Pretty Boy

Lola M. level-classic 7/12/2008 5:54:07 AM

Beautiful With Excellent Detail!!!

I'll have to remember about the coneflowers attracting butterflies - more photo opportunities! #959226

Deb Koskovich 7/12/2008 5:56:46 AM

Beautifully composed and presented, Kathy. #6170573

Bill Knaps 7/12/2008 6:02:43 AM

Wow Kathy, The flower and the butterfly are beautiful. Great shot. Bill #6170599

Mary L. Graham 7/12/2008 6:03:43 AM

Beautiful Kathy and I will take your advice!! Excellent!! =) #6170602

Kathy L. Clark 7/12/2008 6:11:09 AM

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member since: 11/24/2007 beautiful capture Kathy. Great colors and comp.
7/12/2008 5:51:44 AM

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 7/12/2008 6:12:55 AM

Beautiful! I had a bunch of catipillers on my milkweed...not sure where they are now....I did plant coneflowers so I will have them next year. #6170625

Renata Gusciora 7/12/2008 6:28:36 AM

Fantastic treatments,lovely capture and color,Kathy! #6170684

Carol Sawyer 7/12/2008 6:33:31 AM

Beautiful image and color, Kathy!! #6170700

Nikki McDonald level-classic 7/12/2008 6:43:37 AM

I've got some planted but nothing but buds yet. I'm actually lucky to have those as the rabbits were chowing down on the plants until I put wire around them so they could get tall enough to survive the nibbling. Your detail and clarity are wonderful here, Kathy, and I love the composition. Beautiful job. #6170722

Murry Grigsby 7/12/2008 6:57:41 AM

Nice simple image design and super colors Kathy! We are cooking flowers this year with no rain and watering restrictions so it is slim pickings for the butterflys in the Houston area. #6170739

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 7/12/2008 7:22:19 AM

Dathy- Good morning my friend. I agree with you. We had cone plants up north and the butterflies just love them. Want to plant some down here. They are so beautiful and hardy.
Love the composition and the way you brought the flower in and the the introduction to that stunning butterfly. The framing is excellent. Beautiful rich colors that are so dazzling. Definitions done to perfection on both the cone flower and the butterfly. Love the features of both. Lighting and clarity outstanding.
Spectacular work
Have a wonderful day, take care, enjoy #6170792

Kumiko Parkinson 7/12/2008 7:37:54 AM

Classic beauty with nice colors, comp and details, Kathy! #6170843

Christie R. Bielss 7/12/2008 7:38:34 AM

A beautiful capture, Kathy! The color and composition are perfect! Really lovely! #6170846

BILL BRELSFORD level-classic 7/12/2008 7:39:16 AM


Sam Britt 7/12/2008 7:55:23 AM

Great composition, color & effects. Beautiful image, Kathy. #6170916

Tarun Bose 7/12/2008 7:56:58 AM

Fantastic capture with lovely composition. Well done Kathy. #6170928

Susan Heath 7/12/2008 8:20:14 AM

Very attractive comp/crop. I really like this. #6171046

Jeanine M. Bailey 7/12/2008 10:53:36 AM

Beautiful Kathy!! Awesome colors and details!!! :) We took a day trip to Niagara Falls yesterday to visit the Butterfly Conservatory...lots of fun and lots of butterflies!!! :) #6171544

Judy A. Lawhon 7/12/2008 11:04:33 AM

Wonderful color and detail on this outstanding capture, Kathy!! #6171573

Shirley L. Carpenter 7/12/2008 11:20:05 AM

Really a beautiful capture Kathy!! Wonderful detail and comp!! Love it!! #6171628

Tiia Vissak 7/12/2008 2:35:25 PM

a beautiful macro! #6172017

Tammy Espino 7/12/2008 2:54:47 PM

Stunning! I think those flowers would die out here in the desert heat! :( #6172055

Dennis Gay 7/12/2008 8:29:32 PM

G'day Kathy,

This butterfly study has been done very, very well.
The subject itself is a very fine specimen and it sits upon a most complementary flower.
Your composition is perfect.
The focus is crisp and the depth of field has rendered a very fine bokeh to a most pleasing background.
The lighting/exposure/processing show off the little scene extremely well.
The colours are beautifuly natural and the contrast most pleasing.
Great work that girl!

