Common Blue

© Carol L. Fowler

Common Blue

Terry Cervi level-classic September 10, 2012

Instant Fave!!! How beautiful, Carol! I just love the blues and pinks in this! Fantastic work! #1485651

Leslie McLain level-deluxe September 10, 2012

Amazing capture and colors, Carol. #10317367

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 10, 2012

Lovely capture. #10317378

David Phalen September 10, 2012

Beautiful colors and details in an outstanding macro!! #10317393

Neal D. Hatcher September 10, 2012

Awesomely Beautiful #10317423

Tammy Espino September 10, 2012

A gorgeous soft capture! Love that the butterfly landed on such a complimentary color :) #10317544

Kevin Nugent September 10, 2012

Stunning shot! Excellent exposure and colors! #10317575

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 10, 2012

WOW, bet we see this again, superb! #10317662

Tiia Vissak September 11, 2012

great tones, details & dof! #10317684

frank w. degenhardt level-classic September 11, 2012

the softness of the picture gives an elegant look to this picture. The way that you have he flower in a softened look and then the colors of pink that contrast the blue of the butterfly, so gorgeous my friend. Beautiful work you do. #10317747

Neal D. Hatcher September 11, 2012

Had to come back to this-So Beautiful
"FAVORITE" #10317751

Gord MacEachern September 11, 2012

Colors, comp, detail, all perfect Carol,beautiful image!! #10317772

Stephen Zacker September 11, 2012

Wow.. this is indeed Stunning #10317837

Robert R. Goodman level-addict September 11, 2012

Hi Carol,That sure is a beautiful my friend.Stunning capture,sorry I'm late I was out chasing storms last night!!!! #10317965

Joy Rector September 11, 2012

simply gorgeous #10318056

Kathy Salerni level-classic September 11, 2012

Beautiful in every way, Carol! Love the selective focus, the soft colors and your comp! A Winner, my friend! #10318415

John Connolly September 11, 2012

Excellent detail, depth and delightful color Carol! It is a bit early in the year for butterflies where I live! #10318656

Carol Flisak level-addict September 11, 2012

Stunning image, Carol! Love the soft colors, selective dof and wonderful composition! #10318824

Carol L. Fowler September 11, 2012

Thank you all so much #10319018

Karen Celella level-deluxe September 13, 2012

Gorgeous, Carol! #10321377

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 13, 2012

The soft colors, detail, focus, & b/g are gorgeous, Carol! A beautiful image, my friend!

Carol L. Fowler September 13, 2012

Thanks! #10322080

Liz blahh September 17, 2012

Beautiful, love the softness! #10326375

Carol L. Fowler September 17, 2012

Thanks #10326962

Robert Jensen September 18, 2012

Straight into my favorites #10328016

Carol L. Fowler September 18, 2012

Thanks so much!! #10328467

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe October 28, 2012

Love the soft colouring and composition Carol. Congrats on another wonderful finalist image. #10388903

Liz blahh October 28, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist! #10388998

Nadia Paul October 29, 2012

Congrats on another gorgeous finalist Carol! #10389345

Katarina Mansson October 29, 2012

Such a beauty! Congratulations on your successful finalist Carol! #10389694

Robert R. Goodman level-addict October 29, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!!! #10389927

frank w. degenhardt level-classic October 29, 2012

Number four. Fantastic girl. Congratulations on a marvelous Sept. I hope they all go to the next round. Way to go my friend. #10389969

Julie Burnett October 29, 2012

So delicate with simply gorgeous colors and the perfect dof, congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Carol!! #10389984

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 29, 2012

Lovely, lovely, lovely - and some sharp shootin' here, too, MT Lady! :) Congrats! #10390099

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 29, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Carol. Good luck in the next round. #10390258

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic October 29, 2012

Congratulations Carol on this beautiful finalist! #10390607

Phyllis H. Burchett October 29, 2012

Gorgeous, congrats! #10390936

Carol L. Fowler October 29, 2012

Thanks everyone #10391367

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 29, 2012

Another beautiful Finalist for you, Carol! Good luck! #10391669

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 29, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS Carol on your wonderful finalist, WTG!! <>< #10391826

Terry Cervi level-classic October 29, 2012

Still love this!! Congrats on a gorgeous finalist, Carol! #10391892

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 29, 2012

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10392213

Carol L. Fowler October 29, 2012

Thanks everyone #10392566

Carol Flisak level-addict October 29, 2012

Huge congrats on this beautiful finalist, Carol! #10392900

October 29, 2012

Beautiful! #10392915

Carol L. Fowler October 29, 2012

Thank you Carol, and thank you Judges for your kind comments! #10393061

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe October 29, 2012

...and another great critter close up shot. Beautiful - congratulations! #10393161

Tammy Espino October 29, 2012

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist!!:) #10393457

Rona L. Schwarz October 29, 2012

Can't believe I missed all your 4 Finalists this month, Carol!!! So sorry - but what a fantastic month for you - YEA girl! I LOVE this one - a truly elegant image with such lovely soft colors. Beautiful work! #10393627

