Butterfly's Birthday

© Lisa J. Boulden

Butterfly's Birthday

Tiia Vissak level-classic 3/3/2008 1:43:12 PM

great colors & clarity! #868771

Carol Sawyer 3/3/2008 1:52:31 PM

Beautiful image and great details, Lisa! #5587616

Sam Britt level-classic 3/3/2008 1:55:22 PM

Terrific image, Lisa. Great color & clarity. #5587626

Brock A. Willis 3/3/2008 2:08:06 PM

Great job I love taking pictures of butterflys.
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Laurie Daily level-classic 3/3/2008 2:16:59 PM

Absolutely beautiful, Lisa. I will be so glad to see these beauties again! #5587688

Barbara E. Sturgis level-classic 3/3/2008 4:09:45 PM

Beautiful image!!Lisa. #5588122

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 3/3/2008 4:11:55 PM

Excellent lighting, comp and capture Lisa! Jeff #5588133

Jim Baines level-classic 3/3/2008 4:14:40 PM

This is perfect! Mother Nature and Lisa at their finest! #5588146

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 3/3/2008 4:16:47 PM

Gorgeous, Lisa! #5588156

aaaaa bbbbb 3/3/2008 4:38:42 PM

Beautifully done. Clarity is outstanding as is the detail and DOF. #5588300

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 3/3/2008 4:57:56 PM

wow!! this is so beautiful and the colors just excellent!! #5588413

Bill Knaps 3/3/2008 4:59:38 PM

What a beautiful shot Lisa. Bill #5588421

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/3/2008 6:44:50 PM

I really appreciate all your thoughtful comments! Thank you, Tiia, Carol, Sam, Brock, Laurie, Barbara S., Jeff, Jim, Barbara W., Vicki, Nolax, and Bill!
Many blessings, Lisa
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Colleen Farrell level-classic 3/3/2008 9:02:52 PM

Wow, you have a very steady hand, Lisa! The detail in this capture is just breathtaking. This is a winner, for sure! #5589088

Marina Moore 3/3/2008 11:38:01 PM

This is beyond wow!!! Wonderful, wonderful work. :) #5589315

Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/3/2008 11:58:11 PM

I agree with Marina, this is beyond wow...! #5589380

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/4/2008 6:12:05 AM

Wow! #5590707

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/4/2008 11:30:00 AM

Thank you, Colleen, Marina, Stefania, and Tammy!
Smiles, Lisa
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Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 3/4/2008 2:59:35 PM

BEAUTIFUL, Lisa!!!!!! ♫ k #5592828

Roxanne M. Bubar level-classic 3/4/2008 3:04:52 PM

Lisa, wow, fantastic details, gorgeous tones and lighting #5592851

Kathleen M. Rinker level-classic 3/4/2008 3:47:31 PM

Wowee Lisa this is incredible, absolutely gorgeous, great work!!! #5593117

Shannon D. Miller level-classic 3/4/2008 5:25:25 PM

WINNER!!! This is Soooo....GORGEOUS Lisa! STUNNING, the lighting, detail, colors and clarity are perfect! LOVE IT! It's a fav! Shannon~ #5593441

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 3/4/2008 6:56:09 PM

What a wonderful image Lisa!! I spent a couple of hours at the butterfly conservatory a few weeks ago and didn't get anything close to as beautiful as this. Mind you, I think I was sweating so badly in there my view finder kept fogging up. LOL...I'm wearing a t-shirt and shorts next time!! #5593510

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 3/5/2008 6:43:16 AM

Beautiful details and background! A lovely image! #5595341

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/5/2008 7:24:29 AM

Thank you, Kitty, Roxanne, Kathleen, Shannon, Mary, and Eivor, for such uplifting and supportive comments!
Blesings, Lisa
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Rob Nagelhout level-classic 3/5/2008 10:56:21 AM

Hi Lisa, stunning good macro with fantastic details due the great exposure and fine sharpness. Compliments for this beauty
gr.Rob #5596524

Iluminado Delgado level-classic 3/5/2008 11:25:20 AM

Incredible capture, wonderful!! #5596648

Iluminado Delgado level-classic 3/5/2008 11:25:33 AM

Incredible capture, wonderful!! #5596649

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/5/2008 11:39:30 AM

I'm glad you both visited today, Rob and Iluminado. Thanks for your kind comments!
~lisa #5596702

Bill Wyatt 3/5/2008 2:44:55 PM

Beautiful details and composition! Love the bg colors too! #5597417

Sandra R. Alvey 3/5/2008 5:49:11 PM

W
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Fantastic image Lisa! #5598075

Cassie L. Woodlee level-classic 3/5/2008 8:14:44 PM

Stunning capture Lisa, the colors, detail and comp. are wonderful!!!! #5598713

Irene Colling level-classic 3/5/2008 8:32:00 PM

This is a very dynamic composition and of course the color and detail is great. I once watched a butterfly hatch but the window was far too smugged to take a clear photo. #5598750

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/5/2008 8:57:12 PM

Thank you for visiting and for the wonderful remarks, Bill, Sandi, Cassie, and Irene! They leave me smiling!

