All  Dressed Up

Michelle Alton 7/16/2009 7:15:03 AM

Perfect work, Melissa. #1154978

Ron McEwan 7/16/2009 7:34:31 AM

Unbelievably beautiful Melissa, a perfect all around shot, WTG #7745122

Leslie McLain 7/16/2009 7:46:12 AM

Beautiful image, colors, and details, Melissa. #7745166

Susan M. Campbell 7/16/2009 7:46:52 AM

I like how you filled the frame with this gorgeous butterfly. Nice work! #7745170

Ray Clarke 7/16/2009 7:47:32 AM

Gorgeous capture, great colours and detail Melissa.!!!(R) #7745174

Patricia Seidler 7/16/2009 7:48:31 AM

Great macro Melissa with such sharp detail and beautiful color. #7745177

Val Feldman 7/16/2009 7:51:58 AM

It's a beauty, Melissa - wonderful detail and great color! #7745194

Kim Kleinschmidt 7/16/2009 7:53:44 AM

Absolute perfection, Melissa!

Robert R. Goodman 7/16/2009 8:01:13 AM

WOW!!!Melissa,the detail is awesome.Beautiful capture!!!!! #7745219

Monnie Ryan 7/16/2009 8:02:23 AM

Great job, Melissa! These aren't the most colorful of butterflies, but the way you've captured it over the contrasting green leaves really shows it off to perfection! Outstanding composition and details! #7745220

Julianna J. Collett 7/16/2009 8:04:21 AM

Fantastic image Melissa! #7745225

Jeff Robinson 7/16/2009 8:46:21 AM

Fantastic capture Melissa! Jeff #7745380

Tammy M. Anderson 7/16/2009 8:51:11 AM

This is gorgeous, Melissa. Details and colours are superb. #7745402

Nadya Johnson 7/16/2009 9:10:14 AM

Fabulous, Melissa! Perfect capture! #7745486

Gord MacEachern 7/16/2009 9:10:44 AM

Fantastic capture here Melissa,beautiful detail and colors! #7745487

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/16/2009 10:36:30 AM

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! I appreciate each and every one!!! #7745718

Sheila D. Robertson 7/16/2009 10:38:59 AM

Beautiful macro. #7745730

Jack R. Perry 7/16/2009 10:42:42 AM

Love those butterflies. #7745742

Daniella Puente 7/16/2009 11:15:39 AM

GORGEOUS butterfly Melissa!!! #7745814

Ann Coates 7/16/2009 11:36:49 AM

Terrific close up of this little beauty Melissa. #7745886

Cyn Valentine 7/16/2009 11:37:41 AM

Beautiful detail Melissa..great capture! #7745888

Ruth Grimm 7/16/2009 12:21:28 PM

Stunning image of this butterfly, Melissa. Or is it a moth?
Gorgeous work regardless ! #7746018

Nancyj E. Hovey 7/16/2009 12:45:00 PM

WOW, this is a gorgeous butterfly ... and the colors are sharp, green leaves, but I really like those flowers peeking out from under the butterfly! 8o) #7746063

Tiia Vissak 7/16/2009 12:52:58 PM

a wonderful close-up! #7746084

Kerry Hill 7/16/2009 1:23:38 PM

Beautiful shot Melissa, fantastic details and clarity!! #7746167

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/16/2009 1:31:23 PM

Thanks so much everyone for these terrific comments!! I am glad you all like this shot!! #7746189

Tania Bounader 7/16/2009 1:37:59 PM

Beautiful ! I can feel the velvety skin under my fingers ! #7746207

Tammy Espino 7/16/2009 1:41:23 PM

You certainly do know what your doing :)
Awesome macro! #7746219

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/16/2009 2:00:28 PM

Thanks so much Tania and Tammy for your wonderful comments!!!! #7746275

Sabrina Ryan 7/16/2009 2:13:18 PM

Excellent macro photo Melissa with nice color and detail! #7746320

Tarun Bose 7/16/2009 2:47:20 PM

Fantastic details and colours. Good shot Melissa. #7746430

Carol Sawyer 7/16/2009 2:49:23 PM

Beautiful capture, details and colors, Melissa!! #7746438

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/16/2009 3:05:35 PM

Thank you so much Sabrina, Tarun and Carol for taking a look and leaving these terrific comments!! #7746505

