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The Butterfly Dream by David-A-Wagner The Butterfly Dream by David-A-Wagner
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Photographed while I was walking in my neighborhood.

I dreamed I was the butterfly king
in robes of purple and brown
I scoured my realm on tired wing
in search of a golden crown

When last I found my hearts desire
as I chanced on a fiery flower
That which I had hoped to acquire
held steadfast against my power

As I awoke I struggled to find
some meaning in this dream
Then all at once it came to mind
that life's not as it seems

We deceive ourselves by believing
we're something we are not
and then we sit there grieving
over what we haven't got


Silly thoughts from a simple mind on a simple, silly dream. :)



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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Featured in my journal:)
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:icondavid-a-wagner:
David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
You're too good to me my friend! :tighthug:
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:iconsesam-is-open:
sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
You are one of my first friends here on dA and I care about you!:):tighthug:
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
:tighthug:
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
The colors are wonderful!
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:icondavid-a-wagner:
David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Thank you very much Michelle! :rose:
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
ANytime:D
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:icondani-the-naiad:
Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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:icondavid-a-wagner:
David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Thank you Danielle! :rose:
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Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:blowkiss:
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Great shot David:heart:
Can i ask please if u using another tools or only lens?
Cos u got them always very clear. I couldnt get even with my 70-200 f/2.8 lens like a wonderful shot:(
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you very much Rozi dear! :rose: :hug:

No special tools, just my 55-200mm kit lens and a little editing in Photoshop.
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
very good lens and u r very sucesful editing it:love:
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done, David. Excellent focus, the details of the butterfly (is it a skipper species?) and flower are sharp. I love the contrast in colors as well. :clap: :love:
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:icondavid-a-wagner:
David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
:aww: Thank you so much Jackie! :rose: :hug:

Yes :nod: it is a skipper.
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:iconnow-voyager:
now-voyager Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Great capture!
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:icondavid-a-wagner:
David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you very much Cindy! :rose: :hug:
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LuciaSeriin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True words... :) The picture looks great, the golden yellow and the blue background look so nice together... and this cute butterfly..so fluffy! :meow:
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you so much Lucia! :rose:
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:iconinobras:
inObrAS Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Excellent work! :clap:
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:icondavid-a-wagner:
David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you very much my friend! :bow:
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rubycaramel90 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010   Writer
beautiful poem :)
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:icondavid-a-wagner:
David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
perfect shot :love:
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:icondavid-a-wagner:
David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you Jasmin! :rose: :glomp:
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful photo Dave
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:icondavid-a-wagner:
David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thanks a lot Mr B!
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome!
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Scarlett1313 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
WOW! the colors are extraordinary, dave!
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
:aww: Thank you very much T! :rose: :hug:
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300
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125/100000 second
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F/5.6
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Aug 30, 2010, 4:29:45 PM
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