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A Tribute on Mothersday


A Tribute on Mothersday
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Copyright: Anna Eksteen (Miss_Piggy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2285 W: 5 N: 5300] (18714)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H9, Digital ISO 160
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite shots, Dedications at Trek Nature part Four, Dedications I have made, Animals from my garden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-11 4:33
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Common Dotted Border / Mylothris agathina

Today's posting I would like to dedicate to my mother-in-law Nita Eksteen. She is a remarkable woman in every way, who taught me so much in life. "Thank you mommy - I appreciate you for the great person you are!"

As Mothersday is celebrated today, I also would like all ladies, and not only the ones that are mothers to share in this dedication. I personally think every woman is born with a motherly instinct, and they should all be included in this special day, set aside and celebrated as "Mothersday". In my personal opinion there shouldn't be a specific day set aside like Mothers or Fathersday as parents or older folk should always (every day) be treated with love, dignity, and respect and they should always know that.

I am a big sucker for all kinds of poems and verses, and gather and keep it to maybe give to the "grandchildren" some day. While looking through these collectibles for something special to put down in writing for Mothersday I came upon these two "treasures". Upon reading the contents, the words filled me with nostalgia and I'll like to share it with you.


WHAT IS A MOTHER?

A Mother is a human being, capable of making mistakes. She is not perfect, just as none of us are perfect, but she is the one that we picture as being perfect during our childhood. As we become older, we realise that Mothers are capable of right and wrong ways of doing things, missing the mark, just as much as the next person, but she is still Mother. The thing that sets her apart is her everlasting love for her children and her intent that they lead normal, well-adjusted lives.

Not until we become adults, do we really begin to appreciate who Mother really is. She has nurtured you through your childhood, put up with your sassy ways and times of being lazy during your teenage years, and cried through your becoming an adult. Mother was always there to encourage you when you made a mistake, although sometimes it's hard not to show disappointment.

As we grow older and have our own children, we realise that Mother was a very strong person, and we begin to wonder if we can ever fit into her shoes. No, we can never do things the same as our Mother, although she has given us the pattern from which to build.

Mothers are special. If your Mother is still alive today, try to make this Mother's Day the most wonderful day of her life! Show her you care only by telling her you love her. If she stays far away, pick up the phone and call her. If she is close-by take her out to eat, or surprise her with flowers. If at all possible, show up on her doorstep. You will never know how much this will mean to her knowing her family still cares. Sometimes we get busy doing the usual things in life, and lose sight of the most important aspects - loving our family. Mother happens to be where that 'family' began. Without Mother, there would never have been a family.

Keeping all the above words in mind, I cannot but share a short poem about a mother-in-law, and these words are most applicable to Loot's mother, as if I could have written the words myself and THAT is the reason why she deserves this dedication. She has always been like my own mother to me.

STAR MOTHER-IN-LAW
Some mother-in-laws are possessive
Their child they still want to own
My mother-in-law’s love is like sunlight
On both of us it shone

Some mother-in-laws put you down
They think you’re not good enough
My mother-in-law shows approval
Affection, and other good stuff

Some mother-in-laws interfere
They think that they know best
My mother-in-law lets us be
She’s better than the rest

And so I just want to thank you
For being who you are
You’ve made everything so easy
As a mother-in-law, you’re a star!

I salute all women out there and specially present to you on Mothersday, this beautiful Common Dotted Border (Mylothris agathina), resting on an orange coloured Ixora shrub.
I am only going to give a general description of all Dotted Borders in this genus.


Genus Mylothris
These butterflies have more gentle, sailing flight than most other pierids. Usually found close to the food plant slowly floating through the foliage of trees. Fond of flowers. White to yellow and orange, sometimes very brightly coloured. Eggs laid in large batches. Cylindrical, elongated, but more barrel-shaped than other Pierinae; tapered towards blunt top, with numerous vertical ribs and many fine cross ridges. Larva gregarious; green to brown or black, shiny, with short hairs, and small raised dots. Pupa ornate, brightly coloured in white, yellow or green marked with black; several protruding knobs on dorsal surface of thorax; 3 or 4 curved dorso-lateral horns projecting outwards at base of abdomen; back curved head horn.

