Hot Lunch

© Val Feldman

Hot Lunch

Maria A. Gonzalez 5/5/2010 4:08:58 AM

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. #1265643

Gord MacEachern 5/5/2010 4:17:57 AM

I knew this was yours even before I read your name.
Gorgeous work here Valarie!!!!! #8590131

Sabrina Ryan 5/5/2010 4:20:26 AM

Pretty photo of this pretty Butterfly on the colorful Milkweed, Valarie! #8590133

Michelle D. Allen 5/5/2010 4:24:06 AM

What a beautiful image, Valarie. The colors, lighting and DOF are outstanding. Love the title, too. Well done! #8590139

Jeff Robinson 5/5/2010 4:41:11 AM

Outstanding - Beautifully captured Valarie! Jeff #8590167

Tammy M. Anderson 5/5/2010 5:07:51 AM

Absolutely beautiful, Valarie. Wonderful colors and details. I planted a butterfly weed this year. Hope it grows well. #8590224

Linda D. Lester 5/5/2010 5:19:09 AM

Just the colors! #8590254

Ron McEwan 5/5/2010 5:40:14 AM

Just the shot I would like to get someday. This is absolutely beautiful Valarie #8590313

Melissa Olsen 5/5/2010 6:15:55 AM

Does the word: WOWZA do it for this capture? Beautiful! #8590393

Jack Ryan 5/5/2010 6:34:47 AM

Wonderful color in this well composed image. Excellent work as always, Val. #8590441

Patricia Seidler 5/5/2010 6:54:35 AM

Simply beautiful Valarie! #8590492

Julie Burnett 5/5/2010 7:20:20 AM

The lighting on the wings is absolutely exquisite, Val, details, composition, and colors are superb. Stunning!! #8590548

Robert R. Goodman 5/5/2010 7:47:14 AM

Hi Valarie,so glad to you back.And you brought a beautiful butterfly with you.Gorgeous capture with stunning color and detail!!! #8590610

Carol Eade 5/5/2010 8:51:10 AM

Beautifully composed and those colors are perfect together, Valarie! #8590743

Darren K. Fisher 5/5/2010 9:06:09 AM

Beautiful capture. #8590801

Monnie Ryan 5/5/2010 9:15:22 AM

Ooooh, just love this one, Valarie! Outstanding work! #8590844

Jim Huffield 5/5/2010 9:32:49 AM

Gorgeous work, Valarie. Jim #8590885

Carol L. Fowler 5/5/2010 2:45:32 PM

Awesome capture! The bright colors and great detail are superb #8591217

Sam Britt 5/5/2010 3:08:41 PM

Beautiful butterfly capture, Val. I love the vibarant color. #8591256

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 5/5/2010 5:52:29 PM

OMGOSH, Val! This is AWESOME beyond words! :-) k #8591560

Ellen Hodges 5/5/2010 7:53:27 PM

Truly awesome color and dof, Val! WOW image!!! Straight to favs! #8591825

Rony Sagy 5/5/2010 9:40:49 PM

Fantastic capture, Val. Beautiful colors, detail and composition. #8591942

Julianne Bradford 5/5/2010 10:49:06 PM

Terrific wonder he couldn't pass them up. Beautiful Valarie! #8591988

Tommy E. Burgess 5/6/2010 12:07:21 AM

Very beautiful macro with wonderful colors, detail, dof and composition Valarie!! #8592101

Marty Straub 5/6/2010 10:31:09 AM

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. #8593154

Carrie M. Groseclose 5/6/2010 10:47:43 AM

Breathtakingly beautiful Valarie. Love the color, the detail, the comp, and the amazing lighting. It is always such a treat to view your images! #8593194

Freddy Bland 5/6/2010 12:53:59 PM

Oooooh, Valarie, so very stunning! The composition is just divine and the colors are superb!! Outstanding work!!! #8593381

Val Feldman 5/6/2010 1:13:31 PM

She was a little dancing beauty - am glad you all liked her! Thanks for your comments, as always, I appreciate! ~Val #8593435

