California Dogface Butterfly

© Colleen Farrell

California Dogface Butterfly

Uploaded: October 21, 2007 18:09:27


Exif: Exposure Time: 1/500, Flash: 0, ISO: 200, Camera Model: NIKON D70s


Yuntao Liu October 21, 2007

Great capture Colleen! Very nice color and composition! Yuntao #767491

eileen bedford October 21, 2007

OUTSTANDING Capture Colleen... #4958761

Joan Powell October 21, 2007

Lovely image !!! #4959032

Colleen Farrell October 21, 2007

Thank you, Yuntao, Eileen and Joan! #4959080

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 21, 2007

wow spectacular Colleen! #4959182

Colleen Farrell October 22, 2007

Thank you, Stefania! #4961432

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 22, 2007

Beautiful composition with wonderful details and colors, Colleen!!!!! ♫ k #4962103

Jennifer L. Alder October 22, 2007

WONDERFUL capture, Colleen--- the colors, detail and light are ALL fantastic
:) #4962412

Glenn E. Urquhart October 22, 2007

Stunning, Elagant Beauty captured and composed, here Colleen!!! Hope to see this again!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn.

Lynne Morris October 22, 2007

Wow this is beautiful Colleen, wonderful colours and details! #4962693

anonymous October 22, 2007

Wonderful capture Colleen, I love the colors in this image! What a name for a butterfly! B- #4962967

Sam Britt October 22, 2007

Beautiful Colleen! I had no idea these butterflies were called Dogface. That was a derogatory title kids used to describe someone who was unsightly, when I was little. Who knew it could be a beautiful butterfly, too! #4963033

Colleen Farrell October 22, 2007

Thanks for the great comments and encouragement, Kitty, Jennifer, Glenn, Lynne, Barb and Sam! :D

Sam, I generally don't know a monarch from a swallowtail, and I was surprised by this one's name when I looked it up! :)


Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 23, 2007

Beautiful capture Colleen. I almost did a butterfly something like this, not sure if they are the same or not.
Not sure what kind they are, one was real pale yellow and one real pale white. Is the female a whitish color?
GREAT job! Have a SUPER DAY!

Nadine A. Lewis October 23, 2007

GREAT lighting, color, capture, & GORGEOUS image, Colleen! <>< #4967649

Colleen Farrell October 23, 2007

Thanks for the great comments, Peaches and Nadine!

Peaches, this is a California Dogface Butterfly, so I don't think it's the same as the one you saw. The males have 2 spots on their back wings (this guy's 2nd spot is very small and hard to see at this size). The "dogface" description comes from a pattern on the other side (top) of their wings. I just learned all this, including the fact that this is our state insect! :D #4967918

Susan Weisensel October 23, 2007

Colleen, I love this butterfly. The pink rose matches the pink stripe around the wings, Very nice. #4969709

Colleen Farrell October 24, 2007

Thanks, Susan! #4972857

October 24, 2007

An excellent capture, Colleen. Perfect lighting, super blur and an amazing butterfly. **B** #4972924

Michelle L. Frick October 24, 2007

Wow - I love this Colleen! How perfect that the outside of his wings match the flower. Fabulous composition and lighting! #4973692

Odeth Mizuno October 24, 2007

Wonderful image, Colleen! Excellent :D #4975559

Colleen Farrell October 24, 2007

Thanks so much, Bruno, Michelle and Odeth!


Kimi A. Phillips October 25, 2007

LOVE the colors, Colleen! Really pretty! #4979274

Colleen Farrell October 25, 2007

Thanks, Kimi! #4982386

Susan Fox October 26, 2007

Looks like a winning image to me :-) #4987806

Colleen Farrell October 26, 2007

Thank you so much, Susan! :D #4988780

Steven E. Ray October 29, 2007

Yeah... dog face is a sad name for such a beauty. I can't get over how well the butterfly colors work with the flower. This is really an exceptional butterfly/flower photo Colleen! #5002415

Carol Teal October 30, 2007

What excellent detail and perfect color Colleen! You really know your butterflies; I would never have known this was what it was called. So lovely! :) #5002770

Colleen Farrell October 30, 2007

Thanks so much, Steven and Carol!

Steven, I didn't even see the pink edge on his wings until I'd processed it in PS!

