Photo Discussion

Sort most recent comments first

To discuss a photo, sign up as a BetterPhoto member or log in.

Tastes of Lavender

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Tastes of Lavender
Tastes of Lavender

~Painted Lady - From my archives, May 2010~

A butterfly's taste sensors are located on their feet - so while they're perched, they're actually deciding whether the chosen flower appeals to their taste buds or not......and aren't you glad we aren't designed the same way?? :) :)

Happy Monday everyone - hope it's a good week!


© Val Feldman
Nikon D300 Digital...

 
 
 
Tammy M. Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/13/2007
Contact Tammy
Tammy's Gallery
countryimpressions.net
    So glad we are not. LOL. Outstanding comp. and details, Valarie.


To love this question, log in above
4/25/2011 3:59:35 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2007
Contact Gord
Gord's Gallery
 

I did not know that Val, outstanding image as usual and some great info!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 4:02:39 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/12/2004
Contact Alan
Alan's Gallery
 

Wonderful macro, Val! Great detail and light. Amazing information about the butterfly's taste sensors...I didn't know that.


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 4:21:30 AM

 
John Benway
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/4/2005
 

Gorgeous color, detail and BG Val. Beautifully done.
John


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 4:21:45 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
Contact Sabrina
Sabrina's Gallery
 

Nice detail, great dof and beautiful color, Val!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 4:29:46 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2008
 

Oh you're funny Val! :-) Boy, you couldn't get any sharper on that butterfly. I can see the pattern in his eye! Beautiful colors and DOF!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 4:36:27 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/14/2008
Contact R. J.
R. J.'s Gallery
 

I sure am glad we arent' designed that way! Can you imagine what you would be tasting? LOL...Wonderful shot with great detail. Love that curly tongue.


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 4:43:42 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/13/2004
Contact Linda
Linda's Gallery
lindadlester.com
 

I didn't know that....excellent capture!!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 4:49:57 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/1/2008
Contact Amy
Amy's Gallery
 

I'm getting a visual and "ooh", I'm so glad we're not designed the same way! LOL Gorgeous details, colors and clarity on this beauty, Val!!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 5:00:47 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2006
Contact Bobby
Bobby's Gallery
 

Hi Valarie,I really need to get out and find some butterflies.Absolutely beautiful my friend.I'm just about out of images,very slow out here in the desert!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 5:07:23 AM

 
Freddy Bland
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2007
 

Sooooo glad they are not! Gorgeous capture and details! I've seen a couple of butterflies, but couldn't get within 5 or 6 feet of them! Hope you had a great Easter!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 5:29:55 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/25/2008
Contact Monnie
Monnie's Gallery
 

Well, if our feet did contain our taste buds, I'd sure be much more careful where I walk! This is just beautiful, Val!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 6:22:13 AM

 
Jack Ryan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/11/2009
Contact Jack
Jack's Gallery
 

Outstanding detail and color in this beautiful, well composed image. Excellent work as always, Val.


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 7:29:31 AM

 
Karen Bacon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/16/2001
Contact Karen
Karen's Gallery
karenbaconphotography.com
 

Happy Monday Val! Another delightful an perfect capture!I did'nt know about the butterfly feet!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 7:50:55 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/4/2008
Contact Kathy
Kathy's Gallery
 

Totally outstanding detail on this butterfly capture, Val! I love, love it!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 8:05:04 AM

 
Ann H. Belus
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/5/2002
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
 

Val, the detail and clarity of this is really outstanding...this is beautiful!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 8:38:13 AM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/2/2007
Contact Heather
Heather's Gallery
 

This is such an outstanding shot Val. I just keep looking at it over and over again to try to take it all in. Thanks for the information, a fact I didn't know.


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 9:59:27 AM

 
Leslie McLain
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/7/2007
Contact Leslie
Leslie's Gallery
 

Stunning capture and details, Val.


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 11:00:54 AM

 
Ann Coates
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/21/2008
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
 

That's such interesting info, I never knew that. A stunning capture here Valarie.


