anne - Apr 22, 2008 02:12 PM EDT
I love the beautiful blossom on that prickly thistle!! And the wonderful butterfly, its body exposed to passing enemies. Beautiful colors - lovely to look at. Great picture!!!
Karen Moen - Apr 16, 2008 04:11 AM EDT
Beautiful image with incredibly sharp color and detail. I would love to get a fast macro lens someday but I would have to sell my house!! Lol!
Guest - Sep 14, 2007 06:07 AM EDT
have only just returned here to read your reply Doug, - thanks very much for explaining about the 180 macro lens, - had not realized that it was a faster lens than the others, so appreciate your mentioning this. Lovely to view the image again too!
Guest - Sep 06, 2007 10:09 AM EDT
Thank you Talsi.
Guest - Aug 22, 2007 09:04 AM EDT
Nice sharp image with good background.
Guest - Aug 21, 2007 10:09 AM EDT
Thanks to all for your kind comments on this. This shot was taken last week in NW Illinois where I'm currently staying.
Alandra, the camera is fairly new, the lens is one I've had for a number of years now. I didn't use a tripod for this shot, the 180mm macro (L series) is a relatively fast lens at f3.5.
Best Wishes, Doug
Guest - Aug 19, 2007 10:10 PM EDT
great macro of the butterfly and thistle, Doug. Did you get a new camera and macro lens? I guess you used a tripod? I was thinking of that 180mm macro lens also, but the butterlfies around here never "sit" long enough for me to set up with a tripod, lol.
Guest - Aug 17, 2007 07:07 AM EDT
Great shot Doug,the butterfly really stands out on that thistle.
Guest - Aug 16, 2007 10:04 AM EDT
Doug, a great shot the thistle with a butterfly, always I see butterflies, I have to think to you:
butterfly is a mystic sign of metamorphoses, I like them too.
Guest - Aug 16, 2007 02:11 AM EDT
Great shot. Beautiful butterfly
Guest - Aug 15, 2007 11:47 PM EDT
Perfect shot, beautiful.
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