A Faceful of Flower

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A Faceful of Flower

Val Feldman level-deluxe 4/28/2014 4:55:00 PM


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member since: 9/14/2007 Looks like a beautiful shot of a Monarch butterfly larva. Nice job!
4/28/2014 1:13:13 PM #1571466

Dayna Cain level-deluxe 4/28/2014 5:05:04 PM

The colors are gorgeous, the detail is amazing and I love the square crop. Val, this is incredible! Love it!!!! #11033420

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 4/28/2014 5:46:08 PM

Outstanding details, dof and capture. Beautiful! #11033459

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 4/28/2014 5:58:56 PM

Glad you helped them out this year, Val! The numbers were down so your help was definitely needed! A gorgeous capture of this little piggy! #11033471

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 4/28/2014 7:15:35 PM

The colors are so pretty and eye-catching, Ms.V, and the details, dof and composition are nothing to shake a stick at either! LOL. Beautiful work, Ms.V!! #11033531

Colette M. Metcalf 4/29/2014 3:30:46 AM

Excellent details and capture!!!! #11033743

Monnie Ryan 4/29/2014 6:20:20 AM

Just gorgeous, Val! #11033906

Anita Hogue 4/29/2014 6:27:10 AM

Just absolutely perfection, Val! Love the colors, composition and details! #11033912

Kathy Shogren level-deluxe 4/29/2014 11:52:56 AM

Wonderful capture Val. I see you had a nice crop of aphids too. Need the ladybugs to move in and take care of them. Nature is so fascinating, and you've captured a nice quaint part of it all. #11034160

Nadia Paul 4/29/2014 9:39:12 PM

Superb in every way Val! Wonderful comp, colours, light and detail! #11034483

Debbie Bray 4/30/2014 12:21:53 AM

Just a big WoW from me, Miss Val! I love the colours, and I love the comp too! This is pretty much unbeatable in the macro dept, FAVE for me!! #11034560

Carol L. Fowler 4/30/2014 6:33:57 PM

Great critter macro- you know how I love them! #11035451

Liz blahh 5/1/2014 5:11:11 PM

Beautiful colors and capture! #11036493

Karen Bacon level-deluxe 5/2/2014 9:41:47 AM

Great composition on another fantastic image Val!These critters love milkweed for sure! #11037145

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 5/4/2014 5:41:34 AM

Fantastic capture, Val. #11038311

Julie Burnett level-deluxe 5/5/2014 5:52:22 AM

Love your title, lol! Fabulous macro work, Val! #11039088

Val Feldman level-deluxe 5/5/2014 11:31:48 AM

Thanks everyone! #11039245

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 5/20/2014 6:40:48 AM

Talk about perfection!! This is super Val!

jo ann c. #11048541

Val Feldman level-deluxe 5/20/2014 2:26:07 PM

Thanks, Jo Ann! #11048896

Bonnie C. Lackey level-deluxe 5/20/2014 4:41:26 PM

Love those tiny feet grasping the bloom - how we'd all like to eat! Wonderful catch, Valerie! #11048973

Rod Partington level-deluxe 5/21/2014 5:57:36 AM

Awesome capture! Love the title too. #11049322

Wm Nosal 5/21/2014 7:11:37 AM

Awesome Capture, Val!

4 Generations To Get From Mexico to
Canada (Many Stops)
1 Generation From Canada to Mexico #11049338

Val Feldman level-deluxe 5/21/2014 9:57:55 AM

Excellent info Wm! Thanks Bonnie, Rod and Wm for your visit and comments! #11049408

Debbie Bray level-deluxe 5/24/2014 12:22:48 AM

A very pretty and colourful capture Miss Val, and I love the clarity of your little caterpillar! I do believe you, about how many there are on your plants, but just wait until they turn into beautiful butterflies!! #11051134

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 5/25/2014 10:08:59 AM

Wonderful colors, detail, textures & macro work, Val. Glad you saw the positive side of the situation.
#11052050

Ermanno Radice 5/28/2014 1:43:07 PM

Wonderful capture, colors and details, well done! #11054082

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 5/28/2014 3:30:18 PM

Awesome capture full of details and color. Well done Val. #11054188

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 5/29/2014 5:42:44 PM

Huge congrats on all of your well deserved Staff Favorites, Val!
#11055027

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 5/29/2014 7:58:05 PM

Breathtaking image, Val!

Your staff favorites are all outstanding!
Best wishes for the next round!
Debby #11055104

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 5/30/2014 11:06:43 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Val! WTG! #11055608

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 5/30/2014 11:31:46 AM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this gorgeous finalist, Val!! #11055679

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 5/30/2014 12:55:05 PM

Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Ms.V! #11055819

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 5/30/2014 1:49:37 PM

Big congrats on this well-deserved finalist, Val. #11055865

Debbie Bray 5/30/2014 2:09:12 PM

And Miss Val, you call me Macro Queen, hehee, how could this be beat! Beautiful clarity, wonderful colour and it feels like I could squeeze him, it looks so real. Big congrats ahead of your win
!! #11055892

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 5/30/2014 3:05:17 PM

Glad you helped these guys out, next to no monarchs here last year, everyone is worried they might not be able to make a comeback!
Love all your stunning finalists Val, your amazing photography never ceases to amaze me!!!! #11055931

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 5/30/2014 4:18:44 PM

Outstanding finalist. Congrats! #11055988

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 5/30/2014 4:28:41 PM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Val, this is one WONDERFUL macro, WTG!!! <>< #11056003

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 5/30/2014 6:02:24 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Val!

Faved! #11056109

Wm Nosal 5/30/2014 7:24:19 PM

Congratulations, Val! #11056193

Marijana Fajgl level-deluxe 5/31/2014 11:20:08 AM

Fantastic macro, Val! Congratulations! #11056941

Nadia Paul 5/31/2014 6:58:13 PM

Another well deserved finalist my friend - congrats! #11057349

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/4/2014 9:58:16 AM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Val!

jo ann c. #11059852

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe 6/13/2014 3:01:34 PM

Great capture and great title!!! am growing milkweed in my garden too trying to encourge the little buggers to come around and visit my yard...anything to help the butterfly population.....Cheers, Val.... #11065201

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Captured last year in my garden - a monarch-to-be caterpillar is having the time of it's life feeding on my tropical milkweed. About 100 or so (no exaggeration) of these hungry fellas covered my plants - and also ate every stem, leaf and flower, leaving just a skeleton of the plant behind. Voracious critters....but glad to help out the next generation of migratory monarchs heading down Mexico way.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000

Uploaded on 4/28/2014 4:52:40 PM
Entered into contest on 4/28/2014 4:52:40 PM


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