Gulf Fritillary on Purple Flowers

On my butterfly bush I worked so hard to plant, last year, in the 95 degree heat.

I got a new laptop, and it has nothing that will handle my photos where I can just click through them, zoom in easily to see my bug or whatever is tiny in my macro shot, then crop it, rename it, save it.

It has taken me hours...The laptop runs Windows 8.1 I like how their photos app/library works and can use my touch screen to get through and edit. But they save just in my pictures library on the laptop. And then, I tried to post those to 365, but it would not work. I want to now keep all my photos on external anyway.

I have downloaded free trials of light room and PSE. They seem complicated to use/learn. Maybe they will do what I am wanting.

My old laptop ran "windows photo gallery" and it did just great..click through pics, zoom in to see the tiny thing and which one was best focused, crop, rename, save.

I downloaded Windows Gallery 2012 but it keeps crashing and won't work at all.

I am so confused and irritated right now.

Other pics I took this day:
The Day I Sat and Watched a Bee Die
http://365project.org/espyetta/album-2/2014-08-30

Stem with a View
http://365project.org/espyetta/album-5/2014-08-30

The Aphid Family
http://365project.org/espyetta/album-4/2014-08-30

Mauve and White (dandelion)
http://365project.org/espyetta/album-3/2014-08-30


i understand your frustration MB, I've not upgraded to widows 8 and will probably go linux in future. Stick with it, there are some great forums / communities on the internet to help you. Your picture is stunning. wonderful
posted September 1st, 2014  
@phil_howcroft Thanks, Phil! I did not want it! That is why I kept waiting to see what else they'd create...I was running VISTA on my other machines and XP at work. Now this year I have win 7 at work and win 8.1 on this laptop. It is so annoying.
posted September 1st, 2014  
What a beautiful shot
posted September 1st, 2014  
wonderful butterfly shot
posted September 1st, 2014  
Nothing worse than computer frustration! I use Lightroom but not to,it's full potential so I have no help for you I am afraid MaryBeth. Lovely photo indeed, beautiful clarity of the butterfly.
posted September 1st, 2014  
Pretty butterfly!
posted September 1st, 2014  
beautiful
posted September 1st, 2014  
So beautiful. FAV
posted September 1st, 2014  
Stunning fav
posted September 1st, 2014  
Nice photo, just a quick fyi. The butterfly is a Gulf Fritillary(Agraulis vanillae). Cheers!
posted September 1st, 2014  
Gorgoeus.
posted September 1st, 2014  
This is beautiful!
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Great capture, detail, colors.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Stunning.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Beautiful shot.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@robv Oh yes! I have not taken butterfly pics in a while. We don't see enough of them here now! And as I was labeling the pic's folder, I thought "is that really a Red Admiral?" Haha No! Gulf Frit. Thanks
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Stunning shot.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
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