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 11:38:51 AM

 
Emile Abbott
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/29/2004
Contact Emile
Emile's Gallery
emile-abbott-photography.com
 

Treasures in the Archives. Great capture and presentation. Happy Monday


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 2:28:44 PM

 
Doug Pignet
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/6/2008
Contact Doug
Doug's Gallery
 

lovely butterfly & floral capture and wonderful colors...well done


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 4:33:59 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/14/2006
Contact Kitty
Kitty's Gallery
 

HOLY MOLY, Val! This is one incredible capture! :-) k


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 5:36:41 PM

 
Carol Eade
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/2/2009
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
southernexposuresbycarol.com
 

This is gorgeous, Val, fabulous detail and color!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 5:59:37 PM

 
Tammy Espino
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2007
 

I think he's stoned looking at that eye!! :) An awesome close up!!! Tasting with your feet, hmmmmm. Would be ok if you could fly~ :)


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 6:04:22 PM

 
Tammy Espino
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2007
 

I think he's stoned looking at that eye!! :) An awesome close up!!! Tasting with your feet, hmmmmm. Would be ok if you could fly~ :)


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 6:04:22 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2009
Contact Julianne
Julianne's Gallery
 

So-o delicate and beautiful Ms Val. It's a good thing we aren't designed the same way! There would be lots of squished things in the garden Lol! This is lovely!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 6:25:40 PM

 
Terry Cervi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/11/2001
Contact Terry
Terry's Gallery
 

Ms Val, another stunner from you!! Your macro work is just so beautiful!!! Great info too!!! You sure do know your insects!!!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 8:11:43 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/25/2009
Contact Rona
Rona's Gallery
 

I never knew that, Val! No wonder you do such outstanding work - not only are you an artist, but a naturalist/biologist as well! Terrific composition, so delicate with such fine detail and colors! Fabulous BG, too!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 10:06:03 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/17/2003
Contact Joannie
Joannie's Gallery
 

Val, this is a stunning, magical image! Your presentation is flawless! If you want to see some rain come up to Dallas! We've been having thunder storms on and off all week! :-)


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 10:08:58 PM

 
Nadia Paul
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/2/2005
Contact Nadia
Nadia's Gallery
 

This is just so stunning Val - colour, detail, lighting and comp are just perfect - I'm sure we'll see this one again!


To love this comment, log in above
4/25/2011 11:25:10 PM

 
Julie Burnett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/10/2009
Contact Julie
Julie's Gallery
 

Flawless, Val. The lighting, soft color, gorgeous clarity and composition are just flawless.


To love this comment, log in above
4/26/2011 5:28:12 AM

 
Marty Straub
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/18/2008
 

Hmmm... Imagine what restaurants would look like. Dinning room tables wouldn't need legs, but where would we put our elbows? Now imqagine butterflys with taste buds in their mouths. Would flowers evolve to look like golden arches?

Either way, I'm sure you would capture some amazing photos, Val. This one is another example. Outstanding details, including the stoner eye Tammy mentions, and Perfect Timing to get so much of the butterfly's texture.


To love this comment, log in above
4/26/2011 1:02:05 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/19/2005
Contact Ellen
Ellen's Gallery
ellenhodges.com
 

Super gorgeous capture in every way, Val! Enjoyed the comments, too!!


To love this comment, log in above
4/26/2011 8:11:57 PM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/1/2006
 

Great capture, Val. Beautiful.


To love this comment, log in above
4/27/2011 8:04:09 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2007
Contact Patricia
Patricia's Gallery
 

Amazing details as always Val. Great b/g color with the lavendar. Love the info about their taste buds. So interesting! Now I will pay much closer attention their eating habits....


To love this comment, log in above
4/27/2011 11:44:52 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/25/2003
Contact Deborah
Deborah's Gallery
newjerseyphotos.net
 

Beautiful capture, Val, with excellent colors, comp, lighting, and clarity!

