There have been many Swallowtail butterflies in my garden this year. What a joy they are..
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This is a lovely image - folks often get over-technical and a bit forensic photographing insects but you have retained the simple pleasure of it all in this smooth, natural composition.
29 Aug 2013 5:10am
@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie. It was fun to photograph a butterfly and actually get it in focus!
Just gorgeous!!! Superb focus on butterfly and flower, lovely colors and dof ........
29 Aug 2013 6:10am
@Ellebelle: Thanks. I like the bright look.
SPLENDIDE!!! Lumière et couleurs sublimes. Bonne journée. *****
29 Aug 2013 7:17am
@Tede: I, too, love the colors. Thanks.
Very excellent. Great image, nice focus, flawless light ...
29 Aug 2013 8:17am
@Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia): Thank you. I was delighted to get the butterfly in focus.
29 Aug 2013 8:45am
@Helen: Thank you.
Beautiful shot, lovely colours.
29 Aug 2013 9:09am
@Curly: Thanks. I decided to up the saturation on this one.
29 Aug 2013 9:57am
@Lai Chan See: Thank you for visiting and commenting.
29 Aug 2013 10:57am
@Ana Lúcia: Thank you.
Gorgeous macro shot ! Wow !
29 Aug 2013 12:27pm
@Bruno F: Thank you!
Beautiful capture. It appears that his next stop will be the flower in the distance.
29 Aug 2013 3:15pm
What an awesome close-up, Anita! We can see each and every detail of this beautiful swallowtail.
29 Aug 2013 7:12pm
You have captured this one really well, Anita.
29 Aug 2013 9:32pm
@BiLL: Thank you for visiting and commenting!
Wow, Anita ~ gorgeous !!! Your garden is beautiful!
30 Aug 2013 12:59am
@RBL: Thank you!!! I do love flowers. I had to take quite a few photos to get one in focus. :-)
30 Aug 2013 4:05am
@Soheil: Thank you.
So beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
30 Aug 2013 9:05am
@Marie-Line: Thank you!!!!!!!!!
superbe les couleurs
30 Aug 2013 4:05pm
@LAngevine: Thank you.
Excellent close-up ... the colors and details are fabulous !!!
Congratulations on the C. Spotlight !!!
30 Aug 2013 7:14pm
@Baldwin Vandewalle: Thank you for taking time from caring for your family to visit and comment. :-)
@philippe: Thank you.
wow, les couleurs sont vraiment superbes, bravo pour le spot
30 Aug 2013 7:20pm
@véronique cherpantier: Thank you for visiting and commenting.
@omid: Thank you.
. . and another Color Spotlight, too ! Well done, Anita.
30 Aug 2013 7:59pm
@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you so much! (I'm getting too many of these, but don't tell anybody.)
Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!
30 Aug 2013 8:04pm
@Ruthiebear: Thank you so much!
How gorgeous ... congratulations!!!
30 Aug 2013 8:34pm
@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you so much.
Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on the Spotlight!
30 Aug 2013 8:50pm
@Elaine Hancock: Thank you!
Congrats on the Color Spotlight!!!
30 Aug 2013 8:58pm
@Tede: Thank you.
Beautiful....congratulations on color spotlight.
31 Aug 2013 4:01am
@PRASHANT: Thank you.
Congratulations on the color spotlight
31 Aug 2013 6:33am
@Calusarus: Thank you.
Heartiest congratulations for the Spotlight.
31 Aug 2013 7:35am
@Lai Chan See: thank you!
Congratulations on this gorgeous Color Spotlight!!
31 Aug 2013 8:06am
@Ellebelle: Thank you!!
Such a beautiful and colorful photo, Anita!
Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!
31 Aug 2013 12:37pm
@FotoAnna ❀: Thank you for visiting and commenting!
Congrats on the Color Spotlight, Anita :)
31 Aug 2013 7:21pm
@Mariana Maoduš: Thank you!
So beautiful. Congratulations on the Color Spotlight. Well earned.
31 Aug 2013 10:10pm
@LauraS: Thank you for visiting and commenting!
Fantastic capture !!!
1 Sep 2013 12:09pm
@Devi: Thank you!
Wow, Anita-this is superb in every way! The butterfly is pristine, and the colors are pleasingly saturated. I really like the sense of perspective provided by the OOF flower in the background. Congrats on the color spotlight!
2 Sep 2013 12:14am
@Julie L. Brown: Thank you for your kind comments. I was surprised and delighted to get this image. The Eastern Swallowtails have been plentiful in my garden this year.
love it 5*
2 Sep 2013 7:04am
@Dimitrios: Thank you.
3 Sep 2013 5:52pm
@B. Thomas: Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it.
Very, very beautiful !!!
3 Sep 2013 7:28pm
@Chantal Mandeville: Thank you!
Congratulations on the spotlight!!!
3 Sep 2013 8:32pm
so nice , congrats ! :)
4 Sep 2013 7:17am
@Babzy: Thank you!
4 Sep 2013 10:35am
@~~~Ann~~~: Thank you for commenting and visiting.
colorful butterflies on flowers, now that's a great combination.. :) nice shot!
5 Sep 2013 1:55pm
Congratulations on your spotlight. Love the image great capture of detail.
6 Sep 2013 6:48pm
@Andy: Thank you!
. . and a lovely choice for your Fave, Anita ! This really was lovely.
5 Jan 2014 9:20pm
@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie. The Fave list is great for seeing lots of photographers I don't know.
Gorgeous stuff! It feels a little surreal...
16 Apr 2015 8:01am
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