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Red Admiral

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Spring Fever
Spring Fever
~Red Admiral Butterfly~

Spring is in full swing here in Austin and particularly at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center...One of their flowering Mexican Plums was a favorite of the Red Admiral butterflies....

“It's spring fever.... You don't quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~Mark Twain


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Linda D. Lester
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    If it's spring in Texas it should be here real soon....this is a beauty!


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3/29/2010 4:27:35 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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This is gorgeous, Valarie. Not seeing any colors or blossums like this yet. But can't wait. Absolutely perfect.


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3/29/2010 4:38:10 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Beautiful...I know it's spring, but it just keeps raining!


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3/29/2010 4:49:57 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Very Beautifully captured Valarie! The Bluebonnets just started coming out here this weekend! Jeff


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3/29/2010 5:11:29 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Beautiful capture of the butterfly and the Spring blossoms Valarie. Its raining here again today until Wednesday! Record breaking rain for the month.


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3/29/2010 5:20:56 AM

 
Anita Hogue
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Gorgeous colors and capture, Valarie!


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3/29/2010 5:36:28 AM

 
Maria A. Gonzalez
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Beautiful composition,detail and colors..I like how you used the sky and clouds as your bg..Excellent angle and beautiful signs of Spring..Well captured,Val..


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3/29/2010 5:42:13 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Oh my, Val!! Not only a beautiful flower and Butterfly capture, set off against that blue sky, simply gorgeous!!


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3/29/2010 5:54:06 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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OMG Val this is incredible, so beautifully done.


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3/29/2010 6:12:22 AM

 
Carol Eade
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What a gorgeous image, Valarie, and love the quote too!


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3/29/2010 7:13:06 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Valarie,I would like to visit that place.Beautiful capture my friend,great detail and lighting!!!!


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3/29/2010 7:20:32 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Excellent comp, color and clarity..absolutely beautiful...excellent work, Val.


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3/29/2010 8:13:19 AM

 
Hal Bambrick
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Awesome Capture and Find Val!!!!!!.


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3/29/2010 9:46:47 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Wow - super fantastic capture, Valarie!


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3/29/2010 10:03:41 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Wow, that is so beautiful, Valarie! Lovely flowers, beautiful butterfly and a gorgeous sky so wonderfully captured!


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3/29/2010 10:42:32 AM

 
Rony Sagy
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Fantastic capture, Valarie.


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3/29/2010 10:46:19 AM

 
Nancy J. Locke
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SPLENDID CAPTURE, VAL!!! Unique and beautiful!!!

Hugs, Nancy J Locke


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3/29/2010 11:07:49 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Ok my butterfuly queen. To me this is one of your best! That light is amazing. Great work girl!


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3/29/2010 11:54:58 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Wonderful light and detail in this gorgeous capture, Val! Outstanding!! Even the bg is pretty!


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3/29/2010 12:10:58 PM

 
Doug Pignet
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Beautiful comp on this lovely butterfly, great bg


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3/29/2010 12:19:35 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Hi Valerie,
You certainly have a great eye, as the composition of this image is nicely done. The soft flower coloring is striking against the blue sky (I think) background and I like the way the light is illuminating through the butterfly's wings.
Enjoy,
Carla


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3/29/2010 12:28:06 PM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Totally awesome my friend!!!!


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3/29/2010 12:40:37 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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Well Val.....you did it again!!! Another magnificent image. Love the whole presentation!!!!!!


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3/29/2010 1:31:21 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Beautiful Valarie and it does have a real spring feel about it. How lucky to be able to capture these beauties at the Wildflower Center. I'm assuming it's walk in. How cool would that be.


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3/29/2010 2:01:06 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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This is one beautiful image Valarie, spring captured perfectly!!


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3/29/2010 2:56:33 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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You are so right about the FEVER- I got it BAD! Wonderful capture with Spring-y colors!


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3/29/2010 4:30:13 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Whoa! Spring wonderful Valarie! Glorious colors and fantastic capture
:-)


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3/29/2010 5:25:56 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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HOLY MOLY, Val!!! This is magnificent!!! :-) k


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3/29/2010 5:40:04 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Beautiful, delicate light and colors, Val...wonderful spring image!! You're quote is soooo apt!!! Me, too..have it BAD!

Patti


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3/29/2010 8:04:00 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Gorgeous capture with beautiful colors, details, and an excellent composition Valarie!!!


