Fall Frittilary

© Tess L. Yee

Fall Frittilary

Uploaded: October 27, 2009


Different butterfly, different day...probably different mosquitoes, but they sure LOOKED the same!

This guy made nice, and landed on an outstretched lantana branch. Just add macro, and voilá! Instant BG.

*Congrats to the September Winners*

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 640, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Gord MacEachern October 27, 2009

Lovely macro Tess, great job! #1197134

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 27, 2009

Beautiful composition, colors and dof, Tess. #8077678

Deb Koskovich October 27, 2009

Exceptional color, Tess...I really like this a lot. #8077682

Colette M. Metcalf October 27, 2009

Beautiful capture! Nice details and colors! #8077706

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 27, 2009

Excellent capture of the beautiful Gulf Fritillary Tess! Jeff #8077813

Henry Miller October 27, 2009

A beautiful capture,Tess!! #8077878

Arlene Krassner October 27, 2009

What a gorgeous photograph Tess. #8077890

Ray Clarke October 27, 2009

Gorgeous Butterfly capture Tess.!!!(R) #8077893

Michelle Alton October 27, 2009

Everything is working wonderfully. #8077961

Sam Britt October 27, 2009

Beautiful butterfly capture, Tess. Great composition & color. #8077976

Douglas Pignet October 27, 2009

Beautiful clarity & colors. #8078012

Janet Daniel October 27, 2009

Wonderful color, detail, & dof in this beautiful capture, Tess! #8078065

Alan L. Borror October 27, 2009

Fantastic macro, Tess! Great color and composition. #8078071

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe October 27, 2009

Beautiful! #8078137

Thomas E. Hinds October 27, 2009

Very pretty butterfly! Great color and framing! Love the color-texture of the background! Nice one, Tess! #8078177

Amy M. Wilson October 27, 2009

Excellent comp, colors, dof and light... nicely done, Tess!!! #8078213

Tiia Vissak October 27, 2009

very beautiful! #8078217

Lynn M. Whitt October 27, 2009

beautiful colors and light.... #8078253

Joy Rector October 27, 2009

gorgeous #8078330

Jyri Vissak October 27, 2009

Beautiful macro! Great timing. #8078374

Monnie Ryan October 27, 2009

Wow -- perfect capture of this beautiful butterfly, Tess! #8078389

Karen Celella October 27, 2009

Wonderful macro of this beautiful butterfly Tess. #8078496

Kiril Kirkov level-deluxe October 27, 2009

Wonderful macro frame! Very well done! Bravo!
Kiril #8078514

Graham Robards October 27, 2009

Wow, if it only could be that simple for me lol. Great job, I love the BG and all of it.~Pat #8078668

Graham Robards October 27, 2009

Wow, if it only could be that simple for me lol. Great job, I love the BG and all of it.~Pat #8078669

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer October 27, 2009

WOW!!! What a beauty!!! Absolutely gorgeous capture of this beautiful butterfly, Tess. The colors and details are outstanding.

Hal Bambrick October 27, 2009

Yup,Another Nice Capture Tess!!!!!. #8078787

Melissa G. Meiselman October 27, 2009

Outstanding capture of this beautiful butterfly taken with vibrant color and terrific vertical composition, Valarie!! #8078790

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 27, 2009

WOW, this is gorgeous, and bet we see this one again! fantastic detail, colors 8o) #8078819

Eugenio Diaz October 27, 2009

Wonderful butterfly image...lovely colours! #8078942

ROLAN NARMAN October 27, 2009

Wonderful composition and colors Tess! #8078943

Mary E. Lake October 27, 2009

WOW, awesome macro Tess!! :) #8078961

Tess L. Yee October 27, 2009

Thanks to each of you for all of these wonderful comments...very much appreciated! #8078964

Margaret R. Barry October 27, 2009

Beautiful detail, composition and dof, Tess! #8079058

Dianna Murphy October 27, 2009

Beautiful comp and background. Wonderful color and clarity. #8079115

Robert R. Goodman October 27, 2009

Beautiful color and detail Tess!!!! #8079170

Rony Sagy October 27, 2009

What a beautiful color scheme, composition and detail, Tess. #8079172

Marty Straub October 27, 2009

An outstanding capture, Tess. Perfect dof. I really like the whites around the wings and on its head. Perfect comp, too! #8079190

