it does have a dreamy look! can you explain the orange? tinge near the top of both wings? i though you might be peering thru the pink leaves, leaving a halo of sorts. not a complaint -- just curiosity.
Sticks? Aghh! Those are new baby blooms! Well, ok, get out the pruning shears before you shoot next time Gail. I love the colors and dreamy effect, although I generally like BFs pretty sharp. (I can't shoot them sharp, but I like them sharp!) Nice crop...I like him up front.
a dream. A soft colorful beautiful dream, oh wait the dream has been invaded by two evil sticks about to attack the butterfly from behind.
seriously though... the sticks are my only nit. otherwise I like it a lot.
I get the overall impression the picture is soft. You must have a really shallow DOF with that long lens so maybe that's what doing it. But the glow from the geraniums on the butterfly gives a very nice effect.