Butterfly Nocturne

© Nobu Nagase

Butterfly Nocturne

Uploaded: February 22, 2005


...Latin night festivity on Aruba beach under a poor lighting condition, enabled me to capture the motion of this beautifully costumed dancer, dancing like a butterfly...
Re-edited for resub. Comment is unecessary...


Stanley J. Contrades February 22, 2005

Beautiful colors and capture of her movement even under poor lighting conditions, Nobi! Very expressive dancer, and wonderfully done!
Much Aloha,
Stan #218105

Dan Holm level-classic February 23, 2005

Tremendous capture, Nobi!! Beautiful! #1127427

Nancy Grace Chen February 23, 2005

How interesting... I just uploaded a photo I took using a similar effect (dancer and motion blur of skirt) about two months ago! This is a good one... dramatic blur and expression!

Nancy #1128297

Judy S. Fung February 23, 2005

Wonderful capture, Nobi! #1128907

Karen Bacon February 23, 2005

Great image Nobi!Love the feeling of motion you captured here! #1128987

Detrick V. Martin February 23, 2005

Nice Shot! #1129195

Marsha S. Smith February 23, 2005

Nobi, comment is always necessary when an image is worthy of comment and this one certainly is. Just beautiful, wonderful color and the way you caught the motion of her costume. #1129208

Nobu Nagase February 23, 2005

Thank you all very much for stopping by and take the time to comment on this. #1129555

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 23, 2005

This is so very beautiful!! Great work!! #1129575

Cathy Stancil February 24, 2005

That's a great image Nobi ! Well done, Beautiful ! #1131845

Nobu Nagase February 24, 2005

Thank you, Donna and Cathy, for kind and generous words. #1131903

Jane Summa February 24, 2005

Well Nobi...when I like something..especially an image like this one, I have to let you know :-)! Fantastic shot..the colortones blend so well with how you captured the motion...Very Nice! #1131925

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe February 25, 2005

This is a great capture, Nobi. You did a great job under with the lighting. Great job! #1134095

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe February 27, 2005

Wow! Nobi!!! How did I miss this!!!
Superpic Nobinn!! :-)
kathkk #1137501

Cathy Stancil March 15, 2005

Congratulations Nobi !!! Good luck ! #1174969

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe March 15, 2005

Congrats, NobiNN!!! Happy for you!!!!!
Kathkk #1175222

Cindy Cone March 15, 2005

Congrats, Nobi! I missed this one before! It's super! #1175408

Jennifer Rennison March 15, 2005

Tremendous motion and capture, Nobi, so beautiful!! Congratulations on your finalist!! #1176206

Marsha S. Smith March 15, 2005

Congratulations, Nobi!!! #1176789

Carla Metzler March 15, 2005

Congratulations, Nobie! #1176911

Colette M. Metcalf March 15, 2005

Congratulations to you Nobi!!! #1177487

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe March 15, 2005

I thought this one would be here, Nobi! Great image and congrats to you! #1177927

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe March 15, 2005

I thought this one would be here, Nobi! Great image and congrats to you! #1177928

Kelly Abernathy level-classic March 15, 2005

Congrats on a great finalist! -K #1178299

Mary K. Robison March 15, 2005

Sometimes those re-subs pay off, Nobi!
Congratulations on this beauty making it into the finals! #1178381

Judy S. Fung March 16, 2005

Congrats, Nobi!! #1178828

Deborah Sandidge March 16, 2005

Beautifully captured, Nobi, congratulations!! #1179733

Lucia De Giovanni March 16, 2005

Congratulations Nobi! And good luck in the next round! #1180373

Debra Booth March 16, 2005

Congrats on this wonderful finalist, Nobi! #1180619

Kathleen Clemons March 16, 2005

Congrats to you, Nobi! #1181838

Diane Addonizio level-classic March 16, 2005

Congratulations on your finalist, Nobi ! #1182279

Terry R. Hatfield March 16, 2005

I Missed This Beauty Nobi!! A Big Congratulations To You On An Excellent Image And Your Finalist!! #1182623

S J March 16, 2005

Fantastic capture!! Congrats again, Nobi!! #1183131

Janet S Weaver March 16, 2005

This is an awesome beautiful image Nobi! Congrats!! Hope you do well in the next round!! #1183165

Stanley J. Contrades March 16, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS, Nobi, and best of luck to you with this Finalist in the next judging! Beautifully done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1183240

Carol Brill March 17, 2005

Simply wonderful, Nobi, with the capture of colorful motion, congratulations on all your finalists, and the very best of luck to you! #1183570

Janet L. Skinner March 17, 2005

GREAT shot, Nobi!! Congrats!! #1183699

Karen Bacon March 17, 2005

Congratulations Nobi!GORGEOUS SHOT! #1185025

Karen Engelbreth March 17, 2005

Congrats to you, Nobi!

