Indian Summer Days

© Val Feldman

Indian Summer Days

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 11/16/2011 4:23:52 AM

Gorgeous colors, comp. and treatment, Val. #1423415

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 11/16/2011 4:36:29 AM

This is Outstanding Val!! Autumn just arrived here in the past 2 weeks! #9807530

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 11/16/2011 4:55:38 AM

This is soooo beautiful Val ... colors are gorgeous! #9807558

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 11/16/2011 5:06:26 AM

Hi Val,Glad to hear you have some cooler weather my friend.Beautiful capture,wonderful and detail!!!!! #9807573

VISHVAJIT JUIKAR level-deluxe 11/16/2011 5:32:48 AM

lovely and colorful capture #9807626

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 11/16/2011 6:06:30 AM

Wow - fabulous capture, Val! #9807692

Don Christiana level-deluxe 11/16/2011 6:38:43 AM

Good Morning Val...Perfect title for a beautiful image. I am still waiting for those momarchs to travel into our area. Have a great day. #9807750

Jack Ryan level-deluxe 11/16/2011 6:40:58 AM

Outstanding color and clarity in this beautiful and well composed capture. Great work, Val. #9807756

Liz blahh level-deluxe 11/16/2011 6:47:59 AM

Beautiful colors and capture! #9807772

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 11/16/2011 7:49:00 AM

Val, I knew this was yours before I even looked at your name!!
Your images never cease to amaze me!!
Big time winner here in my book, hope it gets recognized as so!!!! #9807858

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 11/16/2011 10:24:12 AM

I totally agree with Gord...a Grand Prize winner! Your work is stunning! #9808079

Sabrina Ryan 11/16/2011 11:13:08 AM

Beautiful Monarch image, Val! Pretty colors! #9808149

Tammy Espino 11/16/2011 7:45:35 PM

Of course I think it's gorgeous! :) #9810935

Nadia Paul 11/17/2011 1:22:25 AM

If it were up to me I'd give this the GP next month - gorgeous capture and utterly gorgeous result my friend! #9811755

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 11/17/2011 8:18:12 AM

And some are on their way to Ca!! Love the detail on this shot from the hair on the Monarch's back to the hair on the leaves, Val! Just beautiful! #9813051

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe 11/17/2011 8:44:53 AM

This is absolutely beautiful, Val! I love the rich colors and the compositon of butterfly to flower is just perfect! #9813169

Val Feldman level-deluxe 11/17/2011 11:41:24 AM

Thanks so much everyone - greatly appreciated!! #9813660

Louise Souchereau level-deluxe 11/17/2011 3:31:51 PM

This is gorgeous, waw the colors are amazing, bravo Val #9814550

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 11/17/2011 5:19:16 PM

WOW - I SOOOO LOVE this, Val... simply stunning work!!! #9814984

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 11/17/2011 6:55:41 PM

Gloriously GORGEOUS, Val! :-) k #9815277

Freddy Bland 11/18/2011 1:30:20 PM

Amazing color and beauty captured in this wonderful image, Val! You've done a great job capturing the Indian summer feel here! So glad the heat has stopped!! #9817097

Shirley A. Kinney 11/18/2011 4:53:00 PM

Awesome, Val. Love the texture on this. #9817502

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 11/19/2011 3:56:10 AM

Wow Val this is stunning!! Love the work you've put into rich and warm. #9818333

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 11/19/2011 9:27:54 PM

Ms V, you've outdone yourself again on this beauty!! I love your use of textures and the colors are just so gorgeous!! Where are your smelling salts!!! #9819871

Carol L. Fowler 11/20/2011 7:17:07 AM

Beautiful subtle textures applied- the resulting final color blend is perfect. I must admit a little jealousy! #9820594

Bill Houghton 11/21/2011 4:05:16 PM

Val, this is just an outstanding shot. It has great sharpness and detail. Thanks for your most kind words about my 'bridge' photo. I sincerely appreciate it. Have a great week, Bill #9823579

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 11/21/2011 8:10:08 PM

Stupendous and gorgeous, Val!!! A big WOW!!!! #9823968

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe 11/22/2011 3:25:18 AM

Here's a favourite and I vote for the Finals already! #9824300

Val Feldman level-deluxe 11/22/2011 8:29:28 AM

Thanks so much everyone and thank you, Marilyn! :) :) #9824950

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 11/22/2011 10:23:48 AM

What a stunning composition Val. This is simply gorgeous. Your texture work is professional. #9825068

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 11/22/2011 2:17:24 PM

Gorgeous Val. I have not seen a monarch in 3 week but if they are in Austin there is still hope to catch another. Outstanding Detail and love the Bokeh #9825455

