Butterfly on her blanket
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Indian Blanket, Mexican Blanket|
Gaillardia pulchella or Gaillardia amblyodon (solid red variety)
Indian Blankets were believed to increase fertility. The western Keres (an ethnic group of the New Mexico Pueblo) used the plant externally to wean infants and believed an infusion would aid in drumming skills. (THIS IS NOT ADVISED!)
I'm still working on identifying the butterfly. I thought it was a Hackberry Emperor but I think that's not correct.
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- [2007-04-25 22:27]
nic eshot but the butterfly is small, i'd crop closer to it and the flower
- [2007-04-25 23:28]
Hi Angelina, I see you are still getting some wildflowers in your photos. It's a very colorful image and a nice scene. The focus on your butterfly and main flower is excellent, but as others have said, it is small. This may be a case where you want a deep depth of field since the whole scene is of interest, or zoom in much closer on the butterfly and main flower if possible.
Your butterfly is a Varigated Fritillary!
- [2007-04-26 0:15]
It would be a really great photo with a little DOF. I tried doing a workshop but it didn't take to being cropped very well but I give you an A for affort ;) Glad to see that you're enjoying your new camera. Can hardly wait to see more of your photos.
The flowers are beautiful and your note is great. The composition doesn't do the subject justice, though; it has to compete with a riot of colors and textures. I do love the white cosmos (?) blurred in the background, however. In my mind I can see this shot taken from a slightly lower point of view, with the butterfly more tightly framed, and the other flowers blurred in the background. Still - nice shot and a great note!