Tess L. Yee October 27, 2009

Thanks for the super comments Margaret, Dianna, Bobby, Rony, and Marty!! #8079436

Mike Clime October 27, 2009

Wonderful macro and beautiful colors! #8079734

Maria Morrow October 27, 2009

This is beautiful Tess.. wonderfully composed, great detail, color and dof! #8080161

Karen Engelbreth October 27, 2009

Wonderful macro, Tess... #8080260

Kaye Burazin October 27, 2009

Superb macro Tess. Vivid and detailed. #8080282

Barbara Waldoch October 27, 2009

Beautiful butterfly and capture, Tess! #8080342

Brett Dolsen October 28, 2009

Beautifull work Tess!!A special macro!!Brett #8081131

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 28, 2009

Gorgeous color and detail, Tess. #8081444

Renata Gusciora October 28, 2009

Beauty!Fantastic details and great compsition,Tess! #8081467

Maria A. Gonzalez October 28, 2009

Beautiful composition and isolation of the butterfly against the bg...Excellent composition and detail,too.Beautifully captured. #8081549

a2o akmal aini othman level-classic October 28, 2009

splendid! beautiful close-up, Tess, well presented! #8081846

Howard B. Cheek October 28, 2009

Great BG and vivid color Tess, the GF looks great on the lantana.
Always love a good open wing shot :) #8082177

Mitch Spence level-classic October 28, 2009

Perfect exposure and great colors and background, Tess. #8082335

Tess L. Yee October 28, 2009

Huge thanks for all of these fab comments!! #8082776

Leslie McLain level-classic October 29, 2009

Beautiful image, colors, and DOF, Tess. #8084863

Patricia A. Stalter October 29, 2009

I love it when they "make nice"! Stay put and be beautiful helps too. :D Pat #8085654

Mark Dodge October 29, 2009

Incredible bokeh! #8086019

Tess L. Yee October 30, 2009

Thanks for the great comments Leslie, Patricia, and Mark! #8087832

Ray Thoms October 30, 2009

Great image...like the colours of the bg #8087896

Ujjwal Mukherjee October 31, 2009

Such beautiful composition and capture,Tess!! #8089921

Christine Czernin level-classic October 31, 2009

Beautiful, dreamy quality shot.
Each day you amaze me with another stunning capture of another critter.
They are all winners, at least in my oppinion. #8089963

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 31, 2009

WONDERFUL capture of this beautiful butterfly!!! SUPERB colors adn clarity in this very well done image!! <>< #8091509

Tess L. Yee November 01, 2009

Thank you for all of the wonderful comments Ray, Ujjwal, Christine, and Nancy!

(secretly promotes Christine to BP Judge...)

:) #8092830

Terry Cervi level-classic November 03, 2009

This is just stunning, Tess!! #8100548

Tess L. Yee November 04, 2009

Thank you for that generous comment, Terry! #8103564

Songbird Cline level-classic January 26, 2010

wowow!! #8331848

Tess L. Yee February 01, 2010

Thanks for the comment, Songbird! #8346256

David A. Dawson February 24, 2010

Your images are excellent! I learned from your bio that you are a perfectionist. I think all real good photographers are. If you're like me, you are always looking for ways to improve.
I think this shot could be improved by cropping it as a horizontal. Eliminate a lot of the excess headroom and trim a bit off the bottom of the plant. Place the top edge of the wings along the upper thirds line and, as you say, Voila! Then we could all see this beauty a bit larger. #8413264

Tess L. Yee March 09, 2010

Thanks for stopping by with a kind (and helpful!) comment, David. I do like your suggestions (played around with something similar myself, but also liked the 'impressionist' feel to the BG). Now that my PSE skills are marginally better, I might give it another go! #8442887

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic June 29, 2010

Very beautiful capture. The bokeh is perfect. The colors and detail are wonderful. Nice Work Tess #8723771

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