Tastes of Lavender

© Val Feldman

Tastes of Lavender

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 4/25/2011 3:59:35 AM

So glad we are not. LOL. Outstanding comp. and details, Valarie. #1372017

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 4/25/2011 4:02:39 AM

I did not know that Val, outstanding image as usual and some great info! #9367887

Alan L. Borror 4/25/2011 4:21:30 AM

Wonderful macro, Val! Great detail and light. Amazing information about the butterfly's taste sensors...I didn't know that. #9367918

John Benway level-deluxe 4/25/2011 4:21:45 AM

Gorgeous color, detail and BG Val. Beautifully done.
John #9367919

Sabrina Ryan 4/25/2011 4:29:46 AM

Nice detail, great dof and beautiful color, Val! #9367941

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/25/2011 4:36:27 AM

Oh you're funny Val! :-) Boy, you couldn't get any sharper on that butterfly. I can see the pattern in his eye! Beautiful colors and DOF! #9367965

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe 4/25/2011 4:43:42 AM

I sure am glad we arent' designed that way! Can you imagine what you would be tasting? LOL...Wonderful shot with great detail. Love that curly tongue. #9367997

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 4/25/2011 4:49:57 AM

I didn't know that....excellent capture!! #9368014

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 4/25/2011 5:00:47 AM

I'm getting a visual and "ooh", I'm so glad we're not designed the same way! LOL Gorgeous details, colors and clarity on this beauty, Val!! #9368054

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 4/25/2011 5:07:23 AM

Hi Valarie,I really need to get out and find some butterflies.Absolutely beautiful my friend.I'm just about out of images,very slow out here in the desert!!!! #9368082

Freddy Bland 4/25/2011 5:29:55 AM

Sooooo glad they are not! Gorgeous capture and details! I've seen a couple of butterflies, but couldn't get within 5 or 6 feet of them! Hope you had a great Easter! #9368157

Monnie Ryan 4/25/2011 6:22:13 AM

Well, if our feet did contain our taste buds, I'd sure be much more careful where I walk! This is just beautiful, Val! #9368260

Jack Ryan 4/25/2011 7:29:31 AM

Outstanding detail and color in this beautiful, well composed image. Excellent work as always, Val. #9368397

Karen Bacon level-deluxe 4/25/2011 7:50:55 AM

Happy Monday Val! Another delightful an perfect capture!I did'nt know about the butterfly feet! #9368443

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 4/25/2011 8:05:04 AM

Totally outstanding detail on this butterfly capture, Val! I love, love it! #9368468

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe 4/25/2011 8:38:13 AM

Val, the detail and clarity of this is really outstanding...this is beautiful! #9368518

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 4/25/2011 9:59:27 AM

This is such an outstanding shot Val. I just keep looking at it over and over again to try to take it all in. Thanks for the information, a fact I didn't know. #9368615

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 4/25/2011 11:00:54 AM

Stunning capture and details, Val. #9368692

Ann Coates level-deluxe 4/25/2011 11:38:51 AM

That's such interesting info, I never knew that. A stunning capture here Valarie. #9368741

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 4/25/2011 2:28:44 PM

Treasures in the Archives. Great capture and presentation. Happy Monday #9368929

Douglas Pignet level-deluxe 4/25/2011 4:33:59 PM

lovely butterfly & floral capture and wonderful colors...well done #9369067

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 4/25/2011 5:36:41 PM

HOLY MOLY, Val! This is one incredible capture! :-) k #9369157

Carol Eade level-deluxe 4/25/2011 5:59:37 PM

This is gorgeous, Val, fabulous detail and color! #9369249

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 4/25/2011 6:04:22 PM

I think he's stoned looking at that eye!! :) An awesome close up!!! Tasting with your feet, hmmmmm. Would be ok if you could fly~ :) #9369259

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 4/25/2011 6:04:22 PM

I think he's stoned looking at that eye!! :) An awesome close up!!! Tasting with your feet, hmmmmm. Would be ok if you could fly~ :) #9369260

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 4/25/2011 6:25:40 PM

So-o delicate and beautiful Ms Val. It's a good thing we aren't designed the same way! There would be lots of squished things in the garden Lol! This is lovely! #9369304

