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beverleyplaya

Posted on 09/21/2015


Photo taken on February 22, 2012



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COLOURS
FLOWERS
FRAGILE
BUTTERFLY
WINGS
STRATFORD BUTTERFLY FARM
FEAR
SHAKESPEARE's HOME TOWN
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it moved . . .

it moved . . .
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it moved and so did I
fluttering fluttering it passed me by
I stood frozen to the spot it's true
they fill me with fear they really do
it is irrational I know this is true
but I have this fear I have to tell you
I love to see them so delicate too
but if they flutter what can I do . . .
fight or flight sadly for me
to keep seeing them a cure it might be
so off to the Butterfly Farm with a friend
to see if my fear I could apprehend
it worked for a while as you can see
but now sadly fear has returned to me
I'm pleased that I went and photos did take
getting up close to view was not a mistake
I love their colours and delicacy too
this is difficult for me but what can I do . . .

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Pascal Ha Pham, Thelonious58, Marie-claire Gallet, .t.a.o.n. and 32 other people have particularly liked this photo


84 comments - The latest ones
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
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smilie one even landed on my arm . . . fatal attraction . . . !

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2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
And I'm moved by the beauty =)
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Sami Serola
indeed so was I Sami ... it helped me to overcome briefly
my fears ... the flowers were wonderful, no doubt the colours
are what attracted this butterfly .. it certainly allowed me to
photograph and overcome my fear ;-) but . . . how did I
manage to take these I shall never know ... ;-) but I did . . .
2 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Great serial, Bev!

Be fearless, they don't bite you! :)
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Armando Taborda
thanks Armando ... yes I know it is totally irrational
and have tried to overcome the fear ... as I did here, but
it returns ... and so I guess I have to live with it, photos
on ipernity help a little ... they do not move ;-) but in
some cases when I click on a picture and view it
the fear returns ... I'm a hopeless case I think . . ;-)
2 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to beverleyplaya
:)
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Armando Taborda
;-)
2 years ago.
DOMCHO
DOMCHO
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to DOMCHO
yes indeed that is the Butterfly Farm in my Home Town
of Stratford ;-)
2 years ago.
Hans Guenter
Hans Guenter
I totally agree: they really can look very dangerous. But they are fascinating creatures as well. and beauty is in the eye of the beholder :-))
You did a great job in taking this beautiful picture in spite of your fears.
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Hans Guenter
when I first went into the "farm" I was filled with fear, there were many just
flying, floating around as big as birds and I did not think I could stay, but my
friend assured me I'd be ok and he laughed at me ;-) in a nice way of course,
and the heat in the farm was very humid and warm for the butterflies and
some were even sleepy ;-) they are the ones I got courage to take a photo
of ... ;-) I'm glad I plucked up courage to go and only wish the fear had
totally gone away forever, sadly, it has not !
2 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful series.
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Don Sutherland
thanks Don !
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
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2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth
I love them all -- and the impressionistic final image is just wonderful. Wow!
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Smiley Derleth
thanks Smiley, it moved and I moved pretty quick, but I still liked the effect
but had to laugh when I looked at it ... I remember the moment very well indeed
and my friend, he laughed his socks off as we say ... ;-)
2 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A lovely set of images, Bev. I suspect we all have fears or concerns, often kept only to ourselves. Maybe more visits to the butterfly farm might help (and give the chance for more lovely shots).
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to tiabunna
G'day George, yes indeed I think we all have fears and perhaps some have not
come across theirs yet ... but they will ... ;-) I have tried really really hard to overcome
this fear ... even actually releasing a butterfly in my garden that had got caught in a
spider's web .. I could not bear to see it struggle ... after it had flown or should I say
fluttered away ... I thought what have I done !!! nearly passed out at the thought of
it ... I hoped actually that would or might help cure me ... but nothing nothing has
helped in anyway ... perhaps indeed a trip to the butterfly farm might help .. they
are mostly more sleepy in there ;-) out in the open ... no ... they flutter ;-)))
2 years ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Great Series of butterfly macros, Bev ! Wonderful compositions ! And very nice colours and light !
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Ulrich John
thanks Ulrich, the colours were eye catching indeed ... it is interesting the colours
of the butterfly and the flower ... they seemed well matched ... and it was an Amarilis
flower ... they seemed attracted to each other I think ;-)
2 years ago.
Tan Tee Huah
Tan Tee Huah
Beautiful macro series, Bev. And the poem, no doubt your writing, is beautiful too. It must have taken a great deal of time doing all these. You're so creative Bev, so wonderfully creative.
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Tan Tee Huah
Hello Tan Tee Huah, many thanks indeed .. and yes, my own words inspired by
my fear and yet love of these delicate creatures, the pictures I took very quick and
moved out of the way quick too ... being frightened when he fluttered ;-) to write a
poem, I must confess ... I sit and look and start and it just flows ... a little like when
I paint ... where does it come from ? I think I have an idea .. and I do not question
this "help" but accept it graciously and share when I can .. so pleased you like
them and the poem ... you are most generous with your comment, thank you !
2 years ago.
Proxar
Proxar
!!! beautiful series
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Proxar
thank you !
2 years ago.
cammino
cammino
Wonderful motion blur!
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to cammino
thanks Cammino !
2 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
just beautiful, amazing series, you did it again
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Wierd Folkersma
;-) thanks Weird and perhaps fear entered into it ... ;-) pleased you like them !
2 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
très belle harmonie des couleurs, j'aime beaucoup, amts
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Patrick
Bonjour, merci beacoup Patrick, amts !
2 years ago.
Sincapor
Sincapor
Excelente macro !!
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Sincapor
saludos and gracias Sincapor !
2 years ago.
Bernhard Hofbeck
Bernhard Hofbeck
Fantastic Macros! *****************
I am happy, that fear did not make your fingers tremble.
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Bernhard Hofbeck
Bernhard thank you, the ICM movement is not intentional ;-)
but natural ... fear from me believe me ;-) so pleased you like
them ... I think the colours were wonderful ... there is no post
processing other than frame and font ... no wonder the butterfly
loved these flowers !
2 years ago.
El pare
El pare
Great close-up, nicely done.
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to El pare
thanks Manel !
2 years ago.
menonfire
menonfire
Ein wunderschönes Motiv Bev zauberhaft ! Grüße MAIK
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to menonfire
danke MAIK ... greetings ;-)
2 years ago.
Rainer D - Nous Sommes Unis
Rainer D - Nous Somm…
So wonderful taken Butterfly with vivid colours. Thank you for your friendly birthday wishes, dear Bev, have a great week
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Rainer D - Nous Somm…
You are most welcome Rainer and hope you had a wonderful day,
pleased you like the pictures also ... thank you !
2 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
What a lovely series. Their time seems to be over soon.
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Tacheles
yes indeed they are delicate and fragile Norbert ...
just like you ;-)
2 years ago.
Tacheles has replied to beverleyplaya
Should I regard this as a compliment?
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Tacheles
hahaha my humour ;-)
but of course !
2 years ago.
Jean Louis Mazieres
Jean Louis Mazieres
!!!! !!!!
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Jean Louis Mazieres
you like ? ;-))
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
They usually do !!!
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Larry Drummond
I always hope they won't ;-)
2 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
You did very well,
That we can tell.
You took a brave chance,
And caught the wings' dance.
I'm sure it was not easy
While feeling queasy.
Yes, you did very well.
That we can surely tell.

