imjustabill 'Cause in a sky,
'Cause in a sky full of stars
I think I see you...
– Coldplay
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My first attempt at shooting a starry sky while in Cancun! It's a 15-second long exposure. There was a lot of light coming from the hotels, so I couldn't get a longer exposure, but I like how the sand is illuminated also !!
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Shot with Sony a6000, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill It's a girl !!!
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Here's the Monarch butterfly that I raised from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis in the previous post. It eclosed while we were in Cancun, so I came home to a butterfly fluttering in the sunroom! FYI: Females have darker wing veins, while males have dark spots on their hind wings, which are glands that release pheromones.
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Shot with Sony A6000 and 30mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
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  •   abbystaffy How beautiful to let her go. I like seeing caterpillars on plants around the garden. How exciting to have more caterpillars to watch grow. I'm looking forward to the pictures. 21h
  •   lumiashot You have amazing collection 20h
  •   razalas I'm excited for the new caterpillars Bill! Please keep us informed on your new babies! Your photos are great!! 18h
  •   desert.rose.85 Great 16h
  •   pammo3 Beautiful little girl butterfly, Daddy!! Can't wait for more! Your butterfly shots rock! 10h
  •   bl00dym1k3 Wow! 6h
  •   somepinkflowers {{ I love these guys !! }} xo 2h

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imjustabill "The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul."
–Robert Wyland
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Cancun, Mexico ️😎!!!
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Shot with Sony DSC-TX30 Waterproof camera, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill We're expecting !!!
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My very first Monarch Butterfly chrysalis from a caterpillar that I raised from an egg !! (Back story in my first comment , if interested)
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Shot with Sony A6000 and 30mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill "Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time."
— Moncy Barbour
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So many beautiful shades of blue in Cancun, Mexico !!!
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Shot with Sony DSC-TX30 Waterproof Camera, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill A Zebra Mosiac Butterfly! I have another shot of this little guy on my hand where you can see the topside at #billzebramosaic.
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Side note: Just got back from vacation in Cancun, Mexico 😎!! Will edit and post a few shots soon! Hope everyone has been well !!!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill Dianthus flower, also called "Pinks"
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Off to Cancun, Mexico for 5 days ️!!! Hope to come back with some beach shots and landscapes to share !!!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill Some of you my recognize this cute little Cloudless Sulfur Butterfly from previous shots . You may also recognize my terribly dry finger !!!
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Shot with iPhone5S and @Olloclip 10x macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill ”If aliens are watching us through telescopes, they’re going to think the dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?”
– Jerry Seinfeld
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What wouldn't we do for our dogs? This is our beautiful beagle Layla !!! She's usually up to no good !
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill "The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity."
– George Carlin
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A Monarch Caterpillar !!! Still haven't had any Monarch Butterflies visit my yard yet, but I found some milkweed full of caterpillars at a local park .
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Shot with Sony A6000 and 30mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill 10X magnification on my little gecko buddy !! Details on iPhone Olloclip are crazy !!!
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Shot with iPhone5S and Olloclip 10x macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill Fly me to the moon
And let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On a Jupiter and Mars
– Frank Sinatra 😎
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My favorite Sinatra song to go with this @Olloclip macro shot of a female Luna Moth !!
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Shot with iPhone5S and Olloclip 10x macro lens and Pro HDR app, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill So is a Zebra white with black stripes or black with white stripes?! Hmmmm...
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Shot with Sony A6000 and 55-210mm lens, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill La Dolce Vita
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A Tiger Longwing Butterfly on Butterfly Bush Flowers !!!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You'll never see me cry. – Frozen
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A little Zebra Longwing Butterfly about to take off from my hand !!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill Pink Pentas (color version !)
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Told you they were pink !! B&W version (#bwpentas)
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
1mon

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imjustabill "Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them ." – Andy Rooney
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A soft and sweet shot/edit of a Blue and White Longwing Butterfly
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
1mon

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imjustabill There are drops within a drop! It's "Drops Inception" #mindblown!!!
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Shot with Canon 6D and Canon 100mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
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imjustabill Are the viewing windows at the zoo for us to watch them or for them to watch us ?!
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This old chimp came right up to the glass and just watched the kids go by
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Shot with Sony A6000 and 30mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom. Macro lenses are great for portraits too !!
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imjustabill “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu
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I got my first milkweed flower !!! Back in March, I planted milkweed seeds to attract some monarch butterflies to the backyard, and now 2 months later they're finally starting to bloom! Have you ever heard of a weed growing so darn slow ?!
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Shot with Sony A6000 and 30mm macro lens, edited with Lightroom.
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FYI: Google "livemonarch". You'll find a website that sells milkweed seeds very cheap to help bring back the monarch butterfly population. You can even send them a stamped envelope and they'll give you some seeds for free!!
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