Paper Kite

© Melissa Olsen

Paper Kite

Jack Ryan level-classic 1/28/2011 7:08:33 AM

Excellent comp and clarity...and that "touch" of red is an added bonus. Nicely done. #1348123

Melissa Olsen level-classic 1/28/2011 7:10:10 AM

Thank you Jack!
I think I could sit and watch the gentle flight of the Paper Kite all relaxing! #9198839

Gina Cormier level-classic 1/28/2011 7:18:25 AM

Another lovely butterfly image Melissa with great detail!! #9198862

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 1/28/2011 7:18:29 AM


This is Beautiful Melissa!

Gorgeous color and comp!

Very nice!

Have a Happy Friday!

Did you get the memo? #9198864

Doug Pignet level-classic 1/28/2011 8:03:13 AM

Beautiful capture with wonderful colors and lighting #9198934

Monnie Ryan level-classic 1/28/2011 8:18:15 AM

Beautiful color and composition -- these B&W butterflies are SO pretty! #9198978

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 1/28/2011 8:22:10 AM

Hi Melissa,I have never seen one before.Beautiful capture.The weather sould be nice for your visit!!!! #9198986

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 1/28/2011 8:59:45 AM

Wonderful capture, nice pop of color with the flower. #9199050

Melissa Olsen level-classic 1/28/2011 2:38:28 PM

Big thanks to all of you! #9199488

Michelle Alton level-classic 1/28/2011 2:42:55 PM

A beautiful creation...the comp, the colors, the focus..just perfect. #9199497

Rony Sagy level-classic 1/28/2011 4:22:57 PM

So beautiful. #9199652

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 1/28/2011 5:11:10 PM

Great close up critter capture! Wonderful details and dof. #9199775

Melissa Olsen level-classic 2/2/2011 10:00:45 AM

Thank you Michelle, Rony and Randy! #9208047

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 2/10/2011 10:43:51 AM

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9225166

Jeana Clark 2/10/2011 10:44:01 AM

YaY Melissa!!!!
Wonderful Finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!

~J~ #9225167

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 2/10/2011 10:49:25 AM

A Big Congratulations,Melissa!!! #9225212

Melissa Olsen level-classic 2/10/2011 11:10:03 AM

What a surprise...thanks Merna, Jeana and Bobby! #9225412

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 2/10/2011 11:13:47 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Melissa. Good luck in the next round. #9225450

Tiia Vissak level-classic 2/10/2011 11:37:29 AM

Congratulations! #9225665

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 2/10/2011 11:49:15 AM


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Jack Ryan level-classic 2/10/2011 12:37:41 PM

Congratulations, Melissa...a very deserving selection. #9226225

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 2/10/2011 12:37:46 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist image, Melissa! #9226226

Bojan Bencic level-classic 2/10/2011 1:26:32 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa. #9226570

Allen O. Howard 2/10/2011 2:26:25 PM

Congratulations Melissa! A terrific finalist! #9227038

Tammy Espino 2/10/2011 3:14:45 PM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #9227397

Janet McNeil level-classic 2/10/2011 3:56:52 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #9227730

Evy Johansen level-classic 2/10/2011 6:20:17 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #9228869

Ron McEwan level-classic 2/10/2011 7:10:51 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your Silver for January #9229303

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 2/11/2011 3:03:56 AM

Beautiful image and finalist,Melissa! Congratulations!! #9230451

Ken Smith level-classic 2/11/2011 4:02:56 AM

Excellent, Melissa...congrats to you! #9230555

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/11/2011 4:05:14 AM

Congrats on your Finalist Melissa! Jeff #9230563

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 2/11/2011 6:20:34 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa! Good luck in the next round! #9231275

Patricia A. Stalter level-classic 2/11/2011 8:01:24 AM

Time for the "smarty pants dance"! #9231606

Melissa Olsen level-classic 2/11/2011 8:34:14 AM

Thanks so much all! #9231712

Denny E. Barnes level-classic 2/11/2011 10:42:47 AM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful January finalist, Melissa!! WTG!! #9232053

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 2/11/2011 11:49:52 AM

Awesome finalist! Congratulations Melissa....

jo ann c. #9232294

Linda Blair 2/12/2011 7:42:53 AM

Beautiful finalist...congratulations!!! #9235351

Jorgen Jensen 2/16/2011 9:22:40 AM

Belated congratulations with a well deserved and very beautiful Finalist. #9244849

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/10/2011 1:52:35 PM

Well here we are again, on the corner of Better Photo and Winner Avenue!
CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful award, you certainly deserve it.

John Connolly level-classic 3/18/2011 2:32:40 PM

Belated congratulations on your finalisy award for this outstanding image Melissa! Great work! #9298068

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Also known as rice paper butterflies, this species has a slow gentle flight like paper floating in the air
“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” Ê Carl Sagan

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Uploaded on 1/28/2011 6:42:34 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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