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hopeful departure

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 11 March 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

What we need on March 11 is hopeful departure. What do you think ?

Canon EOS 40D 1/45 second F/2.8 ISO 500 50 mm

Please leave your comments.

Florence from Paris, France

Nice macro shot Hiro, what an elegant specimen ! You'are right, we all need it !

11 Mar 2012 9:20am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Learn from the past and move on you can't change what happened but hopefully we can learn from it:)

11 Mar 2012 9:27am

@J.R.: Yeah, we have to learn as much as possible from it.

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

11 Mar 2012 9:38am

Z from Shanghai, China

Yes it's already been a year. Best wishes.

11 Mar 2012 9:50am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Curious image ... disturbing. I remember a film that really impressed me ... Some butterflies but can not remember the name ... a powerful image! Best regards Hiro... Adela

11 Mar 2012 10:17am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

On this anniversary of March 11, 2011 that traumatized Japan and upset the world, stunning tribute to the life that reminds us that it is both beautiful, colorful, but fragile and ephemeral.

11 Mar 2012 10:23am

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

well done. great shot with nice composition.

11 Mar 2012 10:37am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Hopeful departure...well said! But...what about "tomorrow"...They say another one is just about to strike, it's just a matter of time! The butterfly is born, but it does not understand anything about its life...and most of all about hope....

11 Mar 2012 10:43am

@Japanalia: As J.R. said above, you can't change what happened. You can't change what will happen in the future. But you can learn from it and you have to learn from it. Move on !

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful !!That's life !

11 Mar 2012 11:21am

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful butterfly. I like the idea of hanging pupae and see when the butterflies emerge !!! nice capture..

11 Mar 2012 12:42pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful new birth! Nicely captured Hiro! ;-)

11 Mar 2012 1:12pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland


Quel merveilleux papillon superbe compo et iamge fine et douce de très belles couleurs.

bravo et amitié


11 Mar 2012 1:40pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Love this intriguing and tender image, and it's parallel to the human spirit. No matter how grave or disastrous our experiences, there is no question that we carry on. Your people have demonstrated human greatness, and it has gotten all over everyone. May the years fly by and the pain diminish as completely as the magical new life of your butterfly image.

11 Mar 2012 3:18pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

5 stars of course. I really love this image in all ways.

11 Mar 2012 3:23pm

@Joyce: Thank you for your nice comment and stars.

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent close up! Perfect capture!

11 Mar 2012 3:45pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Such a wonderful moment to capture, and the colors are superb. Gorgeous!

11 Mar 2012 3:51pm


impressive moment**

11 Mar 2012 4:32pm

jafar from Pakdasht, Iran

nice capture
excellent shot
Well done

11 Mar 2012 5:09pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice concept here, I like this idea of new life and new beginnings. A very clever and personal thought to encapsulate the previous twelve months.
You have to have hope for the future.

11 Mar 2012 6:13pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Great shot. Very nice.

11 Mar 2012 7:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

11 Mar 2012 8:32pm

Epic Girl from Kalispell, United States

A picture of promise and hope...I love it!

11 Mar 2012 10:38pm

Avinash from Dharamshala, India

nice shot....beautiful capture!!

12 Mar 2012 3:09am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Nice shot!!

12 Mar 2012 10:03am

Karine from Loiret, France

Fantastic shot !

12 Mar 2012 2:53pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Marvellous image!!!! Congratulations for the Spotlight. Good day.

12 Mar 2012 9:14pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!

12 Mar 2012 9:20pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Congratulations on your Spotlight, Hiro !!!!!

12 Mar 2012 11:53pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Wonderful, Hiro. Congratulations.

13 Mar 2012 12:17am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your spotlight selection Hiro! ;-)

13 Mar 2012 2:15am

Ani from Bordeaux, France

So interesting and so beautiful !!! Bravo pour le spotlight !!!

13 Mar 2012 5:28am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A gorgeous image for a strong symbol !
Bravo and congratulations for the spotlight !

13 Mar 2012 7:21am

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

A great shot!
Congratulation for the spotlight

13 Mar 2012 7:40am

Florence from Paris, France

Bravo to you for the Spotlight Hiro ! :-)))

13 Mar 2012 8:04am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Lovely photograph and the wonderful title. Very apt for the moment in time..
Congratulations on your spotlight!

13 Mar 2012 8:23am

Mhelene from Paris, France

...and congratulations on the spotlight !!

13 Mar 2012 8:36am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful....congratulations on spotlight !!

13 Mar 2012 8:58am

Wendy from Canterbury, New Zealand


13 Mar 2012 9:17am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Bravo for this most terrific image.

13 Mar 2012 10:55am

céanothe from France

Very nice shot !

13 Mar 2012 1:26pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Congratulation on spotlight! Superb image!

13 Mar 2012 1:26pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

I think this is just beautiful - and congratulations on the spotlight - it was well deserved!

13 Mar 2012 1:44pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Bravo to you for the Spotlight, Hiro:)

13 Mar 2012 1:50pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

congratulations !

13 Mar 2012 1:56pm

yvan from Slovenia

WOW, what a beautiful photo and a great collection in your blog, congratulations!

13 Mar 2012 6:09pm

NeGaR from Champaign, IL, United States

Oh My...!!! this is superb!

14 Mar 2012 2:46am

Meghana from Seoul, South Korea


14 Mar 2012 5:44am

Bron from Canberra, Australia

I liove the title. Congratulations on your spotlight!

16 Mar 2012 3:35am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Great metaphor..great image..life must go on...

16 Mar 2012 3:58am

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

ahhhh-mazing capture! well deserve to be on Spotlight!!! Congratulations!

22 Mar 2012 2:22pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

8 Apr 2012 2:13pm

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