human butterfly ....

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 13 April 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Rio Vista, CA ~ Body-Kiting

NIKON D90 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 400 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Actionman! Beautiful captured Dulcie. The soft picture in B&W does good!

13 Apr 2010 5:24am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Well done!

13 Apr 2010 5:26am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Say what???!!! Sure that wasn't Atascadero? :) Anyway, wonderful shot!

13 Apr 2010 5:31am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

lol. :). That;s just great!

13 Apr 2010 5:41am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Perfect.. very perfect

13 Apr 2010 5:58am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A surprising picture , a shot done et the right moment , "la classe !!" , Phil.

13 Apr 2010 6:50am

Lucca from Cologne, Germany

wow, this is cool, Dulcie!

13 Apr 2010 7:36am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West wales boy), Germany

Nicely spotted and a great title !!

13 Apr 2010 7:49am

Florence from Paris, France

Oh ! A super hero ! :-)

13 Apr 2010 7:51am

k@ from Paris, France

Woooooooooooooow, i love this ! The movement is just terrific, the wing moving right, so right ;)
Bravo, this is a super human macro !

13 Apr 2010 8:09am

Scott Rippee from Fresno, United States

Excellent capture and I like the overall dark tone feel. The "butterfly" wings are cool. Good timing.

13 Apr 2010 8:15am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! a giant butterfly ! superb capture !

13 Apr 2010 9:20am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Wow, wow, wow - that is fantastic!! What a catch!! Really wonderful! Do you know this person? I'm sure they'd love to have this photo.

13 Apr 2010 9:47am

@Sarah: Thanks! This was a stranger on the levee having adventures over (and in) the water. We stopped to watch. I had my camera in hand, but actually shot from the protection of the car because it was SO windy !!

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The visual effect of your composition is splendid! It appears the body of a butterfly with folded wings! You say in the title is very true Dulcie!
An image very appealing to our imagination! Best regards, Adela

13 Apr 2010 9:59am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

wow!! wonderful cool shot!! well done!!:)

13 Apr 2010 10:09am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Lol!...superman changed into a butterfly:))..lóve this shot!

13 Apr 2010 12:06pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Indeed he his, and what a brilliant shot this is.

13 Apr 2010 12:34pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Interesting shot and so totally surreal. Love this.

13 Apr 2010 1:00pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wow.. what a new surprise on your page ... really did not expect it :))
SUPER !

13 Apr 2010 1:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wonderful. Love your POV. I'm quite familiar with hang gliding, but body-kiting is new to me. Perfect title for this shot.

13 Apr 2010 2:35pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

marvelous image of man/butterfly creature. the blacks add a nice richness to the figure.
did you get the note from the other day about the sizing i use? I resize my images to 1750 X 1170 pixels, 300 DPI. yielding a file size just under 6MB . then save as RGB jpeg

13 Apr 2010 2:45pm

Memreze from Coventry, United States

great picture

13 Apr 2010 3:09pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Indeed! Very well seen and captured, Dulcie.

13 Apr 2010 3:37pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

He looks more like an old comic book hero.

13 Apr 2010 4:31pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

lolll for the title , well seen and great shooting , beautiful contrast .

13 Apr 2010 5:59pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

I really like this image for some reason

13 Apr 2010 6:27pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a magic shot this makes ! Somehow, one wants it to be true . . hee hee

13 Apr 2010 6:56pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Amazing... I can even feel the wind ! You found the perfect title, and the perfect moment to take this extraordinary shot ! Well done Dulcie :)

13 Apr 2010 7:26pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

excellent capture

13 Apr 2010 7:51pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super - you captured the moment that mattered.

13 Apr 2010 8:12pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

you have found "icare" Dulcie!
kisses!

13 Apr 2010 8:57pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

your title is perfect!!! great catch, and works well in the b&w........did you get him in the air????

13 Apr 2010 9:32pm

Steve from Atlanta, United States

Great shot! It actually looks like it is part of him as you really cannot see his arm. I love the tone quality as well! Very nice capture.

14 Apr 2010 1:22am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

Pretty windy, looks like an interesting adventure... this is definately a great shot of a great moment, Dulcie!

14 Apr 2010 3:00am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful! Simply magnificent.

14 Apr 2010 4:17am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Great shot. I hope he didn't fly away...

15 Apr 2010 1:46pm

sara from paris, France

L'homme papillon, comme un ange en plein vent. Bravo

16 Apr 2010 6:31am

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

:-) It's a bird, it's a plane ?... No, it's a "fantastic Dulcie shot" !!

16 Apr 2010 6:07pm

@Lilly: A charming comment ... and thanks for the complement, Lilly !! :-)

crash from Weehawken NJ, NYC, United States

fantastic shot ... ii thought he had wings!

17 Apr 2010 2:38pm

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

Love it, very surreal. Wonderful feel.

18 Apr 2010 2:53pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent angle of view! Superb capture of the human butterfly!!! Bravo:)

18 Apr 2010 7:05pm

Ann Keiffer from United States

I keep meaning to say I love your captions almost as much as your photos. Spoken like a true word-person, right??!!

20 Apr 2010 7:04pm

Cecile Langelier from United States

This photo evokes in me a profoumd appreciation for the serendipity, which leads me to understand how effortless life can be when one simply notices and accepts what is.

20 Apr 2010 9:13pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Perfect title. I like the pose of the man.

24 Apr 2010 9:30am

Thaïs from nice, France

Magnifique !

26 Apr 2010 7:37am

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

wonderful...right place, right time...love butterflies...

13 May 2010 7:52am

Pascal from Saint-Nazaire, France

Extra !

30 Mar 2011 3:15pm

NIKON D90
1/500 second
F/5.6
ISO 400
450 mm (35mm equiv.)