Bye, Bye Butterflies

© Val Feldman

Bye, Bye Butterflies

Tammy M. Anderson Student 12/3/2009 3:50:19 AM

Gorgeous details and colors, Valarie. Have fun in all that snow. LOL. If you make that mini snowman be sure to photograph it and post it. #1212117

Jeff W. Robinson 12/3/2009 3:51:49 AM

Excellent capture Valarie!! We had about 1/2 inch of snow yesterday and more coming tomorrow! Jeff #8187236

Michelle Alton 12/3/2009 4:11:56 AM

Among the most breathtaking butterfly photos I've seen Valarie. #8187286

Gord MacEachern 12/3/2009 4:31:47 AM

I have to agree with Michelle, just gorgeous!
You will be able to make snow angles Valarie lol... #8187326

Agnes Fegan 12/3/2009 5:02:21 AM

Beautiful! You'll have to get out early before the snow melts! #8187375

Mary Beth Aiello 12/3/2009 5:41:57 AM

Outstanding, Valarie, in every way. Just gorgeous. #8187515

Hal Bambrick 12/3/2009 5:50:15 AM

Very Nice Capture!!!!!!. #8187551

Candice C. Calhoun 12/3/2009 5:54:26 AM

Fantastic photo of this graceful both the butterfly and the flower!

ccc #8187569

Marilyn Cornwell 12/3/2009 6:12:54 AM

Bye bye summer and butterflies...thanks for such a lovely image! #8187631

Mary L. Graham 12/3/2009 6:15:47 AM

Beautiful Capture Valarie!! =) #8187645

Sabrina Ryan 12/3/2009 6:23:23 AM

Beautiful macro photo of this beautiful butterfly, Valarie! Beautiful colors and light. Nicely composed.
Hope the butterflies are headed here! #8187684

Ellen Hodges 12/3/2009 6:53:25 AM

Outstanding detail and color, Valarie!! Bundle up. We've had a few frosts, but believe it or not a week or two ago, found some little pink flowers blooming. Was surprised. Have fun in the snow! #8187754

Monnie Ryan 12/3/2009 7:24:59 AM

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Valarie! We may get a few snow sprinkles by the weekend -- guess that's not too bad since it's held off till December. Still not ready for it, though! #8187804

Marty Straub 12/3/2009 8:10:46 AM

Outstanding macro, Valarie. You got close enough to allow family members to identify this guy. Incredible detail in a wonderful compositon that shows this magnificent creature at work. #8187891

Val Feldman 12/3/2009 8:29:05 AM

LOL, Marty!! You are just too funny and wonderfully observant! Thanks to all of you for your very kind comments on this photo - I appreciate them all! ~ Val #8187915

Patricia Seidler 12/3/2009 9:38:06 AM

Looks like another winner to me Valarie. Gorgeous color, great clarity and composition. Would you believe its in the upper 60s here on Long island! #8188082

Ron McEwan 12/3/2009 9:47:20 AM

Gosh this is gorgious Valarie, the detail is exceptional here, crisp color and well composed hope to see this one again. #8188113

Jack Ryan 12/3/2009 10:05:45 AM

Beautiful photo with excellent detail and wonderful color. Sorry about the snow...and if Austin gets a measurable amount, you will have had snow before we have here in northeast Ohio...but we will be catching up soon!!! #8188164

Cathy Barrows 12/3/2009 10:42:05 AM his little furry head #8188251

Walter H. Wiesbeck 12/3/2009 11:51:48 AM

Beautiful image,I always love your beautiful details on your photos,Valarie,beautiful captures on all I missed love them all!!!!!! #8188453

Gina Cormier 12/3/2009 12:56:45 PM

Another outstanding beauty Val!! Wow....your a genius at this macro thing. lol Superb detail, color and comp! #8188570

Julianne Bradford 12/3/2009 1:52:47 PM

What a beauty Valarie. I'm sure winter is finally here. It's in the 60's and 50's here too!! #8188647

