American Lady

This is one of the butterflies that I wasn't able to capture last year. I think some butterflies are prettier closed than open.

Thank you so very much for the lovely responses to yesterday's mockingbirds!!! It really made my day! :0)
Stunning capture!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Beautiful
posted April 26th, 2012  
Amazing pattern and colors on this butterfly
posted April 26th, 2012  
That is downright psychedelic. Whoa.
posted April 26th, 2012  
What a beautiful butterfly. So glad you were able to capture it.
posted April 26th, 2012  
Stunning capture Carolyn
posted April 26th, 2012  
beautiful
posted April 26th, 2012  
oh how lovely! :)
posted April 26th, 2012  
Just look at that pattern. Gorgeous!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Amazing capture.
posted April 26th, 2012  
Beautiful! I'm glad that you finally captured one !
posted April 26th, 2012  
Beautiful capture!
posted April 26th, 2012  
gorgeous capture...the natural lighting is beautiful
posted April 26th, 2012  
beautiful patterns on the wings!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Oh my, oh my! She looks like someone has painted the patterns on her wings! Beautiful!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Pretty butterfly and shot!
posted April 26th, 2012  
This is a stunning butterfly. Nice details.
posted April 26th, 2012  
Beautiful butterfly! Love the detail!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Dang how did I miss all these beautiful /butterfly's..I have been out for too Long!! Just cathching up now and have to give you a FAV ! Love them all!!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Wonderful capture Carolyn. Very crisp focus.
posted April 26th, 2012  
Great capture
posted April 26th, 2012  
I love your butterfly photos, Carolyn. This butterfly is especially beautiful!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Lovely detail.
posted April 26th, 2012  
Butterflies are strange looking little critters when you see them up this close.
posted April 26th, 2012  
@rach_who LOL! Yes, they are! :0)
posted April 26th, 2012  
Stunning! Amazing details!
posted April 26th, 2012  
You are the Butterfly Lady. They are always so gorgeous
posted April 26th, 2012  
I saw a dress today with this color scheme and pattern, and thought it was lovely...but it looks much better on the butterfly :)
posted April 26th, 2012  
This is gorgeous! May I ask what lens you use?
posted April 26th, 2012  
Stunning capture!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Wow! Brilliant and stunning sharpness. Great capture.
posted April 26th, 2012  
precious....they come to us from africa and i think they are very beautiful on both sides.
posted April 26th, 2012  
Gorgeous butterfly, love the detail and the DOF ... thank you for voting for me in the Top 5, the competition is a bit tough LOL!!!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Just gorgeous - I love those wing spots!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Stunning capture of a beautiful butterfly!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Lovely pattern of colors. Wonderful shot!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Great color and dof!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Lovely!
posted April 26th, 2012  
So Very Beautiful! Yes, I like some butterflies when the wings are closed. The colors and markings are just gorgeous! Fabulous shot, Carolyn!
posted April 26th, 2012  
gosh...perfect
posted April 26th, 2012  
Fav - such gorgeous intricate designs there. How beautiful!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Wow-- Fav!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Absolutely gorgeous! FAV!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Beautiful shot!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Amazingly beautiful butterfly, Carolyn. Wonderful find and capture.
posted April 26th, 2012  
Stunting , a Fav.
posted April 26th, 2012  
Wonderful close up capture!!
posted April 26th, 2012  
Cool shot! I like the colors and detail.
posted April 26th, 2012  
@dyingviolet Thank you! I used a Canon 75-300mm zoom lens.
posted April 26th, 2012  
Beautiful! You are the butterfly Queen! :)
posted April 26th, 2012  
beauty FULL!
posted April 27th, 2012  
Love it!
posted April 27th, 2012  
Stunning capture and a fav for me. Yes, some a prettier on one side than the other. We have one that looks like a dead leaf when it's open and is quite beautiful when the wings are closed.
posted April 27th, 2012  
Another beautiful capture, I can always get an ooooohhhhhhh or an
aaaaaahhhhhhhh out of my mouth after I look thru your stuff. Congrats on the PP
posted April 27th, 2012  
Oh, that's beautiful!
posted April 28th, 2012  
just beautiful against the green
posted April 30th, 2012  
Nice shot I see these "ladies" all the time & I always have to take a shot.
posted April 30th, 2012  
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