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Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 2/9/2010 11:51:59 PM

Super pov, colors and dof, Cindy. Very pretty!

UB. #1237016

Toni Riggs 2/10/2010 12:10:32 AM

Amazing clarity, color and perfect lighting! #8370193

Brett Dolsen 2/10/2010 12:12:43 AM

Outstanding light,colour,detail and composition Cindy!! #8370200

Tiia Vissak 2/10/2010 12:13:43 AM

a wonderful close-up! #8370204

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic 2/10/2010 12:14:29 AM

Really beautiful Cindy!! Love the color and comp!! Fantastic clarity and super detail!!! Hope to see this again!!! Laura #8370207

Tommy E. Burgess 2/10/2010 12:58:39 AM

Stunning macro Cindy!! The colors, light, details, dof, and composition are all outstanding! #8370254

Mary K. Robison 2/10/2010 1:25:02 AM

Wonderful colors, clarity and dof in this lovely macro, Cindy! #8370278

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 2/10/2010 2:43:24 AM

Wonderful detils, lighting and colors. Just beautiful, Cindy. #8370315

Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/10/2010 3:19:08 AM

Great job, Cindy. Love the light, detail and colors in this one and the perspective is outstanding. Cleared for take-off! #8370392

Deborah J. Bibbins level-classic 2/10/2010 3:21:14 AM

Just beautiful, Amazing comp, color and detail. #8370405

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 2/10/2010 4:29:02 AM

Stunning... love the colors, details and lighting on this beauty, Cindy! #8370607

Jeff Robinson level-classic 2/10/2010 4:29:16 AM

Very impressive Cindy - Great comp, color and lighting! Jeff #8370610

Hayden Cannon level-classic 2/10/2010 5:00:10 AM

Fantastic capture Cindy outstanding colors, lighting, comp, details and pov fantastic work! #8370742

David Guzman level-classic 2/10/2010 6:31:15 PM

Outstanding image. The angle of the butterfly...the colors.. the clarity..the lightning, antenna position..all add up to a great photo! #8372734

Summer A. Kozisek 2/10/2010 9:32:08 PM

Great macro Cindy, beautiful colors and details! #8372956

Stefania Barbier level-classic 2/12/2010 10:54:14 PM

amazing.... winner!!! #8377879

Dianna Murphy 2/13/2010 8:08:00 AM

Love the luminance quality and light, Beautiful work Cindy. #8378927

Leslie McLain level-classic 2/13/2010 2:11:28 PM

Amazing capture, Cindy. The colors and light are terrific. #8379591

Leslie McLain level-classic 2/13/2010 2:11:36 PM

Amazing capture, Cindy. The colors and light are terrific. #8379593

Leslie McLain level-classic 2/13/2010 2:11:45 PM

Amazing capture, Cindy. The colors and light are terrific. #8379595

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 2/24/2010 6:12:51 AM

Great detail, pose and colour, Cindy -- a superb image! #8412247

Tiia Vissak level-classic 3/26/2010 2:28:02 PM

Congratulations! #8483307

Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/26/2010 3:38:08 PM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! #8483878

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 3/26/2010 4:49:31 PM

I knew we'd be seeing this beauty again.... HUGE congratulations on your FABULOUS Finalist, Cindy!!! #8484410

Carol Eade level-classic 3/26/2010 4:50:32 PM

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Cindy! #8484421

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 3/26/2010 6:04:03 PM

Cindy, CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist! WTG! #8485007

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 3/26/2010 7:46:22 PM

Congratulations, Cindy, on this gorgeous finalist!

Debby #8485729

Robert Jensen level-classic 3/26/2010 9:42:44 PM

As an entomologist and insect photographer, I must say that this is one of the best lep photos I have ever seen! Great title too - Straight into my favs. #8485988

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 3/27/2010 1:46:00 AM

Wonderful clear capture! Terrific Finalist! Congratulations! #8486294

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 3/27/2010 7:07:54 AM

Gorgeous, Cindy! Congratulations! #8486907

Hayden Cannon level-classic 3/27/2010 9:02:54 AM

Big congratulations on your well deserved and superb finalist! Cindy #8487311

Debra R. Harder 3/27/2010 9:10:48 AM

WOW, Cindy! This is truly amazing! Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist!! Deb #8487342

Laurie Daily level-classic 3/27/2010 2:32:41 PM

Fabulous!!! Congrats, Cindy! #8488209

Tommy E. Burgess 3/27/2010 5:47:37 PM

Huge congratulations on this outstanding and well deserved finalist Cindy!! Best of luck in the next round! #8488748

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/27/2010 11:53:23 PM

Big congratulations on this excellent finalist Cindy!! #8489225

Barbara Waldoch 3/28/2010 12:35:44 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Cindy! #8489321

Cindy Bendush level-classic 3/28/2010 1:09:41 AM

Thanks so much BP friends! #8489361

Mary K. Robison 3/28/2010 4:03:46 AM

This TOTALLY deserves to be among the finalists, Cindy! Congratulations, and best of luck next level!

