Cycle of Life

Uploaded: July 02, 2007 03:44:00


A Eastern Blue Hairstreak deposits her eggs into the flowering buds of this butterfly bush.

Canon 100 - 400L IS at 400mm. ISO 250, afternoon light, 1/2000th @ f8.0, EC -1/3


Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe July 02, 2007

What a different kind of catch! Jeff the is remarkarble. The composition is fabulous. A winner to me. Peace, karen #683684

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 02, 2007

Great timing and presentation here Jeff, I do agree with Karen, this is a winner...Dominick #4464646

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe July 02, 2007

Beautiful details and composition! #4464661

Glenn E. Urquhart July 02, 2007

Amazing Clarity and Detail, Outstanding color, contrast... A Very Elegant, Beautiful Composition, Jeff!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4464678

Ken Smith level-classic July 02, 2007

Beautiful, Jeff. I like your crop on this and the background colors. Very well done! #4464695

Mary L. Graham July 02, 2007

Beautiful Jeff...Lovely composition and colors!! =) #4464714

Kathy Reeves July 02, 2007

Awesome comp in the beautiful macro Jeff!!! #4464793

Colette M. Metcalf July 02, 2007

Beautiful capture and detail, Jeff!! #4464863

Lynne Morris July 02, 2007

Wow this is awesome Jeff, amazing clarity and details. #4464864

Sharon King July 02, 2007

Fantastic composition, wonderful image Jeff! #4464907

Darren K. Fisher July 02, 2007

What a wonderful capture Jeff. I like the way you composed along with the BG color. #4464925

Judyann Plante July 02, 2007

Beautiful image, Jeff! Fantastic composition, color and detail.

Judyann <>< #4465035

Emily E. Bem July 02, 2007

A M A Z I N G ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

STELLAR comp and capture.... :) #4465040

Linda D. Lester level-classic July 02, 2007

Excellent the crop!!! #4465099

Linda M. Walker July 02, 2007

An awesome capture and most beautiful composition! #4465113

Carla Metzler July 02, 2007

Beautiful Jeff! #4465202

Nadine A. Lewis July 02, 2007

Oh my goodness, Jeff!!! What an AWESOME capture!!! GREAT comp. too!!! <>< #4465232

Girish Vaghela level-classic July 02, 2007

Great details, and very beautiful, Jeff! #4465299

Murry Grigsby July 02, 2007

Love your pano composition and the gentle bend of the stem! Nice clarity on the butterfly and the tele really simplifies the background. Well done Jeff!! #4465300

William Johnson July 02, 2007

Fantastic capture Jeff. The detail in the Butterfly and POV are amazing. I also like the Pano shot. Bill J. #4465332

Ray Clarke July 02, 2007

Great details Jeff, wonderful composition!!!(R) #4465454

Sam Britt July 02, 2007

Excellent composition & details, Jeff. #4465467

Tamara K. Walker level-classic July 02, 2007

So beautiful against the warm background. #4465538

Su Sana E. P level-classic July 02, 2007

Wowwwwwwwww!!!! What an awesome capture and presentation!! Jeff, another Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #4465566

Kate Jackson July 02, 2007

Brilliant composition Jeff! Very beautiful! #4466001

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe July 02, 2007

A beautiful composition, Jeff! #4466002

Nadya Johnson July 02, 2007

Outstanding photo Jeff, with very striking composition! #4466142

Karen Bacon July 02, 2007

A fantastic composition Jeff!Beautiful! #4466152

Stephen Zacker July 02, 2007

I agree.. your composition is outstanding #4466200

Paul Michko July 02, 2007

Very cool capture, Jeff. #4466215

David Pratt July 02, 2007

This is wonderful Jeff! Great job! #4466396

Karen Engelbreth July 02, 2007

Beautiful macro, Jeff! #4466528

ALLEN O. HOWARD July 02, 2007

An AWESOME capture and presented beautifully Jeff!, Allen #4466639

Nancy (Peaches) Harker July 02, 2007

Awsome capture Jeff, I wish I could get so lucky! #4466711

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 02, 2007

Beautiful capture of this little one, great lighting and detail. #4466744

John Connolly July 02, 2007

What a brilliant shot, Jeff! Your detail, color and composition are all above average! Well Done!!! #4466968

Husain Akhtar July 02, 2007

Wonderfully timed shot, Jeff! A lot to enjoy in this close-up work! #4466972

Carol Sawyer July 02, 2007

Excellent capture, Jeff! #4466994

Inge S. Lasmana July 02, 2007

Very beautifully composed! love the colors and details as well! great work, Jeff! #4467003

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 02, 2007

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Paul E. Earl
This is a great image, Jeff!! Love the composition!

