Spring Fever

© Val Feldman

Spring Fever

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 3/29/2010 4:27:35 AM

If it's spring in Texas it should be here real soon....this is a beauty! #1253217

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 3/29/2010 4:38:10 AM

This is gorgeous, Valarie. Not seeing any colors or blossums like this yet. But can't wait. Absolutely perfect. #8492764

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 3/29/2010 4:49:57 AM

Beautiful...I know it's spring, but it just keeps raining! #8492798

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 3/29/2010 5:11:29 AM

Very Beautifully captured Valarie! The Bluebonnets just started coming out here this weekend! Jeff #8492926

Patricia Seidler level-deluxe 3/29/2010 5:20:56 AM

Beautiful capture of the butterfly and the Spring blossoms Valarie. Its raining here again today until Wednesday! Record breaking rain for the month. #8492972

Anita Hogue 3/29/2010 5:36:28 AM

Gorgeous colors and capture, Valarie! #8493052

Maria A. Gonzalez 3/29/2010 5:42:13 AM

Beautiful composition,detail and colors..I like how you used the sky and clouds as your bg..Excellent angle and beautiful signs of Spring..Well captured,Val.. #8493079

Julie Burnett 3/29/2010 5:54:06 AM

Oh my, Val!! Not only a beautiful flower and Butterfly capture, set off against that blue sky, simply gorgeous!! #8493129

Ron McEwan 3/29/2010 6:12:22 AM

OMG Val this is incredible, so beautifully done. #8493209

Carol Eade level-deluxe 3/29/2010 7:13:06 AM

What a gorgeous image, Valarie, and love the quote too! #8493397

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 3/29/2010 7:20:32 AM

Hi Valarie,I would like to visit that place.Beautiful capture my friend,great detail and lighting!!!! #8493433

Jack Ryan level-deluxe 3/29/2010 8:13:19 AM

Excellent comp, color and clarity..absolutely beautiful...excellent work, Val. #8493638

Hal Bambrick level-deluxe 3/29/2010 9:46:47 AM

Awesome Capture and Find Val!!!!!!. #8494026

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 3/29/2010 10:03:41 AM

Wow - super fantastic capture, Valarie! #8494089

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 3/29/2010 10:42:32 AM

Wow, that is so beautiful, Valarie! Lovely flowers, beautiful butterfly and a gorgeous sky so wonderfully captured! #8494172

Rony Sagy 3/29/2010 10:46:19 AM

Fantastic capture, Valarie. #8494185

Nancy J. Locke 3/29/2010 11:07:49 AM

SPLENDID CAPTURE, VAL!!! Unique and beautiful!!!

Hugs, Nancy J Locke #8494216

Dianna Murphy 3/29/2010 11:54:58 AM

Ok my butterfuly queen. To me this is one of your best! That light is amazing. Great work girl! #8494394

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 3/29/2010 12:10:58 PM

Wonderful light and detail in this gorgeous capture, Val! Outstanding!! Even the bg is pretty! #8494450

Douglas Pignet level-deluxe 3/29/2010 12:19:35 PM

Beautiful comp on this lovely butterfly, great bg #8494490

Carla Capra level-deluxe 3/29/2010 12:28:06 PM

Hi Valerie,
You certainly have a great eye, as the composition of this image is nicely done. The soft flower coloring is striking against the blue sky (I think) background and I like the way the light is illuminating through the butterfly's wings.
Carla #8494513

Kathleen Rinker 3/29/2010 12:40:37 PM

Totally awesome my friend!!!! #8494537

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 3/29/2010 1:31:21 PM

Well Val.....you did it again!!! Another magnificent image. Love the whole presentation!!!!!! #8494663

Ann Coates level-deluxe 3/29/2010 2:01:06 PM

Beautiful Valarie and it does have a real spring feel about it. How lucky to be able to capture these beauties at the Wildflower Center. I'm assuming it's walk in. How cool would that be. #8494731

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 3/29/2010 2:56:33 PM

This is one beautiful image Valarie, spring captured perfectly!! #8494864

Carol L. Fowler 3/29/2010 4:30:13 PM

You are so right about the FEVER- I got it BAD! Wonderful capture with Spring-y colors! #8495015

Julianne Bradford 3/29/2010 5:25:56 PM

Whoa! Spring wonderful Valarie! Glorious colors and fantastic capture
:-) #8495190

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/29/2010 5:40:04 PM

HOLY MOLY, Val!!! This is magnificent!!! :-) k #8495270

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 3/29/2010 8:04:00 PM

Beautiful, delicate light and colors, Val...wonderful spring image!! You're quote is soooo apt!!! Me, too..have it BAD!

Patti #8495868

Tommy E. Burgess 3/29/2010 10:55:54 PM

Gorgeous capture with beautiful colors, details, and an excellent composition Valarie!!! #8496179

Val Feldman level-deluxe 3/30/2010 8:22:12 AM

Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting...Sure sounds like this "Spring Fever Thing" is contagious...hope we can pass it on to everyone we meet! :) Thanks again, all! ~Val #8497504

Steve M. Harrington level-deluxe 3/30/2010 11:35:23 AM

Mark Twain has such a magic way with words! You have captured the feeling he describes beautifully, Valerie. The light dances here in subtle yet touching ways.
Steve #8497920

Bruce E. Van-Buskirk level-deluxe 3/30/2010 3:50:38 PM

Very nice picture.

I really like the background that brings the who picture together.



