Janice Mezzacappa 4/2/2010 8:56:18 AM

Oh WOW Shelly this is a real stunner into my faves it goes!! I would go crazy there as butterflies are my fave since I was a kid....Enoy your day outside!!! #1254604

Renata Gusciora 4/2/2010 8:58:14 AM

Wonderful butterfly capture,beautiful color,detail and focus,Shelly! #8505102

Laura E. Swan 4/2/2010 9:09:21 AM

That sounds like a DREAM come true. To be outside doing YARD WORK! It's 34* here right now. :(

Beautiful image, Shelly! :)

-Laura #8505120

Kaye Burazin 4/2/2010 9:14:16 AM

Ahh, your second passion...gardening. Will attract the lovely butterflies such as this one. #8505125

Dominick M. Dimacale 4/2/2010 10:13:49 AM

Great image here, Shelly.

Dominick #8505247

Debra R. Harder 4/2/2010 10:14:59 AM

WOW, Shelly! Your butterfly series is spectacular! Beautiful colors, lighting and details. Stunning! Deb #8505250

Jeff Robinson 4/2/2010 10:48:33 AM

Great color and detail Shelly! Jeff #8505362

Mike Clime 4/2/2010 10:52:28 AM

Very pretty and nice sharp details! #8505384

Melissa Olsen 4/2/2010 12:14:25 PM

Shelly this is just beautiful!
C'mon Spring! #8505558

John Connolly 4/2/2010 2:02:15 PM

A brilliant close up capture, Shelly! the color and detail are fantastic! I hope your weather holds, Happy Easter! #8505767

Karen Engelbreth 4/2/2010 2:53:46 PM

Fantastic macro, Shelly... #8505898

Julie Burnett 4/2/2010 3:14:21 PM

Shelly, your composition, DOF, clarity, and colors are wonderful!! It does sound like a dream come true, I have a hard time finding butterflies, having them all around....WOW..... #8505927

Ron McEwan 4/2/2010 3:40:06 PM

This is perfect in my book Shelly, hope to see this one again. #8505959

Patrick Rouzes 4/2/2010 4:13:19 PM

Another amazing capture with beautiful colors, tones, detail, clarity, lighting, dof, b/g & presentation ! Super lovely work, as always, Shelly! WTG!
So you have moved? #8506001

Randy D. Dinkins 4/2/2010 4:58:33 PM

Great capture. Wonderful details, dof and color. Well taken. #8506100

Anita Hogue 4/2/2010 5:05:14 PM

A gorgeous capture, Shelly! We have wild milkweed on our farm and the butterflies just love them. #8506123

Carol Eade 4/2/2010 5:24:00 PM

Beautifully imaged, Shelly...lovely lighting and clarity! #8506167

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/2/2010 6:24:39 PM

Fantastic Monarch capture, Shelly! Beautiful colors, details and DOF! #8506310

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/2/2010 6:54:39 PM

Awesome clarity and colors Shelly!

jo ann c. #8506399

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/2/2010 6:56:12 PM

Beautiful colors and details, Shelly!!! :-) k #8506404

Denny E. Barnes 4/2/2010 8:55:27 PM

Very beautiful capture of this beautiful butterfly, Shelly! Excellent color, detail, light and composition! Very well done!! #8506649

Sam Britt 4/2/2010 9:31:29 PM

Beautiful butterfly image, Shelly. Great color & claritiy. #8506700

Renee Doyle 4/3/2010 12:54:22 AM

Excellent capture of this beauty Shelly!! #8506838

Deborah C. Lewinson 4/3/2010 2:46:31 AM

Beautiful image, Shelly, marvelous colors, and lovely blurring of the background to enhance the butterfly and flowers -well done!