Carol L. Fowler October 29, 2012

Thanks everyone! #10393699

Stephen Zacker October 30, 2012

This is indeed Beautiful. Congratulations #10393940

Connie J. Bagot October 30, 2012

A beautiful group of finalists---congratulations Carol! This one has such lovely colors and composition---simply perfect! #10394199

Michele Peterson level-classic October 30, 2012

BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Carol!!! What a lovely and well done Grand Prize winner!! So happy for you! #10394738

Terry Cervi level-classic October 30, 2012

Whooo Hoooo, Carol!! WTG! Congratulations on your very well deserved and beautiful GRAND PRIZE win!!! Couldn't be happier for you! #10394742

Leslie McLain level-deluxe October 30, 2012

Big congrats on your stunning grand prize win, Carol. #10394751

Phyllis H. Burchett October 30, 2012

BIG congrats on this well deserved Grand Prize Winner Carol!!!! ☺ #10394772

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 30, 2012

UNcommonly beautiful imagery, Carol! Congratulations on this gorgeous winner! #10394819

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 30, 2012

WTG congratulations on your gorgeous grand prize win!!! #10394820

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 30, 2012

TX-sized and warmest congrats, MT Lady - a stunning, well-deserved, outrageously beautiful GP Win!!! WTG! #10394842

Monnie Ryan October 30, 2012

Wow - what a beauty! Congratulations on a well-deserved big win! #10394868

frank w. degenhardt level-classic October 30, 2012

Am so happy for you my friend. A big Congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize Winner my friend. Awesome girl. #10394888

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 30, 2012


C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S....
8o) #10394957

Lynne Morris level-classic October 30, 2012

Huge Congratulations on your beautiful Grand Prize win Carol. #10394965

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 30, 2012

Congrats on your Grand Prize Winner. #10394970

Liz blahh October 30, 2012

congratulations on your beautiful GRAND PRIZE WINNER! #10394983

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic October 30, 2012

There is nothing "common" about this lovely Grand Prize Win, Carol (except for the name of the butterfly.) Congratulations. #10394990

Andre Larose October 30, 2012

A big congratulations Carol! Beautiful work :)

André #10395046

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 30, 2012

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Carol!!! #10395088

Peggy Pfister level-classic October 30, 2012

Absolutely beautiful! Hearty congrats on your Grand Prize Winner! #10395114

Tammy Espino October 30, 2012

You go girl, congrats on this grand winner!:) #10395127

Anita Hogue October 30, 2012

WOW, I send you a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! This is absolutely gorgeous! #10395179

Tiia Vissak October 30, 2012

Congratulations! #10395275

Millie A. Talarico level-classic October 30, 2012

Beautiful Grand Prize winner Carol~ #10395283

Rona L. Schwarz October 30, 2012

WTG, Carol!!! Hooray for you! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this stupendous Grand Prize Winner - a true beauty! #10395308

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe October 30, 2012

Very cool, one of Carol's Close up Critter Captures takes it all. Always great shots and well deserved! Big Congrats!!! #10395322

Kathy Cline level-classic October 30, 2012

Im so happy for you and a BIG congratulations Carol.
GOD BLESS #10395351

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 30, 2012


Lindley Johnson level-classic October 30, 2012

Huge congratulations on your beautiful Grand Prize Winner, Carol! An outstanding image! #10395510

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 30, 2012


Renee Doyle level-classic October 30, 2012

BIG congratulations on this gorgeous capture and Grand Prize WInner Carol!!!!! #10395528

Carol Flisak level-addict October 30, 2012

Huge congratulations on your outstanding Grand Prize winner, Carol!! #10395552

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 30, 2012

Spactacular, Carol...Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner! :) #10395577

Colette M. Metcalf October 30, 2012

A HUGE congrats on this WONDERFUL GP WINNER!!! #10395604

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 30, 2012

Certainly eye catching and beautiful. An elegant softness. Huge congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE win Carol!!! #10395637

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe October 30, 2012

What a beauty....Congratulations on the Grand Prize winner!!!! #10395702

Sharon Sawyer October 30, 2012

Carol, HUGE congratulations on your stunning Grand Prize Winner!!! #10395742

Robert R. Goodman level-addict October 30, 2012

WTG!!Carol.Big Congratulations my friend!!!!! #10395921

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic October 30, 2012

Missed this beauty, it's such a beautiful Winner, a huge Congratulations!~ Woohoo! #10395956

Daniella Puente October 30, 2012

Congratulations on this WONDERFUL photo Carol!!! #10395967

Patti Coblentz October 30, 2012

Yea, Carol! HUGE congratulations on your grand prize win! A stunning image! #10396035

Gord MacEachern October 30, 2012

Yes, yes, yes, WTG Carol, photography at it's best!!! #10396052

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic October 30, 2012

Oh Carol,
This is soooo perfect. Big Congratulations! #10396105

Carol L. Fowler October 30, 2012

Thank you everyone! This is such an honor!! #10396156

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 30, 2012

BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your Grand Prize Winner, Carol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 30, 2012

Congratulations on your big Grand Prize winner! Beautiful!!

