Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/23/2013


Photo taken on August 22, 2013


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Satyrium californica
Jesse Owens
California Hairstreak


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234/365: "We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort." ~ Jesse Owens

234/365: "We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort." ~ Jesse Owens
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About a month ago, I found a butterfly on our property that I'd never seen before, a California Hairstreak. I managed to get a few nice pictures but unfortunately my dof was not deep enough to include the entire butterfly in crisp focus. I was a bit sad about that, since I didn't know when I'd get the chance to take more pictures of these beautiful little butterflies.

Yesterday I was discovered another patch of milkweed flowers, and these are very healthy and doing well with bright green leaves and flowers which are only now peaking with many more to bloom. Wonderful news for me, because I am raising Clio Tiger Moth caterpillars and they are eating like pigs! I have begun to worry if I would be able to find enough leaves for them, since the other plants I know of are starting to die. Finding this new patch has filled me with great relief because there will be enough food for my oinker-pillars! :)

Another thing that I love about this patch is that it's very close to the house, and today I went over with my camera to see the visitors, and I saw the very butterfly I'd been hoping to find!!!! This time I was very careful to choose more aperture settings to be sure I'd get a nice selection in focus. I also made sure to move around to the side of the butterfly that the sun was hitting instead of staying on the side which was shadowed.

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, her 100th birthday. Wikipedia: Jesse Owens

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68 comments - The latest ones
tiabunna
tiabunna
Lovely! Have a great weekend. Seen in www.ipernity.com/group/prime-lenses.
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Absolutely stunning. I had the same flutterby as you know the other day. was a first for me. sadly she hasnt been back.

Beautiful photos all of them !
3 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Les photos des papillons sont toutes d'une grande beauté . J'admire
3 years ago.
Simons-Photography
Simons-Photography
Lovely shots, glad you were able to get another chance to photograph this one
3 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
belle macro
3 years ago.
Jean-jacques Delcampe
Jean-jacques Delcamp…
Excellent Shot

Très très BELLE photographie j'aime beaucoup...

Signature-JJD-200
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
so so most beautiful!
3 years ago.
Mo Meede
Mo Meede
Wundervoll fotografiert!
3 years ago.
Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Stunning Set Of Colourful And Detailed Macro Studies Janet Most Definite Fav's Kindest Regards Bob.
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Exceptional macro shot!
3 years ago.
Pierrot
Pierrot
Très belle série de macro !
3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Yet another beautiful series here, Janet. The butterfly has such gorgeous, delicate colour.
3 years ago.
Serge Daigneault
Serge Daigneault
Fantastic capture, series and colours, Janet.
3 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Beautiful shot my friend. I hope you have a great weekend.
Regards June
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Great series of nature images Janet.
3 years ago.
Nicole Le Roy
Nicole Le Roy
De très belles macros ,bravo !
3 years ago.
Suus
Suus
beautiful ! true eye candy !
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Wonderful shots of this lovely Hairstreak, Janet. What a real gift to find it in your garden. I've just finished a fascinating talking book, The Butterfly Isles about seeking and finding the 60 butterflies of Britain with fascinating details about each one.
3 years ago.
Starsprite
Starsprite
So beautiful in the milk weed.
3 years ago.
Seb.69
Seb.69
Wonderfully detailed series Janet...Excellent.
3 years ago.
Blueman
Blueman
Wow!!!
3 years ago.
Eleanor C
Eleanor C
A very beautiful macro image!
3 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Very beautiful shot,excellent composition !!
3 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Fantastic macro !!
3 years ago.
Juan
Juan
May you enjoy a fantastic weekend my friend !!
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Fantastic macro shot , Janet!
Great work!
3 years ago.
Armpro
Armpro
Outstanding detail on this small fellow

Seen in my contacts' photos
3 years ago.
Ahmad Waqas
Ahmad Waqas
Fantastic as always............
u r SIR.......
3 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
superbe macro !
3 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Thank you very much Janet for the outstanding work you do ..!
Beautiful evening.
3 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Excellent series Janet!
3 years ago.
Chris Sorge
Chris Sorge
A very beautiful capture.
3 years ago.
Connie Guida
Connie Guida
Wow! How I just love the color palette of this one! PERFECT!
3 years ago.
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
Thats just beautiful Janet
3 years ago.
Fabio Cecchin
Fabio Cecchin
Gorgeous capture my friend!
3 years ago.
caliope
caliope
impressionante beleza!!!
delicadeza e composições perfeitas mais uma vez!!!
;-))
3 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Another fascinating little series of superbly colourful and detailed shots Janet!! I really like all the details you provide as well. Thanks for sharing.
3 years ago.
Kigelia58
Kigelia58
What a beauty...excellent photo!
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful butterfly photo.
3 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Amazing macro very beautiful !!
:-))))))))))))
3 years ago.
Daddy
Daddy
Magnifique mon amie Janet
Bon week-end
Gros Bisous(:-))oooooooooooooooo de l'ami Daddy
3 years ago.
Ajophotog
Ajophotog
What a lovely flutterbye. Looks a little sad with it's antennae down I think :D
3 years ago.
Nourel Lind
Nourel Lind
Merveilleuse série ,les photos sont magnifiques !!
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Inspiring...your ability to consistently capture nature so beautifully is amazing!
3 years ago.
* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Joli bokeh Janet !
3 years ago.
5igrid
5igrid
Beautiful series!
3 years ago.
Sigmund
Sigmund
Love it :-))
3 years ago.
Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly…
Fantastic image Janet. What a beauty! :-)
3 years ago.
Jean
Jean
What terrific detail. Beautiful texture on the wings.
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Awesome series with butterfly , Janet !
3 years ago.
xX M@rtin Xx
xX M@rtin Xx
Such a beautiful photo, well done Janet.
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Great shot!
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Outstanding macro series, Janet! Skillfully photographed!
Love the great colors and detail in all those shots.
Happy weekend, my friend:)
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Seen in : macro
3 years ago.
Andrew Trundlewagon
Andrew Trundlewagon
Very striking! The simple clean background sets off the butterfly to perfection. Wow
3 years ago.
Compostpyle
Compostpyle
oinker-pillars, lol. Super nice shots and esp nice you see right out your door what you wanted. Pretty darn cool

You might want to check into Blue Lobelia, Lobelia siphilitica, Campanulaceae - Bellflower family. It looks close to what we have here in MO. But its hard to tell b/c you are doing 100% better shots of this flower then the text books : ) You might want to start with Lobeia and their look alikes, Hope you find what they are, so beautiful
3 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
excellent...
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Lovely capture of this pretty flutterby

Admired in Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot
3 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Beautiful Macro Butterfly image and you did it total justice. Perfect in everyway. Take a bow for this one Janet. Up there with the very best I have ever seen.. Hugs Tess.
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Congratulations!!

Seen in : Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot
3 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
Fantastica
3 years ago.
Sergio Locatelli
Sergio Locatelli
What can be said of this beautiful series of photos except that they are masterpieces!?
What I miss of Flickr are the galleries, otherwise I would have dedicated one for your amazing pictures!
3 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Fantastica
3 years ago.
Jofolo
Jofolo
Just gorgeous.
3 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
so wonderful! in this shot I love especally the harmony of the colors! - the orange dots in the grey look simply superbe!!
3 years ago.
Agnès
Agnès
Magnifique!!
3 years ago.
Jonathan Johannsen
Jonathan Johannsen
The clarity on this is spectacular!
3 years ago.