Sam Britt 7/16/2009 3:16:25 PM

Beautiful butterfly image, Melissa. Great detail & color. #7746552

Eugenio Diaz 7/16/2009 3:21:11 PM

Great! So beautiful and elegant...wonderful close-up, great details and colors!
WTG! #7746584

Tamara K. Walker 7/16/2009 3:31:00 PM

A beauty, super details. #7746636

Nancy L. Green 7/16/2009 3:33:19 PM

This is simply stunning Melissa, I love the wonderful comp and presentation on the leaves, BEAUTIFULLY done!! <>< #7746644

Dawna M. Denette 7/16/2009 4:13:47 PM


Melissa G. Meiselman 7/16/2009 4:52:08 PM

Thanks so much Sam, Eugenio, Tamara, Nancy and Dawna for your wonderful comments!!! #7746887

Candice C. Calhoun 7/16/2009 5:03:52 PM

Exquisite photo of this glorious butterfly! WOW, I just LOVE this photo!

ccc #7746909

Bonnie C. Lackey 7/16/2009 5:07:31 PM

I love the composition, Melissa. The way the leaves complement the butterfly is just stunning. #7746917

David Phalen 7/16/2009 6:37:02 PM

Excellent light, color and details in another outstanding macro!! #7747064

Courtenay Vanderbilt 7/16/2009 6:54:02 PM

Oh, this is beautiful Melissa! #7747120

Janet Daniel 7/16/2009 8:07:17 PM

Spectacular macro of this gorgeous butterfly, Melissa! #7747256

Carolyn Morgan 7/16/2009 8:16:44 PM

Elegant rendering - such subtle coloring. #7747278

Howard B. Cheek 7/16/2009 8:18:31 PM

Very good color and exposure Melissa.
Great comp and setting, nice one! #7747282

Evy Johansen 7/16/2009 8:37:12 PM

Beautiful capture, Melissa!! Wonderful natural colors and great details!! #7747331

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/16/2009 9:01:21 PM

Thanks so much Candice, Bonnie, David, Courtenay, Janet, Carolyn, Howard and Evy for taking a look and leaving all of these terrific comments!!! #7747366

Tommy E. Burgess 7/17/2009 12:00:29 AM

Very beautiful capture Melissa!! #7747492

Barbara Waldoch 7/17/2009 12:06:34 AM

Perfectly captured, Melissa! #7747501

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/17/2009 12:55:27 AM

Thanks Tommy and Barbara for looking and leaving these terrific comments!! #7747663

Julie Burnett 7/17/2009 5:00:41 AM

WOW, this is gorgeous, Melissa! #7748440

Susan Weisensel 7/17/2009 2:04:24 PM

This is beautiful Melissa. #7750145

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/17/2009 2:15:31 PM

Thank you so much Julie and Susan for taking a look and leaving these great comments!! #7750198

Julianne Bradford 7/18/2009 8:30:10 AM

Beautiful Melissa. You have everything perfect in this wonderful capture!! #7752600

Susie Peek-Swint 7/18/2009 1:48:46 PM

Beautiful coloour and detail Melissa ~ great shot! #7753236

Karen Celella 7/19/2009 12:47:56 PM

Not only did you do a wonderful job capturing the details but this guy must be young and is in great shape with such beautifully crisp wings. Terrific capture Melissa. #7755579

Michael Khoury 7/19/2009 1:13:50 PM

Excellent composition and beautiful color story melissa!
mk #7755638

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/19/2009 1:28:08 PM

Thanks so much Julianne, Susie, Karen and Michael for looking and leaving these great comments!!

Yes, Karen this is a young butterfly given that I saw others of the same variety whose wings were tattered or torn. #7755661

Nancyj E. Hovey 7/20/2009 2:45:42 PM

on your well deserving EFP...8o) #7759532

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/20/2009 8:57:36 PM

Thanks, Nancy!!! #7760436

Z. Banu 7/20/2009 10:24:22 PM

WOW!!Lovely butterfly awesome capture!:)Melissa. #7760518

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/21/2009 10:06:57 AM

Thanks so much, Z for your wonderful comment!! #7762796

Bill T. Pehrson 7/22/2009 11:29:32 AM

Lovely image, Melissa. And fantastic detail. Very nice. I'm visiting a butterfly habitat in two weeks; I hope I can capture some images that are even half as good as this. - Bill #7769821

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/22/2009 8:23:09 PM

Thanks so much, Bill!! Very glad you like this!! #7772283

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/17/2009 2:54:44 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist, Melissa! #7857502

