Simple Pursuits

© Val Feldman

Simple Pursuits

Maria A. Gonzalez 6/8/2010 4:13:55 AM

Beautifully captured,Val...Excellent action shot with prety blue sky and amazing detail on the in flight butterfly...Very well captured and great timing..Well composed and well done..
Congratulations on your beautiful finalists and good luck in the next round.. #1276636

R. J. Laudenbacher 6/8/2010 4:29:21 AM

What an excellent action capture Varie. Your timing on this is wonderful and your focus is dead on. Great work #8677442

Gord MacEachern 6/8/2010 4:40:05 AM

It's floating!!
You caught the moment perfectly Valarie, great job!!! #8677492

Ron McEwan 6/8/2010 5:12:39 AM

I know the feeling Valarie, I captured my first dragonfly Sun after all these years. You sure got this at the right moment and the blue sky for the background is gorgeous WTG #8677602

Hal Bambrick 6/8/2010 6:12:21 AM

Excellent Capture and Title Val!!!!. #8677911

Robert R. Goodman 6/8/2010 6:23:22 AM

My friend,this is going to be a winner.Beautiful capture indeed,Valarie.Gorgeous color and detail!!! #8677973

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay 6/8/2010 2:35:32 PM

Wonderful capture Valarie! Excellent timing! I'm still trying to capture butterflies! WTG! #8679820

Tammy Espino 6/8/2010 5:42:50 PM

Excellent! I never can get a good butterfly shot~ #8680346

Patrick Rouzes 6/8/2010 7:08:36 PM

WOWW, Valeria! CONGRATULATIONS on capturing this! 35 years & you did it!
PHENOMENAL timing, superb clarity, tones, lighting, & image! The timing is worth a Gold Medal in itself! Oh, what a feeling!!! #8680720

Ellen Hodges 6/8/2010 7:19:14 PM

Wonderful and truly stunning timing and capture, Val!! Outstanding work in every way!!!! #8680761

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 6/9/2010 5:39:55 AM

WOW! This is so hard to get. Congrats and wow again.
JP #8681654

Douglas Pignet 6/9/2010 6:33:13 AM

Beautiful capture with wonderful lighting and colors, very well done #8681806

Gina Cormier 6/9/2010 6:39:12 AM

Beautiful inflight image Val!!! Awesome color and detail!!!

Our insects here have coats on so they don't do too much flying around. They take the bus or a taxi. Really...it was 57 this morning. brrrrrr.... #8681828

Antonio Amen 6/9/2010 9:35:47 AM

Wow..nice shot, just in time. Thank you for comment my photo.
kind regards
António #8682320

Melissa Olsen 6/9/2010 11:16:52 AM

Fabulous capture!!!!!! #8682532

Rony Sagy 6/9/2010 12:46:37 PM

What a spectacular pursuit capture. Fantastic in its simplicity and elegance. And, as always, your timing, color and composition are exceptional. #8682676

Patricia Seidler 6/9/2010 1:21:43 PM

Timing is everything Valarie. You nailed this one! Absolutely remarkable! #8682742

Claudia Kuhn 6/9/2010 5:08:52 PM

Wonderful capture and timing! Great title too. #8683451

Carol L. Fowler 6/9/2010 8:57:38 PM

Wow- I know what you mean! I am always after this elusive capture! Magnificent! #8684489

Julianne Bradford 6/9/2010 10:06:46 PM

Fabulous timing Valarie!! WTG! #8684637

Val Feldman 6/10/2010 7:56:18 AM

Thanks so much for your comments, everyone...as always, very appreciated!! ~Val #8685737

Sam Britt 6/10/2010 6:26:30 PM

Terrific timing & capture, Val. #8687140

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 6/10/2010 7:13:29 PM

I N C R E D I B L E, Val! :-) k #8687234

Julie Burnett 6/11/2010 4:22:28 AM

WOW, Val!! You can call it luck, but we know better!! A fantastic in-flight capture!! #8687923

Marty Straub 6/11/2010 6:24:13 AM

Congratulations, Valarie. Quite amazing timing, and it's not just luck. In fact, there is no such thing as luck. I love how the plant seems to be opening its arms welcoming the butterfly. #8688339

Patti Coblentz 6/11/2010 6:59:01 PM

Congratulations on this remarkable capture, Val!! So nice that there is nothing but the simplest of blue sky and the lone flower to highlight and make space for this amazing capture!

Patti #8689826

Val Feldman 6/12/2010 8:42:14 PM

Thanks so much Sam, Ms. Kitty, Cuz, Marty and Patti for your comments - as always, much appreciated! Val #8691382

John Connolly 6/13/2010 3:01:59 PM

Unbelievable timing and detail here Valerie! Congratulations, an amazing capture in every respect! #8692370

Thomas E. Hinds 6/16/2010 6:56:24 PM

Amazing mid-flight capture, Valarie! Fantastic comp and detail! #8699736

Val Feldman 6/25/2010 6:23:13 AM

Thanks so much John, Sabrina and Tom for your comments - always appreciated! ~Val #8716223

Steve M. Harrington 7/3/2010 10:10:49 PM

I like this capture very much, Val, but where you took it in version 2 is truly remarkable. #8733078

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Description

Just getting to that flower and nectar...basic and simple pursuits....A checkered white butterfly caught in midair, wings in the closed position..I purposely set out for an attempt at a mid-flight capture but in 35 years of shooting butterflies, this is the first time I caught one sailing along with the wings closed. Just a freaky nanosecond of pure unadulterated luck with the push of the shutter release!

Congratulations all May Finalists!

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 5/10000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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