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Butterflies Everywhere

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 22 August 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Butterflies were all over the place. This is the first in a series of five shots featuring butterflies.

NIKON D700 1/200 second F/16.0 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Just love this carpet of flowers. Excellent composition using some sky in there.

22 Aug 2010 5:17am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like the warm atmosphere.

22 Aug 2010 5:42am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lucky man! Our hard winter made this years butterfly population very sparse, Great shot-and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series!

22 Aug 2010 5:58am

@CElliottUK: I love being able to photograph butterflies in their natural habitat.

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Beautifully composed...lovely focus. And so many butterflies...wonderful !

22 Aug 2010 6:54am

@DULCIE: Thanks. The 14-24mm is a jewel to work with.

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. I love daisies and butterflies :) Wonderful POV and composition. This has a wonderful feel to it.

22 Aug 2010 7:02am

@✿ Anina ✿: I love getting close up with a super wide angle lens.

Chris Anderson from New york, United States

Lovely shot!

22 Aug 2010 8:04am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

That´s a great summer shot! I like the angle and the tiny framing sky on top of this beautiful flowermeadow a lot ;D

22 Aug 2010 8:43am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belle image d'été, j'aime !

22 Aug 2010 8:48am

@Laur: Summer love, indeed!!

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Yes they are everywhere, but the will not stay still long enough for us to photograph them. Love this view Jack

22 Aug 2010 9:00am

@kiwisa: It was my best day ever photographing butterflies.

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

So beautiful view ! I love this shot my friend ! It's for me, a dreamland. :)

22 Aug 2010 9:32am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Simply beautiful !!!

22 Aug 2010 10:09am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

What a wonderful sight to come across.
So many butterflies and daisies.

22 Aug 2010 10:28am

tataray from france, France

C'est beau la nature ... tout simplement . )))

22 Aug 2010 10:31am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Such a great view! Really beautiful captured!

22 Aug 2010 10:54am

Paul from summerside, Canada

Thats alot of butterflies

22 Aug 2010 11:41am

@Paul: Absolutely; it was amazing.

don from spokane, United States

A fine shot of the field of daises and their visitors. I like how the daisy "spots" mimic the dotted clouds.
Fine image.

22 Aug 2010 12:45pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful daisies!!!. Today they are visited by the lovely butterflies ... all dressed in their best dresses! An image so beautiful that excited ... is as if you were living a dream!
How I envy you this vision today friend Jack! Your granddaughter will be thrilled! Best regards, y muchisimos besos llenos de mariposas también! Adela

22 Aug 2010 12:45pm

@Fonts: Your kisses full of butterflies; now that's a treat!!

Judy aka Ladybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

What a beautiful image, Jack ... I don't think this was far from where Ellie & Fiona were picnicking. I look forward to the rest of this series.

22 Aug 2010 12:45pm

@Judy aka Ladybug: All I had to do was turn around.

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This is beautiful! I love your composition so low with a narrow sliver of sky. It just highlights the wonderful floral expanse, especially as the flowers just seem to float. Beautiful!

22 Aug 2010 1:49pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

J'adore ce parterre de marguerites qui fait écho aux petits nuages dans le ciel! Très belle image!

22 Aug 2010 2:05pm

Marie LC from France

Nice flowers carpet !

22 Aug 2010 2:14pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

Sweet and Natural..............Love it...

22 Aug 2010 2:15pm

Manola from Bassens, France

yesss: Also I like this kind of flowery photo it is fresh!!!

22 Aug 2010 2:39pm

Florence from Paris, France

They twirl and sway in the summer air.... you're a poet Jack !

22 Aug 2010 2:40pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Beautiful summer colors these flowers sure seem to attract the butterflies

22 Aug 2010 2:56pm

Ally from Singapore, Singapore

oh my gosh, im charmed. totally. the angle's perfect, Jack ;)

22 Aug 2010 2:58pm

L¨M from Bras sur Meuse, France

le ciel copie la terre?? il se constelle de petites taches blanches....entre les 2 il y a les papillons!!!qui eux imitent les les coeurs des fleurs....
superbe photo

22 Aug 2010 3:03pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

22 Aug 2010 3:22pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

This is splendid carpet of daisies, a superb restaurant butterflies! Good day.