Debby


To love this comment, log in above
4/27/2011 3:03:00 PM

 
Val Feldman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2009
Contact Val
Val's Gallery
 

Thanks everyone - so much - for stopping by and commenting. I always appreciate! Have a great week! ~Val


To love this comment, log in above
4/27/2011 6:46:18 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2008
Contact Patricia
Patricia's Gallery
patricia-coblentz-photography.com
 

I would emulate the butterfly, then, and step oly on flowers.:)
Such a beautiful, delicate capture, Val..love the colors and details!


To love this comment, log in above
4/27/2011 9:57:36 PM

 
Val Feldman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2009
Contact Val
Val's Gallery
 

Yes, you would, Ms. Patti. I'm sure of it! :) Thanks so much for fluttering by with your kind comment! :) :)


To love this comment, log in above
4/28/2011 6:37:48 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/26/2006
Contact Patrick
Patrick's Gallery
 

Supreme clarity, colors, detail, lighting, focus, dof & b/g here, Val! WTG, my friend!


To love this comment, log in above
4/28/2011 9:27:31 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
Contact Phyllis
Phyllis's Gallery
 

GORGEOUS.


To love this comment, log in above
5/2/2011 8:53:58 PM

 
Gina Cormier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/4/2008
 

Gorgeous soft color and clarity!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/3/2011 4:51:09 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/13/2007
Contact Debra
Debra's Gallery
drhimages.com
 

I always love taking a peek at your beautiful gallery, Val!! You have the most amazing images...this being one of them, of course. Superb details, clarity, lighting, DOF and comp. Brilliant...AS ALWAYS! Deb


To love this comment, log in above
5/9/2011 4:05:52 PM

 
Kathy Cline
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/29/2006
Contact Kathy
Kathy's Gallery
 

a href="http://www.glitter-graphics.com">
glitter-graphics.com
Killer macro shot Val!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 3:42:33 PM

 
Tammy Espino
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2007
 

Big congratulations on your finalist :)


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 3:54:36 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/1/2008
Contact Amy
Amy's Gallery
 

Big congratulations on your fabulous Finalist, Val!!! WTG!


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 4:24:02 PM

 
Ron McEwan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2008
 

Oh how I remember this one. I said to myself we'll see it again. Congrats Val well deserved.


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 4:29:03 PM

 
Jeana Clark
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/11/2006
Contact Jeana
Jeana's Gallery
 


Congratulations Val on this wonderfully deserving Finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 4:30:29 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/19/2005
Contact Ellen
Ellen's Gallery
ellenhodges.com
 

Huge congrats and very best luck, Val!!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 4:30:43 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2008
 

Congratulations, Val! So happy to see this one again!


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 4:31:03 PM

 
Ann Coates
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/21/2008
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Val.


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 4:31:17 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/25/2003
Contact Deborah
Deborah's Gallery
newjerseyphotos.net
 

Congrats Val, on this beautiful finalist! So glad you retrieved it from your archives!

Debby


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 4:34:16 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2006
Contact Bobby
Bobby's Gallery
 

A big congratulations,Valarie!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 4:37:03 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/13/2007
Contact Tammy
Tammy's Gallery
countryimpressions.net
 

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Val.


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 5:05:42 PM

 
Freddy Bland
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2007
 

Outstanding finalist, Val!! Congratulations!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 6:06:44 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/7/2008
Contact Marilyn
Marilyn's Gallery
marilyncornwell.com
 

A beautiful finalist, Val! Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 6:36:09 PM

 
Carol Eade
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/2/2009
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
southernexposuresbycarol.com
 

Congratulations, Val, this is a gorgeous finalist!


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 6:39:58 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2009
Contact Julianne
Julianne's Gallery
 

So glad to see this beautiful captuure again ..congratulations Val!


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 7:46:00 PM

 
Terry Cervi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/11/2001
Contact Terry
Terry's Gallery
 

Wow, Ms V! Another awesome macro and Finalist! Congrats!


