The first butterfly this spring

© Karen Engelbreth

The first butterfly this spring

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic 4/16/2009 6:01:05 AM

The grape hyacinths make a great bg for this gorgeous butterfly! #1114433

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 4/16/2009 6:09:05 AM

Karen- Your first butterfly couldn't have been a more beautiful one. I love the fasinating markings of the wings on this one and the eyes on it. Gorgeous colors and awesome features of this beauty. Love the beautiful contrasting colors of the flowers. Excellent composition and a delightful image. Bet you were so excited, know I would have been.
Amazing work my friend.
Have a fabulous day, take care. #7410386

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 4/16/2009 7:36:58 AM

Great shot with lovely colors and pov, Karen.

Usman. #7410630

Derek D. Dafoe 4/16/2009 8:14:28 AM

Super Karen!! Love the color and detail you captured!! #7410747

Melissa Olsen level-classic 4/16/2009 8:55:57 AM

Karen, this is a stunning capture! #7410947

Tiia Vissak level-classic 4/16/2009 9:09:01 AM

great colors, details & dof! #7411013

Julianne Bradford level-classic 4/16/2009 9:46:57 AM

Beautiful color and capture! #7411088

Nadya Johnson level-classic 4/16/2009 12:19:08 PM

Beautiful! The colors and the details are superb! I see your grape hyacinths are out... haven't spotted any here, as yet. This year, Spring seems mighty slow in coming. Stunning macro, Karen! #7411482

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 4/16/2009 12:42:51 PM

Thank you for the wonderful comments, Bonnie, Frank, Usman, Derek, Melissa, Tiia, Julianne and Nadya :0)) #7411525

Laura E. Swan level-classic 4/16/2009 12:59:12 PM

Ooooo! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SPECIMEN! So very lovely and on that gorgeous flower! Breathtaking! :)

Into fav's it went! -Laura #7411577

Renee Doyle level-classic 4/16/2009 1:34:54 PM

She's a beauty Karen!!! Wonderful colours, design and clarity!! #7411689

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 4/16/2009 1:50:22 PM

The butterfly is gorgeous and your capture of it is perfect, Karen!!! :-) k #7411758

Carol Sawyer level-classic 4/16/2009 3:36:38 PM

Beautiful capture, colors and details, Karen!! #7411977

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 4/16/2009 3:40:06 PM

Thank you for the wonderful comments, Laura, Renee, Kitty asn Carol :0)) #7411989

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 4/16/2009 4:24:42 PM

Love the colors on this beautiful butterfly and capture, Karen. #7412108

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 4/16/2009 4:41:33 PM

Looks beautiful, Karen! #7412151

Sam Britt 4/16/2009 4:49:21 PM

Beautiful macro, Karen. #7412178

Karen Engelbreth 4/16/2009 10:06:13 PM

Thank you for the wonderful comments, Tammy, Barbara and Sam :0)) #7412808

Evy Johansen level-classic 4/16/2009 11:22:35 PM

Wow... Very beautiful macro, Karen!!
Ha' en dejlig weekend!! #7412886

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 4/17/2009 12:39:34 AM

Fantastic capture, Karen. Great detail, colors and clarity! #7412984

Paul E. Earl 4/17/2009 3:29:33 AM

This really gorgeous! A beautiful image, Karen! #7413204

Karen Engelbreth 4/17/2009 5:44:44 AM

Thank you so much, Evy, Margaret and Paul E :0)) #7413705

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 4/22/2009 6:58:41 AM

Beautiful colors and comp in this pretty macro!
~lisa #7431092

Karen Engelbreth 4/22/2009 7:05:59 AM

Thank you so much, Lisa :0)) #7431106

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/25/2009 12:44:51 PM

How cool Karen, those circles look like eyes and they scare other "enemies" away!

