Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 5/19/2008 6:47:25 AM

This is lovely, Melissa.

Dominick #924371

A P 5/19/2008 6:52:35 AM

Beautiful color and detail on this outstanding macro, Melissa #5941670

Keith Butler 5/19/2008 6:54:36 AM

Beauty Melissa! #5941683

Lisa R. Buffington level-addict 5/19/2008 8:07:17 AM

Beautiful! Outstanding lighting and wonderful colors. #5941916

Mike Clime level-addict 5/19/2008 9:07:57 AM

Nice full frame capture with great color and DOF, Melissa! #5942162

Heidi Knight level-addict 5/19/2008 9:38:09 AM

Another beautiful Butterfly image :0)
Lovely colors and capture... #5942283

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap level-addict 5/19/2008 10:15:20 AM

Wonderful Lighting, colour, detail & outstanding macro Melissa Olsen!

Rgds Rajeev #5942640

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap level-addict 5/19/2008 10:15:21 AM

Wonderful Lighting, colour, detail & outstanding macro Melissa Olsen!

Rgds Rajeev #5942641

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 5/19/2008 11:17:03 AM

Super capture, colors, details and lighting! Thanks for the comment on my gallery! #5943415

Karen Engelbreth level-addict 5/19/2008 12:23:11 PM

Beautiful macro, Melissa! #5944198

Melissa Olsen 5/19/2008 2:31:55 PM

Thanks going out to all of you...your input really makes a difference.
Melissa :-) #5945448

frank w. degenhardt level-addict 5/19/2008 3:45:47 PM

Melissa- Good afternoon my friend. I don't think there is anything as amazing and beautiful as the wings of a butterfly. It is definitely on of natures best works.
The work you did to present this is sensational. Love the presentation and the way you framed it. Unique designs of the wings and those brilliant colors are stunning. Lighting and clarity are outstanding.
Elegant and exquisite work.
Have yourself a fabulous day, take care, enjoy #5945925

Robert R. Goodman level-addict 5/19/2008 9:15:14 PM

Hi Melissa,Beautiful butterfly.I don't think I've ever seen one that.Wonderful macro,great color!!!!! #5948421

Melissa Olsen 5/20/2008 4:59:24 AM

Thank you Frank and Bobby and again my thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on this picture. Indeed I don't think there is anything prettier than the wings of a butterfly. It is a challenge to stand still long enough for them to land and wait for them to open their wings...I have as I am sure many of you have...held my breath so as not to create any motion. Totally hard! But when your lucky get what your eyes see...well almost. LOL
Have a wonderful day!
Melisa :-) #5950189

Jeana Clark level-addict 5/20/2008 6:05:25 AM

Stunning image Melissa!!!
Love the composition!!
Terrific details and clarity!!

~J~ #5950538

Eivor Kuchta 5/20/2008 11:44:44 AM

Your patience paid off, Melissa! Wonderful capture with the wings spread out. Great details and lighting! It looks like summer is here for real in Colorado. #5952377

Melissa Olsen 5/20/2008 3:20:24 PM

Jeana and Eivor...thank you so much for your kind comments. I REALLY appreciate your visit to my postings. I have to admit...I got more response to this picture than I thought I would. Sometimes you just need that extra set of eyes.
Have a wonderful night.
Melissa :-) #5953375

Tiia Vissak 5/21/2008 6:33:30 AM

a great macro! #5956663

Melissa Olsen 5/21/2008 6:38:28 AM

Thank you Tiia! #5956684

Dianna Murphy 5/24/2008 1:43:13 PM

Beautiful! #5972273

Melissa Olsen 5/24/2008 4:57:02 PM

Thank you for your kind comment and for visiting my gallery.
Melissa :-) #5972803

Susan M. Campbell level-addict 5/28/2008 11:43:46 AM

Very unique perspective nicely done!! #5988932

Melissa Olsen 5/28/2008 2:34:55 PM

Thank you Susan! #5989626

Erica Murphy level-addict 6/3/2008 10:45:48 AM

Absolutely perfect and amazing!! #6013866

Melissa Olsen 6/3/2008 2:18:51 PM

Thank you so much are so kind. #6014491

A P 6/19/2008 8:57:55 AM

Congratulations Girlfriend. On to the WIN!!! #6078330

Christian Rosito level-addict 6/19/2008 9:35:20 AM

Congratulations, great finalist! #6078760

Kathy L. Clark 6/19/2008 9:46:10 AM

Melissa congrats on your beautiful finalist. #6078909

Nadya Johnson 6/19/2008 10:43:19 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #6079615

Tiia Vissak 6/19/2008 10:50:36 AM

Congratulations! #6079700

Michelle L. Frick 6/19/2008 10:55:19 AM

Congratulations Melissa! #6079752

Susan M. Campbell level-addict 6/19/2008 11:36:00 AM

Way to go Melissa...congrats!! #6080123

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 6/19/2008 11:53:32 AM

BIG Congrats on your finalist!
Best of Luck in the next round! #6080242

Jessica Jenney level-addict 6/19/2008 6:48:38 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful finalist! #6082046

Sam Britt 6/19/2008 7:18:01 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! #6082180

Stefania Barbier level-addict 6/19/2008 10:20:30 PM


Melissa Olsen 6/20/2008 4:37:08 AM

Thanks everyone, it was quite the surprise. #6083851

Michael Umbreit level-addict 6/20/2008 8:57:12 AM

Melissa - Congratulations on your finalist! - Mike #6084993

Heidi Knight 6/20/2008 12:52:21 PM

Congratulations Melissa - my checks hurt from smiling. Way to go!!!!!! #6085979

Colette M. Metcalf 6/21/2008 5:11:18 AM

Congratulations!!! #6089111

Jeana Clark level-addict 6/21/2008 8:02:05 AM

Congrats on this FABULOUS FINALIST!!!!

~J~ #6089925

Eugenio Diaz 6/21/2008 8:04:03 AM

Well done Melissa...Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!!! #6089934

Melissa Olsen 6/21/2008 8:07:21 AM

Thanks Mike, Heidi, Colette, Jeana and Eugenio! I am still smiling know it's a first for me and was tickled pink :-) #6089948

Sue Marshall 6/21/2008 11:10:17 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist Melissa!! :-) #6090490

Eli Boschetto 6/22/2008 9:51:39 AM

Congrrats on your Finalist selection, Melissa! Superb clarity and detail and excellent DOF! #6093249

Irene Colling level-addict 6/22/2008 9:57:33 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Melissa. I love these “flying flowers” and you captured this one perfectly. #6093268

Melissa Olsen 6/22/2008 10:18:01 AM

Thank you sue, Eli and Irene...I like how your reference Irene...flying are absolutely right! #6093311

Gary Lange 6/23/2008 8:02:25 AM

Melissa, WELL DONE!! Love the color! I'm very happy for you! Many congrats! #6096865

Melissa Olsen 6/23/2008 8:13:09 AM

Thank you Gary !!!! #6096914

Lynn Crawford 3/9/2009 9:38:21 AM

Such a beautiful capture, wonderful colors and clarity, congrats on being a finalist :) #7262679

Melissa Olsen 3/9/2009 1:51:38 PM

Thank you Lynn...I adore butterflies. #7263665

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