A Faceful of Flower

Uploaded: April 28, 2014 16:52:40 | Entered: April 28, 2014 16:52:40


Captured last year in my garden - a monarch-to-be caterpillar is having the time of it's life feeding on my tropical milkweed. About 100 or so (no exaggeration) of these hungry fellas covered my plants - and also ate every stem, leaf and flower, leaving just a skeleton of the plant behind. Voracious critters....but glad to help out the next generation of migratory monarchs heading down Mexico way.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000


Val Feldman level-deluxe April 28, 2014

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member since: 9/14/2007 Looks like a beautiful shot of a Monarch butterfly larva. Nice job!
4/28/2014 1:13:13 PM #1571466

Dayna Cain level-classic April 28, 2014

The colors are gorgeous, the detail is amazing and I love the square crop. Val, this is incredible! Love it!!!! #11033420

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe April 28, 2014

Outstanding details, dof and capture. Beautiful! #11033459

Kathy Salerni level-classic April 28, 2014

Glad you helped them out this year, Val! The numbers were down so your help was definitely needed! A gorgeous capture of this little piggy! #11033471

Terry Cervi level-classic April 28, 2014

The colors are so pretty and eye-catching, Ms.V, and the details, dof and composition are nothing to shake a stick at either! LOL. Beautiful work, Ms.V!! #11033531

Colette M. Metcalf April 29, 2014

Excellent details and capture!!!! #11033743

Monnie Ryan April 29, 2014

Just gorgeous, Val! #11033906

Anita Hogue April 29, 2014

Just absolutely perfection, Val! Love the colors, composition and details! #11033912

Kathy Shogren level-classic April 29, 2014

Wonderful capture Val. I see you had a nice crop of aphids too. Need the ladybugs to move in and take care of them. Nature is so fascinating, and you've captured a nice quaint part of it all. #11034160

Nadia Paul April 29, 2014

Superb in every way Val! Wonderful comp, colours, light and detail! #11034483

Debbie Bray April 30, 2014

Just a big WoW from me, Miss Val! I love the colours, and I love the comp too! This is pretty much unbeatable in the macro dept, FAVE for me!! #11034560

Carol L. Fowler April 30, 2014

Great critter macro- you know how I love them! #11035451

Liz blahh May 01, 2014

Beautiful colors and capture! #11036493

Karen Bacon May 02, 2014

Great composition on another fantastic image Val!These critters love milkweed for sure! #11037145

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 04, 2014

Fantastic capture, Val. #11038311

Julie Burnett May 05, 2014

Love your title, lol! Fabulous macro work, Val! #11039088

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 05, 2014

Thanks everyone! #11039245


Talk about perfection!! This is super Val!

jo ann c. #11048541

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 20, 2014

Thanks, Jo Ann! #11048896

Bonnie C. Lackey May 20, 2014

Love those tiny feet grasping the bloom - how we'd all like to eat! Wonderful catch, Valerie! #11048973

Rod Partington May 21, 2014

Awesome capture! Love the title too. #11049322

Wm Nosal May 21, 2014

Awesome Capture, Val!

4 Generations To Get From Mexico to
Canada (Many Stops)
1 Generation From Canada to Mexico #11049338

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 21, 2014

Excellent info Wm! Thanks Bonnie, Rod and Wm for your visit and comments! #11049408

Debbie Bray May 24, 2014

A very pretty and colourful capture Miss Val, and I love the clarity of your little caterpillar! I do believe you, about how many there are on your plants, but just wait until they turn into beautiful butterflies!! #11051134

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 25, 2014

Wonderful colors, detail, textures & macro work, Val. Glad you saw the positive side of the situation.

Ermanno Radice May 28, 2014

Wonderful capture, colors and details, well done! #11054082

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 28, 2014

Awesome capture full of details and color. Well done Val. #11054188

Kathy Salerni level-classic May 29, 2014

Huge congrats on all of your well deserved Staff Favorites, Val!

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 29, 2014

Breathtaking image, Val!

Your staff favorites are all outstanding!
Best wishes for the next round!
Debby #11055104

Kathy Salerni level-classic May 30, 2014

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Val! WTG! #11055608

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe May 30, 2014

Huge congrats and very best luck with this gorgeous finalist, Val!! #11055679

Terry Cervi level-classic May 30, 2014

Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Ms.V! #11055819

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 30, 2014

Big congrats on this well-deserved finalist, Val. #11055865

Debbie Bray May 30, 2014

And Miss Val, you call me Macro Queen, hehee, how could this be beat! Beautiful clarity, wonderful colour and it feels like I could squeeze him, it looks so real. Big congrats ahead of your win
!! #11055892

Gord MacEachern May 30, 2014

Glad you helped these guys out, next to no monarchs here last year, everyone is worried they might not be able to make a comeback!
Love all your stunning finalists Val, your amazing photography never ceases to amaze me!!!! #11055931

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 30, 2014

Outstanding finalist. Congrats! #11055988

Nancy L. Green level-classic May 30, 2014

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Val, this is one WONDERFUL macro, WTG!!! <>< #11056003

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 30, 2014

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Val!

Faved! #11056109

Wm Nosal May 30, 2014

Congratulations, Val! #11056193

Marijana Fajgl level-classic May 31, 2014

Fantastic macro, Val! Congratulations! #11056941

Nadia Paul May 31, 2014

Another well deserved finalist my friend - congrats! #11057349

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 04, 2014

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Val!

jo ann c. #11059852

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe June 13, 2014

Great capture and great title!!! am growing milkweed in my garden too trying to encourge the little buggers to come around and visit my yard...anything to help the butterfly population.....Cheers, Val.... #11065201

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