Linda D. Lester level-classic 3/28/2010 6:29:30 AM

This should go all the favorite butterfly shot ever! Great job!!! Congratulations! #8489815

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 3/28/2010 4:08:52 PM

Stunning finalist, Cindy! Congrats again and best wishes for the next round!
Debby #8490987

Kathy Cline level-classic 3/28/2010 4:41:09 PM

I Agree with Linda!!
GOD BLESS #8491063

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/28/2010 9:13:01 PM

BIG congrats to you Cindy on this awesome Grand Prize Winner!!!!!! So deserving!!!!!! #8491868

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/28/2010 9:26:58 PM

Wow Cindy, this is really beautiful. A huge congratulations on your Grand Prize win!!! #8491897

Robert Jensen level-classic 3/28/2010 9:27:43 PM

Glad to see my favorite lep photo won #8491901

Kathy Salerni level-classic 3/28/2010 9:37:34 PM

Congratulations on your first place win ,Cindy ! #8491942

Michael J. Bandy 3/28/2010 10:35:00 PM

Congrats on the Grand Prize win. This is an amazing shot! Well done and well deserved!! #8492050

Tiia Vissak 3/28/2010 10:38:57 PM

Congratulations! #8492058

Alex T. Mizuno 3/28/2010 11:02:05 PM

My God, this is such a great image Cindy!! Well deserved Grand Prize winner!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! It's so exciting to see your work as a Grand Prize winner!!!!!!!! #8492096

Janice Mezzacappa 3/28/2010 11:42:10 PM

Magnificent winner Cindy Huge Congrats on the Grand Prize!!!!! Gorgeous work!! #8492111

Susana Ms Heide 3/28/2010 11:59:07 PM

WOW!!! I am truly impressed by this amazing image!!! Super choice for Grand Prize!! HUGE CONGRATS Cindy!!! Until now your most memorable image for me was the kitten image (an all time fav of mine from BP) and now this one is right up there too :o) #8492128

Raymond Pauly level-classic 3/29/2010 12:22:15 AM

Congratulations on an Outstanding Winner, Cindy! #8492153

Mary K. Robison 3/29/2010 12:29:09 AM

The judges certainly called it right by giving this beauty the Grand Prize!
A massive CONGRATULATIONS to you for your well-earned win! #8492161

Jennifer L. Alder 3/29/2010 12:54:30 AM

Yay!!! BIG congrats, Cindy, on your GRAND PRIZE win. :) #8492217

Agnes Fegan level-classic 3/29/2010 1:54:30 AM

Wow...congratulations on your Grand Prize!!! #8492321

Michelle Alton level-classic 3/29/2010 2:51:36 AM

Gorgeous, thrilling, and a wonderful GP winner for you, Cindy! Congratulations! #8492391

paul parent level-classic 3/29/2010 3:10:28 AM

congratulations on your Outstanding Grand Prize!!! #8492435

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 3/29/2010 4:04:40 AM

HOORAY!!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! You SOOOO deserve this, girl... a STUNNING and very well-deserved GRAND PRIZE win... LOVE IT, Cindy!!!! ;o) #8492604

Linda D. Lester level-classic 3/29/2010 4:11:51 AM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy to see this here! Like I said the best butterfly shot ever! Way to go! Congratulations! #8492630

Cindy Bendush level-classic 3/29/2010 4:12:53 AM

Thank you so much my friends! I really wasn't expecting this at all - it came as a surprise - and what a nice one too! I'm a bit overwhelmed :-) #8492636

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 3/29/2010 4:18:27 AM

HUGE congratulations,Cindy!! WTG !!!! #8492662

Anna Diederich level-classic 3/29/2010 4:22:51 AM

Congratulations Cindy! So excited for you! #8492693

Janet McNeil level-classic 3/29/2010 4:25:53 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win!! #8492713

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 3/29/2010 4:47:21 AM

Congrats on your beautiful grand prize winner, Cindy. #8492789

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 3/29/2010 5:00:08 AM

Beautiful image! Congratulations on having the Grand Prize Winner! #8492865

Patti Coblentz level-classic 3/29/2010 5:02:01 AM

Congratulations on your grand prize winner, Cindy...this is beautiful!! WTG :)

