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11/20/11 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT Group.
11/20/11 – Featured in the WHERE ON EARTH IS THIS Group.
11/27/11 – Featured in the DEVIANTS REDBUBBLERS Group.

Colleen found this shy fellow peeking out at her among some Common Burdock wildflowers in Lakeside, Montana (USA). I love the way the sunlight shines through the butterfly’s wings and the edges of the flowers. I’m entering this in the Winged Insects challenge, hosted by the Shutterbugs group.

Photo taken in August, 2011 by Colleen Stubbert Emerson, with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera. This photo is “as is”, straight from the camera. Signature was added in Photoshop CS.


  • andy551
    andy551about 3 years ago

    Amazing beautiful work!!!

  • Thank you, Andy!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Avantgarda
    Avantgardaabout 3 years ago

    very beautiful! :)

  • Thank you, Hon!

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 3 years ago

    Nice image! Thinking this is a SIlver-bordered Fritillary. Definately in the family. The plant, however…hmmm
    Is this more like a bush or maybe small tree? The ‘flowers’ look like chestnuts to me but the leaves aren’t matching what I’m finding. Do you know what color they bloomed by chance?

  • Thanks, Carla! I know they aren’t trees because we don’t have any blooming trees in the wild here in October. The flowers are a light purple in full bloom. They look a lot like Canadian Thistle but are smaller with different leaves. I know I’ve pulled these things out of my garden before. They’re extremely hardy.

    – rocamiadesign

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you so much!

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  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for this honor!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 3 years ago

    Excellent info! Helped me a lot. Check out Burdock…possibly Common Burdock? Related to the Thistle but without all the spikes. Reading up on the info…almost ALL of this plant is safely edible. Some was cultivated in Europe and Asia for it’s main root chich can be boiled and is considered extremely tasty. hmmm

  • Thanks again, Carla! I don’t know what I’d do without you.

    – rocamiadesign

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    MANY CONGRATS on your lovely feature, wonderful work.

  • Thank you, Andrea!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Fireabout 3 years ago
  • Thank you so much, Iwona! Colleen is thrilled that you chose her image to feature.

    – rocamiadesign

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