Sweeeeeet

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 6/29/2012 3:28:11 AM

What wonderful details. Love how you got down on the ground with it! #1471926

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 6/29/2012 3:39:56 AM

Excellent details and colors, Jeff. Good to see you back. #10205604

Tiia Vissak level-classic 6/29/2012 3:41:05 AM

a beautiful close-up! #10205607

Jyri Vissak level-classic 6/29/2012 3:53:16 AM

I agree with my daughter. Well seen and presented! #10205639

Mary K. Robison level-classic 6/29/2012 4:08:58 AM

I see why its name includes Emperor, Jeff. What a regal little butterfly --- its patterns and colors are really lovely.The colors throughout this capture are a feast for the eyes.
Welcome back! #10205655

Ann Coates level-classic 6/29/2012 4:25:57 AM

I wonder if the butterflies can still fly after drinking all that nectar. If it's anything like the bees that used to eat our plums, they were in quite a drunken state and couldn't fly. A beautiful capture here Jeff. #10205681

Julie Burnett level-classic 6/29/2012 4:38:13 AM

LOVE your pov, and the colors and details are exceptional, excellent capture, Jeff!! #10205699

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 6/29/2012 4:57:56 AM

Hi Jeff,So good to see you back my friend.Stunning capture!!!! #10205715

Lynn M. Whitt level-classic 6/29/2012 4:58:13 AM

Beautiful colors and details. #10205716

Danny B. Head level-classic 6/29/2012 5:31:37 AM

Cool capture! #10205768

Monnie Ryan level-classic 6/29/2012 5:53:15 AM

Terrific capture, Jeff - and great to see you back! #10205805

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 6/29/2012 6:16:47 AM

Wonderful detail and color. Very nice work Jeff! #10205839

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 6/29/2012 6:21:27 AM

Refreshing to see on a HOT day like this! Well done Jeff! #10205850

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 6/29/2012 6:26:04 AM

A beautiful capture of nature, Jeff. And the detail is gorgeous, Welcome back. We missed you. #10205866

Michelle Alton level-classic 6/29/2012 6:32:03 AM

Wonderful, Jeff. Suddenly in our neighborhood, there is a small invasion of Red Admiral butterflies. One landed on my shirt! Boy, was I surprised! #10205887

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 6/29/2012 6:35:35 AM

Beautiful capture Jeff. Lucky butterflies to have the rabbits help them out. #10205895

Debbie Bray level-classic 6/29/2012 6:48:54 AM

That is one beautiful butterfly, Jeff!! Love the comp, with the colourful peach, but the butterfly takes the cake! #10205929

Val Feldman level-classic 6/29/2012 8:21:22 AM

My favorite butterfly of all time! Love the intricate wing patterns - excellent clarity and details and beautiful, beautiful color! Good to see you back, Jeff! #10206043

Rony Sagy level-classic 6/29/2012 8:28:48 AM

What a wonderful crisp colorful capture, Jeff. Welcome back. We missed you. #10206052

Bojan Bencic level-classic 6/29/2012 8:47:14 AM

Fantastic color and details, Jeff. Perfect title for this beautiful photo. #10206071

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 6/29/2012 9:03:25 AM

Glad to see you back, Jeff!
The detail, patterns, colors, clarity & pov are spectacular, Jeff! Very appealing image, my friend!
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Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 6/29/2012 9:41:42 AM

Welcome back, Jeff! We've missed you! What a natural beauty this is - love the comp, DOF, stunning colors, detail and clarity. #10206143

Mike Clime 6/29/2012 11:10:40 AM

Excellent capture, colors and details, Jeff! You're right about them being sweeeet! #10206202

Tammy Espino 6/29/2012 11:51:48 AM

YOu never take a bad photo :) Excellent! #10206242

Ellen Hodges level-classic 6/29/2012 12:23:27 PM

Super WOW colors and awesome detail and pov, Jeff!! #10206281

Phillip R. Connolly level-classic 6/29/2012 2:06:53 PM

An excellent capture, Jeff! These guys don't hang around long for you to take the photo! Well done!