Patti #8492880

Freddy Bland 3/29/2010 5:14:33 AM

FANTASTIC win, Cindy!! Congratulations on a stunning image and well-deserved Grand Prize Winner!!! It's gorgeous!! #8492945

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 3/29/2010 5:15:57 AM

Absolutely GORGEOUS Cindy!!! Congrats on your wonderful Grand Prize winner!!! #8492950

Laurence Saliba level-classic 3/29/2010 5:20:28 AM

WOWWWWWWW Congratulations on your Grand Prize Cindy!!!!! WTG!!!!! #8492970

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/29/2010 5:33:32 AM

Fantastic, Cindy! CONGRATULATIONS! #8493033

Anne M. Young 3/29/2010 5:35:01 AM

This is superb....a huge Congratulations! #8493044

Renata Gusciora 3/29/2010 6:06:12 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize,Cindy!!!:-) #8493187

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 3/29/2010 6:23:03 AM

Just an absolutely outstanding capture, Cindy. Huge congrats on this fabulous Grand Prize. I'm so happy for you. Spectacular. #8493254

Margaret R. Barry 3/29/2010 7:17:00 AM

Congratulations on your spectacular Grand Prize winner, Cindy! #8493413

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 3/29/2010 7:23:45 AM

Cindy, CONGRATULATIONS on your INCREDIBLE Grand Prize WINNER! WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8493450

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 3/29/2010 7:42:02 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Grand Prize winning image, Cindy! #8493512

Debra R. Harder 3/29/2010 8:06:38 AM


Daniella Puente 3/29/2010 8:17:45 AM

BIG CONGRATS on this great winner Cindy!!! #8493656

Dianna Murphy 3/29/2010 8:24:54 AM

WTG girl!!! Congratulations on your extraordinary winner! #8493699

Carol Eade level-classic 3/29/2010 8:27:45 AM

Much congratulations, Cindy, on your gorgeous Grand Prize winner!! #8493719

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 3/29/2010 8:32:40 AM

Absolutely stunning, Congrats on your Grand Prize!! #8493758

Jessica Jenney level-classic 3/29/2010 8:52:17 AM

Congratulations, Cindy on your beautiful Grand Prize win! #8493874

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/29/2010 8:59:02 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner Cindy! Awesome!!

jo ann c. #8493901

Sheri Camarda level-classic 3/29/2010 9:15:36 AM

A huge Congratulations to you Cindy!!! It is an awesome capture! #8493931

Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/29/2010 10:03:47 AM

WTG Cindy huge congrats on your GP!!!!!! #8494090

Virginia Leone level-classic 3/29/2010 10:46:14 AM

Great win for an outstanding photo, well deserved and congrats! #8494183

Guy D. Biechele level-classic 3/29/2010 11:21:15 AM

Outstanding image! Congratulations on your GP win. #8494250

Shawn Jennings level-classic 3/29/2010 11:26:28 AM

WTG Cindy! Congratulations on your win! #8494272

Adrienne I. Brand 3/29/2010 2:26:00 PM

Beautiful bokeh, colors are complimentary and fab composition. Love it - congrats! #8494812

Mark Dodge 3/29/2010 2:30:05 PM

Wooo Hoooo! Congratulations on your BIG WIN, Cindy! Excellent work. Well done! #8494822

Christopher M. Grant 3/29/2010 3:04:13 PM

Congrats on your win! Beautiful capture. #8494872

Lydia Williams level-classic 3/29/2010 3:16:26 PM

Great Title and gorgeous pic! Well done...Congratulations! #8494897

Sam Britt level-classic 3/29/2010 4:58:04 PM

Huge Congrats on your Grand Prize winner, Cindy!! #8495072

Michael Umbreit level-classic 3/29/2010 5:14:47 PM

Cindy - Congratulations!! - Mike #8495137

Michelle D. Allen level-classic 3/29/2010 5:32:03 PM

Congratulations, Cindy! What an amazing photo. Very deserving of the the big win! WTG! #8495222

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 3/29/2010 7:29:55 PM

Hardy congrats, Cindy, on your marvelous Grand Prize Winner!!!
Debby #8495764

Rona L. Schwarz 3/29/2010 7:43:22 PM

Wonderful macro capture, Cindy, the colors and lighting are terrific - and I love the bokeh BG! CONGRATULATIONS on your Grand Prize Winner!! #8495804

Cindy Bendush level-classic 3/29/2010 8:01:17 PM

Thank you all so much! I am honored and humbled to be among so many really great photographers and friends!

