Two Beauties Together

© Maria A. Gonzalez

Two Beauties Together

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 08, 2011

Oh Maria, I am very sorry to see you go. I have long enjoyed and admired your beautiful images and very much appreciated your willingness to help with my own occasional butterfly identification. Lovely farewell image -- the butterfly is so pretty against the petals of this orchid. Wish you all the best. #1351312

Maria A. Gonzalez February 08, 2011

For those of you who want to keep in touch with me!
My email is
My website is

I will keep in touch and look at your beautiful galleries.
Take care,Maria. #9220202

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 08, 2011

Beautiful goodbye captured but you will be so missed. Please keep in touch and call from time to time. Let me know if you make a trip to WV again. Take care and all the best. Tammy. #9220217

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 08, 2011

Beautiful capture, Maria! You will be missed very much! Happy and safe travels, and future endeavors!! #9220262

Jack Gaskin February 08, 2011


You know where to find me when in Florida come winter.

Happy Trails & Vaya Con Dias
Jack #9220369

MELODIE C. ROBERTS February 08, 2011


I Don't like the sounds of That!!
Glad we were able to meet and enjoy some fun times together
Best of Luck Linguine!!

You are leaving us with a sensational image! #9220473

Hal Bambrick February 08, 2011

Good Luck Maria,you know where the Eagles are!!!. See ya there. #9220534

Val Feldman level-deluxe February 08, 2011

Ah, ever true to your inherent Gypsy nature, like the butterflies you love so dearly, you are off to new places and new experiences in this vast garden we call Life...and maybe you will even have time on the way to leisurely read a book, as I know you've missed that luxury dearly! :) I can't imagine BP without you....but maybe like a butterfly, you'll take a leisurely trip around the neighborhood and come back for another taste of and your wonderful captures (like the beautiful one you posted today) will be missed. Estar bien y feliz, my friend. #9220653

Marty Straub February 08, 2011

I'm not goping to miss you, my wonderful friend. I will keep up with you on your Zenfolio site, and I still got your number. Sure, there will always be better photos, but never a better person. Thank you, Mia! Your inspiration will carry me through life with a bit more of a bounce. #9220756

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 08, 2011

It is sad to see you leave BP, Maria, but I hope to stay in touch through your e-mail & website. I will miss the kind comments of encouragement your send me daily. Your images and presence will be missed ,Maria! A beautiful image with which to say "So Long"!!!

David Phalen February 08, 2011

So sorry to see you leave BP. It has been a delight to view your excellent images and for sure I appreciate you kind comment on my images!!

A beautiful image to say "see ya" for a while. Be well, travel safely. #9221279

Carol L. Fowler February 08, 2011

Gorgeous butterfly! Have a wonderful next stage of your life! #9221337

Douglas Pignet February 08, 2011

Thanks for all the wonderful images you have posted and sorry to see you go...Hope to see you again #9221508

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 08, 2011

Hi Maria,
I've enjoyed visiting your images throughout most of this year, and also liked hearing about your travels. Hope to see you again up at Magic Wings some day in the near future. #9221812

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 08, 2011

OUTSTANDING, Maria! :-) k #9221844

Maria A. Gonzalez February 08, 2011

Thank you friends for the beautiful words and good wishes..I do appreciate each comment very much...
I am going to miss you...
You guys are awesome,your wonderful words mean a lot to me...
Take care and hope we will be in touch..
Mia. #9221850

Kathy Cline level-classic February 08, 2011

Hi Maria,
Your butterflies and your knowledge of these beautiful creatures of God will be missed but.....NOW I HAVE YOUR EMAIL and WEB SITE so you are still close by.
Im saving it right now and will email you so you can always have mine to.
Thank you for your friendship.


Terry Cervi level-classic February 08, 2011

What a beautiful photo you've chosen for your last day at BP, Maria! I wish you all the best and I'll miss your awesome work! Take care! #9221984

frank w. degenhardt level-classic February 08, 2011

A beautiful picture from a beautiful lady. You will be missed my dear friend. I have so enjoyed your support and friendship. That will always be so cherished. Take care my friend, be safe, hope to see you down the road. #9222033

Carol Eade level-addict February 09, 2011

That's just beautiful, Maria! I'm going to miss seeing your beautiful images here on BP. I'll be checking your Zenfolio site to see what's new! We'll see you next time you're down here! #9222627

Aimee S. McMaster February 10, 2011

...I know I will see you but will miss you are a very special lady & friend Mia, Maria, linguine , sweetie pie...xoxo #9224458

Gerri R. Jones February 11, 2011

A beautiful butterfly image, Maria! Wish you all the best, and hopefully we can finally meet-up one day at the falls! #9230882

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Ricepaper butterfly on beautiful Orchid...
My membership ends today and what a better way to say bye than with one of my favorite critters on Earth,butterflies...
Best thing of being a BP member was all the wonderful people I have met and the amazing galleries I had the pleasure to see..
Thank you to all who stopped by often and made those encouraging and great comments..I posted a pic per day and started my day with all of you..I am going to miss you..
I am taken a long break from BP,I need to get other things going..LOL.
Thank you friends for making my days special..You are awesome photographers.
Have a good one everyone..
Maria Gonzalez (Mia),The Butterfly Lady,The Gypsy Lady and Travel Woman.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/600 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, return light detected, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

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