Sierra K. Coad
WOW amazing shot also very interesting.

Roxanne M. Bubar July 02, 2007

What an amazing capture. Gorgeous colors and fantastic clarity. #4467194

Bill Wyatt July 02, 2007

Beautiful colors and details. Love the composition too!! #4467506

Graeme yew Chow July 02, 2007

Beautiful composition and detail, Jeff. #4468055

Dennis Flanagan July 02, 2007

Really well done Jeff. #4468064

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 02, 2007

Fantastic macro Jeff!! This is really quite beautiful!! <>< #4468067

Evy Johansen level-classic July 02, 2007

Wonderful image, Jeff! Love the composition!! #4468228

paul parent level-deluxe July 03, 2007

Superb shot. #4468556

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 03, 2007

Thanks Everyone very much!! Jeff #4468594

Ray Thoms July 03, 2007

Wonderful capture Jeff....... #4468694

Anne D. Eigen July 03, 2007

Excellent macro, Jeff! Love the perapective as well #4468697

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 03, 2007

Stunning image, Jeff, outstanding colors, clarity, comp, and crop!
-Debby #4468789

Janet McNeil level-classic July 03, 2007

Beautifully done - great capture! #4468791

Lorraine A. Cook July 03, 2007

AWESOME! The cycle of life beautifully captured, Jeff!<:)) #4468869

Hendrik Storme July 03, 2007

Wonderful presentation, great capture Jeff! #4468909

Sherry Sturgis July 03, 2007

Jeff, the details, composition, and colors are sensational! BEAUTIFUL capture!!!!! #4469608

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic July 03, 2007

Wonderful image and title Jeff!,
Amalia #4470108

Debbie Fleri July 03, 2007

What a great capture...: )

Awesome gallery...: ) #4470820

Elizabeth A. Marker level-deluxe July 03, 2007

Wonderful capture Jeff!! Great POV and details!! #4470911

Michael Khoury July 04, 2007

excellent dynamics in this image Jeff !
m #4471620

Erin Appelbaum July 04, 2007

Superb capture, Jeff. You have the patience of a saint. Beautifully timed. Peter #4471705

Ermanno Radice July 04, 2007

Fantastic composition, love the natural curve, great shot, Jeff!!! #4472985

Steve M. Harrington July 04, 2007

Great capture, Jeff. Informative too.
Steve #4473018

Derek D. Dafoe July 04, 2007

Wonderful shot Jeff!! I truly love the composition!! #4473755

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 05, 2007

Thank You All Very Much! I really appreciate all of the great comments on this image! Jeff #4474384

Susan Candelario July 05, 2007

EXCELLENT, Jeff!!! I always enjoy viewing your work. #4476498

ronda chatelle level-classic July 05, 2007

Great shot Jeff! Wonderful details and informative presentation! #4477192

Arnie Horwitz level-deluxe July 05, 2007

Great composition, colors and lighting, Jeff! #4477253

Ross Throndson July 06, 2007

Wow....Great Catch, Jeff....Amazing Image!! #4478832

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 06, 2007

Thanks Very Much; I really appreciate all of your great comments on this image! Jeff #4478866

Daniella Puente July 06, 2007

Jeff this couldn´t have been better! excellent photo is elements, technique and it :) #4479343

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 06, 2007

Thanks so much Daniella; I really appreciate your comment! Jeff #4479602

Jenny Bosmans July 06, 2007

Wonderful presentation and excellent capture, Jeff! :) #4479793

Casey A. Hanson July 06, 2007

Outstanding work, Jeff! :0) #4480673

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 07, 2007

Thank You Jenny and Casey! Jeff #4481128

Mitch Spence level-classic July 07, 2007

Wonderful balancing act she's doing, Jeff, and a great shot. #4483076

adrifil July 08, 2007

I love butterflies and although I have photos from their various stages I never captured an egg posture.
The composition, with this arch, is wonderful.
You made a beautiful shot! #4483845

