A New Day

Uploaded: March 07, 2008


Cairns Birdwing Butterfly
Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Nikkor 105mm VR macro.
Handheld ISO 500. 1/125th. f4. WB-cloudy +1. EV +0.5
*surface blur added*

Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.50, ExposureTime: 10/2000 seconds, Flash: fired, auto mode, return light detected, ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 07, 2008

*Kristy A. Keene

Beautiful Capture!
3/7/2008 8:48:55 AM

*Cheryl M. Phillips

Great details Lisa!

3/7/2008 8:59:12 AM

*Tamara K. Walker

Very pretty, great colors.

3/7/2008 9:20:08 AM

*Michael G. Marshall

WOW! Terrific image Lisa! Incredible colors, light and dof! Bravo! Michael

3/7/2008 9:37:40 AM

Thank you, Kristi, Cheryl, Tamara, and Michael, for stopping and taking the time to comment so kindly! I just did a little edit and re-posted.


Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 07, 2008

*Cary Rogers

Wonderful presentation of this beautiful creature, Lisa! Nice colors, detail, and dreamy BG!

3/7/2008 9:50:08 AM

Thank you, Cary! I really appreciate your kind words.
♥ Blessings, Lisa


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 07, 2008

Wow Lisa, this is excellent. I love the colors and comp, great depth. Simply amazing! #5607298

Tiia Vissak March 07, 2008

great colors, details & dof! #5607313

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 07, 2008

Nice work with blur. It really focuses the attention to the butterfly. Nice. #5607320

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe March 07, 2008

Beautiful details and colors, Lisa! #5607337

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 07, 2008

*Shirley L. Carpenter

Wonderful capture, detail and composition Lisa!!
3/7/2008 9:54:36 AM

I really appreciate your wonderful comments. Thank you, Donna, Tiia, and Shirley!
~♥~Smiles, Lisa


Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 07, 2008

Whoa! We must've been typing at the same time, Bojan and Mike (and Shirley, earlier). Thanks for your wonderful words and for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!
~♥~Lisa #5607360

Eivor Kuchta March 07, 2008

Perfect, Lisa! Everything is just right, color, light and DOF. #5607631

Christian Rosito March 07, 2008

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! Excellent, amazing detail, beautiful colors. Winner to me! #5607634

Renee Doyle level-classic March 07, 2008

Beautiful light on this gorgeous butterfly Lisa!!! Wonderful capture! #5607819

Colette M. Metcalf March 07, 2008

Gorgeous capture!!! #5608311

Alex T. Mizuno March 07, 2008

You're really flying with your new macro lens and butterflies! I'm very impressed with the vibrancy and the sharpness! Excellent work, Lisa! #5608346

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 07, 2008

Great Job Cheryl!! Jeff #5608463

Debra K. Thomas March 07, 2008

Outstanding! #5608609

Susan Weisensel March 07, 2008

WOW such wonderful color on this butterfly. I have never seen one like this. Super great capture. #5609064

anonymous March 07, 2008

Beautiful image Lisa! The colors, b/g composition are just perfect! B- #5609167

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 07, 2008

Exceptional colors, detail, dof, b/g, comp & clarity here, Lisa!!! Superb job on this, my friend!!! #5609222

Kathleen R. Struckle March 07, 2008

Very beautiful!! #5609264

Dr. Harmeet Singh March 07, 2008

Beautiful image. #5609517

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 07, 2008

Gorgeous image, Lisa, great colors, lighting, subject and background!

-Debby #5609539

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 07, 2008

Incredibly beautiful, Lisa!!!!!! ♫ k #5609573

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 07, 2008

I really, really appreciat each of your visits, today!
Thank you ALL!
Many blessings, Lisa #5609703

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 07, 2008

extraordinary Lisa... clarity and colors... comp... just gorgeous! #5609830

Carol Sawyer March 08, 2008

Beautiful colors and great detail, Lisa! #5610499

Joerg Schlagheck March 08, 2008

Outstanding capture with exceptional clarity, beautiful colors and perfect composition! Great work Lisa! #5611103

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 08, 2008

Thank you, Stefania, Carol, and Joerg!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #5611276

Judy A. Lawhon March 08, 2008

Lisa, I love all your butterfly images!! The details and color are terrific!! #5611608

