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The flower: Zinnia, The Butterfly: Cloudless Giant Sulfur (male). Both the flower and the butterfly are showing some age, but even this one took some waiting to capture. They fly rather erratic and it's hard to get close to one with camera in hand. Easy with no camera! I used the 35X zoom on my Canon SX40 to get this shot........like I said, it's hard to get close to one! :-)
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Sep 07 2013 13:59 GMT ujbanyiv
Excellent Nature Closeup Photo.
Sep 07 2013 14:01 GMT Pasifae
Amazing shot! :)
Sep 07 2013 14:50 GMT Lalbabu
A magnificent 35X shot lovely colors !!!!!
Sep 07 2013 23:19 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you ujbanylv
Sep 08 2013 08:57 GMT skyball
What a beautiful catch!!!!!!......
Sep 08 2013 11:24 GMT bandsix
This is a real beauty, Larry....the colours on the butterfly mirror the yellow on the flower, the composition is just right....and the framing superb...what more can I say?
Sep 08 2013 20:13 GMT Papagena
An outstanding picture, Larry, and a fantastic frame too !! I have rather some difficulties to catch butterflies, no garden just outside of my building..........
Sep 08 2013 22:25 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
Just perfect, Larry - very well done!
Sep 11 2013 04:39 GMT Annamaria
Stunning shot!! Great macro!
Sep 12 2013 16:08 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Pasifae
Sep 12 2013 16:09 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Lalbabu. The colors are kinda soft, but sometimes that is just the way it is.
Sep 12 2013 16:11 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Geoff. It was a pretty good catch for me because of the shyness of the Sulfur Butterfly.
Sep 12 2013 16:22 GMT larrybenedict
Ruth, perhaps you have just a small space where you could plant something in a pot. A good many of my flowers are in pots (large pots) that require hand watering every day. There is something magic in the watering of plants (especially flowers), both for the plants and the person giving the water. They thrive on attention!
Sep 12 2013 16:24 GMT larrybenedict
Sylvia, thank you. I used one of your many secrets in the photo.
Sep 12 2013 16:27 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Anna-Maria. Even though I shot this with an 840mm lens equivalent, I used Macro focusing which made all the difference. I also used two or three filters in the Picasa3 software package....simple enough for me!!
Sep 16 2013 02:33 GMT martini957
Love it...so pretty
Sep 17 2013 00:13 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Nancy.
Oct 03 2013 16:51 GMT gtc126
Amazing Double Macro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 27 2013 20:35 GMT Bellavista
Such a wonderful picture Larry! Definitely a fav!
Oct 28 2013 13:45 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Bea. Lots of butterflies this year. Probably because I planted more Zinnias than I normally do.
Nov 05 2013 08:57 GMT MargNZ
Superb image Larry ... well done :)
Nov 06 2013 21:09 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Marg
Nov 07 2013 22:31 GMT Jeanmac
I get plenty of butterflies in my garden but not quite as colourful.
Nov 08 2013 00:04 GMT larrybenedict
Jean, there a lot of these around abouts every year. The backside of their wings are more orange and very colorful as they flitter here and there.
Sep 08 2015 12:23 GMT aarnasystems