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Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 9 July 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

All I can Say is " I'm Back"

It's been quite a ride. But I'm back and ready to continue posting again, You may have noticed I was on auto pilot there for a while. I will try to catch up and stay in touch.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Technical difficulties have been resolved. We will continue with regular programming from now on.

The Viceroy is a butterfly about 1/2 to 2/3 the size of a monarch butterfly. They do look similar.
The Viceroy caterpillar enjoys willow tree leaves. We have quite a few of them around here.

Thank you for visiting my site. I consider myself to be lucky living where I do. Everyday I wake up to a wealth of interesting visual scenarios. Most of my pictures are Wildlife and Nature taken from around the area. The area specifically being Fort Frances Ontario on beautiful Rainy Lake. Feel free to comment on what you see. I look forward to hearing from you. If you like what you see, please rate it. Better yet, bookmark the site and drop back often. I will be posting daily.
All images are copyrighted by Lee Oelke Photography. They cannot be reproduced, electronically, or by printing without my written consent. Should you be interested in any of my images, please contact me.

mats from Texas, United States

I always enjoy visiting your journal, cause it's very informative aside from providing us great images to go with it or vice versa. Thanks for sharing.
Now I see why there are smaller versions... I thought they were "babies" :-)
Great lighting and DOF.

9 Jul 2009 5:55am

@mats: I'm glad it is of use to you Mats. I appreciate the feedback. Enjoy.

Bill Brown from California, United States

Fantastic capture!

9 Jul 2009 7:45am

@Bill Brown: Thank you Bill.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old Pembroke dock boy,Wales), Germany

Lovely display of colour,well captured !!

9 Jul 2009 9:42am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thank you Anthony. It would not lite for a long time. It was constantly flittering about. It was a challenge.

Baby Sis from Canada

Very nice. Great shot. Now don't you go away again.

9 Jul 2009 9:54am

@Baby Sis: Got go when you gotta go. And if the opportunity presents itself again, I will be off like a terd of hurtles again. Take care. say hello to everyone for me.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Welcome back Lee! A beautifully captured impostor. Well done! ;-)

9 Jul 2009 12:14pm

@Eric Cousineau: Ooops, I spelled it improperly. Thanks Eric. Feels good to be back.

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Welcome back Lee!! Look forward to many more beautiful pieces of your work and narratives, I learn so much.

9 Jul 2009 12:16pm

@Denise: Thanks Denise. I will continue to post regulary. Just can't guarantee I'll be able to comment regularly.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot, and welcome back !! We missed ya!!

9 Jul 2009 12:19pm

@Susan: Thanks Susan. It feels good to know people enjoy my shots.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Glad you're back! great shot of this little guy!

9 Jul 2009 1:24pm

@Tracy: Thanks Tracy.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Welcome back Lee! Lovely shot - looks like he posed for you!

9 Jul 2009 2:25pm

@Sarah: Thank you Sarah. I chased it for a while before I gave up and put my 400mm lens on. This shot was from about 20 feet away. It would sit a little longer that way. It would not let me get to close.

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Welcome back! I always enjoy your posts and your comments ;) Great capture!!

9 Jul 2009 2:41pm

@Elora: Thank you Elora.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

I'have been "out" for a while also, and i'm back also... :-) :-)
Beautiful and luminous capture.

9 Jul 2009 4:22pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you very much Evelyne

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful shot. Welcome back.

9 Jul 2009 6:45pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you. Enjoy your vacation.

LauraS from United States

Welcome back! You've been missed. This is an exquisite shot.

9 Jul 2009 8:43pm

@LauraS: Thank you Laura.

Markela from Athens, Greece

Welcome back, Lee! Although I had no idea that you had stepped aside for awhile because I was out for about a month-and-a-half myself! Beautiful and vibrant colors, very good composition! :-))

9 Jul 2009 9:22pm

@Markela: Many many thanks Markela.

eva from Rouen, France

Marvelous !

9 Jul 2009 9:54pm

@eva: Thank you very much Eva.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Welcome back. Very nice close-up.

9 Jul 2009 11:46pm

@john4jack: Thanks Jack.

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Beautiful macro :)) Nice to have you back :))

10 Jul 2009 12:11am

@MARIANA: Thank you Mariana. Feels good to be back at the keyboard again. Take care.

Mags from Paris, France

Very nice macro :)

10 Jul 2009 1:50pm

@Mags: Thank you very much.

Vinman from Essex, United Kingdom

Great composition - I know how difficult it is trying to close enough - they always seem to fly off just before I press the shutter release!

11 Jul 2009 7:47pm

@Vinman: Thank you. I have deleted too many unfocused and only leaf shots. I was pleased with this one.

JanW from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Welcom back Lee, I take a break but will try to make my visits her and there.

12 Jul 2009 1:22pm

@JanW: Thank you Jan. Enjoy your break and your summer. We will talk later.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

A beauty! Such wearing a stained glass mantle!

25 Sep 2009 4:19am