Many Blessings! #8495862

Ellen Hodges level-classic 3/29/2010 8:18:02 PM

Huge congrats on your awesome win, Cindy!!!! Wow!!! #8495898

Arnie Horwitz level-classic 3/29/2010 9:41:23 PM

Congratulations for this great Grand Prize Winner, Cindy! #8496065

Tommy E. Burgess 3/29/2010 10:13:18 PM

Huge congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved Grand Prize win Cindy!!! Outstanding work!! #8496100

Evy Johansen level-classic 3/29/2010 10:41:10 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved Grand Prize Win, Cindy! #8496129

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 3/29/2010 11:37:41 PM

WTG Cindy. HUGE CONGRATZ. on your GP win!! I specially love the orange reflection of the butterfly falling on the leaf. Very pretty indeed.

UB. #8496255

Karen Bacon level-classic 3/30/2010 7:07:58 AM

A big congrats on this outstanding winner,Cindy! #8497298

Jeff Robinson level-classic 3/30/2010 11:05:45 AM

Congrats Cindy on your Fantastic GP Win!! Jeff #8497888

Nadia Paul level-classic 3/30/2010 2:02:38 PM

Superb macro Cindy - congrats on your GP win! #8498179

Ann Coates level-classic 3/30/2010 3:22:08 PM

Huge congratulations on your GP win Cindy. #8498390

Kristi A. Howson 3/30/2010 7:24:00 PM

Congratulations Cindy on this stunning Grand Prize winner. DOF is amazing on this. #8498956

Toni Riggs 3/31/2010 2:19:36 AM

congrats! #8499385

David M. Montero 3/31/2010 10:34:03 AM

Beautiful capture Cindy. Congratulations!!! #8500570

Lois Adomite level-classic 3/31/2010 8:22:11 PM

Congratulations, a beautiful capture. #8501507

Marcel Eni 3/31/2010 9:13:35 PM

Cindy, congrats on this big deserved winner ! #8501529

Rony Sagy 4/1/2010 11:44:41 AM

Huge Congratulations Cindy on your fantastic, well deserving, Grand Prize win. #8503090

Anne McKinnell 4/1/2010 4:01:39 PM

Stunning detail Cindy, congratulations on your big win!! #8503513

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 4/2/2010 6:52:11 AM

Outstanding image. Big congrats on your win.
JP #8504902

Fran J. Jagger 4/2/2010 4:53:58 PM

Congrats on this Outstanding Capture, Cindy!! WOW!! :) #8506080

Kathy L. Clark 4/4/2010 6:03:53 AM


Nick Lagos 4/6/2010 6:36:53 AM

Congratulations on the huge honor of winning the biggest prize of all Cindy...well done #8514385

Linda Blair 4/6/2010 3:35:37 PM

This is just totally awesome....a huge congratulations on your fabulous Grand Prize Win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8515356

Paula Showen 4/7/2010 8:07:29 PM

Fantastic shot!!! Congratulations on your major big win!!!! #8518404

Cindy Bendush level-classic 4/7/2010 9:20:48 PM

Thank you all so much! I deeply appreciate your comments :-) #8518519

Mark Dodge 8/2/2010 2:04:24 AM

Hi Cindy. I wanted to congratulate you on your win with this at the state fair. Truly a real winner. Magnificent work! #8800615

Cindy Bendush level-classic 8/3/2010 4:30:49 PM

Thanks again Mark! #8804345

Songbird Cline level-classic 9/19/2010 8:52:27 AM

wow, gorgeous lighting and clarity! it glows! #8917625

Karen Celella level-classic 12/17/2010 9:04:51 AM

Congratulations on your multiple wins, Cindy! #9111253

Carole L. Parker level-classic 6/3/2011 4:45:20 PM

Wow Cindy. Congrats!! #9442923

Tony Ebben level-classic 6/29/2011 5:50:28 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, well done. #9494277

Karen Slagle level-classic 11/17/2011 5:17:03 PM

Oh wow, Cindy. This one REALLY got the gold. This is fabulous, don't know how I missed it. Huge belated congrats. #9814974

Bill Houghton 6/24/2012 5:53:13 PM

Cindy, this is a beautiful image. I can see why it won first place. Bill #10198322

William C. Raco level-classic 3/16/2013 8:23:40 AM

Fantastic Grand Prize photo.
Very well deserved, Cindy #10611812

Wm Nosal 4/5/2013 10:49:08 PM

Awesome Capture, Cindy!

Big Pat On The Back :) #10643048

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Male "Dryas iulia," commonly known as the Julian butterfly, is native from Brazil to Texas and Florida.

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This image took top honors in the non-professional color, insects and animals category at the Indiana State Fair 2010!

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 4.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, return light detected, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

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