A colorful malachite butterfly enjoying the sweet fragrance of one of the peonies in my garden. Butterfly image taken at the beautiful Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland and added to the peony image in Photoshop CS4 and 5. My thanks to Leslie Nicole for the lovely textures. Both images taken with the Nikon D300 and the 105mm Nikkor macro lens.


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  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 1 year ago

    Hi Lois! This is just so beautiful! Hope you’re well! ?

  • Hiiiii Barbara!!!!!! Wonderful, wonderful to see you!!!! How ARE you?? I’m fine … crazy … but fine!!! Way too busy … are you coming east this summer??? Hugzzz!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    Beautiful light and spring colors – and a fine job of compositing!

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    An original and very beautiful, image.

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 1 year ago

    Excellent work Lois…a beautiful creation…

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Lovely finish Lois

  • Olga
    Olgaover 1 year ago

    Absolutely divine…! Leslie’s texture is a perfect choice for this image… I love the painting effect. :)

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture and treatment.

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Beautiful, lovely work Lois …

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous work Lois!!!

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work !!!

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  • ooo thank you, thank you dear Evita!!!!!!! Great to see you, sweetie … hope all is well!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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