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~White Peacock Butterfly~

Not easy for any butterfly to pass up the hot, vivid colors and sweet nectar of butterfly weed....

The Butterfly Haus at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, TX
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Maria A. Gonzalez
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    Good morning,Val...
A very colorful butterfly captured and image.Very well composed and excellent detail on the proboscis and you can feel this beauty flapping it's wings softly as it feeds in the Milkweed..
Very well captured and another beautiful butterfly image..Well done,my butterfly loving friend.

5/5/2010 4:08:58 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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I knew this was yours even before I read your name.
Gorgeous work here Valarie!!!!!

5/5/2010 4:17:57 AM

 
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Pretty photo of this pretty Butterfly on the colorful Milkweed, Valarie!

5/5/2010 4:20:26 AM

 
Michelle D. Allen
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What a beautiful image, Valarie. The colors, lighting and DOF are outstanding. Love the title, too. Well done!

5/5/2010 4:24:06 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding - Beautifully captured Valarie! Jeff

5/5/2010 4:41:11 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Absolutely beautiful, Valarie. Wonderful colors and details. I planted a butterfly weed this year. Hope it grows well.

5/5/2010 5:07:51 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Just beautiful....love the colors!

5/5/2010 5:19:09 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Just the shot I would like to get someday. This is absolutely beautiful Valarie

5/5/2010 5:40:14 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Does the word: WOWZA do it for this capture? Beautiful!

5/5/2010 6:15:55 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Wonderful color in this well composed image. Excellent work as always, Val.

5/5/2010 6:34:47 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Simply beautiful Valarie!

5/5/2010 6:54:35 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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The lighting on the wings is absolutely exquisite, Val, details, composition, and colors are superb. Stunning!!

5/5/2010 7:20:20 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Valarie,so glad to you back.And you brought a beautiful butterfly with you.Gorgeous capture with stunning color and detail!!!

5/5/2010 7:47:14 AM

 
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Beautifully composed and those colors are perfect together, Valarie!

5/5/2010 8:51:10 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Beautiful capture.

5/5/2010 9:06:09 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Ooooh, just love this one, Valarie! Outstanding work!

5/5/2010 9:15:22 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Gorgeous work, Valarie. Jim

5/5/2010 9:32:49 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Awesome capture! The bright colors and great detail are superb

5/5/2010 2:45:32 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful butterfly capture, Val. I love the vibarant color.

5/5/2010 3:08:41 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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OMGOSH, Val! This is AWESOME beyond words! :-) k

5/5/2010 5:52:29 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Truly awesome color and dof, Val! WOW image!!! Straight to favs!

5/5/2010 7:53:27 PM

 
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Fantastic capture, Val. Beautiful colors, detail and composition.

5/5/2010 9:40:49 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Terrific colors..no wonder he couldn't pass them up. Beautiful Valarie!

5/5/2010 10:49:06 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Very beautiful macro with wonderful colors, detail, dof and composition Valarie!!

5/6/2010 12:07:21 AM

 
Marty Straub
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Amazing in-your-face focus, Valarie. Your depth of field is perfect bring out just enough of the flower to compliment the beauty of the butterfly.

5/6/2010 10:31:09 AM

 
Carrie M. Groseclose
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Breathtakingly beautiful Valarie. Love the color, the detail, the comp, and the amazing lighting. It is always such a treat to view your images!

5/6/2010 10:47:43 AM

 
Freddy Bland
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Oooooh, Valarie, so very stunning! The composition is just divine and the colors are superb!! Outstanding work!!!

5/6/2010 12:53:59 PM

 
Val Feldman
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She was a little dancing beauty - am glad you all liked her! Thanks for your comments, as always, I appreciate! ~Val

5/6/2010 1:13:31 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Hot lunch - what next - maybe a hot date. Outstanding capture Valarie.

5/6/2010 3:31:22 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Fantastic colors Valarie!!

5/6/2010 4:12:29 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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OH..... MY..... GOSH!!! I know it seems like I'm always saying that. Wow. A winner girl friend.... my butterfly Queen!

5/6/2010 7:44:05 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks Annie, Karen and Dianna!

5/7/2010 6:32:10 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Stunning capture.

5/8/2010 6:27:33 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much, Leslie!

5/10/2010 1:54:30 PM

 
Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay
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Wow!! This is stunning Valarie! Beautiful capture!

5/13/2010 12:32:40 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Gorgeous capture!

6/2/2010 6:25:54 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a stunning finalist, Val.

1/23/2013 7:28:04 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist,my friend!!!

1/23/2013 8:00:36 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Val!!

1/23/2013 9:43:46 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on this beautiful Finalist and good luck in the next round, Val!

1/23/2013 10:00:18 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Val.

1/24/2013 3:10:10 AM

 
Don Christiana
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Val, stunning capture with beautiful colors and details. This is a winning combination for GOLD.

1/24/2013 5:57:04 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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So soft, so pretty with such a beautiful glow. Congrats Val on this amazing finalist!

1/24/2013 6:06:36 AM

 
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Beautiful

1/24/2013 6:41:06 AM

 
Ann Coates
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You can't beat butterflies. Congratulations on your finalist Valarie.