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 11/23/2011 10:37:34 AM

Fantastic macro and capture. Really like the bg also #9827029

Julie Burnett level-deluxe 11/26/2011 4:58:35 AM

Oh my, Val, I can't believe I missed commenting on this beauty, LOVE the warm fall colors, and your detail is astounding, so glad you've finally cooled off and can head outside again!! #9831177

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 12/14/2011 2:44:36 PM

Congrats on this super duper "layered" Finalist!!! Whoooooooooo Val :) #9865546

Douglas Pignet level-deluxe 12/14/2011 2:48:32 PM

Congrats on this great finalist...way to go!!! #9865589

Karen Bacon level-deluxe 12/14/2011 3:47:12 PM

congrats on this stunning finalist Val! #9866010

Don Christiana level-deluxe 12/14/2011 3:49:52 PM

Congrats Val on your stunning Finalist.
I hope to see Gold attached to this beauty. Have a great day. #9866033

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 12/14/2011 4:01:22 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Val. #9866121

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 12/14/2011 4:08:09 PM

Congrats on your stunning and excellent finalist, Val!

Debby #9866168

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 12/14/2011 4:13:27 PM

Gorgeous, Val! Congratulations! #9866199

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 12/14/2011 4:18:41 PM

Congratulations on this very fine image receiving a finalist award. Good luck. #9866237

Carol L. Fowler 12/14/2011 4:41:34 PM

Stunning Finalist! Congrats~ #9866374

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 12/14/2011 5:33:46 PM

Outstanding finalist Ms. happy to see this one again, now lets see some gold! #9866554

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 12/14/2011 6:35:29 PM

Fabulous Val, congrats! #9866815

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 12/14/2011 7:01:52 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this gorgeous finalist, Val!!! #9866959

Carol Eade level-deluxe 12/14/2011 7:22:04 PM

Beautiful, Val, love the colors and texture. Congratulations on your finalist! #9867032

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 12/14/2011 7:29:44 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Val! #9867057

Rona L. Schwarz 12/14/2011 8:06:12 PM

WOW! I can't believe I missed this one earlier, Val! Certainly one of the all-time outstanding monarch captures I've ever seen! Not only is your detail and clarity exquisite, your use of textures to bring out the Indian Summer mood is simply brilliant! A most spectacular finalist that would only be made more perfect with Gold! #9867175

Ann Coates level-deluxe 12/14/2011 8:23:13 PM

Congratulations on your stunning finalist Valarie. #9867232

Nadia Paul 12/14/2011 8:43:03 PM

Congrats on this stunning finalist Val - best of luck next round! #9867310

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 12/15/2011 5:21:31 AM

This must bring home the gold, Val -- it's simply gorgeous. Terrific combination of detail and softness. I love the subtle use of the texture. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #9868094

Amy M. Wilson 12/15/2011 6:30:39 AM

Simply STUNNING and such a worthy Finalist.... LOVE this, Val!!! WTG friend!! #9868208

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 12/15/2011 6:34:14 AM

Congratulations Val on outstanding finalist. #9868218

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 12/15/2011 8:18:05 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Val...sure to get the gold!

jo ann c.

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 12/15/2011 8:22:32 AM

Huge congrats on this awesome Finalist and good luck in the next round, Val! #9868553

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 12/15/2011 8:23:13 AM

Beautiful. Congratulations on your finalist, Val. #9868557

Dayna Cain level-deluxe 12/15/2011 9:20:08 AM

WTG Val! Congratulations!!! #9868741

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 12/15/2011 12:22:51 PM

Congrats on your very well deserved finalist, Ms V!!! #9869135

Diane E. Deming level-deluxe 12/15/2011 3:21:27 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, Val. Congratulations! #9869453

Val Feldman level-deluxe 12/15/2011 4:24:40 PM

Thank you everyone! Just wheeled back into town and found this - a nice surprise! Hope to catch up with all of you tonight! #9869554

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 12/15/2011 6:24:05 PM

Congratulations on a Beautiful and Outstanding Finalist image, Val! #9869943

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 12/15/2011 6:25:33 PM

Beautiful detail! Love the background textures too! Congrats! #9869947

Cheryl Winn level-deluxe 12/16/2011 12:07:23 AM

Love the background textures. This is stunning! Congratulation,Val. #9870422

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 12/16/2011 1:18:17 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Val!! #9870506

Julie Burnett level-deluxe 12/16/2011 3:56:58 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Val, WTG!! I wish you the best of luck in the next rounds!! #9870699

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 12/16/2011 2:35:10 PM

MY GAWD WOMAN!!!!!!!!!
This is magnificent!!!! Congrats on this well deserved image!!

pop the cork....I'll be right over!! #9871776

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 12/16/2011 2:36:41 PM

Can't get any prettier than this, Ms V!! Congrats on your well deserved win! #9871783

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 12/16/2011 2:39:34 PM

Huge congrats on your very fabulous winner, Val!! #9871807

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 12/16/2011 2:46:03 PM

Fantastic, Valarie - great big CONGRATULATIONS!! #9871846

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 12/16/2011 3:33:05 PM

Beautiful image, Val! Congrats on your win! #9872050

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 12/16/2011 3:49:22 PM

HUGE Congrats Val on this fabulous winner....WTG!!! #9872129

Rona L. Schwarz 12/16/2011 3:59:00 PM

Yea Val!! I am thrilled to see this where it belongs - with a big 1st place GOLD badge on it! GREAT BIG CONGRATULATIONS! Go do something wild and crazy to celebrate this evening! #9872161

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 12/16/2011 4:11:38 PM

So glad to see this get a 1st place, Val!