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic October 30, 2012

Congratulations Carol on this beautiful Grand Prize winner. I love the colors in it! #10396180

Robert Jensen October 30, 2012

So glad to see that one of my favorites was chosen #10396228

Mary L. Olson October 30, 2012

Congratulations on your grand prize winner.


Joannie Bertucci level-classic October 30, 2012

Carol, not only did you capture a blue butterfly but you also caught the Blue Ribbon (Grand Prize)! :-) Congratulations! #10396258

Nadia Paul October 30, 2012

Congrats on your gorgeous GP winner Carol! #10396438

Ann Coates level-classic October 30, 2012

Wow, this is stunning, congratulations on your grand prize winner. #10396494

Mary K. Robison October 30, 2012

Congratulations on this lovely Grand Prize winner, Carol! #10396513

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 30, 2012

Congratulations, so gorgeous! #10396532

Stephen Zacker October 31, 2012

Wow! Great work and Big Congratulations #10396795

Yulianto Soeroso October 31, 2012

wow conggratulation #10396820

Julie Burnett October 31, 2012

Congratulations on this huge - and well deserved honor, Carol!! #10396859

Connie J. Bagot October 31, 2012

Congratulations Carol---utterly beautiful Grand Prize winner! #10397079

Debra R. Harder October 31, 2012

WOW, Carol! This is absolutely beautiful!! Huge congratulations on your well-deserved GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!! #10397169

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 31, 2012

WOW WOW WOW!!! You got the BIG one, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Carol, this is SO WELL DESERVED!!! <>< #10397262

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe October 31, 2012

Absolutely stunning in every way, Carol! Congratulations on your well deserved Grand Prize! #10397468

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic October 31, 2012

Congrats, Carol!!! Gorgeous!!!! #10397501

Don Christiana October 31, 2012

Carol, Congratulation on a stunning Grand Prize image. This is my first time to visit your amazing BP photo gallery. Your work is fantastic. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful photos. #10397844

ALLEN O. HOWARD October 31, 2012

Excellent!!! Congratulations on the big prize! #10397883

Neal D. Hatcher October 31, 2012


Carol L. Fowler October 31, 2012

Thanks so much everyone! #10398190

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 31, 2012

A stunner, Carol. Big CONGRATZ on this GP Win, WTG!!

UB. #10398393

Katherine Kuhn level-classic November 01, 2012

Congratulations on your spectacular grand prize winner! #10399107

Bojan Bencic level-classic November 01, 2012

Amazing photo, Carol. Congratulations on your GP win! #10399176

Kathy Salerni level-classic November 01, 2012

Congratulations on your gorgeous Grand Prize Winner, Carol! #10399184

Monika Sapek level-classic November 01, 2012

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner, Carol! Lovely and elegant! #10399359

John Connolly November 01, 2012

WOW A grand Prize! Huge congratulations Carol, well done! #10399799

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 01, 2012

Huge congratulations Carol on this Grand Prize Winner and so well deservedx!

jo ann c. #10399982

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic November 01, 2012

Soooo pretty.....Congratulations! #10400241

Carol L. Fowler November 02, 2012

Thanks so much for all the nice comments, and thank you again Judges! #10401523

Sue Overson November 04, 2012

So lovely! Congratulations! #10403168

Carol L. Fowler November 04, 2012

Thanks Sue! #10403706

Katarina Mansson November 05, 2012

Congratulations on your spectacular GP win Carol! #10404712

Lyn Darlington November 05, 2012

Congrats on your beautiful Grand Prize winner! #10404759

Carol L. Fowler November 05, 2012

Thanks so much! #10406070

Janice Mezzacappa November 06, 2012

Simply GORGEOUS Grand Prize winner Carol so deserved very happy for you!!!!!!! #10407703

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe November 12, 2012

Congratulations on this Grand Prize Winner, Carol! #10416412

Merna L. Nobile November 13, 2012

Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna #10417168

Carol L. Fowler November 13, 2012

Thank you everyone so much! #10417974

Linda S. Smith level-classic November 15, 2012

Huge Congrats on this beautiful Grand Prize win Carol! #10419285

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 24, 2012

OK, MT Lady - gotta tell you that every time I look at this excellent capture and well-deserved GP Winner (and as corny as this may sound), I feel an uplift of the spirit. It is indeed the most beautiful butterfly capture I've ever seen...soothing to the eyes, as well as, the soul. Good medicine! Congrats again! #10431996

Carmody Baker November 25, 2012

Just beautiful! Huge congratulations Carol! #10432700

Carol L. Fowler November 25, 2012

Thanks so much! #10432914

Carol L. Fowler November 25, 2012

Thanks so much! #10432915

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9/10/12, macro. Common Blue butterfly on nodding onion- from last month. Grand prize- Oct 2012 Better Photo, Finalist Birds and Blooms Backyard Photo Contest 2013

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Uploaded on September 10, 2012 All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner

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