Karen Engelbreth 8/17/2009 3:47:07 PM

Congratulations.... #7857844

Nancyj E. Hovey 8/17/2009 3:59:49 PM

on your FINALIST!!! 8o) #7857913

Max Aureli 8/17/2009 4:12:03 PM

Congratulations Melissa on this Finalist!!! #7858010

Karen Celella 8/17/2009 4:35:44 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Melissa. The composition also makes this an exceptionally terrific shot. #7858210

Ron McEwan 8/17/2009 4:36:36 PM

It is always fun to see them again, another big congrats my friend. A silver and lets hope gold next. #7858218

Amy M. Wilson 8/17/2009 4:46:15 PM

GORGEOUS...congratulations on a wonderful Finalist, Melissa! #7858308

Leslie McLain 8/17/2009 4:51:23 PM

Congrats on your amazing finalist, Melissa. #7858359

Janet Daniel 8/17/2009 5:06:25 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on this awesome finalist! #7858477

Ruth Grimm 8/17/2009 5:43:03 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Melissa ! #7858741

ROLAN NARMAN 8/17/2009 5:56:46 PM

Huge Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Melissa! #7858861

Debra R. Harder 8/17/2009 5:59:12 PM

This is so beautiful, Melissa! Congratulations on another excellent finalist!!! Deb #7858882

Val Feldman 8/17/2009 6:17:25 PM

Another well-deserved Finalist - so beautiful!! WTG, Melissa!! Val #7859055

Eugenio Diaz 8/17/2009 6:35:31 PM

Congratulations on more time!
WTG! #7859273

Ann Coates 8/17/2009 6:45:53 PM

Huge congratulations Melissa on this well deserved finalist. #7859361

Ken Smith 8/17/2009 7:00:44 PM

Beautiful work, Melissa. Congrats to you!!! #7859481

Evy Johansen 8/17/2009 7:10:50 PM

Big congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa!! #7859564

Sabrina Ryan 8/17/2009 7:31:45 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome Finalist photo, Melissa! #7859741

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 8/17/2009 7:34:09 PM

Wonderful image, Melissa! Congratulations!! #7859765

Terry Cervi 8/17/2009 7:55:56 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #7859941

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/17/2009 8:12:49 PM

I am overwhelmed by all of your wonderful support!! Thanks so much, everyone!!! #7860090

Teresa A. Burnett 8/17/2009 8:33:00 PM

And another huge congratulations on this fantastic Finalist, Melissa!! Best of luck in the next round!! #7860226

Stefania Barbier 8/18/2009 12:41:36 AM

and another wonderful finalist Melissa, congrats!!!! #7860797

Howard B. Cheek 8/18/2009 4:30:17 AM

Congrats Mellisa!!!!!! #7861455

Jessica Jenney 8/18/2009 4:47:52 AM

Congratulations, Melissa on your fantastic finalist! #7861550

Nick Lagos 8/18/2009 4:48:13 AM

Lovely work and image Melissa...congrats and good luck #7861552

Linda Blair 8/18/2009 6:29:55 AM

Congratulations!!!!!!!! #7862128

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/18/2009 7:20:09 AM

Thanks so much Teresa, Stefania, Howard, Jessica, Nick and Linda!!! #7862422

Eugenio Diaz 8/18/2009 7:29:01 AM

Congratulations, Melissa on your amazing finalist! #7862472

Nadya Johnson 8/18/2009 7:41:32 AM

Congrats again on your second gorgeous finalist, Melissa! #7862533

Marilyn Cornwell 8/18/2009 7:49:17 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa! #7862574

Cyn Valentine 8/18/2009 7:51:18 AM

Congratulations Melissa!! #7862586

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/18/2009 7:59:13 AM

Thanks so much Eugenio, Nadya, Marilyn and Cyn for your wonderful supportive comments!!! I appreciate them all so much!!! #7862630

Tamara K. Walker 8/18/2009 8:43:36 AM


Margaret R. Barry 8/18/2009 9:05:54 AM

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Melissa! #7862930

Jeana Clark 8/18/2009 9:18:00 AM

Fabulous Finalist Melissa!!!
Much Deserved Congratulations
are in order!!!

~J~ #7862977

Melanie D. Fuelling 8/18/2009 10:00:38 AM

Gorgeous Melissa- beautiful colors and presentation ! Congratulations on this well deserved finalist.