Hardy congrats!
Debby #9872192

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 12/16/2011 4:21:23 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Val on this gorgeous winning image! #9872223

Carol Flisak level-deluxe 12/16/2011 4:53:56 PM

Gorgeous image, Val... wonderful comp, color and treatment! Congratulations on your winner! #9872330

Don Christiana level-deluxe 12/16/2011 4:54:05 PM

I just knew this was going to be a Winner. A HUGE CONGRATULATION Val on a very special photo that deserves all the wonderful comments you are receiving from the BP Members. Have a great day. #9872332

Carol Eade level-deluxe 12/16/2011 5:51:15 PM

This is just so beautiful, Val, congratulations! #9872502

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 12/16/2011 6:03:44 PM

Congrats Val on your wonderful winner. #9872528

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 12/16/2011 6:47:32 PM

Big Congratulations on this outstanding First Place Winner Val! #9872669

Liz blahh level-deluxe 12/16/2011 6:49:25 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Winner! #9872682

Val Feldman level-deluxe 12/16/2011 6:49:42 PM

Thanks so much everyone! I appreciate the kind congratulations and generous support very much! Hope you all have a great evening!! #9872684

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 12/16/2011 6:49:57 PM

HUGE, HUGE congratulations on your STUNNING and SO well deserved First Place Winner, Val! So VERY happy for you, my friend!!! #9872685

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 12/16/2011 7:17:33 PM

Knew you could do it, Congrats on your win! :) #9872780

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 12/16/2011 7:17:33 PM

Knew you could do it, Congrats on your win! :) #9872781

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 12/16/2011 7:17:33 PM

Knew you could do it, Congrats on your win! :) #9872782

Michelle Alton level-deluxe 12/16/2011 7:33:42 PM

Both your image, Val, and your description are sheer poetry. Congratulations! #9872832

Val Feldman level-deluxe 12/16/2011 7:34:14 PM

...and a VERY special thanks to you, Ms. Tammy...I thought MAYBE I could (well, sometimes:) but with your kind and generous support with layers and textures, I finally did!!! You are the true epitome of what BP is all about - thanks for all... particularly, your patience! :) #9872837

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 12/16/2011 7:59:45 PM

Huuumonguss congratulations on your
First Place Win, Val! This is one of the best monarch images I have ever seen! WTG! #9872881

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe 12/16/2011 8:00:52 PM

WHoo hoo...Ms V! :) This is wonderful and a big congrats to you on this beautiful win! #9872885

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 12/16/2011 8:05:38 PM

Of course it took a Texas butterfly to garner first place :-)...congratulations on this magnificent image Val and the gold it was given! #9872898

Tammy Espino 12/16/2011 8:09:26 PM

I just know talent when I see it girly :) I get called nag at home..LOL :) Congrats again!! #9872908

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 12/16/2011 8:13:44 PM

Congrats on a stunning winner, Val. #9872921

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 12/16/2011 8:50:09 PM

The most beautiful monarch image I've seen..this is truly exquisite, Val! Big congratulations on your 1st place win!! #9873013

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 12/16/2011 8:51:29 PM

Congratulations Valarie! This is so beautiful!! #9873015

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 12/16/2011 8:53:48 PM

Ms. Val I am agog at your talents and presentation!! I'm so very happy for you, congratulations on another spectacular 1st place Winner! #9873019

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 12/16/2011 10:05:37 PM

Yay! So happy to see this beauty with first place Val - so well deserved! Congrats my friend! #9873095

Mary K. Robison level-deluxe 12/16/2011 11:51:54 PM

Magical image, Val!
Congratulations on your richly deserved First Place Winner! #9873244

Alan L. Borror 12/17/2011 2:26:07 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Val! #9873338

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 12/17/2011 4:00:15 AM

Fantastic. Congratulations on your win, Val! #9873452

Karen Celella level-deluxe 12/17/2011 4:54:00 AM

Congratulations on your gorgeous first prize winner, Val! #9873560

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 12/17/2011 5:55:30 AM

Congrats Val #9873672

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 12/17/2011 5:59:54 AM

Awesome work and Big congratulations #9873692

Nancy Marie Ricketts 12/17/2011 6:51:14 AM

A HUGE congratulations, Val, on your Stunning First Place Win! #9873811

Val Feldman level-deluxe 12/17/2011 7:08:11 AM

Thank you so much everyone!!!!!! #9873841

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 12/17/2011 7:15:46 AM

Woo Hoo!!! This is fabulous, Ms. Val!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved 1st Place Win!!!!! WTG!!! :) (Sorry I haven't been around to comment much lately!)
Photobucket #9873862