22 Aug 2010 3:28pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand


22 Aug 2010 3:30pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful field . Cannot wait to see some closeups of butterflies !

22 Aug 2010 3:34pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such a charming landscape - looks straight out of a storybook . . complete with the butterflies !

22 Aug 2010 3:38pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like the composition with the little bit of blue sky... and the carpet of daisies is so beautiful... a real paradise for butterflies !!

22 Aug 2010 4:48pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

How lovely this is! Was it on picnic day?

22 Aug 2010 4:52pm

@LauraS: Everything from the waterfall through the next several days was from that one afternoon.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A wonderful way to make a major impact with a foreground.

22 Aug 2010 5:38pm

@Curly: I'm learning how to use a super wide angle lens.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A wonderful flower meadow

22 Aug 2010 6:00pm

Ked from Sidney, Canada

This would be great enlarged and framed.Very nice shot;I like the butterfly in the foreground.

22 Aug 2010 6:35pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Yes this is indeed beautiful, Jack - I like the way you have this composed very much. The flowers slanting off to the right leading the eye to the clouds and sky and landscape beyond. A masterful job as always, Jak. And indeed, butterflies all over the place. This is a wonderful piece in every respect Jack - have a great Sunday! Denny

22 Aug 2010 6:59pm

Binh An from Paris, France

So lovely! I can write a poem on it. But only in Vietnamese!

22 Aug 2010 7:47pm

@Binh An: Merci. You have some wonderful work on your site.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful composition jack, I love!
Five stars!

22 Aug 2010 7:58pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

22 Aug 2010 9:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They are everywhere! A great shot of them and the flowers.

22 Aug 2010 9:35pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Great colors

22 Aug 2010 10:11pm

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

My gosh! Tough little buggers to get to stay still!

22 Aug 2010 11:47pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Absolutely lovely. i feel like running through this field of flowers - singing something by Julie Andrews!

23 Aug 2010 12:50am

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

Very nice and lovely view of nice flowers . Really great captured :d

23 Aug 2010 12:50am

LauraS from Chico, United States

I thought, so, what a wonderful day for you all for picnicking and for the shots.

23 Aug 2010 2:00am

Diane from Hythe, Canada

that's incredible and such a lovely photo too

23 Aug 2010 2:12am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Lovely shot. Incredible capture of these butterflies..Look forward to the rest...

23 Aug 2010 3:17am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What a perfect place to shoot. Look forward to seeing more, and I'm betting you get closer.

23 Aug 2010 3:44am

@B. Thomas: Now why would you think that???

Kyle from Manhattan KS, United States

Daisies make me SMILE! Very peaceful, I like the slope and slice of sky to offset the profusion of flowers.

23 Aug 2010 3:56am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Oh, wow. That would be a beautiful place to lay down with a picnic.

23 Aug 2010 4:15am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful and sunny composition .

23 Aug 2010 4:47am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful shot :)

23 Aug 2010 5:08pm

Irene from France

I love this pov !

23 Aug 2010 7:16pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Love the perspective....

24 Aug 2010 8:25pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Love everything about it!

25 Aug 2010 7:02am

Moana from France

Beautiful shot of this field of flowers!

25 Aug 2010 10:18am

k@ from Paris, France

This serie is fabulous - i love this special orange tone everywhere, bravo, love them all*

25 Aug 2010 11:31am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

I like this image of a meadow with flowers, butterflies and sky. It evokes a warm summer day.

28 Aug 2010 9:50am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

In my part of the world daisies are always a welcome..and its around mid-june....beautiful capture....there does seem to be many butterflies in this shot...

29 Aug 2010 7:49am

Mary from PA, United States

Wow!! Love your perespective in this shot. I think I could find 12 butterflies haha.

30 Aug 2010 1:40am

Raya from Iceland

Very Beautiful! Love the flowers :)

1 Sep 2010 4:15pm