Amy M. Wilson 12/3/2009 2:57:52 PM

Gorgeous capture, colors, pov and details on this beauty, Valarie! Sorry to see your garden go but enjoy the snow and have fun with that snomwman! ;o) #8188844

Carol L. Fowler 12/3/2009 3:59:59 PM

Beautiful remnants of garden and butterflies. The silver lining is that the snow may prove a different but beautiful BG for upcoming shots. #8188938

Kerry Hill 12/3/2009 4:03:51 PM

Just beautiful Valarie, wonderful colours and fantastic details, well done!! #8188949

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/3/2009 5:09:55 PM

This is sooooo beautiful, Val!!! I really don't like the thought of it being winter but I guess I better face it!!! It didn't above freezing today!!! BURRRRR :-) k #8189089

Courtenay Vanderbilt 12/3/2009 5:22:30 PM

Beautiful capture, Valarie! Thanks for the reminder, I have a plant to bring in! N. Ga mountains are supposed to get snow flurries tomorrow night! #8189128

Jeana Clark 12/3/2009 5:32:07 PM

Gorgeous lighting in this spectacular shot Valerie!!!
Great Work!!!

~J~ #8189160

Valentin M. Armianu 12/3/2009 8:18:33 PM

Beautiful capture, Valarie!! Tomorrow We might have show in Houston!!

Maria A. Gonzalez 12/4/2009 4:30:36 AM

Morning,Val....If you come to the conservatory you don't have to say bye bye butterflies...You can be surrounded by them at all times..LOL..I know what you mean though..Our butterflies have been gone for more than a month and going your way....
Beautiful Painted Lady capture,,,awesome ligh and excellent colors and details....Very well composed and a very fine image...Love it..Have a great day. #8190049

Dianna Murphy 12/4/2009 10:24:49 AM

Hi Val
I saw it's snowing in Houston did you get some as well? This is beautiful and yes we all miss our gardens but I guess if we had them all the time they wouldn't be so special. #8190901

Julie Burnett 12/7/2009 4:20:38 AM

Gorgeous capture, Val!! The colors and lighting are fantastic!! #8197502

Julie Burnett 12/7/2009 5:09:17 AM

Great image from you Val. Good details, color and clarity. Stunning



Val Feldman 12/7/2009 10:43:24 AM

Thank you all for your comments on this photo - as always, stopping by and commenting is always appreciated! ~Val #8198544

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 1/18/2010 3:04:28 PM

Fantastic capture, Valarie! Congratulations on your well deserved finalist! #8306680

Julie Burnett 1/18/2010 3:16:43 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Val!! Good luck!! :) #8306831

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/18/2010 3:29:41 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Valarie!!

Patti #8306944

Ellen Hodges 1/18/2010 4:04:23 PM

Huge congrats on this awesome finalist, Valarie! Best luck!!! #8307247

Carol L. Fowler 1/18/2010 4:10:50 PM

Wonderful Finalist! WTG! Congrats! #8307340

Tammy M. Anderson 1/18/2010 4:12:10 PM

Congratulations, Valarie. #8307363

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/18/2010 4:21:38 PM

Big Congrats on this beauty, Valarie! #8307508

Amy M. Wilson 1/18/2010 5:13:02 PM

Huge congratulations on your FABULOUS Finalist, Valarie!!! WTG #8308029

Valentin M. Armianu 1/18/2010 5:14:50 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist,Valarie! #8308045

Dianna Murphy 1/18/2010 5:58:22 PM

WTG girl friend! You know how I admire your work! Too too happy for you/with you. #8308435

Diane E. Deming 1/18/2010 6:30:01 PM

Congratulations, Valarie. This is a beautiful photo. The best of luck in the winner category. I'll be pulling for you. #8308724

Debra R. Harder 1/18/2010 6:35:37 PM

This is stunning, Valarie! Huge congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!! Deb #8308782

