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Sun Basking
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Autumn's Warmth
Autumn's Warmth
Gulf Fritillaries are still making their way down to the Gulf of Mexico for migration and I'm still finding plenty in my Central TX garden. Since they are cold-blooded, when temps fall below 60 degrees, they need the sun to regulate their body temp and warm up their muscles so they are able to fly. This fellow was doing just that - taking advantage of a sunny morning, soaking up the rays and warming up for his flight of the day.
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Tammy M. Anderson
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    Outstanding lighting, details and composition, Valarie. Beautiful capture.

11/29/2009 5:06:26 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Marvelous detail and beautiful colors, Valarie.

11/29/2009 5:54:13 AM

 
Nancy J. Locke
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Absolutely STUNNING!!!

Beautiful capture and artistry, Valarie.

Hugs, Nancy J L

11/29/2009 6:09:35 AM

 
Maria A. Gonzalez
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Oh,ahh...This is a very beautiful capture of the Gulf Fritillary underside...The lighting is awesome and very fine detail...Love the composition and lighting...Very well capture,Val..
Just beautiful,my butterfly loving friend...Have a great day.

11/29/2009 6:31:02 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Outstanding detail and color in this well composed image. Quite beautiful...very well done.

11/29/2009 6:47:08 AM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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So pretty, Valarie! Pretty colors, shapes and light!

11/29/2009 7:32:58 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Super! Great light, detail, pov and composition, Valarie.

11/29/2009 7:57:16 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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This is really gorgeous, Valarie! Hope he makes it safely to the Gulf!

11/29/2009 8:20:47 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Beautiful back lighting here Valarie an outstanding close up well done indeed.

11/29/2009 2:43:53 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Exquisite capture Valarie. I love your work!

11/29/2009 7:38:08 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Beautiful capture, Valarie! Love the color and detail here!

11/29/2009 8:12:46 PM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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So Beautiful! Love the blending of colors. Great detail. Love the warm glow.

11/29/2009 9:01:37 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Love your POV, Valarie! The colors, details and black bg are just stunning!

11/30/2009 5:24:12 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Awesome and amazing, Val!! Added to favs! Hope that you and the family had a great Thanksgiving!!

11/30/2009 7:08:51 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Gorgeous detail and image Val!!!!
You sure are good at this macro thingys!! lol ;-)

11/30/2009 8:20:22 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Your images never cease to amaze me Valarie, this one is incredible!

11/30/2009 9:18:01 AM

 
Marty Straub
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Refueling then. Nature probably provides him some solar panel system for just such an occasion. What an outstanding image, Valarie. Amazing details over the perfect bg.

11/30/2009 9:39:02 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Excellent macro....love the back lighting!

11/30/2009 11:17:13 AM

 
Ann Coates
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I believe you have eye contact here Valarie. Fantastic shot and interesting info.

11/30/2009 1:12:30 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Beautiful details Valarie...you can feel the warmth of the sun!

11/30/2009 2:08:37 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Unusual POV with the golden colors outstanding against the dark BG.

11/30/2009 4:11:21 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Fantastic detail, color and lighting Valarie. We wont be seeing any butterflies in this area until Spring. Enjoy them while you can.

11/30/2009 4:51:13 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Terrific detail, light & eye contact, Valarie.

11/30/2009 6:16:28 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks everyone for your comments on this one - as always, they're much appreciated! ~ Val

12/1/2009 7:18:15 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wow as they say its all about the light which proves it here. Wow.

12/1/2009 9:54:08 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Awesome capture of this beauty, Val!!! :-) k

12/1/2009 11:16:17 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks Dianna and Kitty!

12/2/2009 7:02:07 PM

 
Doug Pignet
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Congrats on being a finalist, this beauty,Doug

12/15/2009 1:46:46 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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HUGE congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist and best of luck in the next round, Valarie!!! WTG

12/15/2009 2:12:09 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations on your finalist, Valarie...

12/15/2009 2:29:08 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Congratulations, Valarie...a very deserving finalist.

12/15/2009 2:44:33 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats on this wonderful Finalist! The colors and DOF are perfect!

