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photoblog image Butterfly ( African Monarch )

Butterfly ( African Monarch )

 

"Just living is not enough " said the butterfly, " one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."  - Hans Christian Anderson -

 

                         Wishing you all a Happy Easter

 

                          Will be away for a while.

Butterfly ( African Monarch )

 

"Just living is not enough " said the butterfly, " one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."  - Hans Christian Anderson -

 

                         Wishing you all a Happy Easter

 

                          Will be away for a while.

comments (26)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Apr 2011, 06:52
One of the best, crispest Monarchs I have ever seen, Laurette. Congratulations.

Happy Easter to you, too, and have a good trip, wherever.
Laurette Theron: Thank you very much Ginnie it is a big compliment and i appreciate it greatly. Elsabe and I are just takeing a nice break together and if the weather permits visiting some intresting places and to photograph off course.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Apr 2011, 09:57
Lovely sharp picture and muted background. A blessed Easter and enjoy the huge break.
Laurette Theron: Thank you Louis. Will most certainly enjoy the break.
Happy Easter to you. Wonderful image.
Laurette Theron: Thank you Mary.
Outstanding, Laurette smile
Laurette Theron: Thank you very much Pamela.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 20 Apr 2011, 10:21
great colours on the wings
Laurette Theron: Thank you Chantal. Have a good Easter.
A beautiful picture Laurette. have a happy Easter yourself.
Laurette Theron: Thank you very much Brian have a blessed Easter.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 20 Apr 2011, 12:34
Beautiful Monarch shot--Blessed Easter to you
Laurette Theron: Thank you Jennie it is much appreciated. Have a good Easter.
The detail is incredible; a truly exquisite capture of the African Monarch, Laurette. Have a very happy Easter.
Laurette Theron: Many thanks Beverly have a wonderful Easter.
Wow, beautiful shot
Laurette Theron: Many thanks Rob.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Apr 2011, 18:00
This is amazing, so sharp and spot on.
Great DOF, enjoy your Easter weekend!
Laurette Theron: Many thanks Astrid much appreciated. Have a wondeful Easter weekend.
Great close-up, Laurette.
Laurette Theron: Many thanks Tom.
  • Pascal
  • France
  • 20 Apr 2011, 18:11
Very nice pem. Color, subjet, light... Your picture is extraordinay.
Laurette Theron: Thank you kindly Pascal.
Brilliant! Such detail. Well done.
Laurette Theron: Many thanks Graeme.
This is very excellent.

Have a great Easter
Laurette Theron: Thank you very much Bill. Have a wonderful Easter.
simply Beautiful Laurette
Laurette Theron: Many thanks Martin.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Apr 2011, 21:16
Absolutely beautiful. Such fine detail.

I hope you, too, have a good Easter.
Laurette Theron: Thank you kindly Alan. Have a wonderful Easter.
ooh my goodness what a great capture good oomph.
Laurette Theron: Many thanks Rory.
  • Glo
  • United States
  • 20 Apr 2011, 22:22
Wow! incredibly beautiful! crisp photo!
Laurette Theron: Many thanks Glo much appreciated.
WOW Laurette....fantastic detail....i love your focus in this close-up and the background colour completes the whole picture....petersmile
Laurette Theron: Thank you kindly Peter much appreciated.
Beautiful and uplifting image and caption Laurette!
Laurette Theron: Many thanks Doug.
  • remla
  • France
  • 21 Apr 2011, 05:48
superbe prise !
Laurette Theron: Thank you kindly Remla.
Beautiful, crisp clear detail, and very nice dof! Well done, this is a hang on the wall shot!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Apr 2011, 02:55
Stunning photo great capture
  • minor
  • Japan
  • 24 Apr 2011, 05:30
Very beautiful photo and good poem by Anderson.

I travelled South Africa Republic last Autumn. The blog was written by Japanese only. Nowday, I write my blog both English and Japanese.
http://serendipity05.jugem.jp/?cid=4
If you have spre time,please look at October 10th 2010(2010.10.11)blog.
what an amazing capture, nicely work on the wing details and sharpness
  • Pascal
  • France
  • 16 Jun 2011, 20:27
Eh Laurette, where are you ?

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