Speechless Sunday ~ Butterflies: Spectacular Works of Art

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area

Butterfly1 - Jenifer Hooker

Butterfly2 - Jenifer Hooker

Butterfly3 - Jenifer Hooker

Butterfly4 - Jenifer Hooker

All of these photos were taken by one of my daughters, at the Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona.  Jeni has a true passion for photography, and as you can see, a definite gift for it as well.  She is still in high school, but has already turned semi-pro.  Considering I didn't have a clue what planet I was even on at her age, I am incredibly impressed by Jeni's focus and commitment to her passion and dreams.

One proud father,

Randy Hooker

photos by Jenifer Hooker

Jenifer Hooker's "Bubbling Lemon"

Jenifer Hooker's "Purple Lightning"

Jenifer Hooker's "The Eyes Have It"

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Rainer
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Teresa Harris
Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte
Lake Real Estate, LLC

Oh Randy, Jeni is a very talented photographer....these pictures are speechless. Thank you so much for sharing them with us the colors are sooooo beautiful!! 

February 01, 2009 08:01 PM
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Randy Hooker
Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek
Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area

Thanks a million, Teresa!  I, too, am blown away by her photos.  Glad you enjoyed them!  I'll be posting more of her works in the future.   :)

Randy Hooker

February 02, 2009 11:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Realty Works Temecula
Real Estate, Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee
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Randy, Your daughter definitely has a future as a photographer...Isn't it funny that we all know how to use a camera but some of us, like your daughter can take breathtakingly beautiful photos!

February 02, 2009 06:54 PM
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Randy Hooker
Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek
Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area

Hi Jane!  Where the heck have you been?!?!?  Hope you were having a terrific weekend.   ;-)

Re photography, yes, it's amazing.  I used to shoot with a 35mm, long before digital cameras came into vogue, and even tho I knew what I was doing technically, I just didn't have the eye that my daughter has.  One of the funniest situations she's encountered was in her high school yearbook class.  They had a contest a while back, and asked every person in the class to do nothing but take shots (not tequila:) for the next hour.  Jeni had not taken her camera with her to school that day, so they gave her a "point-and-shoot" cheapie camera.  Everybody laughed, saying that that was her 'handicap' for being such a good photographer.  When they all returned an hour later, 'judges' that didn't know the kids were brought in to assess all of the pics.  Wanna guess whose photos they judged tobe the best?  LOL  Even with a cheap, lousy camera, she just has the gift of an eye.  Thanks for taking a look,and for allowing me to rant about my daughter.   :))

Randy Hooker

February 03, 2009 12:13 AM
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Perhaps when next I visit the Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, I shall meet Jeni. It would be worthwhile. Excellent and beautiful photographs.

February 03, 2009 08:07 AM
Rainer
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Randy Hooker
Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek
Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area

That would be cool, Russel!  I'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Jeni.   :)

Randy Hooker

February 03, 2009 11:29 AM
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Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC

Randy, I recognized the photos at once being from the Butterfly Exhibit at the Botanical Gardens. I shared some last year...it was spectacular. ;-)

Great job by your daughter. ;-)

Pepper

 

February 05, 2009 09:00 PM
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Randy Hooker
Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek
Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area

Hey Teri ~ I wondered if you were ever gonna stumble across these pics!  I started to send you a link to the post, after you posted those great photos you took recently at the Botanical Gardens, but decided to wait and let you be surprised.  I totally LOVE butterflies; I even have a butterfly tattoo.  Glad you recognized them!

Randy Hooker - Dreamcatcher Realty - Arizona Real Estate

February 06, 2009 12:37 AM
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Julie Staradumsky
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Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore

Hello Randy...................I am in awl, with all the beautiful colors.  I love butterfly's as I have numerous butterfly bushes in my yard.  Also humming bird feeders.

February 14, 2009 03:53 AM
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Randy Hooker
Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek
Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area

Thank you, Julie! My daughter does incredible things with her camera. A gift to us all!  :)

Randy Hooker - Dreamcatcher Realty - Arizona Real Estate

February 14, 2009 11:01 AM
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Barbara Flannery
"Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
USA Realty,Inc.

Randy, You should be proud, What spectacular photos so life like looks like you can just reach and touch them. Thanks for sharing.

BARBARA

 

February 24, 2009 09:37 PM
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Randy Hooker
Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek
Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area

I am indeed one proud dad, Barbara!  Thanks for dropping in and enjoying the photos with us!

February 25, 2009 11:01 AM
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Karen Pierce
Karen Pierce | Housing Counselor |Oregon

Hi Randy - I see your daughter and I have the same appreciation of the beauty of butterflies! My daughter took a ton of shots when we went to the Pacific Science Museum, too.

March 31, 2009 03:56 PM
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