Dennis #6172655

Kathy L. Clark 7/12/2008 8:53:40 PM

Wow guys you have overwhelmed me with your nice comments. I am shocked. Thanks for commenting and making my day. #6172732

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 7/12/2008 9:44:24 PM

Perfect portrait of a perfect little guy! #6172832

Liz blahh 7/12/2008 11:11:22 PM

Beautiful image! #6172967

Stephen Zacker 7/13/2008 5:54:39 AM

Stunning capture and macro #6173631

Stephanie Frey 7/13/2008 8:50:04 AM

A beautiful capture, Kathy! Great comp and color! #6174227

Hendrik Storme 7/13/2008 11:34:33 AM

Great image,soooo beautiful,Kathy!!! #6174578

Linda M. Walker 7/13/2008 1:41:00 PM

Composition and clarity are excellent! #6174846

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/13/2008 2:34:07 PM

Great perspecitve, colors and clarity! Nicely presented Kathy! Gotta plant me some cone flowers! lol

jo ann c. #6175069

John Connolly level-classic 7/13/2008 3:13:28 PM

What an incredible image Kathy, your color and detail are stunning! #6175186

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/13/2008 8:08:28 PM

What a gorgeous image, Kathy!!!!!! We have over 50 Black Swallowtail caterpillers on our dill plants!!!! I can hardly wait until they all turn into beauties like this one!!!!! ♫ k #6175939

Ellen Hodges level-classic 7/13/2008 9:43:00 PM

Really beautiful capture, Kathy!! The color and comp are awesome!! #6176108

Z. Banu level-classic 7/14/2008 1:21:28 AM


Amy E. Schneider level-classic 7/15/2008 7:03:21 PM

Very Beautiful color, clarity, nice composition, well done Kathy this is a terrific capture. I'll have to remember to plant coneflowers, I don't get too many butterflies where I live.

Thanks for the tip! Have a great night.
Amy:) #6184508

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 7/18/2008 9:07:41 AM

Is this ever gorgeous, Kathy!
Love the light and these colors!
Great dof and clarity, too!
~Lisa #6195036

Marilyn Flanagan level-classic 7/21/2008 4:40:22 AM

Oh this is one of the best photos I have seen of a butterfly and cone flower. Thank you for the hint. I'll try to find some seeds here in Florida! #6204196

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 8/21/2008 4:02:43 PM

WTG - congratulations! #6343927

Carla Metzler level-classic 8/21/2008 4:14:43 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Kathy! #6344089

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 8/21/2008 4:22:18 PM

Wow another beautiful Finalist! Congratulations Kathy!! #6344212

Janet McNeil level-classic 8/21/2008 4:26:57 PM

Congratulations and good luck!! #6344297

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 8/21/2008 5:18:54 PM

Congrats Kathy!!!! #6345071

A P 8/21/2008 5:19:51 PM

Congrats on ALL your finalist Kathy and good luck in the next round #6345083

Stephanie Frey 8/21/2008 6:08:00 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Kathy! #6345706

Agnes Fegan level-classic 8/21/2008 6:13:39 PM

Congratulations Kathy ! #6345797

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 8/21/2008 6:15:04 PM

Another beauty, Kathy. Congrats on this finalist, too. #6345817

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/21/2008 6:17:52 PM

You are on a roll again this month Kathy!


jo ann c. #6345857

Sam Britt 8/21/2008 6:35:09 PM

Congratulations again, Kathy!! #6346065

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 8/21/2008 6:52:48 PM

HUGE Congrats and best of luck in the next round! #6346264

Ken Smith level-classic 8/21/2008 7:21:38 PM

Perfecto, Kathy!! #6346617

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 8/21/2008 7:44:46 PM

Another fantastic finalist, Kathy! Congratulations! #6346903

Erica Murphy level-classic 8/21/2008 8:38:15 PM

Congratulations Kathy! Great photo!! I love the color and comp of this one!! #6347462

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 8/21/2008 9:42:33 PM

Congratulations Kathy - This is such an amazing image.
JP #6347877

Renata Gusciora 8/21/2008 11:44:39 PM

Amazing finalist,congratulations,Kathy!!! #6348209

Dennis Gay 8/22/2008 2:00:35 AM

G'day again Kathy,

SEE?????????? I told you it was good!!!!!!!!!

