One of a million!
- nasokoun (62)
- [2010-01-02 1:56]
Happy New Year Ulla!
a colorful beautiful scene and composition, wonderful photo and start!
keep photographing! TFS
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2010-01-02 2:01]
Ah - so this is why they were plentiful last year! A klovely shot - well framed with excellent details.
Happy New Year from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
- zetu (16941)
- [2010-01-02 2:04]
A fine macro capture with nice composition, beautiful colors and great details
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-01-02 2:36]
Very beautiful coloured photo in great contrasts. The blue flowers in the BG are splendid in contrast to the butterfly. Excellent sharpness, details and a very good diagonal composition.
Great start of the year.
- anel (40574)
- [2010-01-02 2:59]
One of the most beautiful picture I have seen of the Queen of the year. I must say that I always find combination of blue and green most beautiful. And the warm color of the Vanessa cardui as contrast is just perfect.
Well composed also. Félicitations!
Meilleurs voeux pour 2010.
- roges (6264)
- [2010-01-02 3:02]
framför allt en varm GOTT NYTT ÅR 2010!
Hälsa, lycka och bara lycka.
Kom tillbaka till början av året med en enastående makro, grattis.
Från och med nu vi ha tillgång till ett helt år för att kunna beundra dina vackra bilder.
Tack så mycket för att besöka mitt galleri fattas. Och även för den vackra kommentarer som du har kvar.
Det bästa tankar och önskningar,
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2010-01-02 3:23]
I really like the depth in this photo. It has a sort of 3-D effect to it. The upside down pose of the butterfly on the lavender is very unique and not something you see posted that often. The sharpness on the head looks really good but the wings look a little soft which I guess has to do with movement.
- Aramok (5166)
- [2010-01-02 3:44]
Happy New Year.
I was instantly drawn to the colours in this picture. They are very warm and varied and add some much to the picture. great composition and presentation.
- hansh (2762)
- [2010-01-02 3:51]
A great capture of this Painted lady.
I like the colors very much. POV is great, as the shapness is.
Thank yoy for sharing it.
- Hussain58 (4745)
- [2010-01-02 4:35]
Hope you'll be fine. Probably my first visit, I do not remember but nice to meet you. I have been to your husband's pages and found him a wonderful person, kind affectionate and knowledgeable. This is a tremendous shot of the famous butterfly and one never gets one's fill. It has all the engaging qualities of a great shot. Thanks for sharing and have a fine year ahead...take care..warmest regards/Abid
Hi Ulla. Firstly very interesting notes about the Painted Lady. I was talking to a friend the other day who said it was not possible for a butterfly to get back to Africa. I shall have to show him this. It was one of the few we saw in the garden at all last year. Yours looks so delicate on the lavender. Great detail and such natural colours. TFS.
- nagraj (15166)
- [2010-01-02 8:14]
The nature colors are spectacular, I like the composition and the flowers. tfs.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2010-01-02 8:27]
with the pose of the butterfly th POV on it
with the way it is framed this lvely butterfly
it is giving dynamism to the image,
i love to see details of the blurred background,
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2010-01-02 8:29]
this is very good!
great pose with very good details and beautiful colours also the flowers
great shot Ulla
a Happey 2101
- goatman04 (10573)
- [2010-01-02 8:53]
An excellent macro with such striking colors, sharpness & details. Lovely POV, pose & BG. Very nicely taken, composed & presented. TFS & best wishes.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-01-02 9:23]
Nice start to the New Year with one of the most common beautiful lady from wonderful POV with impeccable details, excellent DOF contol and exposure.
TFS this and best wishes for 2010!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2010-01-02 10:30]
Ciao Ulla, great composition with the queen of 2009 summer on lovely lavander flowers, fantastic colors, fine details and superb sharpness, splendid macro, very well done, ciao Silvio
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-01-02 12:26]
The Painted Lady may be common, but it is a very beautiful butterfly. You have captured some very fine detail on this one. Lovely, bright colours on both the butterfly and flower.Best regards Siggi
- maurydv (36428)
- [2010-01-02 13:53]
a wonderful picture of the Painted Lady, superb sharpness, a very beautiful composition with a fantastic colourful environment.
- lousat (65489)
- [2010-01-02 15:39]
Hi Ulla,maybe the first Vanessa of 2010 on TN...how many in this year we will see? I hope a lot like in the past season...excellent pic whit top sharpness and colors and very nice composition too..this specie like a purple..ehehe...Have a nice Sunday and thanks.Luciano
- jaycee (25460)
- [2010-01-02 15:47]
Happy New Year Ulla,
A beautiful butterfly to start off 2010 and wonderful notes to accompany it. This Painted Lady on the blue flowers is just lovely. I love the pose and the excellent colors and details of the opened wings. A superb composition. I'm sure we will see many wonders from you in 2010.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2010-01-02 20:38]
How beautiful is the sight of this sunny and most colourful picture. The natural colours and details captured and displayed is very eye-catching and striking. It is an image filled with warmth and no pretence. This is indeed a beautiful butterfly with lovely markings and patterns, which you have photographed well, and which is a delight to look at. Your subjects, both the butterfly and the flower are well focused and sharp and the details are equally highlighted by the blurred background. Thanks for sharing one out a million Painted Lady's. It was a pleasure to stop by such a beauty. Best regards.
- Ishi (13387)
- [2010-01-02 23:19]
Happy New year, Ulla!
Ilke the soft lighting of your picture. The color combination of butterfly/lavender is very pleasing.
All the best,
- eng55 (5892)
- [2010-01-02 23:41]
It's very nice opening of 2010.Colors,framing,composition and details are perfect.Excellent work!Have a nice sunday.
Thansk for posting..
God fortsättning på det nya året.
Sitter här på hotellet och försöker surfa, har sporadisk uppkoppling men det får duga.
A very nice picture of the Painted Lady, as you say they are widespread, I took picture of one yesterday just outside my hotel.
Nice beautiful natural colors, fine details and good sharpness.
- Noisette (7821)
- [2010-01-03 14:33]
yes the painted lady was the queen of the summer this year...oops, the last year, but it's always a pleasure to see them while they are very beautiful and you have taken this one in a great pose and with sharp details the lavander flowers are a fine bonus to the value of this shot
Have a good night
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2010-01-05 0:18]
Hello Ulla, wonderful shot of a painted lady with great details and composition.
TFS and regards,
- zulfu (43)
- [2010-01-05 0:33]
Splendid close-up shot of this butterfly.
Details and composition are great.
TFS and G's,
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2010-01-05 18:45]
Hola Sra. Ulla.
Imagen llena de colorido y alta nitiez. finos detalles sobresalen en las alas de la Mariposa la cual se posa de bella manera sobre las florecillas de color purpura.
El recorte no puede ser mejor y le da mas valor a la imagen.
Saludos. Un Abrazo
- anemone (651)
- [2010-01-19 9:15]
Hi Ulla. great macro shot of a painted lady. Flowers are also nicely composed.