Taken from the book: Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Steve Woodhall, Published by Struik Publishers.

I hope you enjoy looking at this photo as much as I took pleasure in taking it.

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Hi Anna,
I appreciate your dedication of this lovely picture to Loot's mom on this Mothers' Day. I also read your note with the picture with avid interest. I must say you write well and touch human hearts.
Your picture is a fascinating combination of green, yellow, red and black. The butterfly is a novelty for me and it is, indeed, a beautiful species. Those black spots along the edge of the wing look marvellous.
Overall, it is a wonderful composition.
TFS and regards,
Ram

Hello Anna,
Excellent picture with great color and light and also very sharp.Your dedication is very sweet.
Regards,
Nikos.

Hi Anna,
Really a great capture to dedicate to all mothers. Colors, sharpness, details amazing. POV and DOF also good. TFS. Regards,
Mustafa

Today is the third year since my mother has passed at age 93. She loved nature much more than anyone. both her and dad were true inspirations to me. too bad I leanred to understand things until they were so much older. I wish I had them here today to share the things which I have learned on TN.
Your image is a good heart tugger. It is also as coloured without over saturation...but blending together well into a "happy pallet". Very nice dedication and image!
Bob

Hi Anna,
Very nice capture. Good composition. A very thoughtful dedication.
TFS.
- Nirmal

Hello Anna,

I haven't seen any of your posts for a while but this was worth waiting for!
I have enjoyed reading your notes and then enjoyed your shot! The colours are so vibrant that they jump off the page! Lovely composition and very good details of the butterfly's wings.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-11 11:15]
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Hello Anna,
Great tribute to Loot's mother. What a fantastic clear and contrasting colours. Good sharpness and an excellent composition.
Regards,
Peter

Hi Anna,
A beautiful capture for a fine day in our lives, thank you indeed my dear...
Mehmet

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-05-11 11:25]

a very fine tribute Anna,
the shot is very nice the colours are fantastic, nice composition and a fine quality, lovely job, have a nice day.
gr. jaap

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-11 12:47]
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Hi Anna,

Not only a beautiful picture but beautiful notes as well. The colors are truly outstanding. The butterfly is marvelous - not sure I have seen this one before. The yellow and orange with the black markings along the edge are exquisite. The flower is lovely and the perfect color. Fine details with the leaves making an excellent background.

Jane

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-11 13:48]
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Hi Anna,
a nice capture of this beautiful butterfly!
The composition is great and the parallel POV works very well with the DOF.
Good lighting and wonderful colours.
Lacks some detail but that is the only nit.
A great dedication to Loot's Mum :-) (It's interesting though, the Mother's Day in Britian is celebrated 3 weeks before Easter Sunday which was a couple of months ago!)

Very nice work Anna!

Joe

Splendida macro, eccellenti POV e DOF, bellissimo taglio compositivo per il perfetto equilibrio di spazi occupato dal fiore, dalla farfalla e dal bellissimo e luminoso BG, ottima nitidezza con i dettagli perfetti della "texture" della farfalla, meravigliosa la mescolanza di questi magnifici e splendenti colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-11 15:50]
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Waaw Anna,i haven't words to comment a beautifull work like that,your pic talk alone,just my best compliment for the pic and for the note too,thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Anna. This is such a beautiful dedication. The image with strong colors look like a painting in the thumbnail. This Common Dotted Border is not common at all as far as I am concerned. Beautiful perch on the orange ixora. The subjects contrasting well with pleasant muted green background. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Hi Anna
Baie mooi vrolike foto! Ek hou van die kleure en jou "poem" het my hartseer gemaak! dis in elk geval lekker om so dan en wan 'n traan te pik, so dankie - Sterfkte vir jou in hierdie tyd :-(