Good for you kiddo. many more!!!!!

Dennis #6348638

Marilyn Flanagan 8/22/2008 4:58:14 AM

Congratulations! Wonderful photo. #6349386

Eivor Kuchta 8/22/2008 10:59:00 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Kathy! #6351432

Bill Knaps 8/22/2008 12:24:32 PM

Congrats on this well deserved Finalist Kathy. Bill #6351717

Mike Clime 8/22/2008 1:09:23 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #6351957

Patricia Ronan 8/22/2008 4:10:30 PM

Congrats on your 3 beautiful finalists Kathy:) #6352817

Eugenio Diaz 8/22/2008 4:37:59 PM

Congratulations one more time on this AWESOME Finalist! #6352902

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 8/22/2008 8:37:13 PM

Way to go. A well deserved beauty. Congratulations and good luck the next round. #6353963

Ellen Hodges level-classic 8/22/2008 10:07:38 PM

Congrats on a great capture, Kathy! #6354171

M.Christine Duncan 8/23/2008 1:09:22 AM

So perfect.... Congrats Kathy, this really is something! It dazzles!!! #6354489

Tiia Vissak 8/23/2008 4:48:31 AM

Congratulations! #6354875

Jeff Robinson level-classic 8/23/2008 2:50:55 PM

Congrats Kathy on this Beautifully captured Finalist!! Jeff #6356620

Colleen Farrell level-classic 8/23/2008 4:30:23 PM

Congratulations on a well-deserved finalist, Kathy!! #6356851

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 8/23/2008 6:05:09 PM

Is This 3 so far??
Are there More?? ;0)
Congrats Kath!!! #6357210

Vladan D. Djordjevic 8/24/2008 9:29:39 PM

Fantastic finalist! Congratulations, Kathy! #6362162

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 8/25/2008 9:45:19 AM

CONGRATS KATHY!!! I love your GOLD button on this one!!!! Way to go Girl!! #6364627

Anna Diederich 8/25/2008 9:52:47 AM

Congrats on your beautiful win, Kathy! #6364685

Mike D. Perez level-classic 8/25/2008 10:11:50 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful Winner, Kathy! #6364827

Daniella Puente level-classic 8/25/2008 10:30:10 AM

Big congrats and hugs for this winner Kathy!!! #6364971

Agnes Fegan level-classic 8/25/2008 10:53:13 AM

Congratulations Kathy ! #6365108

David Phalen level-classic 8/25/2008 10:53:48 AM

BIG Congrats on a well deserved Winner!! #6365112

M.Christine Duncan 8/25/2008 11:12:46 AM

Hey Kathy, jumping up and down with joy!!!! Congrats for such a lovely win, have a blessed week, you're such an encouragement to so many of us you know! We're very proud of you :-) #6365270

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 8/25/2008 11:16:48 AM

Congratulations Kathy on your Win.

Dominick #6365306

Renata Gusciora level-classic 8/25/2008 11:17:52 AM

Big congratulations,Kathy,on this wonderful win!!! #6365323

Stephanie Frey level-classic 8/25/2008 11:21:57 AM

Congrats on your beautiful win! #6365372

Cathy Barrows 8/25/2008 12:06:50 PM

Congrats on your win...beautiful #6365710

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/25/2008 12:20:38 PM

WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!! Huge congratulation on you win, Kathy!!!!! ♫ k #6365817

Tammy Espino 8/25/2008 12:21:23 PM

congrats :) #6365820

Colleen Farrell level-classic 8/25/2008 12:39:19 PM

WTG, Kathy!! Big congratulations on your win! #6365946

Linda D. Lester level-classic 8/25/2008 1:04:31 PM

Awesome....Congratulations on your win!!! #6366127

Mike Clime level-classic 8/25/2008 1:08:56 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Kathy! #6366160

Anita Hogue 8/25/2008 1:28:58 PM

A big congratulations, Kathy! #6366296

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 8/25/2008 1:32:00 PM

So beautiful Kathy, congrats on your winner! #6366324

Elida Gutierrez 8/25/2008 1:36:09 PM


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Ken Smith level-classic 8/25/2008 1:37:01 PM

Bravo Kathy!! Congrats to you!


