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© Bertus Neeleman

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Julianna J. Collett October 23, 2009

Bertus this is another jaw dropping shot! You need to change your bio- you ARE a photographer and a great one at that! Congrats on your finalist. #1195741

Allen Hughes October 23, 2009

Simply OUTSTANDING!!! I'm sure we'll be seeing this again. #8065446

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 23, 2009

I predict it to be in the WINNER's circle next month, Bertus. Good luck!

UB. #8065588

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 23, 2009

Just beautiful! Great background, detail and color with a wonderful floating effect! #8065806

Joanna Madloch October 23, 2009

A fab, Bertus, fantastic! #8067070

Liz blahh October 23, 2009

Beautifully, awesome image! #8067364

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 29, 2009

What a super image, Bertus. I'm with everyone else -- this should go on! #8087045

Michael McCook level-classic November 13, 2009

Wow, congrats on your POTD! Great shot!! #8126816

Tiia Vissak November 13, 2009

Congratulations! #8126850

Susie Peek-Swint November 13, 2009

Too cool ~ fantastic capture ~ many congrats on POTD Bertus! #8126859

Heather Thorsen November 13, 2009

Congratulations Bertus.
This is one of the most beautiful pictures I have seen of these little ladybirds. #8126919

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 13, 2009

WTG, Bertus. CONGRATZ. on the POTD Award! Its seems set in the right direction as predicted above...

UB. #8126926

Siete Meeter November 13, 2009

Wow, congrats on your POTD! Great shot!! #8126931

Teri Klinger November 13, 2009

CONGRATS on your POTD! love the colors and light - great work! #8127036

Janice M. LeCocq level-addict November 13, 2009

WOW!!!! #8127100

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 13, 2009

Congratulations for getting the POTD for this terrific capture. Love it! #8127162

Katarina Mansson November 13, 2009

This is outstanding - how did you manage to capture this?!?! Congratulations on your POTD! #8127217

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 13, 2009

Very beautiful Bertus, congratulations! #8127286

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe November 13, 2009

Ditto all of the comments above, Bertus...wonderful capture...delightful photo...Congratulations on the POTD! Cheers... #8127343

ROLAN NARMAN November 13, 2009

Congrats on your POTD Bertus! Absolutely awesome shot! #8127412

Lori Carlson November 13, 2009

Nicely done, Bertus!! Big congrats on this beauty of a shot!! =) #8127428

Anthony L. Mancuso November 13, 2009

Amazing image Bertus...congrats on the POTD.... #8127510

Laura L. Regnier November 13, 2009

WONDERFUL shot Bertus! Congratulations! #8127619

Vicki Hunt November 13, 2009

What a great capture! Congrats! #8127640

Cathy Barrows November 13, 2009

how cool is this...congrats #8127704

Sheri Camarda level-deluxe November 13, 2009

WOW! Amazing! Awesome! Congratulations! #8127723

Anne M. Young level-addict November 13, 2009

Wow - this is fantastic....? #8127741

Kitty R. Kono level-addict November 13, 2009

This is so wonderful. Just a fabulous shot. Should be on a museum wall.

Kitty #8127787

Carolyn M. DAlessandro November 13, 2009

There is a rumor that being at the right place at the right time is a good thing...in this case it is OUTSTANDING!! WOW,simply fantastic!!!
Bravo for the shot and bravo for potd.
Well done,Carolyn #8127804

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 13, 2009

Love this!
Great comp and delightful subject.
~♥~Lisa #8127934

Steven Couto November 13, 2009

How the...

You did this with a 30d? What lens? Please message me as I'm sure your answer is going to be flooded by the praise you're going to get. Amazing. #8127981

Datha Y. Thompson November 13, 2009

W O W ! ! what an AWESOME capture!!! I LOVE it :0) WTG Congratulations on your POTD and Im betting its not the last badge we'll be seeing on this!! #8128017

Serena S. Hinkel November 13, 2009

Amazing shot! Please tell us, did you really capture this just floating along???? What is your secret. I'm pretty speechless. Congrats! #8128088

