CARLETTA'S CAPTURES

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Friday, November 9, 2012

In My Hand A Sulphur Butterfly

Linking to Weekly Top Shot, Your Sunday Best, and Macro Monday.

41 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

wow what detail, really pretty.

Gill

Frank... said...

What a cracking shot, Carletta. Welcome back to blogging...

Ellie said...

That is a wonderful shot - how did you get that butterfly to sit still long enough to take the picture. I'm very impressed :))

Carletta said...

Ellie,
I actually had the pleasure of holding this butterfly off and on for over fifteen minutes. I was astonished that it stayed with me that long. It was on the side of my house and flew off onto my shirt. I took if off myself and was able to hold it in my hand. Trying to be steady with the camera was the hard part.

Stewart M said...

Thats a nice shot - when we go to our local zoo my daughter loves it when the big butterflies land on here!

Thanks for the comment on my blog - I've been in Oman for a week hence slow reply!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow- fantastic shot!

YolandaR said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, I have always loved butterflys.
Thanks for sharing on YSB this week!
xo
Yolanda

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Beautiful shot! The detail is fantastic, and such a pretty background.

Tricia Hays said...

Ohhh what a pretty lil flutterby! Love the lil thing, too cute =)

I plan to start WW this week, yes, Lord willin! =)
So glad you'll be joining... it was a successful meme w/ 300+ participants, so this should be interesting! LoL!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Absolutely exquisite photography ~ Love the butterfly ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

diane b said...

Fabulous focus. Did you hold the camera in one hand to shoot that?? Super good if you did.

Carletta said...

Thanks Diane! Yes, I did this one-handed and leaning against the side of my garage for support.

rainfield61 said...

This is a great macro shot.

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful shot!

Linda Makiej said...

wonderful!!
... have a terrific Sunday!

DeniseinVA said...

It's a beautiful capture Carletta.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Whoa! How'd you do that? Perfect focus, too.

forgetmenot said...

Carletta, What fun to have one sitting on your hand--not something that happens a lot. Great, and I do mean great, macro shot. Butterflies are always a challenge and it makes one feel "really" good when one gets a great photo. Have a lovely week. Mickie :)

Andrea said...

Wow what a lovely detailed capture! It is almost serendipitous to get a nice capture of a butterfly, in my case they fly away even after i can focus well!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Well you may not be able to get down low enough for those mushrooms (yes, I was lying in the wet dirt) but I wouldn't be able to hold still enough for the shot you have here. Very well done!

kelley jensen said...

gorgeous, I can't believe it is in the hand.

namaki said...

you are so lucky to have "captured" it !

Amy Burzese said...

Great shot. I love when their little fur(?) shows in shots.

Nancy Claeys said...

How did you do that? :)

Jan n Jer said...

Wow...awesome shot Carletta...makes it even more awesome in the fact you snapped it with one hand!

Genie said...

What an awesome capture, Carletta. So much detail and treasure. Love it. genie

Kim, USA said...

Wow so beautiful!
Kim,USA

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a cool shot! Great job, Carletta!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

SUPER shot. What a gorgeous butterfly and how wonderful to have it on your fingers!

Gattina said...

Wow ! I have never seen such a detailed butterfly, even the hole in his wing is visible ;) !

Judy said...

Wow!! You are so lucky!! That is a beautiful butterfly!

Renae said...

thank you for one beautifully mastered capture. awesome.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful! Did you actually take that one-handed?

Carletta said...

SALLIE,
YES, ONE-HANDED AND LEANING AGAINST MY HOUSE FOR SUPPORT. NOBODY IS MORE AMAZED AT HOW THIS CAME OUT THAN ME. :)

Jill c",) said...

Great capture:))))

Madge Bloom said...

WOW, what a gorgeous shot! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #56!

Kathy said...

What a special happening! And the macro on this guy is just gorgeous.

ladyfi said...

Wow - a stunning lemon beauty!

JunieRose2005 said...

I love these little butterflies, but I've never been this close to one! :) You are lucky!
It may have been near the end of it's life cycle. I saw that once with a different kind of butterfly. It was on the ground and I got a lot of up close pictures of it!

Marie said...

He's absolutely lovely Carletta! You would never know such intricate details when you see him fly by!

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