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cyclus of monarch

cyclus of monarch
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Copyright: Karin De Coeyer (Karin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung Digimax V4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-08 9:05
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Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Different stages of the monarchs butterfly life.
The eggs are laid on a specific plant the caterpillar feeds on.
I cannot say exactly how long it takes before the change because there
were lots of them in different sizes, but it must be around 2 weeks.
Then it takes about 10 days I think before the butterly comes out.
The chrysalid shown is at it's last day before the butterfly emerges.
You can see the colours of the wings through the envelope.
Unfortunately I missed the coming out as it was sunday morning and woke up at 9. The procedure of drying up lasted 2 hours before the
butterfly could fly away.
The chrysalid looks very nice, with little golden points on it.

I used the macro function of my little Samsung to make these pictures.

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To Ena: ThanksKarin 1 01-09 11:10
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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-01-08 9:22]

hi Karin.
Nice collage,good educting picture..
Monarch---the similar butterfly in India is called as Stripped Tiger.

Hi Karin,

A wonderful collage of the stages of the Monarch. Each picture has excellent colors and fine details. A very good idea and a very good presentation.


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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-08 11:57]

Hi Karin,
beautiful presentation of this wonderful species,
nice work, very good details and nicelly composed pics
TFS, Dejan

hello Karin
great job for this nice collage
well documented the phases of the cycle of the butterfly

best regards sERGIO

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-01-08 12:27]

Bonjour Karin
Superbe prise et collage, couleurs, netteté et très beau sujet composition très instrutive, excellentes notes.
Amicalement Robi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-08 14:29]

HI Karin,thanks for this fantastic and much interesting work,i never seen this cycle,the next springtime i will try to found me too the larvas..eheheh..thanks again ,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Karin,
This is so interesting. All pictures are wonderful (I especially like the 2nd up) and you show us useful sequence. Well done, thanks,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-01-08 23:13]

Salut Karin,
I am so happy to see you back. : )
I have not been very active lately, but I do enjoy coming on TN to look at the beautiful pictures or saying hello to friends when time and energy permit.
So what a great surprise to see you here!
Monarchs happen to be one of my favourite subjects, as they do come to hibernate in tall eucalyptus groves in our area. Not to mention that they are just gorgeous.
Your montage is a wonderful presentation of the Monarch's life cycle. Each and every one of those pictures are well done, but my favorite is the one showing the colors of the wings showing through the thin shell of the gold-studded, jade-colored chrysalid.
But maybe my favorite is the one showing the new butterfly emerging from the chrysalid. Great images!
TFS and talk to you soon. : )

Hi Karin,
It's a great work! I liked your presentation a lot. Each of the photos have very good details. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-09 2:33]
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Hello Karin,
What a wonderful idea!
All shots are fantastic!
Simply great job!
I'll put it on my favourite list!

Hi Karun

Great collage of the Monarch's life cycle, I especially like the chrysalis shots. TFS


The cycle of life
Fantastic idea
Beautiful composition & details

Best Regards

Bonjour Karine,
Joli montage. J'aime particulièrement les couleurs de la chrysalide surles photos du bas. Biend ommage que vous n'ayez pas été présente pour "l'ouverture" !; Merci.

Bojour Karin,
Superbe montage de belles photos illustrant bien la formation d'un papillon
Bien cordialement, Albert

Bonsoir Karin,
Superbe composition didactique sur ce superbe papillon que je n'ai rencontré qu'à l'automne dernier pour la première fois. Les couleurs et la forme de la chrysalide sont vraiment surprenantes. Merci pour ce beau travail.

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  • ilvao Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (98)
  • [2008-03-13 13:37]

Bonsoir Karine,

très jolis photos
un excellent travail
merci pour le travail

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