Phil #10206398

Jill Odice level-classic 6/29/2012 2:17:19 PM

Wow! Amazing clarity and detail here Jeff! Gorgeous shot! #10206423

John Connolly level-classic 6/29/2012 2:47:44 PM

Nice work here Jeff! The color and detail are superb!
Welcome back, it is nice to see you back on BP again! #10206469

Terry Cervi level-classic 6/29/2012 3:33:04 PM

Welcome back, Jeff! I love the beautiful colors in this as well as the fantastic detail in the butterfly. That's a beautiful specimen! #10206520

Martha R. Mazon level-classic 6/29/2012 3:39:41 PM

A beautiful and unusual butterfly portrait, Jeff, taken with fine detail and lighting! Great title, too. #10206533

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 6/29/2012 4:55:45 PM

Incredible capture, Jeff! Love the color and comp! Remarkable detail as well! Great to see you posting again! Love this image! #10206646

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 6/29/2012 4:58:03 PM

Beautiful colors. Hope you get plenty of peaches for yourself. #10206652

Carol L. Quina level-classic 6/29/2012 6:13:49 PM

Love it Jeff! My husband would be really jealous of your peaches if I showed this to him. Ours still only grown small and the birds/squirells get them all! #10206775

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 6/29/2012 6:23:57 PM

Wow what a stunning composition. You have a wonderful setting in your yard for nature at its finest. #10206794

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 6/29/2012 6:41:47 PM

Beautiful capture, Jeff! #10206841

Daniella Puente level-classic 6/29/2012 7:51:54 PM

AMAZING details Jeff, great capture! #10206929

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 6/29/2012 11:09:14 PM

Beautiful color, comp and info, Jeff!! Good to see you back!! #10207108

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 6/30/2012 3:08:49 AM

Thanks Everyone Very Much!! Jeff #10207195

Boyd L. Alexander level-classic 6/30/2012 6:07:21 AM

This is an exceptional macro Jeff! Love the comp and details. That lens really rocks! #10207327

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 6/30/2012 7:29:57 AM

GREAT lighting, detail, and capture, Jeff!!! LOVE the title!!!! <>< #10207428

Stephen Zacker level-classic 6/30/2012 8:22:24 AM

Terrific perspective and capture #10207472

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 6/30/2012 8:51:37 AM

Exquisite detail on this beautiful butterfly, Jeff. Wonderful symbiosis between rabbits & butterflies!
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Nancy L. Green level-classic 6/30/2012 9:42:51 AM

AWESOME macro work Jeff,I love the amazing clarity, I bet we see this beauty again!!! <>< #10207579

Emile Abbott level-classic 6/30/2012 1:42:28 PM

Good to see you back Jeff, Work does have a way of cutting into fun/creative time. Glad you had time to watch nature in action again. Colorful Peach and tack sharp details on the butterfly. #10207739

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 6/30/2012 1:56:08 PM

Glad to see you back, Jeff! Amazing capture! #10207761

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 7/1/2012 3:35:12 AM

Thank You! Jeff #10208555

Mike F. Anderson level-classic 7/1/2012 12:35:10 PM

The color combinations are a feast for the eyes, Jeff. Beautiful composition in all ways! #10209280

Liz Bullock level-classic 7/1/2012 11:19:21 PM

Nature is amazing and you have captured it beautifully! #10209970

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 7/2/2012 3:11:36 AM

Thank You Mike and Liz! #10210057

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 7/3/2012 5:31:45 AM

Nature at its best. Great capture and details. Well done Jeff.
JP #10212078

Mitch Spence level-classic 7/3/2012 10:51:17 AM

What a terrific view you have of this in your own back yard, Jeff. It's a lovely image. The butterfly has found a feast here. #10212474

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 7/4/2012 2:29:05 AM

Thank You JP and Mitch! Jeff #10213467

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 7/5/2012 12:11:29 AM

Beautiful capture, Jeff. Nice exposure and colour. #10214774

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 7/5/2012 3:22:25 AM

Thanks Jen! Jeff #10214873

Patricia White level-classic 7/8/2012 2:45:33 PM

You just have some wonderful nature in your backyard. Love your closeness to this as well. Great detail and beauty. #10220064

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 7/9/2012 6:27:51 AM

Thank You Patricia! #10221111

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 7/10/2012 10:14:38 AM

Beautfiul close up..excellant DOF, light, color and detail. This looks like my tomatoes. Went out to check them the other day and half of one had already been eaten..by what I am not sure. #10223254

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 7/10/2012 4:43:08 PM

Thanks Marilyn! Jeff #10223820

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Description

A Hackberry Emperor Butterfly enjoys the fallen peaches from our tree in the backyard - The Bunny Rabbits start to eat the peaches and then the butterflies come in and drink the nectar - Nature is amazing to watch!

Canon 100-400L IS at 400mm. ISO 400, Early-Evening, 1/1,000 @ f7.1, EC 0 Adjustments with PSE9 and Topaz HDR (CA)

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

Uploaded on 6/29/2012 3:21:13 AM

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