Vladan D. Djordjevic 8/25/2008 1:47:42 PM

Congratulations on your win! #6366464

Marilyn Flanagan 8/25/2008 2:32:25 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win! #6366697

Pat Gamwell 8/25/2008 4:46:53 PM

Marvelous WINNER, Kathy! WTG, girl! #6367064

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. 8/25/2008 5:18:15 PM


KARU. #6367183

Murry Grigsby 8/25/2008 5:24:59 PM

Congrats on your super image and win Kathy!! #6367231

Sam Britt 8/25/2008 6:18:06 PM

Congratulations on this Second Place Winner, Kathy! #6367497

William C. Raco level-classic 8/25/2008 6:30:38 PM

Beautifully done, Kathy
Congratulations #6367587

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 8/25/2008 7:05:42 PM


Terry L. Ellis level-classic 8/25/2008 7:08:11 PM

A delightful Second Place win, Kathy! Huge congratulations! #6367797

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 8/25/2008 8:27:01 PM

Another big congrats Kathy. Gorgeous image.
JP #6368120

Eugenio Diaz 8/25/2008 9:27:39 PM

Big congratulations on this outstandng winner! #6368291

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 8/25/2008 9:27:48 PM

Kathy- Well he is a pretty boy and this fabulous picture of him got you into the winners circle. Congratulations on a beautiful and well derserving win.
Have a great day neighbor #6368293

Bill Knaps 8/25/2008 9:50:12 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win Kathy. Bill #6368358

A P 8/25/2008 9:59:41 PM

Congrats on your WIN, Kathy #6368379

Alex T. Mizuno 8/25/2008 10:35:26 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Kathy!!! #6368499

Tiia Vissak 8/25/2008 11:55:02 PM

Congratulations! #6368754

Cora Miller level-classic 8/26/2008 12:16:39 AM

Stunning capture. Congratulations on your win. #6368817

Tarun Bose level-classic 8/26/2008 2:29:27 AM

Big congrats for your winner, Kathy. #6369272

Laurie Daily level-classic 8/26/2008 3:38:09 AM

Congratulations, Kathy, on your fabulous winner!!! #6369416

Patricia Ronan level-classic 8/26/2008 6:05:04 AM

Congratulations on your win Kathy;0 #6369931

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/26/2008 10:21:47 AM

Congrats. Kathy again. #6371030

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 8/26/2008 11:13:43 AM

Congratulations on your win!!! Outstanding butterfly capture Kathy! #6371169

Michael G. Marshall 8/26/2008 5:56:09 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winning image Kathy! Michael #6372797

Cindy Bendush level-classic 8/26/2008 9:39:46 PM

Amazing Kathy! Congratulations on this fabulous winner! #6373499

Nemil B. Chabebe 8/26/2008 10:07:33 PM

Congratulations! #6373584

Stephen Zacker 8/27/2008 5:21:02 AM

Great macro and capture. Congratulations #6374851

anonymous 8/31/2008 6:32:47 AM

Another fantastic win! WTG! Congrats Kathy! B- #6391128

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 8/31/2008 8:47:59 AM

Huge congrats on both your wins Kathy, WTG girl!!! #6391540

Sherry McClead 9/3/2008 1:25:17 PM

Wow, congrats Kathy!!!
Sherrybear :} #6406801

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I know I've said this before but if you want butterflies in your yard plant coneflowers. They are just like magnets. This was taken in the afternoon sun with a 100mm lens.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 250.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

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