Irene, the window here was pretty smudged with stuff I couldn't wipe off with a tissue. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't show up in the picture. Perhaps due to the large aperture and my close proximity to the window?
~♥~Blessings, Lisa #5598813

Jennifer L. Alder 3/6/2008 4:14:01 AM

OUTSTANDING, Lisa!!!! WOW!!!!! :) #5600198

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 3/6/2008 5:40:30 AM

Lisa- You took one of the most beautiful and dramatic changes in nature and caught is so perfectly. This picture belongs in a magazine. What beauty and awe you have captured so expertly. This has to be displayed on a wall, in a magizine, somewhere where people can walk by and stop and see the beauty of nature.
marvelous work.
Have a most lovely day, take care, be safe. #5600747

Gail R. Schuett 3/6/2008 5:52:40 AM

Beautifully done...even with the window and all the distractions in that place.Your angle,color and clarity are super.Gail #5600817

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/6/2008 6:24:10 AM

I am so pleased with your comments! Thank you, Jennifer, Frank, and Gail!
~♥~Smiles, Lisa #5601002

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 3/6/2008 7:08:03 AM

That is a stunning capture,Lisa.What a beautiful little butterfly!!!!! #5601187

Christian Rosito level-classic 3/6/2008 7:22:51 AM

Amazing and beautiful! great capture! #5601239

Kathleen R. Struckle level-classic 3/6/2008 11:23:33 AM

Gorgeous detail and color!! #5602078

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/6/2008 9:06:34 PM

Thank you, Robert, Christian, and Kathleen!
~♥~Blessings, Lisa #5604234

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/6/2008 10:18:44 PM

HOw lucky for you to capture this Lisa, I went to a butterfly exhibit and never did find any emerging. Maybe next time.
Fantastic lighting, color, clarity!!!
Super girl!!! #5604412

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 3/7/2008 4:46:26 AM

Wonderful capture, Lisa!!! #5605756

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/7/2008 5:53:46 AM

So glad you stopped by, Nancy and Colette! I really appreciate you kind words.
~♥~Lisa
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Kathy L. Clark 3/7/2008 8:04:48 AM

What a treasure Lisa. Wonderful event and gorgeous image. #5606773

Kristi A. Howson 3/7/2008 9:01:04 AM

Such a great moment to see and capture...love the detail and contrasting brokah Lisa! #5607076

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/9/2008 9:09:06 AM

Thank you, Kathy and Kristi!
~~Lisa #5616023

Hayden Cannon level-classic 3/11/2008 6:33:01 AM

Stunning capture Lisa beautiful colors, lighting, pov, comp and details I love everything about it fantastic photo! #5626579

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/11/2008 7:45:24 AM

Thanks a bunch, Hayden!
Glad you stopped by!
~~♥~Lisa #5626927

Jeffrey D. Estacio 3/11/2008 6:44:42 PM

nice color and clarity. Good job. Good luck on the contest. #5629608

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 3/11/2008 9:10:37 PM

Outstanding, great timing and clarity. Wow! #5630187

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/11/2008 11:08:01 PM

Jeffrey and Donna, tThank you for your encouraging comments!
~Lisa #5630434

Garth D. Beatty level-classic 3/12/2008 6:06:46 PM

Lisa:

Very nice, and I believe I visited there several years ago when we visted the Falls. As I remember, it was very nice
with a nice variety of butterflies and
plants.


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Roger Fry 3/14/2008 11:14:46 AM

Difficult to choose my favourite of your butterfly shots - they're all nice ! #5642683

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/14/2008 8:44:02 PM

Thank you, Garth and Roger! Glad you both stopped in for a visit!
~Lisa #5644214

John Connolly level-classic 3/15/2008 1:59:33 PM

Happy Birthday Paper Kite! A brilliant close up, and congrats on your EP button! #5646589

Crystal L. Craig 3/15/2008 6:01:49 PM

Amazing colour and clarity in this beautiful macro Lisa! Splendidly captured :) #5647296

Susana Heide level-classic 3/15/2008 8:05:35 PM

This has gotta be one of the best and most beautiful butterfly images I've seen in a long time!!! The DOF beautifully separates the subject from the background! Love the lack of color of the butterfly against the rich background!! Good luck Lisa!! #5647641

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/15/2008 9:00:50 PM

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I REALLY appreciate your wonderfully thoughtful comments, John, Crystal, and Susana! Thank you!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #5647785