Anette Linnea Rasmussen March 17, 2005

Great job Nobi!
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes, Linnea #1185625

Joannie Bertucci level-classic March 17, 2005

Nobi, there is just something about you and female dancers :-) Congratulations young man on your very well deserved win! #1185652

Murry Grigsby March 17, 2005

Congratulations on your win Nobi!! #1185723

Cindy Cone March 17, 2005

Big congrats to you, Nobi! #1185732

Karen Bacon March 17, 2005

Abig congratulations on your win my friend!!! #1185801

Stanley J. Contrades March 17, 2005

Fabulous 2nd Place Win, Nobi, and CONGRATULATIONS once again!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1185944

William C. Raco level-classic March 17, 2005

Wonderful photo, Nobi!!
So glad to see this a winner.


Patricia Marroquin March 17, 2005

Congrats, my friend! Glad to see this beauty as a winner! :-) #1186012

Judy S. Fung March 17, 2005

Congrats on your win, Nobi!! #1186066

Terry R. Hatfield March 17, 2005

Congratulations On Your Win Nobi!!!! #1186081

Allan L. Whitehead March 17, 2005

Nobi, congratulations on this wonderful win, it's very richly deserved, my dear friend - your friend, Allan #1186229

S J March 17, 2005

Many Congratulations on this Fabulous WIN, Nobi!! #1186255

Jill Flynn March 17, 2005

A big congratulations on this terrific win Nobi! Way to go!! #1186291

Jane Summa March 17, 2005

Fantastic Nobi!! I'm real happy for you!! Congratulations :-)!!!! #1186346

Marsha S. Smith March 17, 2005

Still beautiful! Congrats, Nobi #1186367

Debra Booth March 17, 2005

Congratulations on your win, Nobi!!! #1186461

Deborah Sandidge March 17, 2005

Beautiful work, congratulations Nobi!!! #1186518

Stephen Zacker March 17, 2005

Wonderful image and feeling of motion. Congratulations #1186782

Colette M. Metcalf March 17, 2005

Congratulations to you Nobi!!!! #1186793

Kelly Abernathy level-classic March 17, 2005

Congratulations on your win! -K #1187012

Mary K. Robison March 17, 2005

Yay, Nobi!
CONGRATULATIONS on your win!! #1187064

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 17, 2005

Hi Nobi, I wanted to congratulate you, this is awesome!! #1187126

Kathleen Clemons March 18, 2005

Congrats to you, Nobi! :) #1187418

Anita Hogue March 18, 2005

Congratulations on a fabulous win, Nobi!! #1187779

Ed Heaton March 18, 2005

Congratulation on an outstanding image! #1187909

Laura Clay-Ballard March 18, 2005

congratulations. very pretty image. #1188007

Carla Metzler March 18, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Nobi! :) #1188478

Karen Engelbreth March 18, 2005

Congratulations on your win, Nobi! #1188973

Nobu Nagase March 18, 2005

Thank you very much, everyone, for your kind congratulatory comments.
I always appreciate your support and encouragement, without that, this image and others would not have been here.
It's such an honor and pleasure to have your friendship, your support, and encouragement. Thank you!!! #1189508

Diane Addonizio level-classic March 18, 2005

Congratulations, Nobi !! #1189534

Evy Johansen level-classic March 18, 2005

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Nobi! #1189787

Nobu Nagase March 19, 2005

Thank you so much, Diane and Evy!!! #1190825

Jennifer Rennison March 19, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful win, Nobi! #1190886

Leonard Pierce March 19, 2005

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Nobi!!! #1191863

Susan T. Evans level-classic March 20, 2005

Congrats Nobi!!! awesome! #1193186

Eric Schneider March 23, 2005

Good Job Nobi! Omedetou! #1200372

Nobu Nagase March 23, 2005

Jennifer, Len, and Susan,
Thank you so much for coming by and for your kind words.

Eric-san, doumo arigatou!!! #1200854

Nancy Grace Chen March 26, 2005

Nobi, so you came out on top!! My dancer didn't even make finalist. :) Big congratulations to you on your win with this beautiful capture!

Nancy #1208826

Cora Miller level-classic March 29, 2005

Nobi, this is FABULOUS!!! The bright colors and sense of motion you captured are wonderful. Love your title too. My heartfelt congratulations on your win! #1213486

Leanne M.E. Boyd April 12, 2005

Comment is very necessary, Nobi! What a gorgeous image! Congratulations on your win! Very well done! #1248830

Elisabeth A. Gay April 22, 2005

Marvellous win Nobi - another of your wonderful cultural shots!
Ann #1282169

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