Sony Cyber-shot;DSC-H50 – 1/125s;F3.5;ISO 200;22.7mm
Dismal Falls, VA, USA
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Just before leaving Dismal Falls, we caught some butterflies loving the thistles. They were very good to us and let us get all the shots we wanted. ’Think these are Swallowtails.


butterflies, small creatures, insects, nature, virginian

I’m a self-taught photographer & love taking photos along with dabbling in creating work. It’s wonderful to look at so many wonderful artists’ works & also learning. Favorite animal – cats. I love Stephen King books and movies; love stories; Criminal Minds, Law and Order-Special Victims. I work PT with my daughter at a private school. I appreciate all who visit my work.

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  • 1Nino
    1Ninoalmost 3 years ago

    Superb capture young lady!!!………………….Tony

  • Hey, thanks so much Tony.

    – virginian

  • Margaret Stevens
    Margaret Stevensalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome capture Judy! So lovely.

  • Thanks so much Margaret.

    – virginian

  • waxyfrog
    waxyfrogalmost 3 years ago

    fantastic Judy. Love your butterflies.

  • Glad you like Barb. Thank you.

    – virginian

  • luckylarue
    luckylaruealmost 3 years ago

    Awweee perfect capture, great timing ! Looks awesome framed too!

  • Thanks Lucky; glad you enjoyed.

    – virginian

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosalmost 3 years ago

    How lucky are YOU..Great shot

  • Thanks. Lucky for sure.

    – virginian

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 3 years ago

    WOW~ Gorgeous!!

  • Cheryl, thanks so much; glad you like.

    – virginian

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Love the vivid colors Virginian

  • Thank you so much Larry. -Judy

    – virginian

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 3 years ago

    What a spectacular capture, Judy! Gorgeous butterflies and thistle flower. Wow!

  • Dot, thanks so much. I love thistle too.

    – virginian

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago

  • Dee, thanks for your awesome star.

    – virginian

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Glad you like, Michael.

    – virginian

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