No I didn't spend time recently on any polar bear expeditions to the Arctic Circle and there certainly aren't any butterflies willing to venture THAT far north. What the title refers to is the new and improved Arctic Butterfly Sensor Cleaner by Visible Dust.
If you own any kind of dSLR Camera you've probably already experienced problems with dust on the sensor and witnessed it's effects on your own camera's produced images. There's nothing worse than having a beautifully captured image marred or even rendered completely unusable because of a frustrating few specs of dust clinging to your sensor. Up till recently, I had resisted messing with MY sensor's dust issue, mostly because of the giant warnings from the owner's manual wherein I will void the warranty if I so much as think about doing anything to fix the problem!
It was long-awaited and over the past couple of months I had been sketching a moderate itinerary when the date finally arrived and I found myself thirty-three thousand feet airborne and heading to fabulous Thailand and Hong Kong for a month long respite from the cold and damp of winter in the Pacific Northwest. Getting away at any time for me is always exciting, perhaps even when it's simply an overnight excursion to the Valley, but arriving at your destination over 10 000km away from your starting point is exponentially more thrilling!