Autumn's Warmth

© Val Feldman

Autumn's Warmth

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 11/29/2009 5:06:26 AM

Outstanding lighting, details and composition, Valarie. Beautiful capture. #1210540

Bonnie C. Lackey 11/29/2009 5:54:13 AM

Marvelous detail and beautiful colors, Valarie. #8176877

Nancy J. Locke 11/29/2009 6:09:35 AM

Absolutely STUNNING!!!

Beautiful capture and artistry, Valarie.

Hugs, Nancy J L #8176910

Maria A. Gonzalez 11/29/2009 6:31:02 AM

Oh,ahh...This is a very beautiful capture of the Gulf Fritillary underside...The lighting is awesome and very fine detail...Love the composition and lighting...Very well capture,Val..
Just beautiful,my butterfly loving friend...Have a great day. #8176956

Jack Ryan 11/29/2009 6:47:08 AM

Outstanding detail and color in this well composed image. Quite beautiful...very well done. #8176993

Sabrina Ryan 11/29/2009 7:32:58 AM

So pretty, Valarie! Pretty colors, shapes and light! #8177114

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 11/29/2009 7:57:16 AM

Super! Great light, detail, pov and composition, Valarie. #8177175

Monnie Ryan 11/29/2009 8:20:47 AM

This is really gorgeous, Valarie! Hope he makes it safely to the Gulf! #8177201

Ron McEwan 11/29/2009 2:43:53 PM

Beautiful back lighting here Valarie an outstanding close up well done indeed. #8177646

Julianne Bradford 11/29/2009 7:38:08 PM

Exquisite capture Valarie. I love your work! #8178098

Thomas E. Hinds 11/29/2009 8:12:46 PM

Beautiful capture, Valarie! Love the color and detail here! #8178140

Amanda J. Tanner level-deluxe 11/29/2009 9:01:37 PM

So Beautiful! Love the blending of colors. Great detail. Love the warm glow. #8178195

Courtenay Vanderbilt 11/30/2009 5:24:12 AM

Love your POV, Valarie! The colors, details and black bg are just stunning! #8178906

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 11/30/2009 7:08:51 AM

Awesome and amazing, Val!! Added to favs! Hope that you and the family had a great Thanksgiving!! #8179207

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 11/30/2009 8:20:22 AM

Gorgeous detail and image Val!!!!
You sure are good at this macro thingys!! lol ;-) #8179377

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 11/30/2009 9:18:01 AM

Your images never cease to amaze me Valarie, this one is incredible! #8179534

Marty Straub level-deluxe 11/30/2009 9:39:02 AM

Refueling then. Nature probably provides him some solar panel system for just such an occasion. What an outstanding image, Valarie. Amazing details over the perfect bg. #8179554

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 11/30/2009 11:17:13 AM

Excellent the back lighting! #8179721

Ann Coates level-deluxe 11/30/2009 1:12:30 PM

I believe you have eye contact here Valarie. Fantastic shot and interesting info. #8179914

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 11/30/2009 2:08:37 PM

Beautiful details can feel the warmth of the sun! #8179988

Carol L. Fowler 11/30/2009 4:11:21 PM

Unusual POV with the golden colors outstanding against the dark BG. #8180189

Patricia Seidler 11/30/2009 4:51:13 PM

Fantastic detail, color and lighting Valarie. We wont be seeing any butterflies in this area until Spring. Enjoy them while you can. #8180286

Sam Britt 11/30/2009 6:16:28 PM

Terrific detail, light & eye contact, Valarie. #8180554

Val Feldman level-deluxe 12/1/2009 7:18:15 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments on this one - as always, they're much appreciated! ~ Val #8182130

Dianna Murphy 12/1/2009 9:54:08 AM

Wow as they say its all about the light which proves it here. Wow. #8182544

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/1/2009 11:16:17 AM

Awesome capture of this beauty, Val!!! :-) k #8182696

Val Feldman level-deluxe 12/2/2009 7:02:07 PM

Thanks Dianna and Kitty! #8186583

Douglas Pignet level-deluxe 12/15/2009 1:46:46 PM

Congrats on being a finalist, this beauty,Doug #8218010

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 12/15/2009 2:12:09 PM

HUGE congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist and best of luck in the next round, Valarie!!! WTG #8218166

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 12/15/2009 2:29:08 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Valarie... #8218283

Jack Ryan level-deluxe 12/15/2009 2:44:33 PM

Congratulations, Valarie...a very deserving finalist. #8218396

Carol L. Fowler 12/15/2009 2:49:46 PM

Congrats on this wonderful Finalist! The colors and DOF are perfect! #8218438

Courtenay Vanderbilt 12/15/2009 3:09:57 PM

Big CONGRATS on this beautiful Finalist, Valarie! #8218583

Kerry Hill 12/15/2009 3:44:28 PM

Huge congratulations to you Valarie, awesome work!! #8218808

Karen Bacon level-deluxe 12/15/2009 4:33:37 PM

congratulations on this stunning finalist valerie! #8219167

Ann Coates level-deluxe 12/15/2009 4:35:07 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Valarie. #8219177