Debby #8506913

Hal Bambrick 4/3/2010 10:30:22 AM

Very WELL Done Shelly!!!. #8507736

Tommy E. Burgess 4/4/2010 11:09:33 PM

Very beautiful macro with wonderful colors, detail, dof, and composition!! #8510494

Shelly A. Van Camp 4/7/2010 5:10:08 PM

Thank you all so much!! #8518085

Nikki McDonald 4/18/2010 5:33:49 AM

Wonderful dof, Shelly -- the background and composition show off the details of this lovely monarch beautifully. Just saw it in Editor's Picks - congratulations. #8542785

Jeana Clark 5/24/2010 2:04:26 PM

Way To Go Shelly-Girl!!!!!
Very Beautiful!!!
Congrats on this fabulous Finalist!!!

~J~ #8633314

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/24/2010 3:14:57 PM

HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist,
Best of luck in the next round!!! #8634094

Carla Metzler 5/24/2010 3:32:12 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist,Shelly! #8634293

Shawn Jennings 5/24/2010 4:10:38 PM

WTG Shelly! Congratulations on your finalist! #8634682

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 5/24/2010 4:50:42 PM

Fantastic framing! #8635064

Nancyj E. Hovey 5/24/2010 5:57:26 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8635698

David Van Camp 5/24/2010 6:52:38 PM

ohhh!!! 3 finalists!!! You're tied with Renata :D Congrats! #8636283

frank w. degenhardt 5/24/2010 7:22:34 PM

Way to go my friend. A third Finalist for the month. Thats fabulous. CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic month. #8636511

Carol L. Fowler 5/24/2010 7:37:54 PM

Congrats! #8636626

Susan Weisensel 5/24/2010 11:27:21 PM

WTG Shelly. #8638071

Renee Doyle 5/25/2010 3:10:16 AM

Big congrats to you Shelly on this wonderful finalist!! #8638663

Courtenay Vanderbilt 5/25/2010 5:05:47 AM

Beautiful Shelly! Congratulations! #8639343

Linda D. Lester 5/25/2010 5:51:00 AM

Congrats on your awesome win...good luck in the next round! :) #8639634

Amy M. Wilson 5/25/2010 6:51:25 AM

Beautiful Finalist, Shelly... congrats!! #8639930

ALLEN O. HOWARD 5/25/2010 8:02:17 AM

Pretty! Congratulations! #8640310

Elida Gutierrez 5/25/2010 11:22:26 AM


For your FINALIST!!!

Renee Doyle 5/25/2010 10:30:09 PM

Awesome Shelly!!! Big congrats to you on this wonderful Gold Winner!!! #8642885

ALLEN O. HOWARD 5/25/2010 10:58:54 PM

Big Congratulations!!! #8643047

Corinne M. Thompson 5/25/2010 11:02:40 PM

Congrats on your win, beautiful capture! #8643067

Usman M. Bajwa 5/25/2010 11:58:06 PM

CONGRATZ on your terrific capture and Gold Win, Shelly.

UB. #8643178

Mary K. Robison 5/26/2010 1:17:43 AM

Congratulations on your lovely Second Place Winner, Shelly! #8643363

Amy M. Wilson 5/26/2010 4:23:50 AM

Big congratulations on your wonderful Second Place win, Shelly!!! #8643735

Anita Hogue 5/26/2010 4:24:41 AM

Congratulations Shelly! A beautiful winner! #8643741

Courtenay Vanderbilt 5/26/2010 4:53:21 AM

Big Congratulations on you fabulous winner, Shelly! #8643876

Shawn Jennings 5/26/2010 5:07:05 AM

WTG Shelly! Congratulations on your win! #8643917

Judy V. Kennamer 5/26/2010 5:24:40 AM

Woo Hoo!!! Congrats on your beautiful WINNER Shelly!!! WTG Girl!!!! #8644005

Judy V. Kennamer 5/26/2010 5:35:28 AM

A big congratulations on your Gold Award Acadia. A very well deserving win for a really great photo and a really great person. Great job.


