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Swooping By

Swooping By
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Copyright: Karen Beall (kbeall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-29
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Rebel XT
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Brookside Gardens
Theme(s): Photos by K.W. Beall [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-06 11:38
Viewed: 2398
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.
~Albert Schweitzer

Another of the 364 shots I snapped recently at the butterfly exhibit. Having a tough time grabbing the time and "oomph" necessary to keep up with this photography "habit", but needed a few minutes today to clear the brain . . .

Thanks to two new friends--Connie, for the photo shoot; and Danny, for the inspiring quote . . .

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Hi Karen,
Nice shot,beautiful composition.Congratulation.
Best regards,

Wonderful image! great POV,colours and DOF!!! Well done. Nil.

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-06-06 11:40]

Hello Karen
I love how you where able to capture 2 butterflies! The one on the pink flower (?) is really wonderful.. perfect details and colors

Hope your brain break helped! :)


hi, great shot and composition, with the centered flower and both butterflies one sharp the other blurred.


Hi Karen,
It is simply beautiful. Colors and contrast are excellent
The perfect match between the butterfly and the flower
Well done

Excellent job
Clean neat photography
School example


Hi Karen,
This is awesome. I like how you caught the butterfly's coiled proboscis. I was at this place a few weeks ago. Greetings! Danilo

Wonderful shot. Great composition and clearly.



nice, one in motion, and the other one in a perfect pose and good sharpness,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-06-06 17:27]

Hi Karen,
what a lovely composition.Great contrast between colours.I also liked blur BG and nice framing.TFS.Necla.

Hello Karen
Very pretty picture. Beautiful colours and sharpness. I greet Mark

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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2008-06-06 23:57]

hi karen friend;
catching all of them at the same time and sharpness is great .the pattern of the butterfly is incredible.tfs..

nice to meet you Karen!!
it's a dance.. and it's really nice!! details of the butterfly on the flower are really great!! excellent capture!! thanks
ciao Marco

hello dear karen

wonderful image with action and drama....
great pov
nice colors
good details of b'fly
lovely capture


Hi Karen,A beautiful macro you have here.
Excellent sharpness and beautiful presentation.
Well done.TFS.

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-06-08 2:21]

Hi Karen,
Splendid moment and beautiful macro presentation

I love the colour of the flower Karen. Nicely composed with good detail on the one butterfly and the bonus of the blurred one flying by. A good quality macro,

PS Some boat owners here drape small mesh fishing nets over their craft in an attempt to keep the gulls off. I had a closer look at the boat the other day and it is covered in guano so I guess the net has blown off the important parts :) ispe

beautiful capture.
Excellent sharpness and details.
Love the quote.

Hello Karen,

The moment is captured so well!
I like to see the motion blur in the wings of the airborne butterfly as they contrast so well with the pin sharp details in the other one...
Exciting point of view, an attractive composition!

Pablo -

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-07-11 5:57]

Hi Karen...
Wonderful shot, nice colors and an excellent post!
Well done my friend...
Warm regards,

Hi Karen,
Well...you're definately getting some nice shots...I really like this. Beautiful saturation of colors, good detail in the flower and still butterfly...nicely taken!


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