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Shall We Dance?

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 20 May 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

PENTAX K200D 1/45 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Exquisite! Lovely colours and details.

20 May 2011 5:26am

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France


20 May 2011 5:59am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Je veux bien une danse avec ce beau papillon

20 May 2011 6:21am

@Marie LC: Merci beaucoup Marie! Oui, c'était une danse vraiment merveilleux! ;-)

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

Beautiful butterfly, what luck you had here, the composition with all the colors
is magnificent.

20 May 2011 6:28am

@Phil David Morris 2011: Thank you very much Phil! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superbe! Les couleurs sont magnfiques! J'aime beaucoup!

20 May 2011 7:12am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

Bill Brown from California, United States

Great composition and gorgeous colors!

20 May 2011 7:23am

@Bill Brown: Thank you very much Bill! ;-)



20 May 2011 7:51am

@DIMITRIOS: Thank you very much Dimitrios! ;-)

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Magnifique !

20 May 2011 8:14am

@DowsherVision: Merci beaucoup DowsherVision! ;-)

Kat from Lorraine, France

Quel papillon étonnant, une belle danse qu'il nous fait autour de ce lantana :)

20 May 2011 8:54am

@Kat: Merci beaucoup Kat! ;-)

skarlet from kerman, Iran

beautiful! colors are nice... well done

20 May 2011 9:17am

@skarlet: Thank you very much Skarlet! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Splendid point of view, well done.

20 May 2011 9:20am

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

your french is rusty and my english is scolar.....never mind we'll manage :-))
very flashy red and white !

20 May 2011 9:25am

@Veronique: Thank you very much Veronique! ;-))

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Surely this will be another beautiful series...more butterflies please! =))

20 May 2011 10:42am

@Dokmateo: Thank you very much Dokmateo! Stay tuned! ;-)

cristoF from montbéliard, France

encore plus belle que celle d'hier ,bravo à toi éric!!

20 May 2011 10:47am

@cristoF: Merci beaucoup Cristof! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Glorious shot! Superb focus the way you isolate the butterfly, flowers and leaves. A magical little scene!

20 May 2011 10:52am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! It was a unique environment to do a shoot with all the butterflies fluttering around.....often landing on your head..... ;-)

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Great colors!

20 May 2011 11:54am

@Olivier: Thank you very much Olivier! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Wow ... les couleurs !...
jamais vu ainsi.
Merci pour cette découverte superbe.

20 May 2011 12:13pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! Je suis heureux que vous appréciez la série! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wonderful image and such striking colors!

20 May 2011 12:24pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine capture. i love the colors

20 May 2011 1:03pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This one seems to be dressed up for a show like....The Phantom of the Opera! Gorgeous combination of colours! (A woman can wear this combination even at 80 and look elegant!)

20 May 2011 1:27pm

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! Yes, that is why she made such a wonderful dance partner...... ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh absolutely we should return! I like this one maybe even a tich more than the first but they are both splendid....wonderful focus Eric - you nailed this sucker!

20 May 2011 1:27pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! I hope you enjoy the rest just as much! ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Another tropical beauty. I'd like to see these in person.

20 May 2011 1:34pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much Glenn! A perfect excuse to come up to Canada! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, that is a beautiful butterfly - great capture!

20 May 2011 1:50pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

What a dress!

20 May 2011 2:04pm

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! ;-)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is a wonderful shot! What a gorgeous little beauty!

20 May 2011 2:08pm

@Tracy: Thank you very much Tracy! I am glad you enjoyed it! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...So beautiful ! A marvellous capture !

20 May 2011 2:16pm

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

A lovely tribute to what nature has provided.

20 May 2011 3:35pm

@dean musgrove: Thank you very much Dean and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful colours and details. Fantastic capture. Love it, Eric! :)

20 May 2011 4:30pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Stunning contrast and color! Very nicely done.

20 May 2011 5:47pm

@Kenny: Thank you very much Kenny! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Cute title and a lovely capture...lovely colors

20 May 2011 5:59pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

wow, so beautiful , love the POV and compo, very well captured Eric!

20 May 2011 6:14pm

@Ioanaz: Thank you very much Ioana! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful! This butterfly has magnificent colors and you captured it so well on the flower!

20 May 2011 6:18pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

Céline from New York City, United States

Cute capture !

20 May 2011 6:39pm

@Céline: Thank you very much Celine! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Another beautiful capture, nice contrast of colors on the butterfly and flowers.

20 May 2011 7:01pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruth! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Exquisite!!! Nice compositions and lovely colours!! Smart! Nice weekend! :)

20 May 2011 7:32pm

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Superb capture. I wanna dance !

20 May 2011 11:45pm

@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro! There are plenty of partners available..... ;-)

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Lovely color of the butterfly ! well captured !

21 May 2011 3:11am

@BBM: Thank you very much BBM! ;-)

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Nice POV, colours and details...

21 May 2011 11:26am

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

A very nice butterfly. I like the pattern on its wings very much.

21 May 2011 1:09pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

so very beautiful!!!

21 May 2011 4:07pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Ah, the Postman! A beautiful shot.

21 May 2011 7:03pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Absolutely remarkable creature! and the flowers are beautiful as well.

23 May 2011 2:26am

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

The red of the wings is so vibrant!

24 May 2011 4:38pm

@Dutch: Thank you very much Kristen! ;-)

1/45 second
ISO 1600
300 mm (35mm equiv.)