Bill Houghton level-classic 3/18/2008 8:57:18 AM

This is outstanding Lisa. You have some beautiful work. Thanks so much for your comments. Bill #5658046

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 3/18/2008 6:57:56 PM

Fabulous capture, colors, clarity & details!
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Terry Cervi level-classic 3/20/2008 6:21:05 AM

Welcome to the world, little Kite! A wonderful capture, Lisa! I love that you managed to capture he emergence at the perfect moment. Super work! #5667790

Schiavonn M. Hasslinger 3/20/2008 8:59:20 PM

Absolutely breathtaking! Stunning capture.. great work!!! #5670877

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/20/2008 9:12:55 PM

Thank you, Bill, Corinne, Terry, and Schiavonn, for the wonderful words!!! They mean so much!
~♥~Lisa #5670909

Dennis Gay 4/21/2008 4:42:40 AM

G'day Lisa,

This is a most deceiving image.
At first viewing it seems like a rather minimalistic scene with the B&W butterfly and plain background but upon further investigtaion it holds quite a lot of very interesting detail.
Very well exposed in good light, lovely bokeh, sharp focus and a great composition.
Good work that girl!

GB
Dennis #5814822

Garth D. Beatty level-classic 4/24/2008 9:46:07 AM

CONGRATULATIONS LISA! #5835620

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 4/24/2008 11:28:41 AM

Congratulations on your award Lisa, this is remarkable!! #5836131

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 4/24/2008 11:31:47 AM

Congratulations again, my friend! This is an amazing beauty! Well deserved Honor!! #5836155

Lola M. level-classic 4/24/2008 11:40:00 AM

Congratulations on this amazingly beautiful win!!! #5836233

Susan Fox 4/24/2008 11:41:53 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful honorable mention!!!!! #5836247

Stefania Barbier level-classic 4/24/2008 12:09:51 PM

CONGRATS ON YOUR MENTION ON THE CASH CONTEST!!! #5836366

Mitch Spence level-classic 4/24/2008 12:55:11 PM

Lisa, congratulations on the HM in the cash contest for this beautiful shot. #5836627

Kimi A. Phillips level-classic 4/24/2008 1:08:36 PM

Big congrats!:) #5836702

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 4/24/2008 2:13:29 PM

Big congrats on your wonderful HM winner Lisa :O) #5837040

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 4/24/2008 10:43:55 PM

Congratulations Lisa. Beautiful work as usual ;-)
JP #5838649

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 4/24/2008 10:43:55 PM

Congratulations Lisa. Beautiful work as usual ;-)
JP #5838650

paola A. Jofre level-classic 4/25/2008 3:07:49 PM

Lisa Congratulations!!! Amazing shot,the detail , the background Wow!!! Amazing shot!!! #5841654

cheryl m. phillips level-classic 4/25/2008 11:31:11 PM

This is a whole lotta WOW! Lisa!!
Congrats! Wonderful work!!!
~cheryl #5843146

Avril Young level-classic 4/26/2008 3:03:51 AM

Outstanding photo...and awesome presentation! #5843360

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 4/26/2008 3:52:48 AM

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What a fabulous surprise!!!
Thank you everyone!
~♥~Lisa #5843402

Angela Azzinnaro 4/26/2008 9:15:16 AM

WOW Lisa this is another AMAZING capture!!!!!! BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!!!! I LOVE all of your work!!!! You are such a talented photographer!!!! GOD has given you a VERY special gift!!!!!! :) #5844534

Sue Marshall 4/26/2008 12:40:52 PM

Sensational capture Lisa!!
This is soooo beautiful!!
Big congrats to you!! :-)) #5845031

Kathy L. Clark 4/27/2008 8:44:18 PM

Congrats Lisa on this well deserved image. #5850441

Laurie Daily level-classic 4/28/2008 5:23:29 PM

Such an amazing shot...A HUGE congrats, Lisa on your honorable mention...this is fabulous and so very deserving of recognition! #5855044

Daniella Puente level-classic 4/28/2008 6:45:43 PM

Lisa a big congrats for the mention of this AMAZING and unique photo, your work is fantastic!!! #5855348

Ian Cassell level-classic 4/29/2008 9:44:58 AM

I think I better hang up my Macro lens. I've spent extensive hours at the local butterfly exhibit and haven't come close to this! Great job! #5857936

Vladan D. Djordjevic level-classic 4/30/2008 2:23:45 PM

Terrific details, textures, colors and comp. #5863835

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 5/1/2008 4:57:57 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this well -deserved medal,Lisa!!! Phenomenal work!!! #5866723

Jessica Jenney level-classic 5/1/2008 6:35:47 AM

Congratulations, Lisa on your gorgeous Honorable Mention! #5867322

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 5/1/2008 7:25:16 AM

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Thank you, Angela, Sue, Kathy, Laurie, Daniella, Ian, Vladan, Patrick, and Jessica, for your wonderfully uplifting comments!
Many blessings, Lisa♥ #5867512

Rahul Sharma level-classic 5/1/2008 11:28:58 AM

Many congratulations Lisa on this wonderful shot and the award.... well done... #5868527

aaaaa bbbbb level-classic 5/2/2008 5:26:19 PM

You have an amaizing gallery and this image is perfect in every way! #5875408

Holly Hitchcock level-classic 5/3/2008 9:49:56 AM

FABULOUS image, Lisa. Isn't nature just amazing??!!

