When You Arise - Butterfly and Flowers [Gem of the Day]

© Nikki McDonald

When You Arise - Butterfly and Flowers

Uploaded: September 26, 2021 11:22:54 | Entered: September 26, 2021 11:23:42


I took this photo on a summer walk around a local lake. The cone flowers were at their peak and both monarchs and swallowtails were taking full advantage. It was a photographer's dream. Category: Techniques

Exif: Camera: SONY ILCE-7M3; Shutter Speed: 1/8000; Aperture: f/8.0; ISO: 8000; Orientation: ; Date: 2021:09:02 16:11:07


Bob Cournoyer level-classic September 26, 2021

Beautiful image, and, at my age, it IS a precious privilege... :-) #1769550

Terry Korpela level-deluxe September 26, 2021

Nicely Done Nikki! #11930316

Janet Criswell level-deluxe October 29, 2021

Congrats on your beautiful GOTD, Nikki! #11937790

Jacquie Palazzolo level-deluxe October 29, 2021

Congratulations on this lovely GEM!! #11937791

Judy Pilcher Pearson level-classic October 29, 2021

An elegant photo, Nikki, and a perfect message for it! Congratulations! #11937797

Dr Silly level-classic October 29, 2021

Beautiful photo. Congratulations on your Gem of the Day. #11937854

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 29, 2021

Lovely quote and image! Congratulations on your GOTD! #11937886

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe November 02, 2021

So true, and I do! Congratulations on this wonderful GOTD, Nikki! #11939301

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