Ann Coates 5/6/2010 3:31:22 PM

Hot lunch - what next - maybe a hot date. Outstanding capture Valarie. #8593644

Karen Celella 5/6/2010 4:12:29 PM

Fantastic colors Valarie!! #8593717

Dianna Murphy 5/6/2010 7:44:05 PM

OH..... MY..... GOSH!!! I know it seems like I'm always saying that. Wow. A winner girl friend.... my butterfly Queen! #8594029

Val Feldman 5/7/2010 6:32:10 AM

Thanks Annie, Karen and Dianna! #8594728

Leslie McLain 5/8/2010 6:27:33 AM

Stunning capture. #8596858

Val Feldman 5/10/2010 1:54:30 PM

Thanks so much, Leslie! #8601758

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay 5/13/2010 12:32:40 PM

Wow!! This is stunning Valarie! Beautiful capture! #8609538

Phyllis H. Burchett 6/2/2010 6:25:54 PM

Gorgeous capture! #8661171

Leslie McLain 1/23/2013 7:28:04 PM

Congrats on a stunning finalist, Val. #10530562

Robert R. Goodman 1/23/2013 8:00:36 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist,my friend!!! #10530773

Julianne Bradford 1/23/2013 9:43:46 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Val!! #10531189

Kathy Salerni 1/23/2013 10:00:18 PM

Huge congrats on this beautiful Finalist and good luck in the next round, Val! #10531244

Tammy M. Anderson 1/24/2013 3:10:10 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Val. #10531831

Don Christiana 1/24/2013 5:57:04 AM

Val, stunning capture with beautiful colors and details. This is a winning combination for GOLD. #10532314

Dayna Cain 1/24/2013 6:06:36 AM

So soft, so pretty with such a beautiful glow. Congrats Val on this amazing finalist! #10532360

The Judges at 1/24/2013 6:41:06 AM

Beautiful #10532462

Ann Coates 1/24/2013 11:19:57 AM

You can't beat butterflies. Congratulations on your finalist Valarie. #10533604

Nadia Paul 1/24/2013 1:23:08 PM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Val! #10534048

Tammy Espino 1/24/2013 1:44:06 PM

Congrats on your awesome silver win,Val! :) #10534134

Terry T. Ruvalcaba 1/24/2013 3:30:26 PM

Beautiful color and comp, congratulations on finalist! #10534535

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/24/2013 3:36:31 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10534548

Phyllis H. Burchett 1/24/2013 5:44:55 PM

Gorgeous Val, congrats! #10534949

Heather Loewenhardt 1/25/2013 12:06:28 AM

The colours are amazing Val. Congrats on your finalist award. #10535774

Patrick Rouzes 1/25/2013 2:44:21 PM

BIG Congrats & good luck, my friend!

Rona L. Schwarz 1/25/2013 4:43:37 PM

Gorgeous colors and details on this unusual (to me) butterfly, Val! Love the title, too! Hope you are fine. Huge Congrats on the Finalist! #10537186

Carol Eade 1/25/2013 6:15:23 PM

I love the colors, Val, congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #10537426

Lydia Williams 1/27/2013 8:43:19 AM

Gorgeous, Val...congratulations! #10539880

Phyllis H. Burchett 1/27/2013 6:05:25 PM

Congrats on this stunning winner Val!!! #10540549

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/27/2013 6:14:01 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Val!

Debby #10540585

Usman M. Bajwa 1/27/2013 8:35:49 PM

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

UB. #10540929

Tammy Espino 1/27/2013 8:53:37 PM

Congrats on your win, Val :) #10540970

Rona L. Schwarz 1/27/2013 8:57:08 PM

She's such a beauty...AND I'm delighted to see her with more Gold, Val! SUPER CONGRATS on this spectacular Winner!!!! #10540986

Ellen Hodges 1/27/2013 9:04:35 PM

Huge congrats on a glorious winner, Val!!! Sooooo beautiful!!! #10541009

Kathy Salerni 1/27/2013 9:29:40 PM

Big congrats on your Gold Winning image,
Val! WTG! #10541060

Ann Coates 1/27/2013 10:51:53 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Gold winner Valarie. #10541136

