A gentle giant

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© Andrea Petersen

Photo license: © All rights reserved

For the bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world...St. John 6:33

A gentle giant
Posing with the sky
Is ne'er defiant
For one to fear
When it is a butterfly
Giving hope and cheer
To celebrate rebirth
Of the flowers on earth.
Poetry by me AJP

I shot this picture on September 4th, taken at a low angle so that I could shoot the butterfly against the blue sky...Most of the day the sky was dreary and overcast but it turned blue just as the Giant Swallowtail appeared around 4:30.

It made a good gift for my birthday on the 5th. ( As I am typing this I have turned
68...another year older...) Also timely for Labor Day.. I think how hard the butterflies work to pollinate the flowers on earth for us to appreciate and admire.

Thank you so much for the spotlight, Heather and for the birthday greeting!

14 responses

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (5 Sep 2011):

    An absolutely marvelous capture, Andrea! The detail and colour are stunning! This certainly is appropriate for both Labor Day and for your birthday.. Best Wishes on your Birthday.. Have a Wonderful Day!!

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (5 Sep 2011):

    Fantastic macro ... great capture

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (5 Sep 2011):

    Thank you for the comments and for making my day happy...

  • Dorothy Burwell

    Dorothy Burwell gave props (5 Sep 2011):

    AWESOME! Hope was a great Birthday....

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (5 Sep 2011):

    lovely photo.wonderful colors!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (6 Sep 2011):

    This is so beautiful Andrea. The perfect gift for your birthday.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (6 Sep 2011):

    as gorgeous as you are, Andrea. Happy Birthday!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (6 Sep 2011):

    What a beautiful photo, Andrea. I love the color and the POV allowing the butterfly to show against the sky.

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (7 Sep 2011):

    This is gorgeous! I'm not one for shots of flowers and "pretty" things but there's a quality to this that I find very touching.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (7 Sep 2011):

    So so beautiful !

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (7 Sep 2011):

    Beautiful series! I like this one best.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (7 Sep 2011):

    Just beautiful!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (8 Sep 2011):

    this is stunning, Andrea!

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (9 Sep 2011):

    Awesome!!

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