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Monarch with Lantana Flowers

Monarch with Lantana Flowers
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Copyright: Chris T Pehlivan (CTP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lantana Flowers and their visitors, Butterflies on Lantana Flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-11 16:46
Viewed: 4029
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another photo from my new home Indianapolis,Indiana.
I hope you like this Monarch composition with pretty lantana flowers:)
Cheers and God Bless,

The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a well-known North American butterfly. Since the 19th century, it is also found in Australia and New Zealand where it is also known as the Wanderer Butterfly. In Europe it is resident in the Canary Islands (except Lanzarote) and Madeira, and is found as a migrant in the Azores, Portugal and Spain. Its wings feature an easily recognisable orange and black pattern. The females have darker veins on their wings, and the males have a spot in the center of each hindwing from which pheromones are released.

The Monarch is the state insect of Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, and Texas, and the state butterfly of Minnesota and West Virginia. It was nominated in 1989 as the national insect of the United States, and is the national insect of Canada. The Monarch's name and color were also the inspiration for the name and home strip of the Michoacán-based CA Monarcas Morelia professional football team.

Many people like to attract Monarchs by making a butterfly garden, and other people like to raise them for pleasure or for educational purposes.
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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-11 16:58]

Hi Chris,

Superb shot, I like your composition and POV, the detail is lovely and sharp and the colours are lovely and vivid, the black BG really compliments the Butterflys bright colours.
TFS Hilary :)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-11 17:12]

Hi Chris,
Very beautiful composition, with a black background that enhances the vivid colors of the bf and lantana. Technically perfect!
TFS, José M.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-11 17:16]

Hi Chris

A very beautiful monarch you have here!
Great POV and colors, nice DOF and BG. Too bad the head is not in full focus...it would have really been a superb shot!
Even so, the composition is a very nice one :)

Bravo and TFS

Wonderful composition against the black background, really makes the colors pop! I just wish it was a touch sharper.



Bonjour Chris
Trčs joli ce macro, les détails et les contrastes sont réussis trčs jolis couleurs. Il est sublime ce papillon.
et beau Bg avec un joli bouquet de fleurs.
Bravo et merci JP

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-09-11 19:24]

Hi Chris,
Writing this note from my new home in Dallas, Texas :-) Nice shot, beautiful detail in the wing and I like the colours a lot, really striking against the dark background. Perfect exposure, just a slight loss of detail on the head and body, but I always find I look straight to the wings which you've captured perfectly.

Hi Chris,
You have very nice collection of butterfly pictures in your porfolio. This is another one of your great shot of this beautiful creature. Sharp and details.

Ben Lakitan

Great compo, sharp details.
Well done and TSF, Chris.


Hi Chris,
An excellent shot on this Monarch. The colors in this are so rich and vibrant. Your exposure was very good here. Nice detail, and the dark backround looks great. Nice work!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-12 7:40]
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Hello Chris,
Very nice butterfly macro.I liked POV,vivid colors,dark BG,contrast and composition a lot.

Hi Cris,
You have tried to capture this wonderfully but i would preffered a little more space on the left. the picture is little soft i feel.
Goutham R

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-13 7:55]

Intensos y saturados colores, gran nitidez y una bella composición, a partir de un excelente POV y perfecto trasfondo.
Una bella entrega Chris ... sin dudas.
Saludos... Ricardo

Intense and saturated colors, great clarity and a beautiful composition, beginning with an excellent POV and perfect background.
A pretty post Chris... without doubts.
Regards... Ricardo

... later

Hi friend!
That is a very very sharp shot!
The details are amazingly crisp!
Beautiful colors and POV!
Take care Ana:)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-14 12:15]

What a wonderful and colored composition for this pretty Monarch ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Chris and thanks for sharing.

Hi Chris,
A lovely butterfly macro, my friend!
The subject is so crisp, with great clarity in colours and fine details!
Macro work very well done!
Pablo -

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-09-18 16:40]

selam chris
hem cicek hem kelebekle guzel bir kontrast yaratan ve de objeleri belirgin kilan arka plandan baslayalim. bakis noktasi, renkleri, alan derinligi etkisi, isigin kullanimi, netligi ve detaylari super bir macro calismasi
eline saglik

Very nice shot. Near perfect colours and sharpness.
I like also the composition. Thanks


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  • Aliza Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 3] (98)
  • [2006-09-19 14:08]

Süper, gözalici, müthis bir calisma!

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