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© JamesHarmon McQuilkin
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UploadedNovember 24, 2012
TakenAugust 21, 2012
Exposure1/160 sec at f/9
FlashCompulsory Flash
Focal Length71.5 mm
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Last minute, final hour

Lower branch, Higher Power

Tastes sweet, not sour

Same bush, next flower

What else can we do?

JHMCQ C 2012

54 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (24 Nov 2012):

    Lovely! A good direction to go!!!!!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (24 Nov 2012):

    lovely !!!

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (24 Nov 2012):

    Awesome composition! Nicely done.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (24 Nov 2012):

    Exquisite, beautiful words.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (24 Nov 2012):


  • Wendie Fischer

    Wendie Fischer gave props (24 Nov 2012):

    absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    Delicious and delicate composition, very beautiful and well-arranged colors. Perfect white backdrop.

  • Tom Mertens

    Tom Mertens gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    Incredible capture. In light in Sandy... So hopeful.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    I love the brightly colored swallowtail and purple flowers against that somber sky.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    Like a greeting card. However, your poetry with the line, "last minute, final hour" brings to mind the date, Dec. 21st, a date beyond which earth's future is in jeopardy. Thoughts?

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    Fabulous shot well spotted

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh   said (26 Nov 2012):

    So exquisite, James!!!

  • Leslie Eagle

    Leslie Eagle gave props (26 Nov 2012):

    Love the photo and the poem!


    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (27 Nov 2012):

    Well done, James!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (27 Nov 2012):

    Very beautiful shot of this swallowtail with the purple flowers..Excellent!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (28 Nov 2012):

    The soft gray background brings out the beauty of the purple flowers and the Swallowtail.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (28 Nov 2012):

    A very lovely true and inspirational

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (28 Nov 2012):

    love it! nice comp and white space combo.

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (28 Nov 2012):

    Great capture showing you have quick response ability

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (28 Nov 2012):

    Magical words, magical capture.. exquisite in every detail

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Nov 2012):

    A pure de...light!

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (29 Nov 2012):


  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís   gave props (29 Nov 2012):

    Beautiful image, James!

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (29 Nov 2012):

    Very creative! Well done.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (30 Nov 2012):

    "Simply" beautiful

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (30 Nov 2012):

    lovely presentation!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (30 Nov 2012):

    Beautiful butterfly. They do love the butterfly bushes! Neat poem.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (1 Dec 2012):

    Great work !

  • Laurie Self

    Laurie Self (Deleted) gave props (2 Dec 2012):

    Great shot and the background is just perfect for it!

  • Aharon Golani

    Aharon Golani said (2 Dec 2012):

    Could use it for fabric design, so nice like a painting or maybe even veen ...more !!!

  • Carroll Pierce

    Carroll Pierce said (2 Dec 2012):

    This is special! Fabulous shot.

  • s. hines Lodder

    s. hines Lodder gave props (2 Dec 2012):

    so delicate . . . such marvelous detail . . .

  • Andrea Jeckering

    Andrea Jeckering gave props (4 Dec 2012):


  • marina kruglyanskaya

    marina kruglyanskaya gave props (4 Dec 2012):

    so serene :)

  • Dizzy L

    Dizzy L gave props (5 Dec 2012):


  • Stephanie Watson

    Stephanie Watson said (7 Dec 2012):

    Beautiful capture. The colors pop in the overcast day.

  • Ester van Dam

    Ester van Dam gave props (8 Dec 2012):

    that is super beautiful!

  • Jamie Marie

    Jamie Marie gave props (14 Dec 2012):

    I LOVE how the yellow contrasts with the purple! :)

  • Giampaolo Lolli

    Giampaolo Lolli   gave props (15 Dec 2012):

    Magnifica leggerezza e bellezza !!!

  • alex ringer

    alex ringer gave props (15 Dec 2012):

    Portrait of a butterfly, or One butterfly show!

  • Karen Lee Lewis

    Karen Lee Lewis said (16 Dec 2012):

    beautiful perspective

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (21 Dec 2012):

    Simple yet beautiful composition. Well done.

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (23 Dec 2012):

    Beautiful catch

  • Joanie Hunt

    Joanie Hunt gave props (25 Dec 2012):

    Simply lovely!

  • Andrea Silies

    Andrea Silies gave props (26 Dec 2012):

    nice catch - perfect pose

  • Ron Myre

    Ron Myre said (31 Dec 2012):

    Wow... Unique exposure. Very nice

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (2 Jan 2013):

    Wow- this should be published!

  • Victoria Liberova

    Victoria Liberova said (9 Jan 2013):

    Wow! A very lovely picture!

  • tb

    tb said (13 Jan 2013):

    lovely colour palette

  • Joerg Andre

    Joerg Andre gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    colorful life, nice captured...

  • Christy Popkes

    Christy Popkes said (28 Jan 2013):

    So, so pretty !!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (4 Feb 2013):


  • Sasha Constantine

    Sasha Constantine gave props (23 Aug 2013):

    Wow, everything is where it should be. Where else would it be?

  • Dawn McFeeters

    Dawn McFeeters gave props (4 Oct 2013):


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