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 08, 2007

Thank You Mitch and Adrifil! Jeff #4483970

Karen Slagle July 09, 2007

Beautiful capture of nature, Jeff. I've not seen a shot like this before. I really like the composition. #4489296

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 09, 2007

Thank you very much Karen! Jeff #4489727

Carol Teal July 10, 2007

Beautiful capture, excellent comp, and perfect timing! A wonderful image Jeff! #4492276

Joan P. McCool July 10, 2007

Excellent image Jeff!!! So Lovely! #4494107

Susan Fox July 10, 2007

Fantastic composition and crop. Love how the flower bends and leads our eye right down to the butterfly. Wonderful capture! #4494118

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 11, 2007

Thanks Very much!! Jeff #4497770

Cary Rogers July 17, 2007

Excellent composition and lighting, Jeff! A wonderful capture of an intimate moment in the cycle of life! #4518968

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 19, 2007

Thank You Cary! Jeff #4527789

Bambi L. Dingman July 22, 2007

I love this, Jeff! Beautiful colors and composition! #4542049

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 23, 2007

Thanks Very Much Bambi! Jeff #4545635

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic July 30, 2007

Super capture, details and colors! #4578894

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 30, 2007

Thank You Shelly!! Jeff #4580149

Aimee S. McMaster January 25, 2008

....much congratulations on your lovely finalist Jeff...Aimee #5392861

Susie Peek-Swint January 25, 2008

Many congrats Jeff ~ wonderful comp and detail! #5393142

Kathy Shogren level-classic January 25, 2008

Great timing Jeff. Congrats on finalist. Good luck! #5393515

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations Jeff!!! #5393540

Jeana Clark January 25, 2008

Congrats on this FANTASTIC FINALIST!!!

~J~ #5393619

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 25, 2008

WOW Jeff, WTG another big congrats!!! #5393711

Shawn Jennings January 25, 2008

Great capture, Jeff! Congratulations on your finalist! #5393900

Bob D. Hall level-classic January 25, 2008

Congrats on your outstanding finalist, Jeff! #5393910

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Jeff. #5393982

Colleen Farrell January 25, 2008

WTG, Jeff--congratulations on your WIN! #5394309

Sylvia Rossler January 25, 2008

Big Big Big congrats on your superb winn Jeff :O) #5394373

Robert S. Grauer January 25, 2008

Jeff congrats on this beautiful winning shot #5394617

Steve M. Harrington January 25, 2008

Way to go, Jeff!
Steve #5394646

Robert R. Goodman January 25, 2008

A big congratulations,Jeff!!!!!! #5394660

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 25, 2008

BIG COngrats Jeff on this FANTASTIC well deserved win!!! #5394719

Paul E. Earl January 25, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS, Jeff!!! #5394729

Gail Vitikacs level-classic January 25, 2008

YAHOOOOOOOOOO!!! The man with the gold!!! Congratulations Jeff! #5394768

Ken Smith level-classic January 25, 2008

Excellent work, Jeff! Congrats!! #5394845

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 25, 2008

Congratulations, Jeff! Incredible timing on this fantastic winner! #5394938

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 25, 2008


Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 25, 2008

Hearty congrats, Jeff, on this excellent winner!!!!
-Debby #5394989

Margaret R. Barry January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Jeff! #5394993

Alison Krylowski January 25, 2008

Congratulations! #5395062

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your great Winner, Jeff! #5395155

Aimee S. McMaster January 25, 2008

...Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Jeff...Aimee #5395488

Erin Appelbaum January 25, 2008

Congratulations Jeff. Well deserved. Peter #5395652

Elida Gutierrez January 25, 2008

Especialy for the winners #5395718

Jill Odice level-classic January 25, 2008

A well deserved CONGRATS Buddy!!! #5395862

Cheryl E. Molennor January 25, 2008

Perfect cacth Jeff. These guys are so smCongratulationsall and gone in a second. Well done #5395967

