October Surprise
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October Surprise - Posted on 10/31/2007
While taking a walk in the meadow on a sunny afternoon a couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon this Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly, enjoying some of the last wildflowers of the season.

I'd like to dedicate this post to one of my frequent visitors and fellow photographer, Lost Valley, who is taking a break from blogging for awhile. LV, I will truly miss your beautiful images and words. They have provided a daily smile and inspiration for me - thank you! Hope to see you again soon! --Kim

Exif: FUJIFILM FinePix S9100 | 1/450 sec | f 4.9 | ISO-100 | Flash-Not Fired

 

Comments (16)

  • Spooky - 10/31/2007, 4:33 pm

    Very pretty! :)
  • claude - 10/31/2007, 5:00 pm

    Great details and colors, Kim! What a wonderful butterfly!
  • sherri - 10/31/2007, 5:27 pm

    I'm sure it must have felt wonderful to find these wildflowers still blooming so late in the Fall. I know you're facing some cold days ahead. Beautiful image.
  • Nick - 10/31/2007, 7:23 pm

    Nice find! Great colors,
  • John Maslowski - 10/31/2007, 10:18 pm

    Great clarity and the details are just amazing. The butterfly especially, you caught at exactly the instant. Beautiful shot!
  • Steph - 11/01/2007, 12:14 pm

    Very nice composition Kim
  • Giorgio - 11/01/2007, 1:13 pm

    Nice composition and very beautiful colors. Great job.
  • amy - 11/01/2007, 4:31 pm

    Beautiful deep rich colours... gorgeous!
  • Will Williams - 11/02/2007, 3:13 am

    Very strong colors, the arrangement of flowers below the butterfly is so delicate!
  • makoto - 11/02/2007, 7:36 am

    Wonderful find, Kim. This image has fine detail with good focus. Great work.
  • Don - 11/02/2007, 8:28 pm

    Oh Kim, did you really hold that camera upside down? Very nice and a rich-colorful contrast between late Summer and Autumn. Good exposure!!
  • Angry Buddha - 11/03/2007, 9:38 am

    Just beautiful.
  • Thomas Solberg / Project neXus - 11/05/2007, 1:51 am

    Wonderful shot. Reminds me of summer! :-)
  • John Piercy - 11/05/2007, 7:01 am

    What a beautiful nature setting ! The colors and the butterfly are a perfect match . Scenes like this are meant to be captured forever. Perfect picture ! jp
  • Matthias Pabst - 11/06/2007, 4:57 pm

    Wonderful details, tones and depth of field. Everythings perfect!
  • Tero - 11/09/2007, 3:25 pm

    The nice and warm feeling is almost touchable here.