Rajeev Kashyap March 08, 2008

great colors, details & dof Lisa!
------ Rajeev #5611862

Bill Wyatt March 08, 2008

Gorgeous! I love the colors and detials nice bokeh too! #5612527

Kathleen Rinker March 08, 2008

Great shot Lisa, love the bokeh and the wonderful color!! #5612721

Tammy Espino March 08, 2008

All I Can say is WOW #5613076

Sam Britt March 08, 2008

Beautiful butterfly image, Lisa. Great color & composition. #5613171

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic March 08, 2008

F A N T A S T I C ! ! ! ! ! #5613728

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 08, 2008

I really appreciate your visits and kind words, Judy, Rajeev, Bill, Kathleen, Tammy, Samantha, and Nadine!
Blessings, Lisa
~•~•~♥~•~•~ #5613942

Odeth Mizuno March 08, 2008

Really fantastic image, Lisa! #5614009

Dianna Murphy March 09, 2008

A winner... again! This is stunning, the background amazing. OMG!!!!!!!!!! #5617262

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 09, 2008

Oh, I love your enthusiastic responses! Thank you, Odeth and Dianna!
Smiles, Lisa
~•~♥~•~ #5618091

Shannon D. Miller March 10, 2008

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! Lisa this is GORGEOUS! I just love the softness, lighting, color, detail another STUNNING photo! Shannon~ #5620854

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 10, 2008

Thanks a BUNCH, Shannon!!!
You've brightened my morning!
~•~☺~♥~☺~•~ #5621707

Colleen Farrell March 10, 2008

Simply exquisite, Lisa! The colors, lighting--wow! #5624522

Sandi Swiridoff March 10, 2008

Absolutely beautiful!! Love the details, the colors, and EVERYTHING about this! #5624668

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 11, 2008

Thank you, Colleen and Sandi!
~Lisa #5630117

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 11, 2008

Stunning capture and effects Lisa! All of your butterfly images are outstanding! I must say you have a very steady hand :-) #5630240

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 11, 2008

Thanks, Cindy!
A steady hand, perhaps, but my newest lenses with the Vibration Reduction (VR)help a lot! I'm loving the new glass!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #5630401

Terry Cervi level-classic March 12, 2008

How beautiful, Lisa! I love your effects, nice job! #5631862

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 12, 2008

Thanks, Terry!
~♥~Lisa #5632231

David Martinez Fresneda March 16, 2008

Good exposure and combination of colors. #5648448

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 22, 2008

Congratulations on the finalist button, Lisa -- wonderful detail and clarity. Best of luck in the next round. #6488724

Vladan D. Djordjevic September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Lisa! #6489126

Elida Gutierrez September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!! #6489312

Corinne M. Thompson September 22, 2008

Fabulous capture Lisa, Congrats on your Finalist! #6489435

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 22, 2008

and again a huge congrats Lisa!!!! #6489873

Eivor Kuchta September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! #6490885

Sylvia Rossler September 22, 2008

And again Big congrats Lisa :o) #6491601

Sherry McClead September 22, 2008


Sherrybear :} #6491830

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 22, 2008

And yet another WTG, Lisa!!!!!! Congratulations on this finalist!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k #6491844

Jeana Clark September 22, 2008

WAY TO GO!!!!!

~J~ #6491858

Sharon F. Morris September 22, 2008

What a beautiful Butterfly. Congrats on your finalist. #6491976

Michelle L. Frick September 22, 2008

Incredible color and clarity, as well as DOF on this beautiful finalist Lisa! Way to go! #6492368

Susie Peek-Swint September 22, 2008

Stunning colours ~ many congrats Lisa! #6492478

Stephanie Frey September 22, 2008

And another beautiful Finalist! YGG! #6492664

Anita Hogue September 22, 2008

WOW, Lisa, you have some gorgeous finalist this month! Congratulations on all of them! #6493324

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe September 22, 2008

Awesome colors and clarity on your beautiful Finalist, Lisa. Congratulations! #6493654

Jim Baines September 22, 2008

Lisa, again, congratulations on a magnificent FINALIST! #6493860

Sam Britt September 22, 2008

Congratulations, beautiful finalist, Lisa! #6494826

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 22, 2008

Thank you all for such wonderful support! Each of your comments means so much!
Smiles, Lisa #6495043