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 4/25/2011 8:11:43 PM

Ms Val, another stunner from you!! Your macro work is just so beautiful!!! Great info too!!! You sure do know your insects!!! #9369493

Rona L. Schwarz 4/25/2011 10:06:03 PM

I never knew that, Val! No wonder you do such outstanding work - not only are you an artist, but a naturalist/biologist as well! Terrific composition, so delicate with such fine detail and colors! Fabulous BG, too! #9369560

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 4/25/2011 10:08:58 PM

Val, this is a stunning, magical image! Your presentation is flawless! If you want to see some rain come up to Dallas! We've been having thunder storms on and off all week! :-) #9369562

Nadia Paul 4/25/2011 11:25:10 PM

This is just so stunning Val - colour, detail, lighting and comp are just perfect - I'm sure we'll see this one again! #9369613

Julie Burnett 4/26/2011 5:28:12 AM

Flawless, Val. The lighting, soft color, gorgeous clarity and composition are just flawless. #9370015

Marty Straub 4/26/2011 1:02:05 PM

Hmmm... Imagine what restaurants would look like. Dinning room tables wouldn't need legs, but where would we put our elbows? Now imqagine butterflys with taste buds in their mouths. Would flowers evolve to look like golden arches?

Either way, I'm sure you would capture some amazing photos, Val. This one is another example. Outstanding details, including the stoner eye Tammy mentions, and Perfect Timing to get so much of the butterfly's texture. #9370579

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 4/26/2011 8:11:57 PM

Super gorgeous capture in every way, Val! Enjoyed the comments, too!! #9371345

Shirley A. Kinney level-deluxe 4/27/2011 8:04:09 AM

Great capture, Val. Beautiful. #9373247

Patricia Seidler level-deluxe 4/27/2011 11:44:52 AM

Amazing details as always Val. Great b/g color with the lavendar. Love the info about their taste buds. So interesting! Now I will pay much closer attention their eating habits.... #9373882

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 4/27/2011 3:03:00 PM

Beautiful capture, Val, with excellent colors, comp, lighting, and clarity!

Debby #9374455

Val Feldman level-deluxe 4/27/2011 6:46:18 PM

Thanks everyone - so much - for stopping by and commenting. I always appreciate! Have a great week! ~Val #9375124

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 4/27/2011 9:57:36 PM

I would emulate the butterfly, then, and step oly on flowers.:)
Such a beautiful, delicate capture, Val..love the colors and details!

Val Feldman level-deluxe 4/28/2011 6:37:48 AM

Yes, you would, Ms. Patti. I'm sure of it! :) Thanks so much for fluttering by with your kind comment! :) :) #9376707

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 4/28/2011 9:27:31 AM

Supreme clarity, colors, detail, lighting, focus, dof & b/g here, Val! WTG, my friend! #9377187

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 5/2/2011 8:53:58 PM

GORGEOUS. #9385720

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 5/3/2011 4:51:09 AM

Gorgeous soft color and clarity!!!! #9386238

Debra R. Harder 5/9/2011 4:05:52 PM

I always love taking a peek at your beautiful gallery, Val!! You have the most amazing images...this being one of them, of course. Superb details, clarity, lighting, DOF and comp. Brilliant...AS ALWAYS! Deb #9396558

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 5/18/2011 3:42:33 PM

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Killer macro shot Val!! #9410940

Tammy Espino 5/18/2011 3:54:36 PM

Big congratulations on your finalist :) #9410980

Amy M. Wilson 5/18/2011 4:24:02 PM

Big congratulations on your fabulous Finalist, Val!!! WTG! #9411145

Ron McEwan 5/18/2011 4:29:03 PM

Oh how I remember this one. I said to myself we'll see it again. Congrats Val well deserved. #9411172

Jeana Clark level-deluxe 5/18/2011 4:30:29 PM

Congratulations Val on this wonderfully deserving Finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #9411183

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 5/18/2011 4:30:43 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck, Val!!! #9411185

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 5/18/2011 4:31:03 PM

Congratulations, Val! So happy to see this one again! #9411188

Ann Coates level-deluxe 5/18/2011 4:31:17 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Val. #9411190

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 5/18/2011 4:34:16 PM

Congrats Val, on this beautiful finalist! So glad you retrieved it from your archives!

