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Tastes of Lavender
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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!


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Tammy M. Anderson
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    So glad we are not. LOL. Outstanding comp. and details, Valarie.

4/25/2011 3:59:35 AM

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

4/25/2011 4:02:39 AM

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

4/25/2011 4:21:30 AM

 
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Gorgeous color, detail and BG Val. Beautifully done.
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4/25/2011 4:21:45 AM

 
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Nice detail, great dof and beautiful color, Val!

4/25/2011 4:29:46 AM

 
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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!

4/25/2011 4:36:27 AM

 
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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.

4/25/2011 4:43:42 AM

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

4/25/2011 4:49:57 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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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!!

4/25/2011 5:00:47 AM

 
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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!!!!

4/25/2011 5:07:23 AM

 
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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!

4/25/2011 5:29:55 AM

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

4/25/2011 6:22:13 AM

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

4/25/2011 7:29:31 AM

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

4/25/2011 7:50:55 AM

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

4/25/2011 8:05:04 AM

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

4/25/2011 8:38:13 AM

 
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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.

4/25/2011 9:59:27 AM

 
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Stunning capture and details, Val.

4/25/2011 11:00:54 AM

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

4/25/2011 11:38:51 AM

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

4/25/2011 2:28:44 PM

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

4/25/2011 4:33:59 PM

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

4/25/2011 5:36:41 PM

 
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This is gorgeous, Val, fabulous detail and color!

4/25/2011 5:59:37 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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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~ :)

4/25/2011 6:04:22 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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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~ :)

4/25/2011 6:04:22 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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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!

4/25/2011 6:25:40 PM

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

4/25/2011 8:11:43 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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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!

4/25/2011 10:06:03 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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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! :-)

4/25/2011 10:08:58 PM

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

4/25/2011 11:25:10 PM

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

4/26/2011 5:28:12 AM

 
Marty Straub
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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.

4/26/2011 1:02:05 PM

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

4/26/2011 8:11:57 PM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Great capture, Val. Beautiful.

4/27/2011 8:04:09 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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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....

4/27/2011 11:44:52 AM

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

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4/27/2011 3:03:00 PM

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

4/27/2011 6:46:18 PM

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

4/27/2011 9:57:36 PM

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

4/28/2011 6:37:48 AM

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

4/28/2011 9:27:31 AM

 
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GORGEOUS.

5/2/2011 8:53:58 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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Gorgeous soft color and clarity!!!!

5/3/2011 4:51:09 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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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

5/9/2011 4:05:52 PM

 
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Killer macro shot Val!!

5/18/2011 3:42:33 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Big congratulations on your finalist :)

5/18/2011 3:54:36 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your fabulous Finalist, Val!!! WTG!

5/18/2011 4:24:02 PM

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

5/18/2011 4:29:03 PM

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

~J~

5/18/2011 4:30:29 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats and very best luck, Val!!!

5/18/2011 4:30:43 PM

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

5/18/2011 4:31:03 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Val.

5/18/2011 4:31:17 PM

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

Debby

5/18/2011 4:34:16 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations,Valarie!!!!

5/18/2011 4:37:03 PM

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

5/18/2011 5:05:42 PM

 
Freddy Bland
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Outstanding finalist, Val!! Congratulations!!

5/18/2011 6:06:44 PM

 
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A beautiful finalist, Val! Congratulations!

5/18/2011 6:36:09 PM

 
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Congratulations, Val, this is a gorgeous finalist!

5/18/2011 6:39:58 PM

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

5/18/2011 7:46:00 PM

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

5/18/2011 8:20:00 PM

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

5/18/2011 9:11:27 PM

 
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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)

5/19/2011 4:35:31 AM

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

5/19/2011 6:04:23 AM

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

5/19/2011 6:19:14 AM

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

5/19/2011 6:25:30 AM

 
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Congrats Val well deserved.

5/19/2011 6:31:49 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much Carla and Emile!

5/19/2011 8:13:33 AM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Congrats Val. This is so well deserved.

5/19/2011 8:39:17 AM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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Wonderful detaila, Val! Congratulations on this finalist!!!

5/19/2011 8:54:35 AM

 
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Big Congrats Val! Superb Critter capture!

5/19/2011 10:28:30 AM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist, Valarie.

5/19/2011 1:04:55 PM

 
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Such a wonderful capture, Val. Huge congratulations.

5/19/2011 2:26:01 PM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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BEautiful, Val. Congratulations!

5/19/2011 2:39:43 PM

 
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Congrats Val on your Outstanding Finalist!! Jeff

5/19/2011 3:57:36 PM

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

5/19/2011 5:48:57 PM

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


5/19/2011 7:15:49 PM

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

5/19/2011 7:22:09 PM

 
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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...

5/19/2011 7:46:50 PM

 
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Congratulations Val! Very Beautiful

5/20/2011 5:51:17 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Huge congrats Val!

5/20/2011 11:33:47 AM

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

5/24/2011 10:50:53 PM

 
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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!

6/22/2011 8:48:27 AM

 
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