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Distractions #1
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While back on Long Island last Halloween, I noticed a group of flowers next to the porch that seemed out of place well into the Fall. They were vibrant, healthy, pollen laden and stoodout among the drab foliage surrounding them. I inquired of my Daughter-in-law as to what they were. She informed me they were a late blooming type of "Mum". Thought I'd try my luck at capturing a decent picture of them. Little did I know the "distractions" that lie ahead in the next half hour or so. This Butterfly was only the first of three which I hope to post. Have no idea what species this might be ... but I thought it's colors and pattern attractive enough to post. (to be continued with Distractions #2)

Pardon Muggsy now while he returns to bed nursing the "Mother of all Colds" since New Years Day :(


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01/16/08 1:37 PM GMT
That's a super close up. The colors are so vibrant, and bold. Fantastic shot, John.

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Imagine you are there
01/16/08 1:59 PM GMT
I believe that a Wondering Monarch John. Mind you Iím no expert so donít take it as gospel. Itís a marvellous punchy and vibrant photo too.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thatís important. Ruth Ross
01/16/08 2:00 PM GMT
absolute stunning John, great Colours and great detail, I understand the title very well. Get Better soon!

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01/16/08 2:15 PM GMT
Beautiful colors and such a great close-up with so much clarity. Get well soon, John and show us the next one!
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If practice makes perfect and nobody is perfect, then why practice?
01/16/08 2:37 PM GMT
Nicely camouflaged!...A wonderful post John and the clarity is superb!....simply..Gorgeous mate!
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* To Believe in myself and have faith in my Photography * OwdBob'sGallery
01/16/08 3:08 PM GMT
well john, this is gorgeous!! i gotta fave it!!!
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01/16/08 3:15 PM GMT
WOW thats cool, shame about the flowers being so bright ! hard to focus on him at 1st glance... BUT we cant tell him where to land LOL
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01/16/08 3:46 PM GMT
John dear,
Get well soon !!!
This is an amazing distraction ...
In my favs + in the folder of the top desktops of the world !
Of all times !
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
01/16/08 4:07 PM GMT
Excellent macro of the butterfly and nice colors!
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God is with you in all that you do. - Genesis 21:22
01/16/08 5:00 PM GMT
Muggsy, Muggsy, Muggsy,
Are we ever gooood. What a super capture. The colors are a visual knockout. A keeper for sure. That's a one in a million shot with that particular butterfly landing on that particular flower. Love it.
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01/16/08 5:07 PM GMT
We have that same butterfly here, but I don't know what it's called. Great capture of it! And take care of yourself and get well. Here's some virtual chicken soup.
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All of earth is crammed with heaven And every bush aflame with God But only those who see take off their shoes. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning<p> mygallery
01/16/08 6:23 PM GMT
A very special gift for us. Great clarity and shocking colors. So vibrant and bright. You're lucky to catch such a moment. Thanks for sharing.
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01/16/08 6:23 PM GMT
Beautiful butterfly view and colors,the photo is very nice.
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01/16/08 6:30 PM GMT
WOW ! What a colorful image. Wonderful Capture Indeed.

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01/16/08 9:45 PM GMT
So bright, bold an beautiful get well soon my friend.
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life.
01/16/08 10:15 PM GMT
What a beautiful colourful capture. Kudos.
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Why not go out on a limb, that is where the fruit is.... Frank Scully
01/16/08 11:24 PM GMT
what amazing vibrant colors in this one. great job!
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"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
01/17/08 10:27 AM GMT
Gorgeous shot with nice vibrant colors and an amzing butterfly!
the title is purfectly clear to me... I would be too...
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When you're through with life and all hope is lost. Hold out your hand 'cos friends will be friends - right till the end.
01/17/08 11:01 AM GMT
I think it has all been said John - it is a really wonderul image - makes the heart sing. Thank you for such a treat.
I hope your health is soon back to 100%
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The question is not what you look at, but what you see ~ Marcel Proust
01/17/08 4:26 PM GMT
I think the 92 says it all...Superior quality and workmanship.

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"Where there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see." ~Dorothea Lange
01/17/08 11:12 PM GMT
WOW John, that is sooooooooome image you have presented here !
Not only the butterfly is to beautifull for words, but also his (and your) surroundings.
Wonderfull colors, as well on the flower as on the butterfly. Congratulations on a wonderful shot.
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01/18/08 5:22 AM GMT
Next time, could you get a little closer, John? lol It's all been said and I really have nothing to add. I think everyone is very happy with this very beautiful post.
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01/18/08 12:34 AM GMT
Well I hope you get over your cold John!! This is a fantastic shot!! Such beautiful color and detail...gerry
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"The more we come in contact with animals, and observe their behaviour, the more we love them, for we see how great is their care for their young." - philosopher Immanuel Kant
01/23/08 12:35 AM GMT
I think given the markings and your locale it's a Fritillar, but, I can't seem to find which exact one in my field guide.

Hey, who cares's all about the shot and you gotta firecracker of one here buddy!! Nice comp 'n' colors and a great flier!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round?? Picture Purrrfect .
01/24/08 5:31 PM GMT
Very rich colors would be an understatement,,,,, nice job.
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02/05/08 11:04 PM GMT
Les teintes dans les ailes de ce papillon sont fabuleuses..good work
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Il faut aimer la solitude pour Ítre photographe.Marie-Reine du Canada
02/07/08 7:29 PM GMT
Hello John.....My,my....Impressive picture with great impact and beautiful colours, John.... My congratulations for your excellent work here....Take care John....All the best....Mick.

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02/11/08 1:29 AM GMT
Very nice picture. The colors are outstanding.
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Going to Austria this coming summer
03/15/08 11:47 PM GMT
what more can i say????
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Live every day as if it's your last... and take "pictures" of it ;)
05/21/10 9:19 PM GMT
I agree with mmynx34 "10/10" and two thumbs up!
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Student of photography.

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