Monnie Ryan 1/18/2010 6:56:35 PM

Fantastic, Valarie -- congratulations on a well-deserved Finalist! #8309033

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/18/2010 7:00:27 PM

WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!! WTG on this awesome finalist, Val!!! :-) k #8309080

Nancyj Hovey 1/18/2010 7:11:39 PM

on your wonderful FINALIST! 8o)

Photobucket #8309169

Sabrina Ryan 1/18/2010 7:22:08 PM

Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist photo, Valarie! #8309238

Lana Arcemont 1/18/2010 7:38:05 PM

Congratulations, Valarie! #8309308

Carrie M. Groseclose 1/18/2010 7:52:36 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, Val! Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist! YAY! #8309390

Carrie M. Groseclose 1/18/2010 8:17:55 PM

I knew I would see this picture again. A very Big CONGRATS to you Valarie for your Finalist Pick. A Very Well deserved Picture you have here. I wish you the very best in the next round.


Ann Coates 1/18/2010 11:03:17 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Valarie. #8309991

Stefania Barbier 1/18/2010 11:32:12 PM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Valerie! #8310077

Amanda J. Tanner 1/19/2010 12:20:25 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful image. Wonderful work Valerie! #8310197

Usman M. Bajwa 1/19/2010 2:56:19 AM

Stunning capture, Valerie. CONGRATZ!!

UB. #8310575

Maria A. Gonzalez 1/19/2010 3:42:30 AM

Congratulations Val on your beautiful finalist... #8310699

Karen Bacon 1/19/2010 7:50:53 AM

Congratulations Valerie on this beautiful finalist! #8311553

Daniella Puente 1/19/2010 11:45:25 AM

Congratulations Valarie! #8312237

Kathleen M. Rinker 1/19/2010 11:47:48 AM

Huge congrats Val!! #8312241

Ron McEwan 1/19/2010 2:46:45 PM

Back on Dec 3rd I said I hope to see this one again. By golly I did, congrats on a job well done a well deserved honor for sure, good luck in the next round. #8312701

Barbara Waldoch 1/19/2010 4:51:24 PM

Huge congratulations on your fantastic Win! #8313029

Amy M. Wilson 1/19/2010 5:09:38 PM

WOOOOHOOOOO..... HUGE Congratulations on your FABULOUS and well-deserved Win, Valarie!!! #8313118

Peter K. Burian 1/19/2010 5:32:43 PM

What a beautiful photo, Valarie!


Peter #8313241

Sam Britt 1/19/2010 5:33:47 PM

Congratulations on this second place win, Val! #8313247

Valentin M. Armianu 1/19/2010 5:35:01 PM

Congratulations on your amazing Win, Valarie! #8313254

Ellen Hodges 1/19/2010 6:31:25 PM

Huge congrats, Val!!! Yeah!!! #8313567

Mary Beth Aiello 1/19/2010 6:35:49 PM

A real beauty, Val. Huge congrats on this outstanding Winner. #8313591

Agnes Fegan 1/19/2010 7:02:23 PM

Congratulations Valarie! #8313733

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/19/2010 7:21:13 PM

WTG on this awesome win, Val!!! :-)♫♪♫ k #8313836

ROLAN NARMAN 1/19/2010 7:44:26 PM

Huge Congratulations on your fantastic winner Valarie! #8313891

Usman M. Bajwa 1/19/2010 11:05:35 PM

Many CONGRATZ on getting Golden, Valerie!