Hi Anna,
Good morning! What a beautifull tribute to your mother-in-law in this special day friend! Great composition consisting vivid colours. I also loved your excellent notes Anna! Thanks for sharing this beauty in all aspects.
Greetings from Turkey,

Bayram

Hi Anna,
A nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Ofcourse a beautiful capture to dedicate to all women who are mothers. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-12 1:12]
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Hi Anna,
Wow.....what a beautiful butterfly! A perfect gift for your mother-in-law on this special day and she sure would have been happy. This truely is an attractive image with red/yellow/green colours giving the eye so much delight and the mind immense joy. I love colours and the child in me still rejoices seeing those flashes. Very impressive sharpness and illumination and you have captured it in a fine nectar sucking pose. Do you have a simple portrait image of this butterfly? I would love to see it. Anyway, this is a great image and I like your POV. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Hi Anna,
I viewed another Mothers Day post earlier..
Wish I'd had something myself for this day, my mother has passed on.
Beautiful B-fly, great palette of colors :)
Thanks for this one,
Howard

Hello Anna,
Very beautiful image for Mother's day!
good pose of the Border with wonderful colouration of the flowers!
the image is sharp with good colour and superb details
many thanks for the sharing
best regards
Tony

Beautiful shot! The colours are very soft and eye catching. Also good composition and sharply focussed.

Dear Anna,
What a beautiful tribute to all those mothers and mothers- in- laws. Loot's mother must be a happy and lucky person to have such a loving and doting daughter.And it's a lovely picture dedicated to the most beautiful creation of GOD- the Mother.I once read somewhere that God crated 'mother' because he wanted his presence felt in everyone's life.
Your picture is very attractive and colourful and certainly a joy to behold.The angle at which it is shot and the sharpness with which both thebutterfly and the flowers are captured are remarkable.Thanks for sharing this lovely image.
Regards,
Smitha.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-12 4:43]
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Dear Anna,
It's mango season here in India as summer heat peaks up and this is so reminiscent of this luscious ripe fruit.This butterfly has a special colour so rich and radiant and so "mangoey".You have captured magnificent details in this macro and the black spot pattern wing-end is wonderful.

A great dedication on Mother's Day and all credits to Nita Eksteen for being such a wonderful mum(in-law).

TFS & Cheers

Ciao Anna, lovely dedication to mother day, great composition with elegant butterfly and beautiful flowers, fantastic colors, great sharpness and splendid details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-12 7:36]
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Hi Anna,
Very nice colourful macro.I liked POV,exposure and visual impact and your useful note very much.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-12 10:33]

Hi Anna,

Beautiful shot of the pretty Butterfly and a lovely tribute for Mothers Day.
Nicely composed with a fine pose and a great POV.
I really like the bright contrasting colours.
I think they should move the UK's Mothers Day to May too.

Hil

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-12 10:44]
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Hi Anna.
I am amazed with your wonderful shot and outstanding technique. You managed to find terrific of beautifulness scene. You have composed picture greatly. DOF is precise. All image of flowers and fine butterfly are in focus and BG is blurred and detailed at the same time excellently. Bravo. Fantastic job.
Alexei.
P.S. Your comments of my works are often better than my pictures. Thanks a lot for kindness.