You did very well, photographically and personally.
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Dave Linscheid
thanks Dave and I have to confess I was not comfortable
when invited to go there and when I got inside and saw that
they were flying and floating around everywhere I cannot
explain the fear and did think I could not go in, but (his name
is Dave incidentally ;-) he said come on Bev ... come on,
so ... deep breath and I went in, when one landed on my
arm shortly after going inside I could not believe it ... ;-)
and I did tell it to fly away in so many words ;-) but the
colours of these flowers were so so eyecatching I had
to take a look at them ... and these creatures seemed
to blend in so well ... and a little bit sleepy so .. these
were the results ... ;-) and I'm glad you like them !
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Amazing shots!
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to William Sutherland
thanks William !
2 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Poetic beauty.

ADMIRED in POEMS 4U
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Dave Linscheid
thank you !
2 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Très belle ta série Bev , encore bravo
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Julien Rappaport
merci beacoup Julien !
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
smileys thank you for your interest : Angelika, Natur'ELLE,
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to William Sutherland
thanks William !
2 years ago.
Joan Felip
Joan Felip
Congratulations on this excellent series. I love !!!
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Joan Felip
thank you so much for your kind comment, appreciated
and I also admired very much your architectural pictures !
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Beautiful series of images Bev,
Wish I had the patience for this type of photography
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Roger (Grisly)
thanks Roger, but it was a challenge for me ;-)
as I'm frightened of them and a friend hoped it would
help me overcome my fear ... hence the "natural icm"
of me moving away quick when the butterfly moved ;-)
I am sure you have ;-) given the right place and the
right opportunity, if you had been there you would
have taken these also I am sure ;-)
2 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
admired in COMMENTS- no-AWARDS group
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Roger (Grisly)
many thanks Roger !
2 years ago.
Richard Gawthorpe
Richard Gawthorpe
still a great shot bev take care
yorkie
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Richard Gawthorpe
thanks Yorkie ;-)
2 years ago.
Campayo 2017
Campayo 2017
Fantásticas...., sencillamente fantásticas, fotos y descripción. ¡¡Felicidades!!. :-))
Saludos
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Campayo 2017
<i saludos Campayo, gracias ! ;-))
2 years ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
ADMIRED in 4U
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Also admired in Colours 4U group!
2 years ago.
Olivmo
Olivmo
Belles envolées colorées!
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Olivmo
thanks Oliver !
2 years ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
que c'est beau..!
toujours agréable à regarder tes oeuvres
félicitations Bev...
ave a nice W/end
kissss
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to ROL/Photo
merci beacoup Roland, I am pleased
that you like ... quite a triumph for me to
overcome fear with butterflies ... hope
you have a nice weekend also dear friend,
Bisous.
2 years ago.
Richard Boucher
Richard Boucher
Très jolie cette série macro et toujours avec cette pointe d'originalité !
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Richard Boucher
thank you Richard, I hope I make my mark in a creative way ;-)
and thank you ... for me it was a challenge to overcome fear !
2 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
outstanding !
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to .t.a.o.n.
thanks dear Rob !
2 years ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOW, spectacular and beautiful macros !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
thank you ... I am so frightened of them ... it was
a test for me ... the colours won and I overcame my
fear for the day ;-)
2 years ago.
Thelonious58
Thelonious58
Absolutely gorgeous!
23 months ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Thelonious58
thank you so much ;-)
23 months ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
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23 months ago.