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Hopefully, a Happy Birthday...

Hopefully, a Happy Birthday...
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-29 9:34
Viewed: 3303
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A year of suffering for my sister Caroline...
The update, my family at TN, is that she's now a vegetable, but is conscious...Sometimes, I wonder why she's suffering so much.
Mark, her son, on the other hand, is looking up in spirit. I am all he has, and I hope I can do justice to that innocent life...
Not a very happy birthday this year for me, says my brain.
I do hope I have a better one next year.
But I can also hope Caroline walks and talks tomorrow, a birthday gift from her to me, right?

I plead ignorant, as usual, in regard to the ID of this butterfly.
You see it here on the floor of my portico.

I do hope you like this shot.
Thanks for stopping by!

CeltickRanger, cirano, Dis. Ac., parasbhalla, roges, PeterZ, nglen, jaycee, eqshannon, pankajbajpai, Argus, goatman04, maurydv, NinaM, Noisette, pierrefonds, Luis52, boreocypriensis has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To eqshannon: Amen!goldyrs 1 07-29 22:24
To pankajbajpai: thanks, Pankaj'dagoldyrs 1 07-29 21:50
To Panoptic83: Thank yougoldyrs 1 07-29 21:46
To nglen: thanks so muchgoldyrs 1 07-29 18:35
To jaycee: Thanks a ton,Sisgoldyrs 1 07-29 18:32
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hello Goldy

du plus profond de mon coeur je souhaîte
une très vite une guérison à ta soeur Caroline.
beautiful photo of this butterfly with fine POV & DOF,
fine focus on it with excellent sharpness and details,


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-07-29 10:00]

Slav Goldy,
Good capture of this lovely beautiful.Great sharpness and colors.TFS.Regards.

Hi Goldy,

an good low pov on this beautiful signed butterfly.
Fine colours.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-07-29 11:32]

Very nice macro!

Bonsoir Goldy
les motifs et les teintes de ton papillon sont très interessants
Merci pour ce cliché
à bientôt

Hi Goldy,

Good shot of this tender beautiful butterfly.

It seems that the head part of the butterfly is not well focused and so as the legs...or I may be wrong as the background is giving a kind of light-rebound effect, causing appearance of a defocused image on some places. Overall, it is a good shot!

thanks and regards,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-29 12:22]

Hello Goldy,
Excellent this macro.
Splendid made and played.
Have a pleasant evening,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-29 13:39]
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Hello Goldy,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly. But that's not important. Congratulations at your birthday. I hope your wish becomes true. Wish you and your sister a lot of strength.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-29 13:42]
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Hi Goldy. Happy birthday and thinking of your sister. You are a strong man for young Mark. Teach him all you know . I like the butterfly which you have taken with good detail and natural colours. Well done TFs.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-29 16:28]
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Hi L'il Brother,

A very happy birthday to you - here is a big birthday hug. I am heartbroken to hear about Caroline's condition. There is always hope - my thoughts and prayers will be with her. Mark is so lucky to have such a wonderful man for his uncle. I have no doubt that you will do everything that is right for him and in return you will have the pleasure of seeing him grow up to be a fine young man. As an afterthought - a nice butterfly.


God grants miracles...however not all of the time. Sometimes He needs to send everyone a message...I am familiar with this syndrome Goldy.....maybe too much so...but suffice it to say...it is ok sometimes to say goodbye......Love and Peace of the Lord be with you.
Bob-- I have made this as a 2 point comment....
The Lord grant you Peace
in His coming and his leaving
until that time when we shall reside in His
House forever....

happy birth day to u goldy, i hope that your wish for your sister becomes a reality soon. God bless her and you too.

these days i can see a lot of butterflies. sitting in the garden and watching this beautiful butterflies makes me feel happy and ease out the tension. i liked the way you have composed shot. nice pov, sharpness could have been better.

i am not a frequent visitor anymore but i am glad that i was able to wish you a happy birth day.

tfs & regards

Hello Goldy,

Happy Birthday and my sixth sense says Caroline will be good soon. God bless you and your family. Every cloud has a silverlining and this just is a passing phase, testing time.

Coming to the butterfly, i would put my bet on "Yellow Pansy", i have seen it many times and it is the pansy that closes its wings than the other pansies.

Thanks for sharing,

Hi Mark,

Wishing you happy birthday. I prey to the God to give you, your sister and Mark all the energy and the strength to overcome the difficult times!

Nice shot as usual! Nice macro


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-30 7:01]

Hello Goldy,
Despite what Caroline and therefore you and your nephew are going through I wish you a both happy sequence to your birthday.
Though I am not knowledgeable in the butterflies of India this looks like a Brown Pansy nicely captured on your terrace floor.
My thoughts go with you...

Hello Goldy,

A belated "Happy Birthday" & all the best outcome for your sister's present condition.

TFS & Best Regards


Hi Goldy!

Hope your sister gets better my friend! Keep the hope in yourself with the beauty of life with taking such wonderful shots! I'm late to wish for your birthday I guess but I wish all the best to you, your sister and her son as well, regardless of occasion and date!

Best regards,

Hello Goldy,
happy birthday to you, i hope your sister gets better; a beautiful picture of a beautiful butterfly taken from a good POV with splendid natural colours.
All the best, regards
Ciao Maurizio

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-07-30 12:12]

My best wishes of a new birthday to you, Goldy. Even though you feel so sad about your sister, place the sun in your heart and share it with her. You are called Goldy, it must have a purpose! I am sure you help out by giving Caroline a better quality of life even though she is so sick. I hope you had a nice birthday, filled with love.


Bonjour Goldy
d'abord, je te souhaite un heureux anniversaire, je suis vraiment désolée de la gravité de la maladie de ta soeur Caroline, j'espère de tout mon coeur que son etat s'améliorera bientôt, mais dans son malheur, elle a la chance d' avoir une merveilleuse personne comme vous pour veiller sur elle et sur son fils

le papillon est très beau avec beaucoup de superb details et une belle pose
passe une bonne nuit

Hi Goldy,

I hope your sister's health improve. A good low point of view which is showing the details and colors of the butterfly. The subject is well framed. The light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Ciao Goldy, I really hope a great birthday gift for you, I wish for you that your Sister walk and talk wih you in your garden, I don't know id of your beautiful butterfly, but doesn't matter, best wishes to you and your sister, ciao Silvio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-31 15:38]

Hola Goldy.
Excellent and fine photo Goldy. Reading Your note I am so sorry, but what we need is hope.
I will send You a message later.

Happy Birthday Goldy!
i wish you all the best!
You selected a fine macro of this beauty for this special day for you! TFS and cheers,

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