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  • Dyker Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 0 N: 57] (170)
  • [2008-05-12 17:37]
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Hello Anna
A lovely dedication to Loot's mother and also all other mothers on mothers day. A great note to celebrate our beloved mom’s who also happen to be wives and companions for someone that appreciate them on a daily or ongoing basis. This butterfly is a joyful sight, full of colour and well presented on the beautiful Ixora flower. Good work to photograph it up close with the rest of the plant a little bit removed into the background. The insect and the flower pops up in the photo.
Greetings
AC

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-05-12 20:07]
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Happy Mother's Day to you, Anna.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful butterfly with us on this day.
The colors are brilliant, on the butterfly and the flowers,
and their contrast against the green foliage make them vibrant.
I like the dramatic black dots on the fringe of the wings.
A gorgeous image with sharp details.
TFS. : )

Hello Anna.
I sure hope you framed this to give her too. This is definitely a print image.
I honestly love the colours and arrangement of your in camera framing.
Each colour comes into play to create the perfect palette.
I think you did a bit of artistic filtering to it, and it worked nicely.(looks like it anyways)
Thanks for putting this here!
Doug

Hello Anna

Die hele pakket is een om te waardeer. Moeders wat nog daar is teenoor wie ons liefde kan betoon en moeders wat ons vooruit gegaan het vanwie net pragtige herhineringe oorgebly het. Soms is daar ook die hartseer vanweë die verwydering, maar ons troos ons daaraan dat hulle beter daaraan toe is en nie meer hartseer en pyn ken nie.

Hierdie kleurvolle skoenlapper en pragtige blom is 'n heel gepaste wyse vir die toewyding. Die foto trek 'n ou se aandag selfs op die klein weergawe (wat noem mens nogals 'n "thumbnail" in Afrikaans?) Hierdie een het ek terdeë geniet, dankie baie.

Groete
Rehanna

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-13 0:38]

Hello Anna, How beautiful. Lovely such a superb feeling to watch and watch. Sharpness is amazing and also the clarity. Its enjoyableh to watch such a superb shot. Ganesh short of smileys

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-13 1:57]
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Hi Anna,
beautiful tribute to your Mother, who must be very proud of her daughter :o)
I love the overall vibrancy of this shot, the combination of colour and light has made it very vivid. A good composition and well exposed too.
tfs
Paul

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-05-13 10:58]

Hello Anna , This is a beautifull shot , wonderfull compositie details colours sharpnes pov and bg , I like it tfs , { and great note }
Greetings Teunie .

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-13 15:55]
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Hi Anna.
Beautiful Macro. Excellent Note to Your mother in law. I really enjoy reading it.
Luis52.

Anna,
A perfect tribute to Mother's Day. What a lovely image, what can I say about it. Wow! such vibrant colors with perfect sharpness and clarity. Composition is also right on. All mother would be proud to have such tribute. I love it. Thanks so much for being here.
Way

Namaste Anna,
In a world of selfishness, one finds tributes very rarely, and one to ones MIL, is even rarer...I am not married, but I do know that my mother is my anchor, she's given me all I am and have...And I'm very proud to be her son.
Thank you for this lovely dedication..
Goldy

Dear Miss Piggy (Anna)
Today I cannot say much about your image or your notes. There are just to much in both that reminds me of my mom, and although years have past since I have lost her, she will always remain the most important person in my life. Any mother and child share a special bond that nobody can take away or replace. Orange and yellow was my mom’s special and most loved colours and your image is filled with that. That is one of the reasons why I am touched more than usual by your image.
Warmest regards.
Aaltjie
Ps. I see you have changed your photo on your intropage. I kind of like it.

Hello Anna,

Beautiful picture of this butterfly. Good sharpness and great vivid colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

Hi Anna,

The love and care in your words for your dear mother-in-law, Nita Eksteen, is so well reflected in this lovely dedication.
Beautifull image.
Well presented , and worthy notes.

jp

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-05-15 15:20]

Hello Anna
Beautiful composition.Your image is cristal clear with outstanding colors and great detail.
TFS Michel

Hej Anna,
a beautiful picture to celebrate your mother-n-law, I know she will love it. Mothers-day up here is in the end of May, the 25th. My mother passed away for 18y so I also will celebrate my mother-in-law, 90y old.
About the picture the colour are varm and rich, good sharpness with fine details. The DOF i also very good, the in subject standout well from the BG.
And the note is great as usual.
Beautiful work.
Have nice weekend.
Gert

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-16 9:03]

Hello Anna,
Excellent picture with great color and light. Your dedication is very nice.
Regards,
Mehmet

Hello Anna,
what a beautifull paint
I like especially pallet of vivid colours and wonderfull lighting
Composition is just perfect,
cheer
friendly,
Pat

Hello Anna! How very thoughtful of you to dedicate this wonderful picture to your mother-in-law!
You have captured my favourite colours in your wonderful picture, well done!
Peter

Such amazing colors here! Its just a very happy photo. WOnderfully composed...beautifully done. Clean and clear and vividly alive.

