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Butterfly Fields Forever

Butterfly Fields Forever
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 6 N: 997] (4088)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 55-200 1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies, 50-59 points Chapter 7, Donnas 50 points or more photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-15 8:22
Viewed: 3542
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Still at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory , the butterflies really seemed to like this flowers! Its an amazing place with butterflies everywhere. I'm having a hard time identifing some of these. I do know that the black and orange striped ones are the Oak Tigers from Brazil, But not sure about the other two types in the photo although they seem like the same type. But I will continue researching until I find them. :o)

Might be my last post for a bit my husband returns home tomorrow for a months holiday with me. :o) Yeah!

Thanks for your visit to my gallery and your comments on my photos.


Alex99, garyfudge, TAZ, ramthakur, jeanpaul, kokos101, fartash, marjan, peter_stoeckl, mikou, izler, pablominto, anel, pierrefonds, chrisemt74 has marked this note useful
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-15 8:41]

Hi Donna.
What a nice scene you have found and pictured. So mane beautiful butterflies and pictorial plants. I like colour palette, soft impressive light and nice details of the image. So interesting picture. My best regards and TFS.

Hi Donna ,
very nice shot from these flowers.
beautiful colors.
thanks for sharing


I've never seen so many flutterbies in one place. Mind you they tend to get blown about here :-]

I take it this conservatory, by name, is enclosed?

Lovely colours, makes me want to visit.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-05-15 12:01]

Hello Donna,
I love your composition so nature. But I am jalous : so many butterflies for only one photograph :-))
Nice light and colors. The sharpness seems a bit soft, perhaps f8 for more DOF...
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

bonjour donna
oh! tres etonnant cette abondance de papillons;ils poussent comme des fleurs!
jolies couleurs et vraiment on peut dire que nous les voyons sous toutes les coutures.

I have seen so many beautiful butterflies together in my dreams only, Donna :-).
What a rich place this Conservatory must be!
The image carries the impression of your pleasant surprise at seeing so many of them in front of you. Spread all over the green foliage with blue flowers, they are a rich feast to the eyes.
Enjoy your holiday with your husband and all the best.

hi donna!
very beautiful shot, excellent colors.
i like it.

HI Donna,
that's amazing, so many wonderful butterflies and the flowers are also very pretty.
I like the shot very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Donna
What a wonderful scene to shoot,
Great composition and lighting,
Fantastic colors and POV,
Superb shot.

Good Luck

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-05-15 14:27]

hi Donna, exelent shot with very interesting motive and strong coloures.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-15 15:32]

Hi Donna,
wonderful group shot, the scene is lovely .. the butterfly look like flowers themselfs.
Very well seen and captured.

Hello Donna,
that plentiful mixture has caught my attention. So many blossoms and butterflies spread all over in contrasting colours! Although there has been some problem with focussing, you have done well under poor light conditions, and there is a nice rhythm in that lively image.
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-15 23:35]

Hello Donna

Amazing.The colours are outstanding and the composition is really well done.It is like a print.Nicely done.TFS


Wow.. I have not seen this many in my life.
This is a wonderful mixture and the composition of blended colours is perfect.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-16 8:01]

Hi Donna.
It's fabulous scene.For me incredible view of multiplicity splendid butterflies.Well captured with beautiful colours.Thanks for sharing this interesting and beautiful picture.
Best greetings Milos.

Bonjour Donna
Une merveilleuse photo avec tous cesJolis papillons dans ce champ de fleurs. C'est très joli pour le regard .Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP
Les sourires demain

Sounds like you had a lot of fun, pointing your camera this way and that way, there are just too many wonderful things to take in. A nice caleidoscope of greenery with colorful spots.

hello Donna
many flowers and butterflies, a nice scene

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-19 12:25]

What a colorful collection of butterflies. Nice presentation, well framed and titled.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-19 17:06]

merhaba donna
lucky day for you the all beautiful butterflies and flowers are everywhere
it looks like a postcard
i like composition, point of view, colours, details and framing
thanks for sharing

Hello Donna,
You lack a tad of sharpness but the amazing scenery is well worth a shot!
8-10 butterflies in the same frame is out of the usual, that is for sure!
Colourful and interesting!
Pablo -

hello donna
alors là bravo, pas facile cette composition, les couleurs sont belles et nettes, bonne luminosité, tout est bon
bravo, merci du partage, amitiès

This is an amazing shot with the even distribution of purples and oranges in the greens. If it had only been a tad sharper it could be a prize winner. Thanks for sharing it.

Evelynn : )

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-07-23 2:21]

Hello Donna,
What an amazing view! All these butterflies in one place. You have been lucky. It's like paradise.
Thanks for this charming picture

Hi Donna,

A nice image of the butterflies, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Hello Donna!

Beautiful image! Very magical. The colors are great.


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