Sam Britt January 25, 2008

Congratulations Jeff! Beautiful winner. #5396128

Renee Doyle January 25, 2008

This is beautiful Jeff!!!!! Big congrats!!! #5396171

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this outstanding Winner, Jeff!! So beautiful!! #5396254

Michael Umbreit January 25, 2008

Jeff - Congratulations!! - Mike #5396316

David Phalen January 25, 2008

BIG Congrats on a well deserved Winner!! #5396335

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your win Jeff! Excellent details, design and depth!! #5396394

Walter Graziano January 25, 2008

Excellent Jeff, Congratulations on your win!! #5396410

Bob D. Hall level-classic January 25, 2008

Congrats on your great win, Jeff! #5396475

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 25, 2008

Beautiful capture Jeff! Congratulations!! #5396578

Jill Flynn January 25, 2008

What a splendid moment you've captured Jeff! I love the arc. A big congratulations on your win! #5396644

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar January 25, 2008

hi Jeff!! another addition to your golds my friend! CONGRATS on this amazing winner!! #5396662

Ronald F. Fischer January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this awesome winner!!! #5396693

Terry L. Ellis level-classic January 25, 2008

Jeff, congratulations! A very worthy and beautiful finalist and Second Place win! Love the comp. #5396738

Evy Johansen level-classic January 25, 2008

BIG congratulations on your beautiful win, Jeff!! #5396847

Alan L. Borror January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Jeff! #5396985

Raymond Pauly January 25, 2008

Wonderful winner! Congratulations, Jeff! #5397072

David Pratt January 26, 2008

Congratulations, great winner! #5397997

Kristi A. Howson January 26, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful Winner Jeff! Great use of the horizontal format! #5399926

Tamara K. Walker level-classic January 26, 2008


Anita Hogue January 26, 2008

Fabulous win, Jeff! Congratulations! #5400499

Lori Carlson January 26, 2008

Big Congrats to you Jeff on this awesome shot and awesome win!! :0) #5401854

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 27, 2008

A Beauty! Congrats, Jeff! #5402564

Ellen Hodges January 27, 2008

Congrats on a fantastic image, Jeff! #5402693

Marsha S. Smith January 27, 2008

Such an amazing image, Jeff. Congratulations!!!! #5402943

Patrick Rouzes January 27, 2008

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW,Jeff!!!!!!!!!CONGRATULATIONS,my friend!!!!!!!!!!! #5403120

Jessica Jenney January 27, 2008

Congratulations, Jeff on your beautiful win! #5403618

Cyn Valentine January 27, 2008

Congratulations Jeff! #5403621

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 27, 2008

Awesome eye and capture Jeff and a well deserved winner, Congratulations. #5404497

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 27, 2008

Thanks BP for selecting this image for a 2nd Place - I am honored! Thanks Everyone for the Great comments; I appreciate all of them very much! Jeff #5404820

Graeme yew Chow January 28, 2008

Congratulations Jeff, wonderful winner. #5406135

Kimi A. Phillips January 28, 2008

Big Congrats to you!!!! #5408303

Murry Grigsby January 28, 2008

Congrats on your terrific image and win Jeff!! #5409160

Cary Rogers January 28, 2008

BIG CONGRATS, Jeff!! Outstanding composition and capture! I love watching these little hairstreaks "undulate" their tails! #5410481

Joannie Bertucci level-classic January 29, 2008

Bravo, clap, clap, clap!
A truly deserved win Jeff, she is a beauty! #5411412

Allan L. Whitehead January 29, 2008

Jeff, congratulations on a job well done my friend - Allan #5412039

Tarun Bose January 29, 2008

Big congrats Jeff for your excellent winner. #5412859

Gail Sullivan level-classic January 29, 2008

Hi amazing capture...I love the pano crop...congrats! #5414771

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 29, 2008

Thank You All Very Much!! Jeff #5414982

Ken Jarvis January 29, 2008

Amazing shot Jeff! Congratulations on your win! #5415314

Stanley J. Contrades January 30, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on this very well-deserved capture and winner, Jeff!
Stan #5416510

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 30, 2008

Awesome! Very well seen and presented!

