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To Brighten Your Day (for all)

To Brighten Your Day (for all)
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS digital rebel XT, 28-300mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-20 13:25
Viewed: 2842
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This butterfly landed on the flower when I took one last look to make sure I gathered everything as me and my dog left the hummingbird area.

I was several feet away, the sun was very bright, and I wasn't even sure that this one capture would turn out.

Although color blind, I can see enough to know that this butterfly has a striking pattern and almost seems to contrast against the background.

This is dedicated to everybody, especially those who need a lift, just a little something to brighten your day.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-20 13:38]

Hi kathy. And it has done just that the bright colours have brightened up my computer screan . a very good picture of the Butterfly with good detail. With a nice pose on the flower. well done TFS.

I really like the overall presentation of the butterfly perched atop the flower with down-turned petals.

Nicely done.


Definitely made my day and my 2nd page:-) You are a great person who suffers in so many ways but has nobody to tell it too....You are a gentle soul with the animals and insect..

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-08-20 20:01]

Absolutely beautiful image Kathy,
Love the colors and composition. Such a pretty pattern on this very colorful butterfly. The sharpness and detail is wonderful. Great job!!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-20 21:24]

Hello Kathy,
greetings and warm regards.
a stunning shot of the insect and the floer it perches on. Real sharp and great clarty. the wonderful colours stand out very well from the blurred background. Very impressive with excellent composition.


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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-08-21 3:15]

Hi Kathy , wow this sure is a nice one I love the natural colors ,and composition , certainly a photo to brighten ones day , thanks ofr sharing it

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2008-08-21 17:21]

Hi Kathy,

I love it when a butterfly lands on top of a flower -- and, I'm there with my camera! Though you weren't anticipating another photo op, your shot turned out very well. The colors and patterns contrast in a most satisfying way. Very clear image. I tried to identify your butterfly, using Elizabeth Balmer's "A Pocket Guide to Butterflies & Moths." She has a few Fritillary species that have some similar characteristics. When I did a "fritillary" Image search in Google, I found a photo of a Hydaspe Fritillary (Speyeria hydaspe), which seems very close to the one you captured. Nice work, Kathy!


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