Debra R. Harder 3/30/2010 5:59:04 PM

You make this look easy, Valarie! Another stunning image. Absolute perfection!! Deb #8498726

Sam Britt 3/30/2010 8:14:49 PM

Wish I had more time to comment on your terrific recent entries, Val. I really like this one! #8499027

Val Feldman level-deluxe 3/31/2010 12:53:16 PM

No problem, Sam - who on BP is ever commenting-caught-up??? :) Thanks to you and also everyone who commented on this capture...as always, it's much appreciated! ~Val #8500761

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 3/31/2010 6:39:35 PM

Beautiful, Valarie! #8501335

Anita Tykwinski level-deluxe 4/1/2010 8:24:24 AM

Ohhhhh this is awesome!!! Love the colors, POV just everything about it is stunning!!! #8502684

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 4/1/2010 9:32:46 AM

Terrific detail, Valarie, and great background too. And you got the butterfly here that's color coordinated with the blooms! :) #8502833

Val Feldman level-deluxe 4/1/2010 3:34:34 PM

Thanks Sabrina, Anita and Mitch! #8503463

Nancy J. Locke level-deluxe 4/2/2010 4:53:59 PM

This is what dreams are made of Val!!! AWESOME SUPREME CAPTURE!!!

Hugs, Nancy J Locke #8506081

Douglas Pignet level-deluxe 4/18/2010 5:32:23 PM

Congrats on your finalist...Well done #8543974

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 4/18/2010 5:37:31 PM

HUGE congratulations on your GORGEOUS Finalist... just BEAUTIFUL, Valarie!!! #8544010

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 4/18/2010 5:58:32 PM

A big Congratulations,Valarie!!! #8544172

Carol Eade level-deluxe 4/18/2010 6:04:26 PM

Big congratulations, Valarie, on your gorgeous finalist! #8544240

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 4/18/2010 6:05:21 PM

Congrats on your fabulous finalist, Val! Very best luck with it!!! #8544247

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 4/18/2010 6:06:54 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalsit! #8544266

Ann Coates level-deluxe 4/18/2010 6:39:23 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Valarie. #8544620

Jeana Clark level-deluxe 4/18/2010 7:18:28 PM

Fantastic Capture Val!!!
Congratulations on this Awesome finalist!!!

~J~ #8545018

Cathy Barrows 4/18/2010 7:22:53 PM

Congrats on your finalist...beautiful #8545066

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 4/18/2010 10:38:51 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Valarie. #8546437

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 4/18/2010 11:10:46 PM

gorgeous finalist... congratulations, Valarie! #8546544

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe 4/19/2010 3:47:54 AM

Wonderful Valarie - congratulations on this finalist!! #8547227

Julie Burnett level-deluxe 4/19/2010 4:24:25 AM

Congratulations again, Val! Another stunning finalist!! #8547378

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 4/19/2010 4:34:37 AM

Big Congratulations, Valarie! #8547443

Maria A. Gonzalez level-deluxe 4/19/2010 4:57:07 AM

Congratulation my butterfly loving friend...Your captured of this Admiral is very well deserved..It is so beautiful,I love everything about this one...Beautifully captured. #8547554

Maria A. Gonzalez level-deluxe 4/19/2010 4:59:23 AM

Sorry,I meant to say a very well deserved FINALIST...Beautifully captured.Good luck in the next round.. #8547567

Boyd L. Alexander level-deluxe 4/19/2010 5:03:43 AM

CONGRATULATIONS...on your wonderful Finalist Valarie! Good luck in the next round!! #8547593

Margaret R. Barry level-deluxe 4/19/2010 6:44:24 AM

Congratulations on a fantastic finalist, Valarie! #8548441

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 4/19/2010 10:11:11 AM

Looks like a winner to me!! So clear and beautiful! #8549683

Daniella Puente level-deluxe 4/19/2010 11:23:37 AM

Congrats Val!!! #8550116

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-deluxe 4/19/2010 12:22:05 PM

Wonderful spring photo! #8550420

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 4/19/2010 3:20:40 PM

Big congratulations Valarie, on this much deserved finalist!! #8551247

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 4/19/2010 3:56:15 PM

Congrats Valarie on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff #8551430

Sam Britt level-deluxe 4/19/2010 6:12:58 PM

Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Val! #8551944

Jack Ryan level-deluxe 4/20/2010 6:59:50 AM

Outstanding choice as a finalist...congratulations. #8553872

Dianna Murphy 4/20/2010 8:47:14 AM

I knew we'd see this one again! Awesome. #8554191

Tommy E. Burgess 4/20/2010 11:32:07 PM

Huge congratulations on another gorgeous finalist Valarie!! #8556825

Debra R. Harder 4/21/2010 9:10:31 AM

Yep...I knew we'd see this beauty again. I just love the lighting, details and colors. Exquisite! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Valarie! Deb #8558292

Merna L. Nobile 4/21/2010 3:54:01 PM

Hi Valarie: Your image looks like a beautiful painting. Congratulations on your
Finalist Award. Sincerely, Merna

Merna L. Nobile 6/22/2010 7:22:44 AM

We are pleased to announce that the Dailey Photo Winner for today, June 22, 2010 is Valarie Feldman for “Spring Fever.” Congratulations, Carla and Merna

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~Red Admiral Butterfly~

Spring is in full swing here in Austin and particularly at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center...One of their flowering Mexican Plums was a favorite of the Red Admiral butterflies....

“It's spring fever.... You don't quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~Mark Twain

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 2/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 220.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 3/29/2010 4:22:25 AM

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