Paper Kite

© Melissa Olsen

Paper Kite

Uploaded: January 28, 2011 06:42:33


Also known as rice paper butterflies, this species has a slow gentle flight like paper floating in the air
“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” Ê Carl Sagan

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III


Jack Ryan January 28, 2011

Excellent comp and clarity...and that "touch" of red is an added bonus. Nicely done. #1348123

Melissa Olsen January 28, 2011

Thank you Jack!
I think I could sit and watch the gentle flight of the Paper Kite all relaxing! #9198839

Gina Cormier level-classic January 28, 2011

Another lovely butterfly image Melissa with great detail!! #9198862

MELODIE C. ROBERTS January 28, 2011


This is Beautiful Melissa!

Gorgeous color and comp!

Very nice!

Have a Happy Friday!

Did you get the memo? #9198864

Douglas Pignet January 28, 2011

Beautiful capture with wonderful colors and lighting #9198934

Monnie Ryan January 28, 2011

Beautiful color and composition -- these B&W butterflies are SO pretty! #9198978

Robert R. Goodman level-addict January 28, 2011

Hi Melissa,I have never seen one before.Beautiful capture.The weather sould be nice for your visit!!!! #9198986

Tamara K. Walker level-classic January 28, 2011

Wonderful capture, nice pop of color with the flower. #9199050

Melissa Olsen January 28, 2011

Big thanks to all of you! #9199488

Michelle Alton January 28, 2011

A beautiful creation...the comp, the colors, the focus..just perfect. #9199497

Rony Sagy January 28, 2011

So beautiful. #9199652

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe January 28, 2011

Great close up critter capture! Wonderful details and dof. #9199775

Melissa Olsen February 02, 2011

Thank you Michelle, Rony and Randy! #9208047

Merna L. Nobile February 10, 2011

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9225166

Jeana Clark February 10, 2011

YaY Melissa!!!!
Wonderful Finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!

~J~ #9225167

Robert R. Goodman level-addict February 10, 2011

A Big Congratulations,Melissa!!! #9225212

Melissa Olsen February 10, 2011

What a surprise...thanks Merna, Jeana and Bobby! #9225412

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 10, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Melissa. Good luck in the next round. #9225450

Tiia Vissak February 10, 2011

Congratulations! #9225665

Nancy (Peaches) Harker February 10, 2011


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Jack Ryan February 10, 2011

Congratulations, Melissa...a very deserving selection. #9226225

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 10, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa. #9226570

ALLEN O. HOWARD February 10, 2011

Congratulations Melissa! A terrific finalist! #9227038

Tammy Espino February 10, 2011

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #9227397

Janet McNeil level-classic February 10, 2011

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #9227730

Evy Johansen level-classic February 10, 2011

Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #9228869

Ron McEwan February 10, 2011

Congratulations Melissa on your Silver for January #9229303

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic February 11, 2011

Beautiful image and finalist,Melissa! Congratulations!! #9230451

Ken Smith level-classic February 11, 2011

Excellent, Melissa...congrats to you! #9230555

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 11, 2011

Congrats on your Finalist Melissa! Jeff #9230563

Eivor Kuchta February 11, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa! Good luck in the next round! #9231275

Patricia A. Stalter February 11, 2011

Time for the "smarty pants dance"! #9231606

Melissa Olsen February 11, 2011

Thanks so much all! #9231712

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe February 11, 2011

BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful January finalist, Melissa!! WTG!! #9232053

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 11, 2011

Awesome finalist! Congratulations Melissa....

jo ann c. #9232294

Linda Blair February 12, 2011

Beautiful finalist...congratulations!!! #9235351

Jorgen Jensen February 16, 2011

Belated congratulations with a well deserved and very beautiful Finalist. #9244849

Merna L. Nobile March 10, 2011

Well here we are again, on the corner of Better Photo and Winner Avenue!
CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful award, you certainly deserve it.

John Connolly March 18, 2011

Belated congratulations on your finalisy award for this outstanding image Melissa! Great work! #9298068

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