Michelle Alton 12/15/2009 4:39:29 PM

This image is impossibly beautiful, Valarie. Congratulatoins. #8219215

Dianna Murphy 12/15/2009 5:07:53 PM

WTG my friend!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your wonderful finalist, best of luck in the Gold round. Dianna #8219414

Jim Baines 12/15/2009 5:18:17 PM

A hearty Texas-sized Congratulations on this spectacular FINALIST, Texanna! I'm glad there were no Green lynx spiders lurking in there! I'm gonna lasso this one now and tug it towards the Winners' Cirlce! #8219493

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 12/15/2009 5:34:06 PM

Fantastic capture, Valarie! Congratulations!! #8219635

Jim Baines 12/15/2009 5:45:38 PM

Geez! Can we say "Circle" ... #8219703

Thomas E. Hinds 12/15/2009 5:49:46 PM

Beautiful Finalist! Nice job, Valerie! #8219732

Barbara Waldoch 12/15/2009 7:18:04 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Valarie! #8220239

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 12/15/2009 10:19:50 PM

Congrats on an awesome finalist, Valarie!!!! Very best luck!!! #8221171

Tommy E. Burgess 12/15/2009 10:43:14 PM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved finalist valarie!! Besy of luck in the next round!! #8221257

Julie Burnett 12/16/2009 4:28:52 AM

Gorgeous capture, Val!! Huge congrats, and best of luck!! #8222037

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 12/16/2009 5:12:39 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Valarie!!! #8222192

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 12/16/2009 5:42:46 AM

A wonderful finalist....Congratulations! #8222297

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 12/16/2009 6:02:59 AM

WOW>..another one. Why am I not surprised!!!! Congrats!!!!! Your work is beautiful!!!!! (grovel grovel) #8222395

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 12/16/2009 6:35:43 AM

I would have been disappointed if this one had not made finalist , and I will be disapointed if it does not not make GOLD!! #8222540

Val Feldman level-deluxe 12/16/2009 6:59:21 AM

To each of you - a sincere and heartfelt thank you for your comments...Thanks so much ~ Val #8222632

Marty Straub level-deluxe 12/16/2009 8:09:52 AM

Autumns's Warmth with Halloween's colors is gloriously presented with all of the magic you perform with a camera, Valarie. Congrats, not only on your Finalist photos, but ALL of them. #8222869

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 12/16/2009 9:08:05 AM

Excellent Congrats Valarie on your Finalist!! Jeff #8223128

Anita Hogue 12/16/2009 10:22:01 AM

An outstanding finalist Val! Congratulations! #8223396

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 12/16/2009 11:18:28 AM

Just outstanding, Val. Huge congrats. #8223505

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 12/16/2009 2:48:31 PM

Daniella Puente 12/16/2009 3:01:27 PM

Congratulations! #8224075

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 12/16/2009 3:18:21 PM


on your very deserving Finalist! 8o) #8224141

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 12/16/2009 3:30:37 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Valarie! #8224186

Sam Britt level-deluxe 12/16/2009 5:01:51 PM

Big congratulations, terrific finalist, Val! #8224555

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 12/16/2009 6:51:40 PM

Congratulations Valarie, on this pretty Finalist! #8224962

Nancy J. Locke level-deluxe 12/16/2009 9:16:15 PM



Hugs, Nancy J L #8225355

Patricia Seidler level-deluxe 12/17/2009 4:25:16 AM

Fantastic. Congratulations on this wonderful finalist! #8225900

Val Feldman level-deluxe 12/17/2009 4:51:06 AM

Thanks so much - I really appreciate all the wonderful comments! ~Val #8225980

Howard B. Cheek level-deluxe 12/17/2009 4:57:55 AM

Congrats Valarie, well deserved..
Merry Christmas!! #8226002

Debra R. Harder 12/17/2009 8:53:43 AM

This is so fantastic, Valarie!! Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! Deb #8226505

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 12/17/2009 5:09:11 PM

Congratulations, Valarie...this is just beautiful!
Patti #8227688

Nina Shields level-deluxe 12/17/2009 6:25:25 PM

Valerie, truly outstanding capture of an amazing subject; thank you for the educational aspect of this fantastic image; excellent work! #8227870

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 12/21/2009 5:45:29 PM

WHOA!!! How in the world did I miss your awesome finalists!!! They are incredible and should have the my humble opinion, Val!!! :-) k #8238360

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 12/21/2009 10:20:30 PM

Congratulations Valarie! This is just stunning!! #8238698

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Gulf Fritillaries are still making their way down to the Gulf of Mexico for migration and I'm still finding plenty in my Central TX garden. Since they are cold-blooded, when temps fall below 60 degrees, they need the sun to regulate their body temp and warm up their muscles so they are able to fly. This fellow was doing just that - taking advantage of a sunny morning, soaking up the rays and warming up for his flight of the day.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 11/29/2009 4:49:14 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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