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July 4
04-JUL-2012

July 4

Perpetual Change

The first gray and cool 4th of July since I moved here 12 years ago.
Also the first 4th without fireworks at a nearby lake which we used to watch from the backyard.
And the first 4th without a big party here. Reminded me of the song below.
I must say I enjoyed this quiet holiday. The photo was taken in our backyard.

Nikon D700 ,AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
1/4000s f/4.0 at 200.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Patrick F08-Jul-2012 08:08
Very beautiful capture of this lovely purple flowers!!! BV!
Mike H.06-Jul-2012 10:30
You did find some splashes of color in your light;
the purple is grand next to the Monarch!
I see you took the change in stride : )
Mieke WA Minkjan06-Jul-2012 07:44
a great catch of the butterfly and the purple flowers
Brenda05-Jul-2012 23:00
Life is full of perpetual change as is this butterfly's life has been. Beautiful image and wonderful dof.
Karen Stuebing05-Jul-2012 22:23
Fabulous capture of the monarch on the purple flowers. Colorful and detailed. It worked out well that you stayed home since you got this fantastic photo. V.
LynnH05-Jul-2012 15:41
I heard San Diego's fireworks went up all at once, so be glad you didn't bother to go into town. :) This is a beautiful, colorful, nicely balanced photo. BV
Frank Brault05-Jul-2012 14:48
Wonderful with the Monarch butterfly and the mixture of colors. Love the use of depth of field. Beautiful! V
Cindi Smith05-Jul-2012 14:41
I had a quiet one too. What a beautiful image!
globalgadabout05-Jul-2012 14:10
you found some lovely colours on a dreary day..
Pierre05-Jul-2012 12:26
Une très jolie composition! V
Ken Chambers ARPS05-Jul-2012 12:18
I remember back to Bob Dylan's "Times they are a'changing" Nice memories Walter
CM Kwan05-Jul-2012 12:15
This is very nice, Walter! V
Hernan E. Enriquez05-Jul-2012 12:04
Wonderfully composed Walter! V
Jean Chiasson05-Jul-2012 12:01
Lovely light colors Walter big vote
rousselziak05-Jul-2012 08:40
Excellent ! -V-
Stephanie05-Jul-2012 08:25
What a beautiful capture of this monarch! Your dof adds such a neat effect! :)
Martin Lamoon05-Jul-2012 08:08
Stunning. The capture of this colourful butterfly is excellent. V
Patricia Kay05-Jul-2012 07:13
Love the composition,beautiful colors and details Walter...BV
Brian McAllister05-Jul-2012 05:22
What a gorgeous summer image with spot on clarity and excellent tones! V
woody3405-Jul-2012 04:52
The colour and details in the butterfly and plant are very lovely..have a nice 4th of July..
Flo Hendry05-Jul-2012 04:40
Beautiful colors! Great focus on the butterfly.
borisalex05-Jul-2012 04:21
A quit feel in your image...! Apparently a lot of changes, but only wait for November, there will be more!
Janet Donnelly05-Jul-2012 02:34
"Ditto" on a nice quiet 4th of July here also. Besides it was just too darn hot to be doing anything outside. Love your image, Walter ......... So enchanting.
Carl Carbone05-Jul-2012 01:07
Very quiet here too since the old neighbors and their non-stop barrage of fireworks have left! Peace is good. Nice image to convey the quiet.
Jim Coffman05-Jul-2012 00:40
A very lovely capture,Walter!
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