12/15/2009 2:49:46 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Big CONGRATS on this beautiful Finalist, Valarie!

12/15/2009 3:09:57 PM

 
Kerry Hill
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Huge congratulations to you Valarie, awesome work!!

12/15/2009 3:44:28 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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congratulations on this stunning finalist valerie!

12/15/2009 4:33:37 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Valarie.

12/15/2009 4:35:07 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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This image is impossibly beautiful, Valarie. Congratulatoins.

12/15/2009 4:39:29 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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WTG my friend!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your wonderful finalist, best of luck in the Gold round. Dianna

12/15/2009 5:07:53 PM

 
Jim Baines
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A hearty Texas-sized Congratulations on this spectacular FINALIST, Texanna! I'm glad there were no Green lynx spiders lurking in there! I'm gonna lasso this one now and tug it towards the Winners' Cirlce!

12/15/2009 5:18:17 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Fantastic capture, Valarie! Congratulations!!

12/15/2009 5:34:06 PM

 
Jim Baines
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Geez! Can we say "Circle" ...

12/15/2009 5:45:38 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Beautiful Finalist! Nice job, Valerie!

12/15/2009 5:49:46 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Valarie!

12/15/2009 7:18:04 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Congrats on an awesome finalist, Valarie!!!! Very best luck!!!

12/15/2009 10:19:50 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Huge congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved finalist valarie!! Besy of luck in the next round!!

12/15/2009 10:43:14 PM

 
Julie Burnett
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Gorgeous capture, Val!! Huge congrats, and best of luck!!

12/16/2009 4:28:52 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Valarie!!!

12/16/2009 5:12:39 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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A wonderful finalist....Congratulations!

12/16/2009 5:42:46 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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WOW>..another one. Why am I not surprised!!!! Congrats!!!!! Your work is beautiful!!!!! (grovel grovel)

12/16/2009 6:02:59 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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I would have been disappointed if this one had not made finalist , and I will be disapointed if it does not not make GOLD!!

12/16/2009 6:35:43 AM

 
Val Feldman
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To each of you - a sincere and heartfelt thank you for your comments...Thanks so much ~ Val

12/16/2009 6:59:21 AM

 
Marty Straub
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Autumns's Warmth with Halloween's colors is gloriously presented with all of the magic you perform with a camera, Valarie. Congrats, not only on your Finalist photos, but ALL of them.

12/16/2009 8:09:52 AM

 
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Excellent Congrats Valarie on your Finalist!! Jeff

12/16/2009 9:08:05 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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An outstanding finalist Val! Congratulations!

12/16/2009 10:22:01 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Just outstanding, Val. Huge congrats.

12/16/2009 11:18:28 AM

 
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CONGRATS VAL

12/16/2009 2:48:31 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congratulations!

12/16/2009 3:01:27 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving Finalist! 8o)

12/16/2009 3:18:21 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Valarie!

12/16/2009 3:30:37 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big congratulations, terrific finalist, Val!

12/16/2009 5:01:51 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Congratulations Valarie, on this pretty Finalist!

12/16/2009 6:51:40 PM

 
Nancy J. Locke
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FANTABULOUS!!! SUPER CONGRATS!!!

WOOT!!!

Hugs, Nancy J L

12/16/2009 9:16:15 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Fantastic. Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!

12/17/2009 4:25:16 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much - I really appreciate all the wonderful comments! ~Val

12/17/2009 4:51:06 AM

 
Howard B. Cheek
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Congrats Valarie, well deserved..
Merry Christmas!!

12/17/2009 4:57:55 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is so fantastic, Valarie!! Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! Deb

12/17/2009 8:53:43 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations, Valarie...this is just beautiful!
Patti

12/17/2009 5:09:11 PM

 
Nina Shields
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Valerie, truly outstanding capture of an amazing subject; thank you for the educational aspect of this fantastic image; excellent work!

12/17/2009 6:25:25 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WHOA!!! How in the world did I miss your awesome finalists!!! They are incredible and should have the gold...in my humble opinion, Val!!! :-) k

12/21/2009 5:45:29 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congratulations Valarie! This is just stunning!!

12/21/2009 10:20:30 PM

 
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