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In Love
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Copyright: Alex Shainshein (s_a_s_h_a) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 1 N: 58] (379)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects in Israel, Butterflies in love., Wild Life, Butterflies of the Middle East, Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-25 15:52
Viewed: 4647
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
THE Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus) is quite a common butterfly. This species is found in a large part of the world stretching from the Mediterranean region (Greece) to tropical Africa, and through South Asia down to Australia. It is also known as the African Monarch and Golden Danaid (in Australia).
It is believed to be one of the first butterflies to be used in art. A 3500 year old Egyptian Fresco in present day Luxor has the oldest illustration of this species.

The Plain Tiger can be considered the archetypical Danaid of India. Accordingly, this species has been dealt with greater detail than other members of its subfamily in India.

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Bellos colores y contrastes. Muy útil la nota que aportas.
Saludos, Juan Luis.

  • Good 
  • doribd (38)
  • [2006-08-25 16:45]

Very good, i like mostly the colors combination created by the texture of this picture you took.


This is a really splendid shot of two beautiful and colorful butterflies! The composition is great, colors are brilliant and warm and the details are sharp! The BG is very nicely defocused which makes the subject stand out perfectly! Congratulations and TFS!


  • Great 
  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-25 18:22]

Hi Alex

Great shot, the colours are really nice and I like the composition and POV, I also like the 3D effect with the BG being blurred.

Regards Hilary :)

Hi Alex,
Nicely capturing this butterfly couple in love;
Sharp, nice details;
Nice blurry BG;
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-26 2:18]

Hello Alex,
Wonderful close up.I liked POV,vivid colors,details,sharpness and composition a lot.

bonjour alex
on ne voit pas bien le deuxieme papillon mais on imagine tres bien ce qu'ils sont en train de faire.
les couleurs sont eclatantes et la lumiere bonne.le BG est bien aussi.

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