Tammy M. Anderson 1/28/2013 2:55:25 AM

Beautiful winner. Congrats, Val. #10541409

Nadia Paul 1/28/2013 3:15:56 AM

Big congrats on this gorgeous winner my friend! #10541453

Bojan Bencic 1/28/2013 4:24:03 AM

Amazing. Congratulations on your win, Val! #10541614

Julie Burnett 1/28/2013 4:51:56 AM

HUGE congratulations on this stunning gold winner, Val!! :) :) #10541678

Don Christiana 1/28/2013 7:50:51 AM

Congratulations Val on your wonderful GOLD WINNER. You captured perfectly one of natures beautiful Angels with all its stunning colors and details. #10541934

Martha R. Mazon 1/28/2013 8:08:31 AM

Exquisite, Val! Congratulations! #10541970

Nikki McDonald 1/28/2013 8:25:41 AM

Gorgeous color and light. Love the focus, too. Congratulations on the win, Val. #10542026

Lindley Johnson 1/28/2013 8:28:19 AM

Gorgeous color, light, and composition, Val! Big congratulations on your wonderful winner. #10542032

Emile Abbott 1/28/2013 8:30:57 AM

Congratulations on your Gold winner, Val #10542038

Terry Cervi 1/28/2013 9:00:42 AM

So beautiful, Ms.V!!! Congrats on your well deserved win!! Hope you're doing well. #10542136

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/28/2013 9:08:00 AM

Congratulations on your win Val!!! Gorgeous!! #10542167

Lydia Williams 1/28/2013 10:24:15 AM

The gold goes great with this one, Val...well done, congratulations! #10542318

Debra R. Harder 1/28/2013 11:01:08 AM

This is so incredibly beautiful, Val! Your work is always outstanding. Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS GOLD WINNER!! #10542405

Anita Hogue 1/28/2013 11:09:28 AM

WOW, at those gorgeous colors and composition! Congratulations on your winner! #10542438

Michelle Alton 1/28/2013 11:41:05 AM

Stunning Val. Should have two GOLD BADGES! Congratulations! #10542520

Val Feldman 1/28/2013 11:45:38 AM

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! #10542529

Agnes Fegan 1/28/2013 1:11:19 PM

Congrats Val on your beautiful winning image! #10542687

Sabrina Ryan 1/28/2013 7:46:55 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Beautiful Winning image, Val #10543250

Robert R. Goodman 1/29/2013 7:27:39 AM

Big Congratulatios on this beautiful win my friend!!!! #10544034

Mary Dimitriw 1/29/2013 7:41:47 AM

Simply stunning Ms. Val, congrats on this outstanding winner! #10544088

Patrick Rouzes 1/29/2013 8:34:39 AM

CONGRATS on this incredible macro, Val! WTG!

Colette M. Metcalf 1/29/2013 8:40:36 AM

Big congratulations!!!! #10544182

Renee Doyle 1/29/2013 3:13:29 PM

Just beautiful Val!! Congratulations on this wonderful winner! #10544595

Cindy Bendush 1/29/2013 3:38:41 PM

Huge congratulations on your exceptional gold win! #10544656

Christopher Budny 1/29/2013 4:41:39 PM

Gorgeous! Great colors and details you've captured so well. Congratulations! #10544727

Carol Eade 1/29/2013 5:42:50 PM

This is so beautiful and I love the warmth, Val, congratulations! #10544828

Leslie McLain 1/29/2013 7:59:32 PM

Congrats on a stunning winner, Val. #10545115

Patricia A. Casey 2/3/2013 9:10:17 AM

A big cheer for this win, Val....beautifully captured...yes butterflies are so hard to did a wonderful job here! #10551819

Karen Bacon 2/3/2013 10:00:53 AM

A big congrats on this beautiful winner,Val! #10551882

Carol Flisak 2/5/2013 11:20:19 AM

Beautiful image, Val... love the colors, clarity and dof! Huge congrats on your stunning winner! #10555007

Merna L. Nobile 2/7/2013 12:30:05 PM

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!

Ujjwal Mukherjee 2/8/2013 2:53:21 AM

Saw it late .....Huge congratulations on this superb Winner of yours,Val!! #10558811

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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

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 8/10000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 250, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 5/5/2010 3:56:17 AM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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