Wendy Moghadam September 22, 2008

Another beauty! Congratulations! #6495099

Renee Doyle level-classic September 22, 2008

WTG Lisa - another big congratulations .... just beautiful!! #6495388

frank w. degenhardt level-classic September 22, 2008

Lisa- Congratulations on this most stunning work. Hope to see it again. #6495805

M.Christine Duncan September 22, 2008

Gorgeous! Congrats on this beauty!!! YAY! #6495994

Bill Knaps September 22, 2008

Congrats Lisa. Bill #6496018

Deb Koskovich September 23, 2008

Huge congrats on your finalists and a very successful August, Lisa! #6497092

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 23, 2008

Outstanding - Congrats Lisa on your Finalist!! Jeff #6497684

Ken Smith level-classic September 23, 2008

Excellent work, Lisa. Congrats to you! #6497779

Susan Fox September 23, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Lisa! #6497992

Derek D. Dafoe September 23, 2008

Congrats on your great Finalist!! Good luck in the next round!! #6498243

Debra R. Harder September 23, 2008

This is PERFECTION, Lisa!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this SUPERB finalist! Deb #6498436

Daniella Puente September 23, 2008

This is GREAT Lisa congrats!!! #6499976

Karen Engelbreth September 23, 2008

Congratulations, Lisa! #6500616

Renee Doyle level-classic September 23, 2008

Congratulations Lisa on this wonderful win!!! #6500701

frank w. degenhardt level-classic September 23, 2008

Lisa- You go girl. A big congratulations on this beautiful butterfly. Am happy for you. #6501041

Steve M. Harrington September 23, 2008

Good on you, Lisa! :)
Steve #6501081

Vladan D. Djordjevic September 23, 2008

A huge congratulations on your amazing Winner, Lisa! #6501093

anonymous September 23, 2008

Congratulations Lisa on your Beautiful Win! B- #6501109

Erica Murphy level-deluxe September 23, 2008

Congratulations on this gorgeous winner Lisa!! #6501113

Ulysses A. Villamin September 23, 2008

Awesome!!! Gratz, Liza :) #6501138

Sam Britt September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your 2nd Place winner, Lisa! #6501214

Stephanie Frey September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your well-deserved Winner! #6501295

Sandy Powers September 23, 2008

Lisa! Congratulations on your 2nd place win with this amazing photo. The rich dreamy tones -- I could get lost in them! It's stunning!


Jeana Clark September 23, 2008

YippeE for your wonderful Winner Lisa!!!
So happy for you!!!

~J~ #6501976

Sherry McClead September 23, 2008

Woo Hoo 2nd! WTG girl!!

Sherrybear :} #6502004

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 23, 2008

What a wonderful surprise!!!
Thank you ALL for your kind, encouraging words!
Each comment is so very appreciated!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #6502094

Dr. Harmeet Singh September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your 2nd place win #6502291

Janet Daniel level-classic September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your win, Lisa! This one is a beauty! #6502327

Angie Sidles level-classic September 23, 2008

Absolutely stunning winner here Lisa! Big congrats to you!!! :) #6502426

Sharon Sawyer September 23, 2008

Congratulations, Lisa, on your beautiful winner !!!!!!!!!!!!! #6502430

Cary Rogers September 23, 2008

HUGE CONGRATS on your beautiful WINNER, Lisa!! :-) #6502491

Alex T. Mizuno September 23, 2008

Magnificent capture, Lisa! These vibrant colors are just amazing. Congratulations on your win!! #6502590

Colleen Farrell September 23, 2008

Congratulations on an awesome win, Lisa! #6502633

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 23, 2008


Robert K. Bemus level-classic September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your win, Lisa!! #6502729

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe September 23, 2008

Congratulations Lisa!!! #6502856

Brett Dolsen September 23, 2008

Wonderfull Winner and congratulations Lisa!!Brett #6502899

Mary K. Robison September 23, 2008

Gorgeous and well-deserved Winner, Lisa! Congratulations! #6502915

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 23, 2008

Congratulations, Lisa! #6503072

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 24, 2008

SUPERLATIVE. Congrats on this marvelous Winner. #6503163

Hendrik Storme September 24, 2008

Big congrats! #6503535

Kathleen Rinker September 24, 2008

Congratulations Lisa!! Yes, I love the gold, and love sharing it with my fellow BP'rs!!! #6503703