Susan M. Campbell 8/18/2009 10:09:11 AM

Way to go Melissa. Congrats on your finalist. #7863167

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/18/2009 11:06:55 AM

Thanks so much Tamara, Margaret, Jeana, Melanie and Susan!!! #7863468

Leland N. Saunders 8/18/2009 11:33:12 AM

Another fabulous shot, Melissa ... Congratulations !!

Lee #7863599

Colleen Farrell 8/18/2009 2:03:18 PM

Terrific macro, Melissa! Big congrats on your finalist! #7863868

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/18/2009 2:15:35 PM

Thanks so much Leland and Colleen for your wonderful comments!!! #7863924

Kathy Reeves 8/18/2009 3:13:29 PM

This is so beautiful!! Congratulations on another fantastic finalist! #7864189

ALLEN O. HOWARD 8/18/2009 4:08:34 PM

The colors and details are outstanding, Melissa! But the texture...WOW!!! Congratulations! #7864466

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/18/2009 4:20:22 PM

Thank you so much Kathy and Allen for your most supportive comments!! They are very much appreciated!!! #7864523

Renee Doyle 8/18/2009 4:26:06 PM

Congratulations on this stunning capture and finalist Melissa!! #7864552

Bill T. Pehrson 8/18/2009 6:36:48 PM

This is truly a stunning image, Melissa! Congatulations on a well-deserved finalist! When I went shooting butterflies and dragonflies two weeks ago, I learned how difficult it can be. Plus, we had a stiff wind, but it was a great learning experience, and makes me appreciate this fine image all the more. - Bill #7865056

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/18/2009 8:17:14 PM

Thanks so much, Renee and Bill!! I appreciate you comments and support!!! #7865308

Usman M. Bajwa 8/18/2009 11:32:12 PM

CONGRATS......WTG #7865684

Marijana Fajgl 8/19/2009 4:11:22 AM

another fantastic finalist! Congratulations! #7866489

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/19/2009 9:24:35 AM

Thanks so much Usman and Marijana for looking and leaving these terrific comments!!! #7867782

Julianne Bradford 8/19/2009 9:31:43 AM

Another congrats for this terrific macro finalist Melissa!! #7867815

Eivor Kuchta 8/20/2009 5:15:22 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #7871222

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/20/2009 8:57:31 AM

Thanks so much Julianne and Eivor for your great comments!!! #7872096

Laurie Daily 8/22/2009 6:58:03 AM

Stunning! Another Congratulations to you, Melissa! #7877316

Janet McNeil 9/2/2009 3:51:17 AM

Congrats for being featured in PhotoFlash!! #7908885

Nancyj E. Hovey 9/2/2009 5:56:32 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your photo in PHOTOFLASH.....wtg! 8o) #7908917

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/2/2009 7:42:33 AM

A beautiful image Melissa! Congratulations on your PhotoFlash feature and finalist! WTG! #7909249

Dianna Murphy 9/2/2009 8:50:47 AM

Congrats on your feature and finalist. #7909502

Melissa G. Meiselman 9/2/2009 9:09:00 AM

Thanks Laurie, Janet, Nancy, Donna and Dianna for noticing and leaving these great comments!! #7909559

A P 9/2/2009 10:56:51 AM

Congratulations on your PhotoFlash feature, Melissa. #7909781

Cary Rogers 9/2/2009 1:09:07 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Finalist and PhotoFlash feature, Melissa! a magnificent capture!! #7909981

Melissa G. Meiselman 9/2/2009 5:08:45 PM

Thanks so much Ann and Cary for these terrific comments!! #7910617

Thomas E. Hinds 9/6/2009 10:04:11 PM

Melissa, I love your gallery! This is a sensational macro shot with amazing detail and color! Wow! You have so many terrific floral and macro images! I'm just getting into more closeup work and have really enjoyed it! This work is just awesome! Tom #7921118

Melissa G. Meiselman 9/13/2009 8:27:16 PM

Thanks so much, Tom for looking at my gallery and leaving this wonderful comment beneath this photo!! I appreciate your words very much!! #7940544

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This was taken at the Homasassa Butterfly Farm in Homosassa, Florida yesterday.

I used my Canon 100mm Macro Lens with a small aperture setting to obtain as much detail as possible.

Entered into Details and Macro.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 7/16/2009 7:12:53 AM

Keywords: #butterfly 

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