All images Copyright 2002 by Steven L. Van Dyke
The 2002 Festival of Butterflies

The 2002 Festival of Butterflies

Powell Gardens, a private botanical garden located about 30 miles east of Kansas City has been holding a Butterfly Festival every August for the past few years. These shots are from my trip out to the 2002 event.

Due to a busy schedule we didn't make it out until the newly added second weekend of the festival. Even so, the gardens were still rather crowded. The crowd was a friendly one though, and everyone seemed to be having a good time.

Having just picked up a nifty macro lens I was able to get great closeups of not only the butterflies but also of some of the flowers. The new lens will go to "1 to 1" which means that things are actually life sized on the negative.

In other words, it lets you take very nice pictures of very small things.

You can click on any of the thumbnails to go to a frame-by-frame gallery at a slightly larger size. In the frame-by-frame gallery, clicking the picture takes you to the next one.
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I don't think any of these images are on merchandise in the store but there are some neat ones there...


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Waiting to enter

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The power of macro

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Tag! You're it!

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What's in there?

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Looking up at Luna

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How big are these flowers?

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In perspective

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NOT a butterfly

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In formation

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Portrait of a butterfly

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Portrait of a butterfly watcher

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Silly faces

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What's up there?

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Hey look!

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It's a butterfly!

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And it's attacking!

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Shoot it!

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Getting busy outside

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The joy of volunteering

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A look at the gardens

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Sneaking up behind a flower.

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That's a big frog.

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Now what's she after?

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There it is!

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A look back

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