Olá Anna.

Belissima imagem !!!!!
As cores desta borboleta é muito penetrante.
Parabéns ficou muito bela o contraste de cores desta imagem !
Abraços

Buen encuadre, aunque lo que más me gusta en esta toma es la hábil y encantadora combinación de colores.
Por otra parte espero que los asuntos sociales en tu País se arreglen de una vez por todas.

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-05-23 14:44]
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Merhaba Anna,
Bu kadar muhteşem renkleri bu kompozisyonla bütünleştirmek ustalık ve sanatçı işi olmalı. Sizde de bunlar fazlasıyla var görünüyor. Çok başarılı bir kare. Elinize sağlık. Hüseyin

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-26 6:30]

Hello Anna
What a marvellous tribute to mothers!! How beautiful this butterfly is! and the orange flowers which it stands upon. A magnificent capture with lovely intense colors and beautiful details. I like a lot your note about mothers and especially the poem Star mother-in-law.
Thank you very much for all your care and excellent job.
Greetings
Maite

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-26 11:24]

hello Anna
wonderful macro photo of this beautiful species
i like composition, POV, light, colours, sharpness and details
TFS
greetings


izler
:)

Brilliant colors and detail Anna.
Excellent exposure and a beautiful insect on beautiful flowers.

Great dedication to your mother-in-law :) Really beautiful.

TFS
Kirti

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-06-01 12:37]
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Hi Anna

There is something very attractive about these citrus colours. Beautifully sharp and with gteat clarity. POV, composition and DOF are all good. It make a lovely image and a wonderful mother's day dedication

TFS

Karan

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-06-02 3:44]
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Hi Anna

A lovely dedication to my mom. I am sure she will be all smiles (from ear to ear) when she has the opportunity one day to see it. We will obviously make sure of that when she comes to visit next time.

This is a beautiful butterfly and as I told you before, you are finding insects in the garden which I have never seen in 22 years while working in the garden. I just love the green BG and the bright orange Ixora with the brilliant yellow insect. A spectacular burst of colours.

Isn't it just funny how we searched for the name and struggled to distinguish between the 3 different Dotted Borders and a week after you did this posting we received my quarterly Cycad journal with a photo and the name of the exact beauty on the front page. Sod's law.

Well done and TFS.
Regards
Loot

Hi Anna
Stunning colours and a stunning image...well done and TFS. I enjoyed reading your note!
Cheers
Sue

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-17 7:25]

Hello Anna

Such vibrant colours.
The composition is lovely.
Excellent sharpness and focus.
The pov is wonderful.
TFS

Rob

Hi Anna,

A nice close-up image of the buttterfly resting on the flower. The details and colors of the butterfly are clear and precise. The light brings out the best of the colors. have a nice day.

Pierre

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-15 1:29]

Hello Anna,
a very beautiful shot of multiple colours combination. The butterfly and the flower. Real stunning. Verey sharp and very clear. BG colours and hue is very pleasant.
Nice composition too.

Regards,
Foozi

Good afternoon Anna,

It may be a 'Common' Dotted Border to you, but for me this is incredible. The colours and sharpness are wonderful, and I like the description that it gently floats through the foliage of trees.

Very striking.

I do hope your Mother-in-Law read both of those pieces that you have included on your description, they are so very moving. A wonderful tribute to Mothers everywhere.

Warm wishes, Amelia

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