Debby #9411209

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 5/18/2011 4:37:03 PM

A big congratulations,Valarie!!!! #9411223

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 5/18/2011 5:05:42 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Val. #9411429

Freddy Bland 5/18/2011 6:06:44 PM

Outstanding finalist, Val!! Congratulations!! #9411758

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe 5/18/2011 6:36:09 PM

A beautiful finalist, Val! Congratulations! #9411918

Carol Eade level-deluxe 5/18/2011 6:39:58 PM

Congratulations, Val, this is a gorgeous finalist! #9411937

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 5/18/2011 7:46:00 PM

So glad to see this beautiful captuure again ..congratulations Val! #9412203

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 5/18/2011 8:20:00 PM

Wow, Ms V! Another awesome macro and Finalist! Congrats! #9412352

Thomas E. Hinds 5/18/2011 9:11:27 PM

Wonderful composition, light, and detail! What a beautiful close-up image! Congratulations, Val, on this other Finalist for the month of April! Great work! #9412481

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 5/19/2011 4:35:31 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9413192

Hayden Cannon level-deluxe 5/19/2011 6:04:23 AM

Fantastic capture here Val, and what a deserving finalist! superb! #9413491

Val Feldman level-deluxe 5/19/2011 6:19:14 AM

A big thank you to all for stopping by and leaving your comments - as always, much appreciated! ~Val #9413531

Carla Capra level-deluxe 5/19/2011 6:25:30 AM

Hi Val;
What a beautiful image you've captured. Congratulations on receiving this Finalist Award.
;) CC #9413559

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 5/19/2011 6:31:49 AM

Congrats Val well deserved. #9413583

Val Feldman level-deluxe 5/19/2011 8:13:33 AM

Thanks so much Carla and Emile! #9413952

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 5/19/2011 8:39:17 AM

Congrats Val. This is so well deserved. #9414054

Karen E. Baumann level-deluxe 5/19/2011 8:54:35 AM

Wonderful detaila, Val! Congratulations on this finalist!!! #9414112

Carol L. Fowler 5/19/2011 10:28:30 AM

Big Congrats Val! Superb Critter capture! #9414284

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 5/19/2011 1:04:55 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Valarie. #9414597

Rony Sagy 5/19/2011 2:26:01 PM

Such a wonderful capture, Val. Huge congratulations. #9414872

Shirley A. Kinney 5/19/2011 2:39:43 PM

BEautiful, Val. Congratulations! #9414889

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 5/19/2011 3:57:36 PM

Congrats Val on your Outstanding Finalist!! Jeff #9415039

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 5/19/2011 5:48:57 PM

So delicate and pretty...congratulations on your finalist, Val! #9415327

Merna L. Nobile 5/19/2011 7:15:49 PM

It is with great pleasure that I offer my congratulations on your award for the month of April. Merna


Debra R. Harder 5/19/2011 7:22:09 PM

Your work is always so AMAZING, Val! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #9415587

Rona L. Schwarz 5/19/2011 7:46:50 PM

The detail on this is so exquisite Val - agree with Deb on your work - it is always first-class - your macros are simply the best! Huge Congrats on this amazing finalist! Apologize for my absence...once back from out of town I discovered we had a critical publication deadline with a very short turnaround, and then had computer problems. Such is life... #9415698

Amanda J. Tanner level-deluxe 5/20/2011 5:51:17 AM

Congratulations Val! Very Beautiful #9416658

Patricia Seidler 5/20/2011 11:33:47 AM

Huge congrats Val! #9417295

Nadia Paul 5/24/2011 10:50:53 PM

Was sure you'd get a gold badge for this one my friend - congrats on your finalist! #9426726

Michelle Alton 6/22/2011 8:48:27 AM

I thought I'd never get to the bottom of this barrage of comments. (I think we like this one, Val). Preposterously beautiful. Silly adjective, but I was looking for something new! #9473180

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~Painted Lady - From my archives, May 2010~

A butterfly's taste sensors are located on their feet - so while they're perched, they're actually deciding whether the chosen flower appeals to their taste buds or not......and aren't you glad we aren't designed the same way?? :) :)

Happy Monday everyone - hope it's a good week!

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 25/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 4/25/2011 3:54:36 AM

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