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"Butterfly Kisses for Brian"

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Copyright: Linda Unger (shelbeesmom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 24-105 mm F4 L IS USM, HOYA SUPER HMC PRO1 77mm UV(0)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-16 5:53
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A shot for my friend Trampas who carries on and on with me in a shameless TL affair. Although we live 5000 miles apart, our midnight rendezvous in the middle of the Atlantic, on Buoy number 59 are a thing of beauty.

So this photo is for you Brian. I know I have cheated on you all week with other men, but you know my heart is always for you (smiling with BIG TEETH). But we need to find a bigger buoy, that one rocks a bit too much and I am prone to sea-sickness. Besides, there is no room for the tripod! (grinning from ear to ear!)

This was taken at the Houston Butterfly Atrium. So have a great day Brian and don't be jealous..there is enough of me to go around (now falling out of my chair!)

chrisJ, Beger, dareco, szekelykristof, ramon, Saba, ErikSven, juyona, Tomek, timtim, c_rapp has marked this note useful
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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-05-16 7:58]

Hi Linda

A nice tribute to trampas (Brian). I'm sure he'll love it! Good use of a shallow dof, with excellent sharpness & color. I like the curved semi circle of the bowed green shoot. Tfs!

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  • pearl Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 20] (76)
  • [2009-05-16 8:00]

Hello Linda,

This is a beautiful buutterfly captured and presented very well. The composition and POV are great and effective. Good lighting and colors. Nice tribute and TFS.


Ciao Linda, fantastic butterfly, i never see before, thanks, wonderful colors and superb sharpness, I like a lot, brava, ciao Silvio

Hello Linda
Spectacular !!!
Super detail and shallow DOF.
Best Regards.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-05-16 8:48]
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Hi Linda,
You have a lot of energy to maintain the flame with all of your fans! :))
Superb macro!
The wings seem embossed! Excellent rendering of textures and colors. One of best bokeh I have seen for a butterfly macro. Bravo and have a nice weekend! Annie

hi linda,
we are 5000 miles apart but only one heartbeat away.
you are forgiven.

this is a classic. you know i'm a lover of your butterfly shots and this is the best.

when i read your notes i nearely choked on my chocolate biscuit.
i am trawling the internet to find a larger buoy suitable for a tripod and some sweet lovin'.

kissy, kissy.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-05-16 11:30]

LOL! Cute note ;) I love the picture! One of the prettiest butterflies I've ever seen. Beautiful colors and detail. TFS

Hi Linda,
You and Silvio are making a great series on TL. These butterfly shots are always interesting and pleasant for viewing. This is a great piece as well with amazing sharpness and detials of every tiny organl of this small creature. It was good to position it off the centre. TFS!

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-05-16 12:29]

Hi Linda,

Fantastic capture, excellent sharpness, colors, DOF.
I like every detail of this photo...


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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2009-05-16 12:32]
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Linda...all these men you now have (and Im surprised at some of them!? ) on TL.. its a wonder you have time to take photos! lol..

Great shot my friend...well done.


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-05-16 12:50]

Greet Linda!

Charming formulation in pretty, gentle colours and light, exquisite background.
It pleases me very.

I congratulate realization and I greet You warmly.

Hello Linda,
Only NOW I understand why we got this amazing amount of Texan butterflies on TrekLens last days! Nothing more than a family affair... ;o)
Said this, I don't believe a second that it is a co´ncidence you left the best one (focus, DOF, composition) for your famous friend...
;o) & kind regards,

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-05-16 13:22]

Hola Linda,
preciosa macro,
atractiva composiciˇn,
color y detalles...
fina dedicatoria.

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2009-05-16 13:40]

Hi Linda:)
Fantastic image - nature is more than beautiful... isn't it?
Clearence, details - amazing work!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-05-16 15:40]
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HI Linda
This is pretty and as usual well done.

With this hot flame burning between 'youse' two, Bryan needs some cooling down... could you not send the left overs of your tornadoes out his way instead of out my way. What a day we had on wednesday, I almost went for an unscheduled swim trying to help hubby re tie down some lawn furniture that was already anchored down.

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2009-05-16 18:00]

Another great butterfly shot
nice sharp focus and good DOF

Hi Linda...great shot...excellent composition..well done.



Great detail of this butterfly. Amazing close up of this creature. I like the leaf/stem pattern giving additional vertical lines and curves in the shot.

.........you and Brian "got som splainnin' to do" :) Lisa

Beautiful macro shot. Nice saturated colours. Nature is always beautiful.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-05-17 22:32]
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You really are a bit of a hussy Linda - playing up with all those guys. And after a week of giving photos to all the other guys on TL - you finally remember Brian.

But the butterfly is a beauty - I love the daintiness of it

Now, be a good girl!! Try...

Beautiful capture and a great cute note!! Great color and such a wonderful pose you got! TFS

Excellent close study !
Well used space(s).
Very pleasant to look at. That bokeh is stunning !

Well done Linda. Best regards, Daniel

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