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 12/17/2011 7:32:16 AM

Simply gorgeous, Val. Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold. #9873912

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 12/17/2011 8:15:00 AM

Happy to see this bring Gold, Val. Huge CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #9873976

Carla Capra level-deluxe 12/17/2011 8:56:06 AM

Congratulations #9874017

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/17/2011 10:57:33 AM

WTG on this wonderful winner, Val! :-) k #9874139

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 12/17/2011 12:43:00 PM

Congratulations on this incredible GOLD WINNER, Val! Happy for you, my friend! #9874261

Bonnie C. Lackey level-deluxe 12/17/2011 1:36:32 PM

What a gorgeous, gorgeous capture, Val! And congratulations for this recognition! #9874324

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 12/17/2011 1:47:10 PM

Gorgeous color and outstanding details. Huge congratulations on your stunning First Place Win, Val! #9874347

Val Feldman level-deluxe 12/17/2011 2:08:41 PM

Thank you all so very much! I'm very happy, with not just the win (altho, that was a super wonderful surprise! :) but more so for the fine, talented people of the BP community who are so generous with their encouragement and support. Heartfelt thanks to all of you! ~Val #9874376

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 12/18/2011 9:36:57 AM

A big Congratulations my friend,WTG Valarie!!!!! #9875719

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 12/18/2011 10:56:36 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding FIREST PLACE WINNER Val!! I love it and knew it should be recognized!

jo ann c. #9875832

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 12/18/2011 12:11:44 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Val on First Place Winner. #9875963

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 12/18/2011 5:45:19 PM

Congratulations, Val! Lovely work! #9876543

Cindy Bendush level-deluxe 12/18/2011 8:52:38 PM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner Val! #9876725

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 12/19/2011 3:21:24 AM

Hey Val, great big congratulations my friend!!!
So very well deserved!!! #9877029

Freddy Bland 12/19/2011 6:22:51 AM

Awesome image and First Place winner, Val! HUGE congratulations to you - very well-deserved! #9877290

Patricia Seidler 12/19/2011 8:22:16 AM

Wow Val.I dont know how missed this one. No one captures butterflies better than you!

Congratulations on another fantastic 1st place winner! #9877517

Diane E. Deming level-deluxe 12/19/2011 12:14:51 PM

Knew this was going to be a winner, Val. Just a beautiful image. Congratulations on another great 1st place win! #9877812

Julie Burnett 12/23/2011 3:34:50 AM

I'm late to the dance, but CONGRATULATIONS on this First Place Winner, Val!! Merry Christmas!! #9883318

Lorna Shutter 12/23/2011 12:46:43 PM

Hey Ms. Val! Just dropping by to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year in 2012!!!!! :)
Photobucket #9884004

Merna L. Nobile 12/23/2011 6:13:12 PM

What could be more important in life than to know in our hearts that in everything we have tried to do, we have done our very best?
Congratulations for your magnificent contribution for the month of November, 2011.
Merna Nobile #9884398

Karen Bacon level-deluxe 12/26/2011 4:07:44 AM

congratulations on this fantastic winner Val! #9886888

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 12/31/2011 2:36:11 PM

Hey Ms. Val! Things just aren't the same without you here! Photobucket
Hope 2012 is a good year for you!!! :) #9895445

David M. Montero level-deluxe 1/1/2012 1:19:52 PM

Clarity doesn't get any better than this. You've taken everone to school. Great subject to showcase your talent. Congratulations on your first place award Val! Happy New Year! #9896991

Karen Slagle level-deluxe 1/4/2012 1:59:25 PM

Belated congrats Val on this most awesome winner. What fab colors and details. I can see this printed huge and hung. #9902048

Teresa Moore level-deluxe 1/9/2012 8:23:14 PM

Congratulations! A beautiful capture, and great bg. #9911623

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 3/7/2012 9:13:49 AM

On This Delightful 1st place GOLD WIN!

Nature loves you!

-Laura :D #10027143

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It always takes a while for summer to release it's grip on Central TX and for Fall to finally set in - but once that happens, we are lucky to enjoy long strings of Indian Summer-like days...warm sunny days and cool, crisp nights extending all the way into December. There's a payoff for all that summertime heat! I added various Flypaper Textures to the b/g to enhance the Indian Summer-like effect on the visitor to my garden....yep, monarchs are still passing thru!

Happy Wednesday!


Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 8/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 250, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

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