Carol, I had no idea what kind of butterfly this was either until I Googled "California butterflies" and found a photo of these guys! lol #5005029

Dianna Hauf November 10, 2007

Oh my!!! This is so beautiful!!! Lovely colors and composition and details! Yes, I can see SEVERAL of yours winning!!! ☺~ #5055389

Colleen Farrell November 10, 2007

Thank you so much, Dianna! I really appreciate your great comments! #5055422

Hayden Cannon November 17, 2007

Fantastic capture Colleen I agree poor little guy to have such an awful name. but you have captrured him perfectly great colors, lighting and details great photo! #5088148

Jennifer L. Alder November 26, 2007

CONGRATS, Collen, on this excellent finalist image!! :) #5127799

Nancy (Peaches) Harker November 26, 2007

BIG Congrats on your finalist and best of luck in the next round! #5127824

Steven E. Ray November 26, 2007

As I said above, This is really an exceptional butterfly/flower photo, I am not surprised at the finalist :) #5127898

Margaret R. Barry November 26, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Colleen! #5128136

anonymous November 26, 2007

Congratulations Colleen on your beautiful finalist! B- #5128952

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton November 26, 2007

Beautiful.. Congratulations Colleen! #5129333

Renee Doyle November 26, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Colleen!! #5129364

Susan Fox November 26, 2007

I'm hoping to see this one go to the next round :-) Congratulations Colleen!!! #5129469

Cyn Valentine November 26, 2007

Beautiful..congratulations Colleen!! #5129481

Cindy Bendush level-classic November 26, 2007

Congrats on this beautiful finalist Colleen! #5129708

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic November 26, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist, Colleen. #5129717

Mary K. Robison November 26, 2007

Luckily, that odd name didn't keep the little one from being beautiful, Colleen ~ or from being selected as a finalist!
Congratulations, and best of luck to you in the next round! #5130154

Colleen Farrell November 26, 2007

Thanks so much, everybody--I appreciate it! #5130278

Jessica Jenney November 26, 2007

Congratulations, Colleen on this gorgeous finalist! #5130936

Su Sana E. P level-classic November 26, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Colleen!! #5130979

Tamara K. Walker level-classic November 26, 2007


Daniella Puente November 26, 2007

This is awesome Colleen :))))) congrats!!! #5131358

Crystal L. Craig November 26, 2007

Wahoo! Congratulations Colleen! #5131459

Colleen Farrell November 26, 2007

Thanks very much, Jessica, SuSana, Tammy, Daniella and Crystal! #5131501

Evy Johansen level-classic November 26, 2007

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Colleen!! #5131679

Carol Teal November 26, 2007

Hurray Colleen!! A very deserving finalist despite the poor butterfly's name! :) You know, I just noticed how the butterfly has pink around the edges of its wings that matches so well with the flower! Congrats on your finalist, and good luck in the next round! #5131884

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe November 26, 2007

A BIG congratulations on your terrific Finalist, Colleen! #5132394

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 26, 2007

huge CONGRATS Colleen!!!!!!!!!!! #5132727

Barbara Waldoch level-classic November 27, 2007

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Colleen! #5133070

Vikram Jamwal November 27, 2007

Congratulations on the very beautiful and refreshing finalist Colleen!!! #5135515

Colleen Farrell November 27, 2007

Thanks very much, everybody! #5135715

Melissa Malisia November 27, 2007

Colleen, Beautiful capture!!! Congratulations on your Finalist!! :) #5136097

Colleen Farrell November 27, 2007

Thank you, Melissa! #5136292

Kathleen Rinker November 27, 2007

Colleen, Congrats on your finalist!!! #5137513

Laurie Daily level-deluxe November 27, 2007

Congratulations on this great beautiful, Colleen! #5137840

Robert R. Goodman November 27, 2007

And a big congratulaions to you Colleen.Beautiful capture.Out here in Az,we call them Sulfur Butterfly. #5138965

Joannie Bertucci level-classic November 27, 2007

Congratulations Colleen on a very well deserved finalist, good luck! #5139960

Cheryl E. Molennor November 28, 2007

Congratulations! #5142101

Colleen Farrell November 28, 2007

Thanks so much, everybody! #5143708

Datha Y. Thompson November 28, 2007

Congratulations Colleen!! BEAUTIFUL Work as always my friend!! :0) #5145407

Colleen Farrell November 29, 2007

Thank you, Datha! :D #5149281

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