Butterfly Beauty

© Ellen Hodges

Butterfly Beauty

Uploaded: May 27, 2014 18:51:05 | Entered: May 27, 2014 18:52:20


Visiting some Butterfly Gardens this weekend!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 640, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 180.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Ellen Hodges May 27, 2014

Thanks to John C and Leslie for the kind comments! Have a great evening, friends!! #1574392

Terry Cervi level-classic May 27, 2014

What a stunning macro this is, Ellen! Gorgeous work! #11053471

Carol Flisak level-addict May 27, 2014

Beautiful image, Ellen... terrific composition and details! #11053538

Guy D. Biechele level-classic May 27, 2014

Beautiful color and detail. So pretty!! #11053549

Tiia Vissak May 27, 2014

wonderful colors, details & dof! #11053570

Douglas Pignet May 28, 2014

lovely colorful capture #11053629

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 28, 2014

Beautiful capture. #11053659

Colette M. Metcalf May 28, 2014

What a lovely capture, Ellen!! #11053661

Gail Sullivan May 28, 2014

Striking image, Ellen! #11053714

Lindley Johnson level-classic May 28, 2014

The vivid clor is stunning, Ellen - beautifully composed, too! #11053791

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe May 28, 2014

The bright orange on the purple is gorgeous, Ellen! Love monarchs! #11053994

Wm Nosal May 28, 2014

Beautiful Capture, Ellen! #11054397

Mick Tursky May 29, 2014

Excellent color and detail. I like your unusual composition. #11054674

frank w. degenhardt June 30, 2014

Congratulations on this beautiful Monarch being a Finalist from Annie and me. #11074375

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 30, 2014

Congratulation on this wonderful finalist, Ellen. #11074409

Lindley Johnson level-classic June 30, 2014

Love this fantastic finalist, Ellen - congratulations! #11074487

Leslie McLain level-classic June 30, 2014

Congrats on all of your beautiful finalists, Ellen. #11074577

June 30, 2014

Great capture of this monarch. #11074608

Susan Weisensel June 30, 2014

Awesome, congrats Ellen. #11074624

Joannie Bertucci level-classic June 30, 2014

Gorgeous Chicago colors Ellen! :-) Perfect composition, congrats on your finalist! #11074744

Ann Lyssenko level-addict June 30, 2014

Congratulations on this finalist Ellen! So well done! Ann #11074801

Ellen Hodges June 30, 2014

Thanks for the kind comments, and thanks BP for choosing these images!! #11074835

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 30, 2014

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On This True Beauty Of A Finalist, Ellen! :D

Great luck in the next rounds for all of your finalists!!! :)

-Laura #11074865

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic July 01, 2014

4 finalists and 1 staff fav - that is fantastic, Ellen.
Huge congratulations on all of them.
And I hope to see gold on these 4 beauties today.
In fact I think ALL of your images are winners and deserve gold. #11074958

Phyllis A. Houghton July 01, 2014

Congratulations on your beautiful finalists and SF, Helen. Good luck tomorrow! #11074991

Wm Nosal July 01, 2014

Congratulations, Ellen! #11075242

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 01, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS Ellen on your wonderful finalists!!! <>< #11075269

Guy D. Biechele level-classic July 01, 2014

Such a beautiful finalist! Congratulations, Ellen!! #11075429

Debbie Bray July 01, 2014

What a beauty Ellen, love the DOF, big congratulations on this wonderful finalist! (I'm ba-ack!! :) ) #11075616

Leslie McLain level-classic July 01, 2014

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Ellen. #11075696

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe July 01, 2014

Congrats on your stunning winner Ellen!
We were just commenting today that we rarely see Monarch butterflies anymore. #11075817

Carol L. Fowler July 01, 2014

Congrats on this beautiful winner as well as your other fantastic finalists #11075908

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe July 01, 2014

Huge congrats on your awesome Win, Ellen! #11075970

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 01, 2014

huge congrats on your stunning winning image, Ellen!!! #11076092

frank w. degenhardt July 01, 2014

Annie and I want to Congratulate you on this beautiful second Place Win Ellen. #11076122

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic July 02, 2014

So well deserved, Ellen. Congratulations! #11076229

Colette M. Metcalf July 02, 2014

So happy to see this get GOLD!! Big congrats to you, Ellen!!! #11076288

Anita Hogue July 02, 2014

Congratulations on your wonderful winner! #11076390

Mary K. Robison July 02, 2014

Congratulations on your well deserved Gold Winner, Ellen! So lovely!

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 02, 2014

Congrats Ellen on your Beautiful Win! #11076427

Lindley Johnson level-classic July 02, 2014

So happy to see this as a winner, Ellen - congratulations! #11076474

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 02, 2014

Congratulations Ellen on this wonderful gold winner. #11076517

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 02, 2014

Gorgeous! Perfect capture of this beauty of a Monarch, Ellen! Warmest congratulations on an excellent Gold Winner!! #11076538

Phyllis H. Burchett July 02, 2014

Gorgeous Ellen, big congrats! #11076547

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 02, 2014

Wowza! Congrats on your outstanding 2nd Place Prize Winner Ellen!

jo ann c. #11076693

Ermanno Radice July 02, 2014

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Ellen! #11076787

Marijana Fajgl July 02, 2014

Big congratulations, Ellen! #11076869

Guy D. Biechele level-classic July 02, 2014

I'm not surprised to see this is a Winner! Congratulations, Ellen. #11076907

Carol L. Fowler July 02, 2014

Congrats on this superb win #11076933

Phyllis A. Houghton July 02, 2014

Congratulations on this your wonderful gold, Ellen! #11077087

Terry Cervi level-classic July 03, 2014

Congrats on your gorgeous win, Ellen! #11077312

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe July 03, 2014

Oh how beautiful, Ellen!! The colors and detail are spectacular!! Congratulations on your win!! #11077435

Patrick Rouzes July 05, 2014

CONGRATS on this incredible WINNER, Ellen.

Alex T. Mizuno July 05, 2014

Outstanding winner Ellen! Congratulations!!! #11079100

Ann Lyssenko level-addict July 10, 2014

Congratulations on being a well deserving winner with this image Ellen! Super image! Ann #11082548

Merna L. Nobile July 20, 2014

Amazing and inspiring, Congratulations!
Merna Nobile

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 11, 2016


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