: Lensbaby Circular Fisheye Lens With Nikon D3200

Why should you shoot in RAW?

A lot of people say a shooting in raw degrades the camera quality and lifespan. That is a myth. If you do not use also afterward it will not be worth using.

It is good to shoot in raw because of the following reasons.

    • You can change white balance in post processing.
    • Sometimes the image may miss the sharpness sweet spot. You can increase the sharpness in the post processing.
    • We all hate noise. Camera raw allows decreasing noise grains. So it is a savior.
    • You can control almost all parameters in post processing. The best part is it will not damage the original image as you are working in raw.

So please do try shooting in raw and see the magic.