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Gulf Fritillary
  Gulf Fritillary
Gulf Fritillary
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Dr Silly
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Dr Silly :0)

9/7/2005 11:58:57 AM

Larry Smith
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Beautiful color and shot, Julie

9/7/2005 12:00:02 PM

Linda D. Lester
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Beautiful!!! Love your colors!

9/7/2005 1:20:10 PM

Julie Comeaux

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Thanks for the wonderful comments Dr. Silly, Larry and Linda. These Mexican Sunflowers (so I was told they were) have been attracting lots of butterfly varities at my Mom's house.

9/22/2005 5:01:35 AM

Evy Johansen
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Very beautiful, Julie! Big congratulations on your POTD! Well deserved!

11/12/2005 12:07:27 AM

Leonard Pierce
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Very beautiful and colorful image Julie!!! Congratulations!!

11/12/2005 12:15:41 AM

Leanne M.E. Boyd
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The colour in this photo is vibrant! Excellent shot, Julie - and congrats on your POTD!

11/12/2005 12:51:44 AM

Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful - congrats on your POTD, Julie!

11/12/2005 12:53:42 AM

Susie Peek-Swint
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Beautiful capture and detail Julie ~ congrats on POTD!

11/12/2005 1:11:08 AM

Bill Houghton
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This is a beautiful shot. Great job.

11/12/2005 2:10:57 AM

Joy Rector
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congrats on your POTD

11/12/2005 3:40:37 AM

Laura Clay-Ballard
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congrats on this gorgeous orange on orange potd

11/12/2005 3:43:01 AM

Hendrik Storme
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congrats on your deserved potd!!!

11/12/2005 3:54:12 AM

Jessica L. Richard
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wonderful capture, very beautiful! congrats on POTD!

11/12/2005 4:33:45 AM

Laurie A. Gilliard

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Congrats on "Photo of the Day." Absolutely Beautiful! Curious as to what the green background is??

11/12/2005 4:37:20 AM

Scott Pedersen

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like the colors

11/12/2005 5:07:47 AM

Katherine E. O'Brien

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What a wonderful picture! I love the colors. Congrats!

11/12/2005 5:15:49 AM

Michelle R. Kovach
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Congrats on your POTD Feature Julie!

11/12/2005 5:33:32 AM

Janine Russell
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Julie, wonderful colors and detail; congratulations on your POTD.

11/12/2005 5:48:09 AM


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Placing the butterfly a little more left in the composition would make it even more interesting (rule of thirds). The depth of field is a little too short, having the entire butterfly in sharp focus would improve the image. The background color may not be the best. It seems to compete with the butterfly and flower. Experiment with other colors to see the differences and if there is a better color to showcase the main image.

11/12/2005 5:54:25 AM

Emanuel R.L Marcos
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WONDEFULL. colours and sharpning are gr8
perfect composition and the background colours are perfect a gorgeous vibrant green.

11/12/2005 6:16:12 AM

Lucy L. Fink
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I thought the shot was beautiful. I love close ups of nature. Great job!

11/12/2005 6:16:52 AM

Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Julie, on this super POTD! Fabulous colors and shot!

11/12/2005 6:56:03 AM

Bob Duncan
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I love this image just the way it is Julie. Big congratulation on your POTD.

11/12/2005 6:56:29 AM

Julie Comeaux

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Thank you for your comments!! I'm always so tickled with these little photo honors. Someone asked what the green background was...The green is actually the grass on the ground. This photo is pretty much exactly as it was shot. This posted version is truly not far off from the original shot. It was sharpened slightly and I may have adjust brightness/contrast. Anyone who has attempted butterflies knows the challenges they present. I was pretty happy with the overall shot...and I must agree with most of you, the colors draw do draw you in. There is a whole series of shots with these flower in my Deluxe Gallery at If you visit the Galleries and the 2005 New Additions for September you will find more butterflies and bees with these flowers Thanks Again!

11/12/2005 8:07:11 AM

Bob Duncan
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I just visited your web site Julie,
Real nice!!!!

11/12/2005 8:29:08 AM

Judith MacArthur
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Hi, Julie-- I also checked out your web site (great!)and the other recent butterfly shots. Your tete a tete bees are too cute...really made me smile...and so sharp. Super work! Congrats on your POD. I agree somewhat with Ed that you could crop the left a little, but the DOF looks fine to me. I just wish butterflies would hold still for us so their wing tips didn't get "clipped"! :-) Judy M.

11/12/2005 9:28:40 AM

Melanie Murray
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What a beautiful shot Julie. I'm going to check out your site for more. Very inspiring.

11/12/2005 12:02:23 PM

Jacqueline C. Harmon
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wonderful capture! I adore butterflies! congrats on a well deserved potd!

11/12/2005 12:34:17 PM

Mary  Clarke
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Many congratulations on POTD - great image.

11/12/2005 12:47:11 PM


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What lens did you use? I'm a film person and usually use a macro but you have to be unusually close to capture these shots. I have a few shots but most are blurry in places.

11/12/2005 4:46:01 PM

Roger Bernabo
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Tremendous image-- Congrats!!

11/12/2005 5:11:51 PM

Julie Comeaux

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Thank you all again for the additional comments. The only reason I didn't crop the image as suggested is because I was trying to maintain appropriate proportions for prints. I imagine for web display, I should have considred going through with the crop. Thanks for the suggestion. I am using a lens that I carried over from my Canon EOS Elan II. I just started shooting Digital in January and love it! The lens is a Tamron AF Aspherical XR 28-300mm. Most of these shots would have been done at 300mm.

11/12/2005 8:57:02 PM

Katleen R. Struckle
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Beautiful image and color!!

11/13/2005 9:07:35 AM

Anita Taylor
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beautiful colors and DOF! The darker background really makes it stand out!

11/13/2005 12:39:52 PM

Avis K. Williams Caesar

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Julie :

This is a beautiful shot!!! The colors are beautiful- they've generated a sense of warmth. Congrats on your POTD!!! Way to GO !!!

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11/14/2005 10:47:22 AM

Claudette Foote
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Beautiful capture!
Congrats on a well deserved potd!

11/15/2005 6:59:04 AM

Mary N C. Taitt
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Lovely! Congratulations! Mary :-)

11/16/2005 9:13:40 AM

Nimisha Awasthy

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Very nice colour capture..

12/2/2005 6:51:10 AM

Nancy Donnell
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I really enjoyed your lovely photo.

12/9/2005 7:57:20 AM

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