Beautifully done

jo ann c. #7448985

Karen Engelbreth 4/25/2009 1:25:22 PM

Thank you so much, Jo Ann :0)) #7449088

Cindy Bendush level-classic 4/30/2009 8:53:38 PM

Wonderful capture Karen - great color and composition! I haven't seen this variety - its gorgeous! #7470754

Karen Engelbreth 4/30/2009 11:58:40 PM

Thank you so much, Cindy :0)) #7470999

Tiia Vissak 5/26/2009 1:43:42 PM

Congratulations! #7559954

Pat Gamwell 5/26/2009 1:44:52 PM

WTG, girl! Big congrats! #7559976

Jennifer L. Alder 5/26/2009 2:03:43 PM

The colors are amazing! Congrats, Karen! :) #7560380

Aimee S. McMaster 5/26/2009 2:03:54 PM

.....beautiful Karen......warm congratulations...Aimee #7560384

Stefania Barbier level-classic 5/26/2009 2:27:18 PM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #7560746

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 5/26/2009 2:39:30 PM

Thank you so much, Tiia, Pat, Jennifer, Aimee and StefANIA :0)) #7560891

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 5/26/2009 3:40:18 PM

congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7561660

Renee Doyle level-classic 5/26/2009 5:09:13 PM

So beautiful!! Congratulations once more Karen!! #7562479

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 5/26/2009 5:15:38 PM

Beautiful Finalist my friend. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round. #7562533

Eugenio Diaz level-classic 5/26/2009 5:55:07 PM

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist…Well done!
Good Luck in the next Round!!!

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 5/26/2009 7:21:23 PM



Evy Johansen level-classic 5/26/2009 8:08:23 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Karen!! #7563923

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 5/26/2009 9:05:36 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Karen! #7564238

Karen Engelbreth 5/26/2009 9:08:37 PM

Thank you so much, Kara, Renee, Frank, Eugenio, Susan, Evy and Barbara :0)) #7564254

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 5/26/2009 11:38:46 PM

This is a beauty, Karen. Congratulations on both your finalists this month. #7564641

Karen Engelbreth 5/26/2009 11:52:02 PM

Thank you so much, Kirsten :0)) #7564660

Mary K. Robison 5/27/2009 2:50:57 AM

Gorgeous macro, Karen!
Congratulations on your finalists, and best of luck next level! #7565189

Karen Engelbreth 5/27/2009 5:39:42 AM

Thank you so much, Mary :0)) #7565841

Cheryl E. Molennor 5/27/2009 8:21:03 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist! #7566598

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 5/27/2009 8:32:28 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Karen! #7566684

Mukesh Srivastava 5/27/2009 8:54:17 AM

Huge congrats for the excellent Finalist and good luck for next round!!!!! #7566825

Karen Engelbreth 5/27/2009 10:50:19 AM

Thank you so much, Cheryl, Margaret and Mukesh :0)) #7567401

Laurence Saliba level-classic 5/27/2009 11:52:11 AM

AWESOME!!!! A BIG Congrats Karen!!! #7567686

Nadya Johnson 5/27/2009 12:56:27 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Karen! #7567912

Karen Engelbreth 5/27/2009 1:50:48 PM

Thank you so much, Laurence and Nadya :0)) #7568014

Sam Britt 5/27/2009 3:14:48 PM

Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Karen! #7568387

Karen Engelbreth 5/27/2009 3:36:13 PM

Thank you so much, Sam :0)) #7568509

Dianna Murphy 5/27/2009 4:24:01 PM

Wonderful image, congratulations on your finalist. Dianna #7568641

Karen Engelbreth 5/27/2009 4:41:13 PM

Thank you so much, Dianna :0)) #7568724

Raymond Pauly level-classic 5/28/2009 7:22:10 PM

Congratulations, Karen! #7574066

Karen Engelbreth 5/28/2009 10:10:12 PM

Thank you so much, Raymond :0)) #7574478

Linda Blair 6/3/2009 5:22:37 PM

Gorgeous....congratulations!!!!!!! #7594681

Karen Engelbreth 6/3/2009 10:04:36 PM

Thank you so much, Linda :0)) #7595309

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