I hope you are enjoying being back home in Maine... I was there last weekend.. #8644063

Cathy Barrows 5/26/2010 5:42:41 AM

Big congrats on your win #8644110

Renata Gusciora 5/26/2010 5:56:29 AM

Big congratualtions on your beautiful winner,Shelly!!!:-) #8644210

Nancyj E. Hovey 5/26/2010 6:29:01 AM

on your 2nd Place Winner
for this outstanding image! 8o) #8644390

Lisa J. Boulden 5/26/2010 6:32:08 AM

Such a beauty!
Congratulations on your winner!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #8644417

Linda D. Lester 5/26/2010 6:40:02 AM

Outstanding 2nd place win!!! Congratulations! #8644486

David Phalen 5/26/2010 7:06:07 AM

BIG Congrats on a terrific Winner!! #8644597

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 5/26/2010 7:51:46 AM

WTG on this magnificent win! :-)♫♪ k #8644779

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/26/2010 8:07:36 AM

Congrats on this awesome winner Shelly!

jo ann c. #8644829

Debra R. Harder 5/26/2010 8:39:15 AM

WTG, Shelly! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER! Deb #8644913

Jeana Clark 5/26/2010 8:46:36 AM

For this awesome Winner!!!!

~J~ #8644962

Mitch Spence 5/26/2010 9:42:41 AM

Big congratulations on your gold, Shelly! #8645155

Susan Weisensel 5/26/2010 9:53:44 AM

Huge Congratulations on your win Shelly. #8645183

Ken Smith 5/26/2010 10:07:51 AM

Excellent, Shelly...congrats to you! #8645226

Mike Clime 5/26/2010 12:43:30 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #8645603

Mary Beth Aiello 5/26/2010 1:22:31 PM

Huge congrats on this beautiful winner, Shelly. #8645669

Karen Celella 5/26/2010 2:41:53 PM

Huge congratulations for your exceptional winner, Shelly! #8645827

Sam Britt 5/26/2010 3:10:39 PM

Big Congrats on this beautiful Second Place winner, Shelly! #8645899

Phyllis H. Burchett 5/26/2010 5:25:50 PM

Congratulation on this stunning winner! #8646171

Denny E. Barnes 5/26/2010 7:12:18 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful and well deserved WIN, Shelly!! Outstanding!! #8646476

Tommy E. Burgess 5/26/2010 8:13:19 PM

Huge comgratulations on your beautiful winner Shelly!! #8646567

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/26/2010 8:53:41 PM

Congrats on your wonderful winner, Shelly!!!
Debby #8646634

frank w. degenhardt 5/26/2010 8:55:56 PM

Congratulations on the Second Place Win for this most beautiful image my friend. WTG. #8646642

Cindy Bendush 5/27/2010 12:04:48 AM

Gorgeous winner Shelly ~~ big congrats!!! #8646855

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/28/2010 9:05:21 AM

Congratulations Shelly on your Win!!!

Dominick #8649545

Janice Mezzacappa 5/28/2010 2:45:59 PM

Shelly I am so happy you know I love this one so much...Huge congrats on your spectacular win....I apologize for the original comment I put enoy your day lol...I meant enjoy of course...now enjoy your big win!!!!! #8650063

Gail Vitikacs 5/29/2010 7:51:28 AM

Outstanding win Shelly! So happy to see this! Congratulations!
Have a wonderful Memorial weekend.... #8651128

Dr Silly 5/29/2010 11:32:25 AM

Congratulations Shelly on this beautiful Butterfly Gold. :O) #8651541

Dianna Murphy 6/4/2010 2:35:38 PM

Wooohooo Shel,congratulations on your outstanding Winner!!!! #8665834

Shelly A. Van Camp 6/10/2010 5:33:41 AM

Thank you all so much!! #8685415

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This is another butterfly taken while we were in Maine. My father had fields of milk weed and the bushes were packed with many butterflies. Enjoy the weather! I am working outside again today to get some yard work done and enjoy the sunshine! Have a great day!

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/4000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., FocalLength: 240.00 mm, Model: NIKON D70

Uploaded on 4/2/2010 8:38:04 AM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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