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Featured in Altered By Imagination December 31, 2011.
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Verses On A Butterfly by Joseph Warton

Fair Child of Sun and Summer! we behold With eager eyes thy wings bedropp’d with gold; The purple spots that o’er thy mantle spread, The sapphire’s lively blue, the ruby’s red, Ten thousand various blended tints surprise, Beyond the rainbow’s hues or peacock’s eyes: Not Judah’s king in eastern pomp array’d, Whose charms allur’d from far the Sheban maid, High on his glitt’ring throne, like you could shine (Nature’s completest miniature divine): For thee the rose her balmy buds renews, And silver lilies fill their cups with dews; Flora for thee the laughing fields perfumes, For thee Pomona sheds her choicest blooms, Soft Zephyr wafts thee on his gentlest gales O’er Hackwood’s sunny hill and verdant vales; For thee, gay queen of insects! do we rove From walk to walk, from beauteous grove to grove; And let the critics know, whose pedant pride And awkward jests our sprightly sport deride: That all who honours, fame, or wealth pursue, Change but the name of things—they hunt for you.

Image of a swallowtail butterfly enjoying the cone flowers in my garden, July 17, 2010. Taken with the Nikon D300 and the 70-300mm vr Nikon Lens. My thanks to Flypaper and Florabella for the textures which were added in Photoshop CS4.

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  • Rebecca Cozart
    Rebecca Cozartabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you, sweetie!!!!!!!!! : ))

    – Lois Bryan

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 3 years ago

    Oh this is so soft and beautiful……..gorgeous image and def a fave for me !!

  • Sean, bless your heart … thank you so much for your lovely visit, note and fave … I’m bidding farewell to my dear friends for the season … sigh … I will miss them!!!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonabout 3 years ago

    Wow!! An absolutely stunning combination of interesting colors and a great image Lois!!

  • Bruce, thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchabout 3 years ago

    gorgeous summery feel to this Lois x

  • A very late thank you, sweetie!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic, love your work Lois …

  • Hi Tom!!! Thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Lois, regards, Mark.

  • Mark, thank you!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous work as always Lois. Just wonderful my friend.

  • Thanks so much, Gary … so happy you enjoyed it!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 3 years ago

    A beautiful summery image… so lovely, Lois!

  • thank you, Kat … yes, this is my goodbye to summertime for awhile!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Carolyn Staut
    Carolyn Stautabout 3 years ago

    Lois, this is so elegantly magnificent! I love your use of light and texture.

  • Carolyn thank you … i’ve fallen in love with the light pastel florals and thought it would be fun to try on a butterfly, too

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 3 years ago

    Absolutely beautifully done Lois….what a gorgeous image hon. xxx

  • Thanks, Lyn!!

    – Lois Bryan

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