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 8:20:00 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/7/2008
Contact Thomas
Thomas's Gallery
 

Wonderful composition, light, and detail! What a beautiful close-up image! Congratulations, Val, on this other Finalist for the month of April! Great work!


To love this comment, log in above
5/18/2011 9:11:27 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/10/2006
Contact Nancyj
Nancyj's Gallery
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 4:35:31 AM

 
hayden Cannon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/1/2006
Contact hayden
hayden's Gallery
 

Fantastic capture here Val, and what a deserving finalist! superb!


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 6:04:23 AM

 
Val Feldman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2009
Contact Val
Val's Gallery
 

A big thank you to all for stopping by and leaving your comments - as always, much appreciated! ~Val


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 6:19:14 AM

 
Carla Capra
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/1/2010
Contact Carla
Carla's Gallery
 

Hi Val;
What a beautiful image you've captured. Congratulations on receiving this Finalist Award.
;) CC


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 6:25:30 AM

 
Emile Abbott
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/29/2004
Contact Emile
Emile's Gallery
emile-abbott-photography.com
 

Congrats Val well deserved.


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 6:31:49 AM

 
Val Feldman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2009
Contact Val
Val's Gallery
 

Thanks so much Carla and Emile!


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 8:13:33 AM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/2/2007
Contact Heather
Heather's Gallery
 

Congrats Val. This is so well deserved.


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 8:39:17 AM

 
Karen E. Baumann
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/10/2007
Contact Karen
Karen's Gallery
 

Wonderful detaila, Val! Congratulations on this finalist!!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 8:54:35 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/7/2008
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
 

Big Congrats Val! Superb Critter capture!


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 10:28:30 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2005
Contact Bojan
Bojan's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your finalist, Valarie.


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 1:04:55 PM

 
rony sagy  

Such a wonderful capture, Val. Huge congratulations.


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 2:26:01 PM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/1/2006
 

BEautiful, Val. Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 2:39:43 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/17/2002
Contact Jeff
Jeff's Gallery
robinsonphotoart.com
 

Congrats Val on your Outstanding Finalist!! Jeff


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 3:57:36 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2008
Contact Patricia
Patricia's Gallery
patricia-coblentz-photography.com
 

So delicate and pretty...congratulations on your finalist, Val!


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 5:48:57 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/31/2003
Contact Merna
Merna's Gallery
 

It is with great pleasure that I offer my congratulations on your award for the month of April. Merna



To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 7:15:49 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/13/2007
Contact Debra
Debra's Gallery
drhimages.com
 

Your work is always so AMAZING, Val! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 7:22:09 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/25/2009
Contact Rona
Rona's Gallery
 

The detail on this is so exquisite Val - agree with Deb on your work - it is always first-class - your macros are simply the best! Huge Congrats on this amazing finalist! Apologize for my absence...once back from out of town I discovered we had a critical publication deadline with a very short turnaround, and then had computer problems. Such is life...


To love this comment, log in above
5/19/2011 7:46:50 PM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/7/2005
Contact Amanda
Amanda's Gallery
 

Congratulations Val! Very Beautiful


To love this comment, log in above
5/20/2011 5:51:17 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2007
Contact Patricia
Patricia's Gallery
 

Huge congrats Val!


To love this comment, log in above
5/20/2011 11:33:47 AM

 
Nadia Paul
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/2/2005
Contact Nadia
Nadia's Gallery
 

Was sure you'd get a gold badge for this one my friend - congrats on your finalist!


To love this comment, log in above
5/24/2011 10:50:53 PM

 
Michelle Alton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/3/2007
Contact Michelle
Michelle's Gallery
 

I thought I'd never get to the bottom of this barrage of comments. (I think we like this one, Val). Preposterously beautiful. Silly adjective, but I was looking for something new!


To love this comment, log in above
6/22/2011 8:48:27 AM

 
Log in or sign up to respond | Contest | Gallery | Discussions