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The hidden Monarch

The hidden Monarch
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-01 5:38
Viewed: 3243
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the caterpillar of the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. The species is known for its large migrations on the American continent.
A population also established on the island of Madeira, where I found also a caterpillar of plexippus besides adults.

Monte, Madeira, Portugal

* Ackery PR & Vane-Wright RI (1984) Milkweed Butterflies - Their Cladistics and Biology. British Museum (Natural History), London.
* Sziemer P. (2010) Madeira's Natural History in a Nutshell. - Francisco Ribeiro & Filhos, Funchal.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-01 7:39]

Fine closeup of this caterpillar of monarch, simple and beautiful image. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-01 8:02]

Hello Peter,
Fantastic photo of this caterpillar in very beautiful colours and excellent sharpness and details. Good DOF, OOF BG and POV.

Hi Peter,

Excellent macro shot of this beautiful caterpillar with fine details.
The sharpness is great & nice composition too. Well done & TFS.

hallo peter
super sharpness and good details
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Peter, great macro of fantastic cataroillar, lovely details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Peter,
schöne Aufnahme von dieser Raupe eines Monarchfalters. Gekonnt fokussiert und mit tollen Farben.
Viele Grüße,

Hello Peter
Beautiful and interesting photo with good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hello Peter,
I like a lot view this "baby monarch". I thik this butterfly is in the whole word!... Just now my mother is saying me she has look this caterpillards in his garden!... And you shot one in Madeira!... Yes a very cosmopolitan butterfly!... Nice shot, great light and unpeccable POV!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-02 5:54]

Hello Peter,
a image with impressive details, sharpness and really well done, fantastic colors, very nice POV and background.
Thanks for sharing

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