First Butterfly

© Carol L. Fowler

First Butterfly

John Connolly level-classic 3/25/2011 12:57:32 PM

What a superb macro close up Carol, our butterflies are staring to get a bit scarce with the onset on the cooler weather!
I have a feeling we could see this one again! #1364076

Kathy Salerni level-classic 3/25/2011 1:10:20 PM

LOL, Carol!!!
This is a beautiful capture of this swallowtail! Your details, comp, colors and BG are spot on! I know we will see this again! #9317221

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic 3/25/2011 1:14:14 PM

Absolutely gorgeous image, Carol! Love the superb framing, comp, and detail! #9317230

Monnie Ryan 3/25/2011 1:20:30 PM

LOL! It's a bit painful, I admit, but when you've captured either or both this beautifully, you're entitled to gloat! Hard to believe they're flying around already down your way, but I'll take that as a sign we may see an earlier than usual spring. #9317248

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 3/25/2011 1:30:11 PM

Hi Carol,haven't seen a lot of butterflies this year.LOL!!My friend,down here we call northern,Snow Birds.They stay for six month and then they leave for the sunmmer.Beautiful capture!!!! #9317278

Val Feldman level-classic 3/25/2011 1:37:12 PM

We have them, too...but they just sail over my head and past my blooming garden...maybe it was something I said??? :) Gorgeous, gorgeous - a terrific capture - look at that wing span, beautiful detail and colors...go ahead and gloat - it's deserved! #9317294

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 3/25/2011 2:11:48 PM

Hard to believe you are chasing butterflies already. LOL. We are in for a cold weekend with a chance of snow Sunday. We had a really heavy frost last night. Hope we see no damage to what was blooming. Superbly done, Carol. Amazing details. #9317330

Jeff Robinson level-classic 3/25/2011 2:34:48 PM

Great capture of this Swallowtail Carol!! We are starting to see them here too! Jeff #9317365

Julianne Bradford level-classic 3/25/2011 2:44:59 PM

What a beauty!!We are starting to get them here too! #9317387

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 3/25/2011 4:36:36 PM

LOLOLOLOL...awesome image Carol! NOW go look at my image for today! hehehe :-) k #9317514

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 3/25/2011 5:58:28 PM

Nice capture, Carol. Beautiful butterfly. #9317597

Rona L. Schwarz 3/25/2011 9:00:46 PM

You have butterflies already!! I am so envious...we're only starting to get daffodils! Fantastic macro, Carol - this swallowtail is splendid - what a gorgeous wingspan, beautiful detail, clarity and color! #9317677

Liz blahh 3/25/2011 9:53:43 PM

Beautiful image, dof & colors! #9317711

Michelle Alton 3/26/2011 4:25:21 AM

This is a gloater for a score of reasons, Carol. Perfectly exquisite, and the new butterfly is still in unmolested condition. #9317916

Jack Ryan 3/26/2011 8:20:18 AM

Outstanding color, clarity and comp...excellent work as always. #9318194

Carol L. Fowler 3/26/2011 1:33:59 PM

Thank you all! #9318654

Nadia Paul 3/26/2011 11:12:18 PM

You are certainly entitled to gloat about this one Carol - utterly gorgeous! #9319248

Debra R. Harder 3/27/2011 10:42:26 AM

WOW...magnificent details, clarity, color and lighting, Carol. Everything you do is absolutely perfect! Deb #9320216

Carol L. Fowler 3/27/2011 11:00:19 AM

Thank you! #9320243

Phyllis H. Burchett 3/27/2011 2:34:23 PM

You are too has been really pretty down here in the south hasn't it?!?! This is gorgeous!!! #9320543

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/27/2011 5:07:33 PM

GOOOOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS, Carol! :-) k #9320829

Renata Gusciora 3/27/2011 6:24:00 PM

Beautiful butterfly capture with fantastic clarity and colors,Carol! #9321003

Patti Coblentz level-classic 3/27/2011 7:30:49 PM

Such pretty light and detail...gloat away,'s gorgeous! :)) #9321117

Carol L. Fowler 3/28/2011 3:05:30 PM

Thanks! #9322754

Kathy Salerni level-classic 4/26/2011 7:15:28 PM

I knew we would see this again, Carol! Huge congrats on this beautiful well-deserved Finalist! #9371034

Amy M. Wilson 4/26/2011 7:49:43 PM

Beautiful Finalist Carol, congratulations!!! #9371223

Patti Coblentz level-classic 4/26/2011 7:52:00 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Carol! #9371243

Rona L. Schwarz 4/26/2011 9:06:14 PM

So now you're entitled to gloat some more, Carol! It's a spectacular capture - CONGRATULATIONS on your superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round! #9371578

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 4/27/2011 2:29:50 AM

Another perfectly executed critter close up shot. Congratulations Carol! #9372133

Nadia Paul level-classic 4/27/2011 5:24:28 AM

Congrats on your gorgeous finalist Carol! #9372549

Karen Celella level-classic 4/27/2011 6:35:02 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Carol! #9372860

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 4/27/2011 6:56:39 AM

A big Congratulations,Carol.WTG My Friend!!!! #9372956

Carol Eade level-classic 4/27/2011 8:07:50 AM

This is gorgeous, Carol, congratulations! #9373271

Jack Ryan level-classic 4/27/2011 8:26:01 AM

Way to go, Carol. Congratulations. #9373343

Ann H. Belus level-classic 4/27/2011 8:30:12 AM

Congratulations, Carol! #9373356

Ann H. Belus level-classic 4/27/2011 8:30:22 AM

Congratulations, Carol! #9373357

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 4/27/2011 9:22:24 AM

WTG, Carol! CONGRATULATIONS, my friend! #9373553

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 4/27/2011 9:33:04 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Carol. #9373582

Freddy Bland 4/27/2011 10:50:05 AM

HUGE congratulations on a wonderful Finalist, Carol!! #9373750

Phyllis H. Burchett 4/27/2011 12:03:45 PM

Congrats on your finalist Carol! #9373934

Monnie Ryan 4/27/2011 12:58:29 PM

Congratulations on a well-deserved Finalist award, Carol! #9374029

Merna L. Nobile 4/27/2011 2:41:20 PM

Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping

Sabrina Ryan 4/27/2011 2:50:38 PM

Congratulations on this Awesome Finalist, Carol! #9374384

Jeana Clark level-classic 4/27/2011 3:50:27 PM

Fantastic Finalist!!!!

~J~ #9374610

Carol L. Fowler 5/1/2011 1:19:30 PM

Thank you all! #9383119

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/1/2011 7:59:04 PM

Huge congrats on a fab finalist, Carol! Love the commentary too!!! #9383732

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3/25/11, macro. Sheesh! I get called a smarty-pants gloating FLOWER shooter by you snowed-in cabin-fevered Northerners for showing all the Spring flowers around here! Just to show it isn't true, here is a new BUTTERFLY that I chased today in the yard! See- I can gloat about ANYTHING- not just flowers! LOL!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 3/25/2011 12:53:01 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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