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Translucent Queen

Translucent Queen
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Copyright: Billy C Banks (K9madtex) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 67 N: 278] (1022)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM, Canon 72mm UV Haze
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): By Cade [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-15 6:16
Viewed: 4249
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another Monarch from the International Water Lilly garden in San Angelo, TX. I was lucky enough to get this guy with the sun back lighting the wings.

Thanks to Batu for the correction on the ID of this species. It is actually the Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus)and not a Monarch.


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Hello Billy,
your picture does not show the monarch Danaus plexippus but a male of the related species
- Danaus gilippus
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-08-15 11:06]

hi billy,
a good picture of this butterfly,
good details and nice POV.
congrats and TFS

Hello Billy,

A very eye-catching picture from you! The composition stands out especially because of the excellent contrast between foreground and background and also because of the perfectly blurred background. I like the translucence of the wings created by the backlight. Very good, brilliant colors! The frame is also very appropriate! Great job!

With Friendly Regards,

Hi Billy,
Nice open wing pose and backlit effect. I like the second out of focus Monarch in the BG as well. Perhaps a bit soft focused..
I thought they were AKA Queen Monarchs. Gee wiz ;)
Well done.

Hi Billy,
Great capture!
Nice colors, contrast and POV
Exuberant butterfly!
Well done!
Josť Roberto

Nice shot Billy, love the back lighting in this and well placed in the frame with the softer Monarch in the background almost top centre...Cheers Rick

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