Big congratulations Jeff!

jo ann c. #5419003

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 30, 2008

Thank You Ken, Stan and Jo Ann! Jeff #5419599

Darryl Wilkinson January 30, 2008

Fascinating shot and capture, Jeff! Congratulations on your win! #5420312

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic January 31, 2008

Beautiful Jeff! Congrats on your well-deserved win!! #5423767

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 31, 2008

Thank You Darryl and Judy! Jeff #5425222

Nancy L. Barrett February 01, 2008

Love the composition and clarity here, Jeff--a well-deserved win! #5428011

Karen Bacon February 01, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful winner! #5428893

Eugenio Diaz February 01, 2008

Congratulation on your beautiful Winner!!!! #5431103

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 03, 2008

Thank You Nancy, Karen and Eugenio! Jeff #5437951

Janet Daniel February 04, 2008

Spectacular image, Jeff. Love it and congratulations on your win! #5441393

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 04, 2008

Thank You Janet! Jeff #5443946

Bill Houghton February 05, 2008

What a wonderful shot Jeff. Congratulations on you win. Bill #5446128

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 05, 2008

Thank You Bill! Jeff #5449453

Peggy J. Maguire February 07, 2008

Amazing clarity Jeff, Congratulations on your win! #5458061

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 08, 2008

Thanks Peggy! Jeff #5465901

C A February 11, 2008

Great moment to capture. Well done Jeff!! #5477159

Alex T. Mizuno February 11, 2008

Such an excellent capture!! I've never seen butterflies doing this. Wonderful comp too. Congratulations on your winning!! #5480154

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 11, 2008

Thank You Corné and Alex! Jeff #5480797

Gary Lange February 19, 2008

Wow, Jeff I'm sorry I missed this wonderful image. Well done and belated congrats!! #5517032

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 19, 2008

Thanks Very Much Gary!! Jeff #5517331

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 22, 2008

huge congrats Jeff!!!!! #5536888

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 23, 2008

Thank You Stefania! Jeff #5538727

Jill Odice level-classic February 29, 2008

Wahoo! Congrats :-) #5572177

Kathy Reeves March 01, 2008

Wow!! Congratulations on this awesome win!!!! #5576560

Mary K. Robison March 01, 2008

Fantastic profile capture of one of Life's miracles, Jeff! A belated CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win! #5576574

Kathleen Rinker March 01, 2008

Wow Jeff this is awesome, love your gallery, congrats on your win!!! #5578498

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic March 01, 2008

Congrats on this beauty, Jeff! #5579175

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 02, 2008

Thank You Very Much! Jeff #5580856

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 03, 2008

Such a splendid capture, Jeff!
A belated congrats on this wonderful winner!
~Lisa #5588377

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 05, 2008

Thank You Lisa! Jeff #5594968

March 08, 2008

love this pic so much...!
regards #5610931

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 08, 2008

Thank You Rony - I am glad to hear that you enjoyed this one! Jeff #5611974

Bill Houghton April 02, 2008

Jeff, this is such a beautiful shot. Thanks so much for your comments. Bill #5732143

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 02, 2008

Thank You Bill! Jeff #5735680

Candice L. Carter April 03, 2008

Stunning crop and capture! Excellent! #5738174

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 04, 2008

Thanks very much Candice! Jeff #5742094

SaMi Martin October 02, 2008

Beautiful image Jeff with a great POV! #6543992

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 02, 2008

Thanks SaMi! Jeff #6544622

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 31, 2009

Congratulations Jeff on this very well deserved win!! <>< #7111919

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 01, 2009

Thank You Nancy! Jeff #7112344

Wendy Stevenson May 06, 2011

Excellent composition! Congratulations once again Jeff! Awesome! #9391605

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 06, 2011

Thank You Wendy! Jeff #9392182

Val Feldman level-deluxe January 20, 2012

Hi, Jeff...this was before my time on BP but when it came up on the home page today, I think I stopped breathing for a second there! What an amazing moment you've captured...with excellent color, detail and comp - absolutely breathtaking. You were at the right place (your backyard, I'm guessing - I recognize your wall color:), at the right time and then carried off the technicalities, perfectly! Congratulations on a fine Gold Win! #9931995

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 20, 2012

Thanks very much Val - Yes - This is at our home! #9932214

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