Joy Rector November 13, 2009

congrats on the POTD #8128299

Dianna Murphy November 13, 2009

So cool. Congratulations on your wonderful POTD. #8128345

Pamela L. Moore November 13, 2009

Wow - simply amazing!! Very well done and congrats on you POTD. I truly am in awe. #8128355

Lisa B. North November 13, 2009

This is a one of a kind! I love the feeling it evokes!! Wonder what the ladybug was thinking!! Keep 'em coming! Lisa #8128358

Janice Mezzacappa November 13, 2009

Truly spectacular capture Bertus huge congrats on your POTD!!! #8128383

Rona L. Schwarz November 13, 2009

Umm...and WOW! I can only echo what others have said. One of the best POTFD I have seen in a long, long time.
A beautiful and outstanding capture. Congratulations! #8128385

Colleen Farrell November 13, 2009

Wow! What a great capture!! Big congratulations on a most well-deserved POTD!! #8128425

Fax Sinclair level-deluxe November 13, 2009

Oh my God~!

You're skill brought you incredible luck!

Aloha, #8128431

Birthe Gawinski level-deluxe November 13, 2009

Incredible shot!
I LOVE it!!! #8128496

Nancy J. Locke November 13, 2009

Totally captivating!!!

Super congrats. :D

Nancy J Locke #8128733

Chris Henning November 13, 2009

Fantastic capture! Truly amazing. Gorgeous colors and clarity!! Congrats on your POTD!! #8128808

Wendy Stevenson November 13, 2009

This is fantastic!!! Congratulations on such a magical image!! #8128848

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton November 13, 2009

This one is too cool... Big congrats, Berthus. A big winner, for sure! #8128887

Summer A. Kozisek November 15, 2009

Outstanding capture Bertus, congrats on your POTD! #8132045

Firas A. Abussaud November 15, 2009

Amazing..my favorite today.. #8132097

Mary N C. Taitt November 15, 2009

Gorgeous! :-D

Terrific job! #8132653

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 15, 2009

Congrats Bertus on this Outstanding POTD!! Jeff #8132986

Susana Ms Heide November 16, 2009

WOW!!!! Perfect in every detail! And very amusing! Love it!! Many CONGRATS Bertus on your POTD!! #8135753

Richard D. Love November 16, 2009

Congratulations, Bertus. Truly a beautiful image.

Rick #8136096

Liz blahh November 23, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS! So glad to see this beauty again! #8155178

Janice Mezzacappa November 23, 2009

Simply perfect Bertus and an amazing fave and winner..CONGRATS!!!! #8155420

Tiia Vissak November 23, 2009

Congratulations! #8156096

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 23, 2009

CONGRATZ. ONE MORE LEVEL TO GO, Bertus! Good Luck! #8156307

Phyllis H. Burchett November 23, 2009

AWESOME! Congrats on your finalist! #8156571

Shawn Jennings level-classic November 23, 2009

Great capture, Bertus! Congratulations on your finalist! #8156623

Kathy Coombs November 23, 2009

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8158509

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 23, 2009

And it did! Go on, that is. Congratulations on a wonderful finalist that will soon be a winner, I'm sure. #8158526

Teresa H. Hunt November 23, 2009

congrats on your finalist! Great capture. #8158631

Chris Henning November 23, 2009

congrats on your finalist, Bertus. Love this image!! #8159303

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 23, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Bertus! WTG #8159839

Summer A. Kozisek November 23, 2009

Congratulations Bertus, I think we'll see gold soon!! #8160694

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 23, 2009

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8160848

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 23, 2009

on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #8160851

David M. Montero November 24, 2009

Fantastic capture Bertus. Congratulations on your Finalist & POTD. #8161351

Karen Celella level-deluxe November 24, 2009

Congratualtions on your amazing finalist Bertus. Hope to see this in the winners circle. #8162000

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 24, 2009

Congratulations Bertus on your fabulous Finalist!

jo ann c. #8162877

Sam Britt November 24, 2009

Congratulations on this terrific finalist!! #8164776

Liz blahh November 25, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic win!!! #8166942

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 25, 2009

Well, we didn't think they would miss this one, Bertus. Magnificent! Congratulations on the first place win! #8166975

