Stop and smell the roses.Hmmmm,make that the thistles.

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© Donna Mullins
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I had never seen a butterfly like this here at home until last summer.It's wings remind me of an artists palette.They loved the thistles down by our creek. There were only a handful of them and they didn't hang around very long. I really enjoyed watching them the short time they were here.

Lightbox this little guy for best viewing.

35 responses

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (31 Dec 2012):

    A marvelous macro! Happy New Year my friend!

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (31 Dec 2012):

    A stunning capture! Well done.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (31 Dec 2012):

    pure awesomeness! Happy New Year and thanks so much as always for your support miss quickdraw ;)

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (31 Dec 2012):

    Yes, truly gorgeous in lightbox......the background is super as it frames the butterfly and thistle so lovely

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    love the colors! beautifully captured.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    You couldn't have asked for a better prop for this little guy. Color magic. HNY Donna.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    Rockin' JPG's Resolutions!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    GREAT CAPTURE GREAT COLUORFUL PICTURE GREAT ENTRY TO THE THEME

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    Lightbox luscious!! We have these visiting our butterfly bush...will have to urge them down your way! LOL

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    lovely

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    I love swallowtails, perfect capture!!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    Fabulous capture of this awesome little guy, incredible tones and detail.. a magical macro!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    Gorgeous!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    Stunning capture of this butterfly and the thistle...Beautiful colors! Happy New Year and keep up your excellent work!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    Gorgeous in Lightbox! perfect detail in this Donna, Happy New Year to you!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (2 Jan 2013):

    A must see in the lightbox. Love the vibrant colors and comp. Congrats on your well deserved nomination. Happy New Year!

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (2 Jan 2013):

    well done

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (2 Jan 2013):

    so beautiful -- love the colors - super capture - Happy New Year in the best of health

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (2 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful capture and lovely colors! Happy New Year, Donna!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (2 Jan 2013):

    Fantastic, wow , love it

  • Harsh Chahal

    Harsh Chahal said (3 Jan 2013):

    excellent shot

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (4 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful specimen, great color and composition.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (4 Jan 2013):

    fantastic capture. great entry. great clarity.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (5 Jan 2013):

    Brava!

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (5 Jan 2013):

    Oh! Donna, this is FABULOUS! Truly one of your best!

  • Raymond Clarke

    Raymond Clarke gave props (5 Jan 2013):

    Awesome!!...Well done,Donna!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (6 Jan 2013):

    starkly beautiful with amazing colours

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (7 Jan 2013):

    A resolution that we could all strive for...beautiful.

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (11 Jan 2013):

    Very nice

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (12 Jan 2013):

    A great thing about photography is how it helps us to stop and smell the roses, even the thistles : )

  • Pat0

    Pat0 gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    This is an outstanding capture, Donna!!! Perfect and beautiful!

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    Nice one, Donna!

  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (18 Jan 2013):

    Absolutely Gorgeous !

  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (18 Jan 2013):

    Absolutely Gorgeous !

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (29 Jan 2013):

    Love the soft background focus which certainly puts the subject in sharp contrast.

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