Morning Chores

© Val Feldman

Morning Chores

Michelle Alton 7/29/2013 5:01:33 AM

Beautifully captured, Val.

I was in the Bowman's Hill meadow two days ago. TONS and TONS of milkweed, and I did not see a SINGLE milkweed bug in any of its forms. I ALWAYS look for Monarch chrysalises, (is that the plural?) but have never EVER seen one in the wild. Sigh. #1538166

Tammy M. Anderson 7/29/2013 5:11:55 AM

Beautiful details and capture, Val. Not seen any Monarchs around here yet. To early I guess. #10784814

Don Christiana 7/29/2013 5:31:25 AM

This is a beauty Val. You have really captured a moment and presented it perfectly. Stunning detail and colors. I am still waiting for another visit from your Monarchs that you were so kind to send down earlier. A Fav for me. #10784841

R. J. Laudenbacher 7/29/2013 5:35:39 AM

This is beautiful capture, Val and your choice of texture to put on it is perfection. #10784853

Gord MacEachern 7/29/2013 6:06:36 AM

Incredible sums this image up pretty good Val!! Love the info also. Butterflies of any kind seen scarce up here this season, wet and cool I guess. #10784899

Robert R. Goodman 7/29/2013 6:50:47 AM

Hi Valarie,Beautuful work of art my friend.Wonderful color and treatment.A favorite for me my friend!!! #10784929

Monnie Ryan 7/29/2013 6:54:53 AM

Super find beautifully captured, Val - and I'll give you extra points for ditching the coffee for the camera. Not sure I'd have been willing to do that! #10784935

Leslie McLain 7/29/2013 7:03:37 AM

Beautiful capture, Val. #10784952

Colette M. Metcalf 7/29/2013 9:15:22 AM

The details, colors, and comp are outstanding!! Beautiful capture, Val!!!! #10785101

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/29/2013 10:10:06 AM

Beautiful and love the history Val!

jo ann c. #10785156

Terry T. Ruvalcaba 7/29/2013 12:14:17 PM

dare I say it? your DOF is perfect! and such lovely colors and light, another great presentation and the BG work is so artistic! #10785250

Dayna Cain 7/29/2013 12:49:58 PM

It doesn't get any better than this! WOW! #10785304

Emile Abbott 7/29/2013 1:07:57 PM

Still none in Del Rio, maybe in Oct. Great detail and focus Val. Been away from BP due to heavy work load. #10785336

Tammy Espino 7/29/2013 6:44:41 PM

Never see many out here, they don't like cactus! :) Awesome capture!! #10785655

Kathy Salerni 7/29/2013 6:51:05 PM

What an outstanding capture of this monarch, Val! Your butterflies are always exceptional! I love the textured background also! WTG! #10785666

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/30/2013 9:41:45 AM

What a super macro & so well deserved Val!
Big congratulations on your finalist!

jo ann c. #10787352

Terry Cervi 7/30/2013 9:29:50 PM

Your macro work can't be beat, Ms.V! Stunning! #10789070

Julie Burnett 8/5/2013 5:47:30 AM

What can I say that hasn't already been said???? Stunning colors, clarity and textures, Val!! #10796740

Ann Lyssenko 8/6/2013 7:28:17 PM

Wonderful body language Val! I love the motion created by the butterfly hanging and I am sure slightly moving. Beautiful story being told. Ann #10798934

Nadia Paul 8/15/2013 10:36:52 PM

Another stunning butterfly capture my friend - I so love your work! #10809569

Carol Flisak 8/29/2013 8:01:17 PM

Beautiful image... Wonderful light, details and textures! Congrats on your terrific finalist #10824701

The Judges at 8/29/2013 8:09:49 PM

Beautifully done. #10824740

Nadia Paul 8/30/2013 2:35:39 AM

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Val! #10825060

Tammy Espino 8/30/2013 10:20:23 AM

Congrats on this stunning finalist Ms. Val!!!:) #10825562

Emile Abbott 8/30/2013 12:03:45 PM

Congrats on wonderful finalist. #10825837

Bojan Bencic 8/30/2013 1:30:42 PM

Fantastic. Congratulations on your finalist, Val. #10826151

Carol Eade 8/30/2013 4:43:53 PM

Gorgeous finalist, Val, congratulations! #10826500

Don Christiana 8/31/2013 9:09:26 AM

A HUGE CONGRATS Val on your beautiful Finalist. #10827476

Joannie Bertucci 9/2/2013 8:12:01 PM

Val, a magnificent nature image and presented so gorgeously! Should have gold but congrats on your finalist! #10831033

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...To Propagate...

Female monarchs usually lay just one egg per milkweed plant to ensure enough food for each larva. Most times, the egg is deposited under a leaf. That's just what I found this pretty little thing doing one recent morning in my garden.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Uploaded on 7/29/2013 4:49:20 AM
Entered into contest on 10/31/2017 5:18:39 PM

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