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3/29/2010 10:55:54 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting...Sure sounds like this "Spring Fever Thing" is contagious...hope we can pass it on to everyone we meet! :) Thanks again, all! ~Val


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3/30/2010 8:22:12 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Mark Twain has such a magic way with words! You have captured the feeling he describes beautifully, Valerie. The light dances here in subtle yet touching ways.
Steve


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3/30/2010 11:35:23 AM

 
Bruce Van Buskirk
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Very nice picture.

I really like the background that brings the who picture together.

Bruce


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3/30/2010 3:50:38 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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You make this look easy, Valarie! Another stunning image. Absolute perfection!! Deb


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3/30/2010 5:59:04 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Wish I had more time to comment on your terrific recent entries, Val. I really like this one!


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3/30/2010 8:14:49 PM

 
Val Feldman
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No problem, Sam - who on BP is ever commenting-caught-up??? :) Thanks to you and also everyone who commented on this capture...as always, it's much appreciated! ~Val


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3/31/2010 12:53:16 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Beautiful, Valarie!


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3/31/2010 6:39:35 PM

 
Anita Tykwinski
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Ohhhhh this is awesome!!! Love the colors, POV just everything about it is stunning!!!


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4/1/2010 8:24:24 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Terrific detail, Valarie, and great background too. And you got the butterfly here that's color coordinated with the blooms! :)


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4/1/2010 9:32:46 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks Sabrina, Anita and Mitch!


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4/1/2010 3:34:34 PM

 
Nancy J. Locke
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This is what dreams are made of Val!!! AWESOME SUPREME CAPTURE!!!

Hugs, Nancy J Locke


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4/2/2010 4:53:59 PM

 
Doug Pignet
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Congrats on your finalist...Well done


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4/18/2010 5:32:23 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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HUGE congratulations on your GORGEOUS Finalist... just BEAUTIFUL, Valarie!!!


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4/18/2010 5:37:31 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big Congratulations,Valarie!!!


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4/18/2010 5:58:32 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Big congratulations, Valarie, on your gorgeous finalist!


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4/18/2010 6:04:26 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Congrats on your fabulous finalist, Val! Very best luck with it!!!


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4/18/2010 6:05:21 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your awesome finalsit!


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4/18/2010 6:06:54 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Valarie.


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4/18/2010 6:39:23 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Fantastic Capture Val!!!
Congratulations on this Awesome finalist!!!

~J~


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4/18/2010 7:18:28 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...beautiful


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4/18/2010 7:22:53 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Valarie.


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4/18/2010 10:38:51 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous finalist... congratulations, Valarie!


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4/18/2010 11:10:46 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Wonderful Valarie - congratulations on this finalist!!


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4/19/2010 3:47:54 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Congratulations again, Val! Another stunning finalist!!


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4/19/2010 4:24:25 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Big Congratulations, Valarie!


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4/19/2010 4:34:37 AM

 
Maria A. Gonzalez
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Congratulation my butterfly loving friend...Your captured of this Admiral is very well deserved..It is so beautiful,I love everything about this one...Beautifully captured.


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4/19/2010 4:57:07 AM

 
Maria A. Gonzalez
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Sorry,I meant to say a very well deserved FINALIST...Beautifully captured.Good luck in the next round..


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4/19/2010 4:59:23 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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CONGRATULATIONS...on your wonderful Finalist Valarie! Good luck in the next round!!


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4/19/2010 5:03:43 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on a fantastic finalist, Valarie!


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4/19/2010 6:44:24 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Looks like a winner to me!! So clear and beautiful!


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4/19/2010 10:11:11 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats Val!!!


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4/19/2010 11:23:37 AM

 
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Wonderful spring photo!


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4/19/2010 12:22:05 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Big congratulations Valarie, on this much deserved finalist!!


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4/19/2010 3:20:40 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Valarie on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff


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4/19/2010 3:56:15 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Val!


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4/19/2010 6:12:58 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Outstanding choice as a finalist...congratulations.


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4/20/2010 6:59:50 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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I knew we'd see this one again! Awesome.


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4/20/2010 8:47:14 AM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Huge congratulations on another gorgeous finalist Valarie!!


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4/20/2010 11:32:07 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Yep...I knew we'd see this beauty again. I just love the lighting, details and colors. Exquisite! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Valarie! Deb


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4/21/2010 9:10:31 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Valarie: Your image looks like a beautiful painting. Congratulations on your
Finalist Award. Sincerely, Merna


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4/21/2010 3:54:01 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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DAILEY PHOTO WINNER
We are pleased to announce that the Dailey Photo Winner for today, June 22, 2010 is Valarie Feldman for “Spring Fever.” Congratulations, Carla and Merna


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