1/24/2013 11:19:57 AM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist Val!

1/24/2013 1:23:08 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your awesome silver win,Val! :)

1/24/2013 1:44:06 PM

 
Terry T. Ruvalcaba
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Beautiful color and comp, congratulations on finalist!

1/24/2013 3:30:26 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)

1/24/2013 3:36:31 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Gorgeous Val, congrats!

1/24/2013 5:44:55 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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The colours are amazing Val. Congrats on your finalist award.

1/25/2013 12:06:28 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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BIG Congrats & good luck, my friend!

1/25/2013 2:44:21 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Gorgeous colors and details on this unusual (to me) butterfly, Val! Love the title, too! Hope you are fine. Huge Congrats on the Finalist!

1/25/2013 4:43:37 PM

 
Carol Eade
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I love the colors, Val, congratulations on your beautiful finalist!

1/25/2013 6:15:23 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Gorgeous, Val...congratulations!

1/27/2013 8:43:19 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this stunning winner Val!!!

1/27/2013 6:05:25 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats on your beautiful winner, Val!

Debby

1/27/2013 6:14:01 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATZ on the terrific Gold Winner, Val!!!!

UB.

1/27/2013 8:35:49 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your win, Val :)

1/27/2013 8:53:37 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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She's such a beauty...AND I'm delighted to see her with more Gold, Val! SUPER CONGRATS on this spectacular Winner!!!!

1/27/2013 8:57:08 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a glorious winner, Val!!! Sooooo beautiful!!!

1/27/2013 9:04:35 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Big congrats on your Gold Winning image,
Val! WTG!

1/27/2013 9:29:40 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your beautiful Gold winner Valarie.

1/27/2013 10:51:53 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautiful winner. Congrats, Val.

1/28/2013 2:55:25 AM

 
Nadia Paul
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Big congrats on this gorgeous winner my friend!

1/28/2013 3:15:56 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Amazing. Congratulations on your win, Val!

1/28/2013 4:24:03 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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HUGE congratulations on this stunning gold winner, Val!! :) :)

1/28/2013 4:51:56 AM

 
Don Christiana
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Congratulations Val on your wonderful GOLD WINNER. You captured perfectly one of natures beautiful Angels with all its stunning colors and details.

1/28/2013 7:50:51 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Exquisite, Val! Congratulations!

1/28/2013 8:08:31 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Gorgeous color and light. Love the focus, too. Congratulations on the win, Val.

1/28/2013 8:25:41 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Gorgeous color, light, and composition, Val! Big congratulations on your wonderful winner.

1/28/2013 8:28:19 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations on your Gold winner, Val

1/28/2013 8:30:57 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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So beautiful, Ms.V!!! Congrats on your well deserved win!! Hope you're doing well.

1/28/2013 9:00:42 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Val!!! Gorgeous!!

1/28/2013 9:08:00 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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The gold goes great with this one, Val...well done, congratulations!

1/28/2013 10:24:15 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is so incredibly beautiful, Val! Your work is always outstanding. Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS GOLD WINNER!!

1/28/2013 11:01:08 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, at those gorgeous colors and composition! Congratulations on your winner!

1/28/2013 11:09:28 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Stunning Val. Should have two GOLD BADGES! Congratulations!

1/28/2013 11:41:05 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much everyone...this was an out-of-the-blue win for me - very happy to receive! Thank you BP Judges and thank you, BP friends!

1/28/2013 11:45:38 AM

 
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Congrats Val on your beautiful winning image!

1/28/2013 1:11:19 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on this Beautiful Winning image, Val

1/28/2013 7:46:55 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Big Congratulatios on this beautiful win my friend!!!!

1/29/2013 7:27:39 AM

 
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Simply stunning Ms. Val, congrats on this outstanding winner!

1/29/2013 7:41:47 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATS on this incredible macro, Val! WTG!

1/29/2013 8:34:39 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Big congratulations!!!!

1/29/2013 8:40:36 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Just beautiful Val!! Congratulations on this wonderful winner!

1/29/2013 3:13:29 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Huge congratulations on your exceptional gold win!

1/29/2013 3:38:41 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Gorgeous! Great colors and details you've captured so well. Congratulations!

1/29/2013 4:41:39 PM

 
Carol Eade
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This is so beautiful and I love the warmth, Val, congratulations!

1/29/2013 5:42:50 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a stunning winner, Val.

1/29/2013 7:59:32 PM

 
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A big cheer for this win, Val....beautifully captured...yes butterflies are so hard to capture...you did a wonderful job here!

2/3/2013 9:10:17 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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A big congrats on this beautiful winner,Val!

2/3/2013 10:00:53 AM

 
Carol Flisak
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Beautiful image, Val... love the colors, clarity and dof! Huge congrats on your stunning winner!

2/5/2013 11:20:19 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Are you amazed at the vivid colors, sharpness and composition of your photographs? Well the judges are, CONGRATULATIONS you are a winner for the month of December, 2012!
Merna

2/7/2013 12:30:05 PM

 
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Saw it late .....Huge congratulations on this superb Winner of yours,Val!!

2/8/2013 2:53:21 AM

 
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