Great comp and colors! #5878059

Candice L. Carter 5/3/2008 12:51:13 PM

Congrats! This is stunning! Abstly exquisite! #5878583

David Van Camp level-classic 5/3/2008 6:09:48 PM

Yes, stunning is the word... & congrats on the HM, Lisa! #5879514

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 5/3/2008 8:40:54 PM

I want to thank you so much for such uplifting comments, Rahul, Vicki, Holly, Candice, and David!
Many blessings, Lisa♥ #5879947

Sheila D. Robertson 5/3/2008 9:36:16 PM

Delicate....great work here. #5880091

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/4/2008 3:07:32 AM

A superb macro, Lisa, with fantastic clarity and outstanding composition!
That warm orange color is such a perfect backdrop for the pattern on the new-born b-fly. Easy to see how this earned an HM badge ~ it deserves any award it receives. Congratulations! #5880662

Eugenio Diaz 5/4/2008 5:06:48 PM

Hi Lisa, Congratulations!!!!
Your fantastic Butterfly's Birthday picture is a winner!
This photo is so very beautiful...what a joy it must be to have them so close to you ....You are the master of the butterfly!!! Excellent shot . Clean and Simple, FAN...TAS...TIC
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Renata Gusciora level-classic 5/5/2008 7:02:42 AM

Wow!Absolutely amazing!Congratulations! #5885582

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 5/5/2008 7:40:35 AM

I really appreciate your encouraging remarks, Sheila, Mary, Eugenio, and Renata! Thank you!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #5885727

Irene Colling level-classic 5/5/2008 12:25:36 PM

So wonderful Lisa. Color and clarity are perfect. Well done. #5886742

John Cobalt 5/5/2008 12:40:49 PM

wow wow wow #5886794

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 5/6/2008 5:33:18 AM

Gorgeous Lisa!!! Congrats on your Winner! #5890264

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 5/6/2008 5:35:02 AM

Gorgeous Lisa!!! Congrats on your Winner! #5890278

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/6/2008 9:43:49 AM

I neglected to congratulate you on your Honorable Mention for this amazing image, Lisa! Way to go--so well-deserved!! #5891123

Jeana Clark 5/7/2008 10:52:28 AM


Y-E-E-H-A-W!!
Sorry for my tardiness in this congrats to your fantastic winner Lisa!!!
Outstanding and well deserved!!!
GOOD FOR YOU!!!

~J~ #5895831

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 5/7/2008 10:49:26 PM

BEAUTIFUL in every way and a well deserved win. Congratulations on your Honorabel Mention. Gorgeous colors and clarity. #5898107

Susan Candelario 5/20/2008 6:44:44 AM

Excellent capture, Lisa!!! Congrats on you well deserved HM. #5950738

Fanie Heymans 5/21/2008 12:05:23 PM

WOW Excellent photo!! Thank you for your kind comments on my winner “Runners” I do appreciate it. #5957983

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 5/21/2008 1:27:09 PM

I really appreciate your wonderfully uplifting comments!
Thank you!
~Lisa #5958255

M. S. White 5/22/2008 6:42:54 PM

This is absolutely an amazing photo! I love the contrast of the butterfly with the golden background. Such great clarity too. Congrats on the HM!!! #5964293

Nick Lagos level-classic 6/16/2008 1:07:26 AM

The precision here is exceptional Lisa... a very well deserved win #6064567

David A. Simons 3/27/2009 12:58:59 AM

Congratulations and really stunning work, Lisa. #7338460

Iluminado Delgado 3/27/2009 7:48:41 AM

A year ago I was moved by this image and is no surprise that it has received recognition. Congratulations!! However, seein your more recent work, I realzed that I've been away from your page too long. Fantastic images Lisa!!! Have a great weekend!! #7339797

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Description


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Newly emerged Paper Kite butterfly.
Note the soon-to-emerge chrysalis' in the background.
Captured 3/3/08, at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory,
in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Nikkor 105mm VR macro.
Handheld, through plexiglass window.
ISO 400. 1/250th. f4.

**HONORABLE MENTION**
April 2008


Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.50, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 640, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 3/3/2008 1:36:22 PM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera


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