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A pretty little butterfly snapped at the Brookside Gardens in Wheaton Maryland, September of 2010 with the Nikon D300 and the 60mm vr Nikon lens. Image completely hand painted in Corel Painter 11.

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This image can also be found on “The Butterflies Calendar – Photography by Lois Bryan” here on RedBubble. Just click on the image below to be taken to the calendar’s main page where you’ll find twelve months of butterflies!!


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  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Lois.

  • Hi Jacqui!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 3 years ago

    It must have known it’s pretty wings would match the flower perfectly :o)) Great shot Lois xx

  • Hi Kira!!!! Thank you … wasn’t that a stroke of luck??? Glad you liked it!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Yool
    Yoolover 3 years ago


  • Hiii Mariola!!! Thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • DryFlyPhoto
    DryFlyPhotoover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture of a delicate butterfly on a delicate flower, Lois. I like the contrasting colors.

  • Hi Scott … thanks so much!!! I liked the colors in this one, too!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 3 years ago

    “We delight in the beauty of the Butterfly, but rarely admit
    the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
    {Maya Angelou}

    A beautiful capture!!!!,Bill

  • LOVE it, Bill … Maya Angelou has such wonderful wisdom!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • didi24
    didi24over 3 years ago

    So lovely…lucky capture too :)

  • thank you, Saya … I was at a butterfly conservatory .. the things were EVERYWHERE!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Jeff Stroud
    Jeff Stroudover 3 years ago

    Great shot, wondrous angle!

  • Jeff, thank you!!!!!! Yes, the angle on this one really worked well with the wings open all the way!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Lois.

    David xx

  • Hi David!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • xxnatbxx
    xxnatbxxover 3 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 3 years ago

    nicely composed and presented

  • Hi George!!! Thanks so much!!

    – Lois Bryan

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