UB. #8314394

Tommy E. Burgess 1/19/2010 11:31:21 PM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved winner Valarie!! #8314443

Kerry Hill 1/20/2010 12:46:32 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Valarie!! Very well deserved!! #8314616

Tammy M. Anderson 1/20/2010 3:26:32 AM

Congratulations, Valarie on this beautiful winner. #8314806

Maria A. Gonzalez 1/20/2010 3:35:22 AM

Big Congratulations on you beautiful Painted Lady image winner,my butterfly loving friend...Awesome... #8314845

Julie Burnett 1/20/2010 4:56:58 AM

Bye, Bye Butterflies, but HELLO to gold!! Huge congrats, Cuz!! #8315098

Karen Bacon 1/20/2010 5:14:38 AM

A big congratulations,Valerie on this beautiful winner! #8315164

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/20/2010 5:44:07 AM

Well-deserved, Valarie! Congrats on your gold! #8315252

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/20/2010 5:45:16 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Valarie!!
Patti #8315259

Diane E. Deming 1/20/2010 5:50:17 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved win. I am very happy for you. #8315282

Val Feldman 1/20/2010 7:35:46 AM

BP'er's are just the best people in the world! A huge thanks to each and every one of you for stopping by! As always, your encouragement and support is so appreciated! Thanks again! ~Val #8315583

Jim Huffield 1/20/2010 8:28:45 AM

Congratulations, Valarie. Jim #8315739

Jack Ryan 1/20/2010 8:29:45 AM

Way to go, Valarie! Congratulations! #8315744

Margaret R. Barry 1/20/2010 8:31:10 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Valarie! #8315749

Debra R. Harder 1/20/2010 8:49:34 AM surprise here, Valarie...this is a STUNNING image!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!! Deb #8315778

Mark Dodge 1/20/2010 11:55:07 AM

Alright Val! Way to go with the gold! Gorgeous work! Congratulations :o) #8316132

Dianna Murphy 1/20/2010 4:32:09 PM

Wooo hoooo, yippy skippy! WTG my friend! A big warm hearted congratulations to you on your fantastic winner!!! I wish you continued success in the future.
Dianna #8316914

Dominick M. Dimacale 1/20/2010 5:06:07 PM

Congratulations Valerie on your Wonderful Winner!!!

Dominick #8317052

rony sagy 1/20/2010 5:06:09 PM

Outstanding winner, Val. Huge congratulations. #8317053

Val Feldman 1/21/2010 6:06:00 AM

You people are just the best! A warm and huge thanks to all of you for stopping by! ~Val #8318576

Julianne Bradford 1/21/2010 8:37:00 AM

Wonderful work well recognised Valarie! A big congratulations on this stunning capture! #8318890

Val Feldman 1/22/2010 8:43:59 AM

Julianne, you're the sweetest! Thanks for stopping by!! #8321367

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/22/2010 9:23:41 AM

Totally, totally gorgeous Valarie!

Big congratulations on this well deserved win!

jo ann c. #8321431

Sabrina Ryan 1/22/2010 7:05:08 PM

CONGRATULTIONS on this Wonderful winning photo, Valarie! #8322743

Nancy J. Locke 1/23/2010 11:27:01 AM


Great capture, so beautiful.

Hugs, Nancy J Locke #8324164

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 1/23/2010 6:03:20 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic win, Valarie!! #8324870

Bobby Ray Goodman 1/24/2010 4:31:40 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful win,Valarie!!!! #8326849

Val Feldman 1/25/2010 6:39:32 AM

A heartfelt thanks to all of you for stopping by and commenting. Thanks so much! ~Val #8328340

Thomas E. Hinds 1/25/2010 10:25:57 PM

Fantastic Winner, Valarie! Just beautiful! #8330430

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/26/2010 12:59:06 AM

So pretty Valarie, congratulations on your win! #8330586

Tommy E. Burgess 2/21/2010 11:38:45 PM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner Valarie!!! #8405642

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Two weeks ago, when I took this photo, butterflies were having a wild time in my garden...Today, it won't go much above 50 degrees and Friday, we'll have our first hard frost (goodbye garden, too!) and SNOW! The first measurable amount in the Austin area in 5 years - almost an inch! And maybe enough for a mini-snowman! :) Stay warm everyone!

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 12/3/2009 3:30:44 AM

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