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Lukas Butterfly Encounter

Lukas Nursery is a great Orlando-area nursery, and the Butterfly Encounter is a free-flight butterfly conservatory.

Photography advice: Macro lenses are good for photographing flowers. A fast intermediate telephoto is my favorite for photographing the fast-moving butterflies. A flash often helps.

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Butterfly portraits at Lukas Butterfly Encounter

Butterfly portraits at Lukas Butterfly Encounter - March 2008

I went back to the Lukas Butterfly Encounter today and had a great morning photographing the butterflies.


Butterflies at Lukas Butterfly Encounter

Butterflies at Lukas Butterfly Encounter - September 2007

My favorite Lukas Nursery also has an enclosed butterfly garden with tons of free-flight butterflies. They raise the caterpillars and release them into the garden. Butterflies will land on you (which isn't too freaky, if you're expecting it!). They don't mind a bit if you get close to photograph them. So I go over there sometimes to take pictures. Caterpillars Butterflies