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A Visitor at The Gardens
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A Monarch Butterfly at the Calendar Gardens. The flowers are not so well focused but was very pleased with the focus on the actual subject. Used the sigma 70-300 APO DG macro zoom with a tripod. Have a wonderful day! sandi♥


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08/10/08 12:01 AM GMT
Just beautiful Sandi.
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Why not go out on a limb, that is where the fruit is.... Frank Scully
08/10/08 12:26 AM GMT
Very good view of the butterfly with very good colors,overall the clarity is very good too,the photo is very nice.
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08/10/08 12:27 AM GMT
Sandi you are getting good in this kind of shots, very clear and colorful shot:)
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laughter is the best medicine.
08/10/08 1:24 PM GMT
Great close up. Clarity is great. Well done. Such a lucky butterfly to have such a nice flower to feed off. LOL. Love the colours on this one.
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08/10/08 1:35 PM GMT
Superb Sandi !

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Ribbit ! Come on over to my Pad.
08/10/08 2:06 PM GMT
Super capture Sandi. So very crisp and clear. Just beautiful.

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“Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you” - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
08/10/08 2:23 PM GMT
Excellent work again, Sandi.

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08/10/08 2:30 PM GMT
A great closeup Sandi, well captured with good detail & colour.

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Born to be Wild
08/10/08 2:59 PM GMT
WOW!!L O V E I T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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08/10/08 3:00 PM GMT
WOW WOW WOW Sandi, this is really a absolutely GORGEOUS close up with brilliant colours and clarity and detail. BRAVO my friend
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08/10/08 3:35 PM GMT
AWSOME! You are a master at capturing b-flies! Well done Sandi!

Susan & Marietha
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Marietha ****Live every day as if it's your last... and take "pictures" of it ;) ****
08/10/08 3:42 PM GMT
Who cares about the flower? capture of this monarch is gorgeous Sandi! Actually the color of the flower contrasts it and it looks great girl!
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08/10/08 6:26 PM GMT
This is a very good one Sandi. Beautiful!!
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08/10/08 9:46 PM GMT
a jewel...wonderful capture:)
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08/10/08 10:24 PM GMT
You have mastered taking and making these works of art.This one is perfection.
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08/10/08 11:05 PM GMT
Just gorgeous Sandi,Just gorgeous!
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08/11/08 2:36 AM GMT
Beautiful composition ... love the colors. Excellent capture Sandi.
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Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward. Look for the 'ah-ha'. Ernest Haas
08/11/08 6:15 AM GMT
Very nice Sandi. :o)
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Big brother's watching you :o) A mistreated dog should try to leave a deposit on their masters best carpet, after all it's important to establish who's boss ... Welcome to the last resort. :o)
08/11/08 2:19 PM GMT
Wow, Sandi! Such a beautiful capture! The colors, the clarity and the lighting are all top notch! I love that lens of yours! I haven't seen any Monarchs this year at all and that makes me a little sad. This one is just super.
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"Take it upon yourselves to be more forthright in your comments"* *Les (&purmusic)
08/11/08 3:34 PM GMT
Wow! Look at that photo and look at that score. Way to go Tigz. It is well deserved. The photo is so well composed and edited perfectly. Proud to know you.

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I'll meet you at the edge of the sunlight, just behind the shadows. The Ghost
08/11/08 6:55 PM GMT
Another Butterfly beauty, very well done.
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08/11/08 7:05 PM GMT
Congratulations on the score my friend! Lovely and unusual butterfly, so very well captured. Very well done!
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08/11/08 8:39 PM GMT
this shot is definitely worth the rating it got. Fantastic!

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08/11/08 10:18 PM GMT
Great detail and colors Sandi, Nice one!
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08/12/08 3:16 AM GMT
I thought I had commented on this one, but I did get it in the voting booth and I'm proud to say I'm part of that well-deserved score. I came out to see whose it was and got a bit excited in the downloading process!!


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We don’t make art to show someone what something looks like. All this requires is eyes (or a lens). Art is supposed to have meaning, emotion, power, or magic. Alan & Mario "FourThirds"
08/12/08 5:16 PM GMT
Honestly you are so good with these butterflies! All that detail and gorgeous colour. I think it would have been nicer with the flowers in focus too - I guess you know you might have been able to do that by setting a narrower aperture - but it's still a really great picture. You have a natural affinity for these things that's for sure.
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"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others merely a green thing which stands in the way." William Blake
08/12/08 5:44 PM GMT
You're turning out outstanding images these days Sandi. = faves
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08/12/08 9:26 PM GMT
Oh, that's good!
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If you can't find the words, you may as well shoot it...
08/12/08 9:55 PM GMT
Absolutely Beautiful,Sandi..
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08/17/08 1:47 AM GMT
~ Wow...absolutely gorgeous capture Sandi!
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~Seek the wonder of every day~
08/17/08 10:44 AM GMT
~found in voting booth and had to comment~

Dy-no-mite offering Tig!! Perfecto DOF and nice comp 'n' colors!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round??
08/17/08 5:54 PM GMT
Amazing capture. Very professional I must say!
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08/23/08 2:49 AM GMT
+favs for me
Excellent detail, pose, colors
It deserves the very high c-index :-)
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Music's the medicine of the mind. ~John A. Logan \ Visit My Gallery.
09/24/08 10:52 PM GMT
WOW. Beautiful. 10/10
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"Whenever I'm about to do something, I think, 'Would an idiot do that?' And if they would, I do not do that thing."
02/05/09 11:55 AM GMT
One of my favourites too Sandi, it's nothing short of spectacular!
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02/06/09 10:18 PM GMT
That is an awesome image...super duper.
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03/17/09 8:41 PM GMT
What a outstanding shot very nice 100%
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03/26/09 10:57 PM GMT
First Congrats on the spotlight by popular vote!! Next this post is so beautiful!! You are very talent and good heart person!!
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06/10/09 11:35 PM GMT
A perfect combination.
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06/16/09 3:19 PM GMT
Congrats on your spotlight and the picture is absoululey B-E-A-utiful i wish i knew how to do that kind of stuff
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06/16/09 3:21 PM GMT
I can see from the other coments that you have a good heart and you love to help ppl and that you are a good friend to other ppl can you teach me how to be that good????
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06/28/09 6:42 PM GMT
simply perfect, would the flower be blue i would give you a 11.....amazing shot
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