Stephen Zacker September 24, 2008

Fantastic macro. Congratulations #6503877

Laurie Daily level-deluxe September 24, 2008

Congratulations, Lisa...what a gorgeous winner!!! #6503962

Eugenio Diaz September 24, 2008

Congratulations Lida on this amazing Winner!!!!!
Well done! #6504096

Anita Hogue September 24, 2008

Congratulations on this absolutely gorgeous winner!! #6504348

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 24, 2008

Congrats Lisa on this Fantastic Win!! Jeff #6504383

Jessica Jenney September 24, 2008

Congratulations, Lisa on your gorgeous win! #6504525

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 24, 2008

A very striking win, Lisa! Congratulations! #6504651

M.Christine Duncan September 24, 2008

Whoo hoo!!!! Congrats on the win m'dear :-) Time to do the BP dance!!! #6504659

Elida Gutierrez September 24, 2008


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"August Winners"




Debra R. Harder September 24, 2008

I'm so happy to see GOLD here, Lisa!! BIG CONGRATS on this well-deserved GOLD WINNER!! Deb #6505188

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 24, 2008

Congratulations, Lisa! #6505315

Patricia Ronan September 24, 2008

Congratulations on your win Lisa, beautiful image:) #6505337

Mitch Spence level-classic September 24, 2008

Big congratulations, Lisa! #6505384

Jennifer L. Alder September 24, 2008

Congrats, Lisa, on this gorgeous winner! :) #6505548

Sylvia Rossler September 24, 2008

Huge Congrats on your awesome winner Lisa :o) #6505822

Susan Fox September 24, 2008

Congratulations on your win Lisa!!! #6505833

Dianna Hauf September 24, 2008

Simply beautiful Lisa!!! As always! A brilliant capture! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! ☺ #6505949

Tarun Bose September 24, 2008

Big congrats Lisa for your excellent winner. #6506004

Lois Adomite level-classic September 24, 2008

Congratulations, beautiful winner. Lois #6506698

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 24, 2008

HUGE congratulations on this fantastic win, Lisa!!!!! ♫ k #6507008

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 24, 2008

Beautiful Lisa, congratulations on your winner! #6507651

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic September 25, 2008

Congratulations Lisa. What an amazing image. Beautiful.
JP #6510025

Cyn Valentine level-classic September 25, 2008

Big congratulations Lisa.. a beautiful winner!! #6510032

Kimi A. Phillips September 25, 2008

COngrats to ya!!:) #6510448

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 25, 2008

Thank a BUNCH!!!
~♥~Lisa #6511099

Gena L. Talbot September 25, 2008

Such a amazing capture Lisa!!! Congratulations on a BEAUTIFUL image :) #6511160

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 25, 2008

Congratulations Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #6511767

Amy E. Schneider September 26, 2008

Gorgeous capture...congrats on the well deserved win...absolutely beautifully done.
Amy:) #6517995

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 27, 2008

Congratulations Lisa on your Win.

Dominick #6521457

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 27, 2008

Congratulations Lisa on your Win.

Dominick #6521458

Bill Knaps September 28, 2008

Congrats on this well deserved win Lisa. Bill #6523161

Clyde P. Smith level-deluxe September 28, 2008

Congratulations on your win Lisa!

Clyde #6524706

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic September 29, 2008

I missed this, truly Superb image, worthy of the Win! Congratulations! #6529208

Kim Lund level-classic September 29, 2008

Wow, wow and WOW! Terrific photo. #6530179

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 29, 2008

You all sure know how to make this girl SMILE!!!
Thanks a bunch for the sweet enthusiasm!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #6530693

Terry Cervi level-classic September 30, 2008

Lisa, congratulations on this beautiful second place win! The lighting and colors are stunning! #6534938

Chris Henning September 30, 2008

gorgeous capture, Lisa. The colors are amazing in this image! Congrats on both your finalist and your win!! #6536018

Nick Lagos October 13, 2008

A beautiful capture and very deserving of winning the Gold Lisa...congrats to you #6591958

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 13, 2008

Thank you, Terry, Chris, and Nick!
I really appreciate that you stopped by and left such nice comments!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #6592294

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