Tiia Vissak November 25, 2009

Congratulations! #8167095

Rona L. Schwarz November 25, 2009


It is a very deserving winner - CONGRATULATIONS again and again! #8167170

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton November 25, 2009

Not a surprise to see this one Winner.. A Exceptional shot !! Big Congratulations Berthus !!! #8167331

Mariann Kovats level-classic November 25, 2009

Exceptional capture and work! A huge Congratulations on you win, Berthus! Awesome! #8167759

Sarah Springer November 25, 2009

Wow! What an awesome capture! A big Congrats, Berthus!!!! ~ Sarah #8167773

Sam Britt November 25, 2009

Big Congrats on this first place win!! #8167986

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 25, 2009

on your very deserving GOLD 1st place WINNER! 8o) #8167987

Bertus Neeleman November 25, 2009

So many thanks fot all your nice comments, I do my best to make nice pictures but writing is my wurst. You make me feel real happy with this. #8168004

Jessica Jenney November 25, 2009

Congratulations on your amazing First Place Win, Bertus! #8168008

November 25, 2009

Congratulations on your 1st place finish. Very Well Deserved. What A Photo #8168103

anonymous November 25, 2009

Congratulations Bertus on your outstanding FP win! #8168248

Renee Doyle level-classic November 25, 2009

Congratulations on this outstanding capture and deserved First place win Bertus!! #8168405

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe November 25, 2009

BRAVO! GREAT JOB! #8168444

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 25, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on this INCREDIBLE Gold Medal Win, Bertus! WTG! #8168587

Sandra Anderson November 25, 2009

Congratulations Bertus. amazing macro. #8168967

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 25, 2009

Awesome Bertus, congratulations on your big win!!! #8168976

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 25, 2009

SUPER WIN, Bertus. CONGRATULATIONS. Not often that predictions work at BP!! Glad it did this time!

UB. #8168981

Janice Mezzacappa November 25, 2009

Superb winner!!! Huge congrats Bertus this is just one incredible capture!! Happy Thanksgiving to you :) #8169346

Michelle Alton November 26, 2009

Fantastic winner, Bertus. Congratulations. #8169671

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic November 26, 2009

HUGE Congratulations on this amazing Winner,Bertus!!!! #8170393

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe November 26, 2009

So very well deserved Bertus WTG !!! #8171240

Cindy Bendush level-classic November 26, 2009

Awesome! Big congratulations on this beautiful winner Bertus! #8171530

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict November 27, 2009

Congratulations Bertus on your Win!!!

Dominick #8172317

Phyllis H. Burchett November 27, 2009

Congrats for your win on this amazing capture! #8173641

Robert Jensen November 28, 2009

Outstanding image #8174801

Dianna Murphy December 01, 2009

Congratulations on your wonderful image! #8182603

ALLEN O. HOWARD December 01, 2009

A fantastic winner, Bertus! Congratulations!!! #8182916

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe December 04, 2009

Congratulations for winning the category..a wonderful capture...definitely a motivational book cover jacket or poster...wonderful image, Bertus...Cheers!! #8190085

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 09, 2010

Amazing image! I just found it in the "All Photo's Of The Day" section. I can sure see why you were awarded first place as well, Bertus!

I really love this image! HUGE Congratulations to you, a bit late!

-Laura Swan #8282761

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic January 23, 2010

Just like Laura I just found this on the POTD section, and I can definitely see why you won a First Place. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I think this image is an amazing capture!!! #8324668

Annette Carr level-classic April 26, 2010

This is terrific! I tried to photograph a ladybug yesterday and couldn't get a crisp image. You got a great crisp interesting image! The colors are fantastic. #8571349

Sheri Camarda level-deluxe April 26, 2010


Carolyn M. DAlessandro October 19, 2010

How I missed this Bertus is beyond me. I think this is OUTSTANDING capture. Tack sharp in flight is awesome...and to see such a sight...Bravo Bertus,well done!!! #8982990

Louise Souchereau December 11, 2011

wow this is such a terrific capture, congratulations for your first place you deserved it. Magnifique bravo Bertus #9859719

Carol A. Grady August 21, 2012


I just came across this image and was totally blown away. How fantastic - awe-inspiring---I've run out of words. I hope you are still a BP member because I would love to see your work and learn from it. #10284767

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