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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX 100 Macro, Digital RAW 100, Marumi UV 58mm
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40 points or more (Chapter 5)., Baby Animals 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-17 4:01
Viewed: 4053
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On the 19th of May I posted I'm Gonna Be A Beautiful Butterfly. This is the same chrysalis showing the folded wings of the butterfly inside. I am hoping that over this weekend the beautiful butterfly will emerge and I can capture the event. Even though I had the camera mounted on a tripod, the image is a bit soft as the wind was blowing the chrysalis. Thanks for popping by.


Camera: Canon 10D
Time of day: 4:16 p.m.
Date: 18th June 2005
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Sigma 105mm EX Macro
Filter: Marumi 58mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/4
F-Stop: F/2.8
Focal Length: 105mm
ISO: 100
Original file type: Digital Raw

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Hello Pam!
Fantastic shot!!!!
Just great idea and superb you showed it us!
Thanks Pam!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-17 4:11]

Outstanding, Pam! Just stunning. Perfect capture of this gorgeous chrysalid. I can't wait to see the Monarch butterfly emerging. TFS. ; )

Fascinating shot...maybe a smaller aperture would have given a greater depth of field, but that would mean longer shutter times and wind movement...it would be fun rigging some sort of flash up to light this.

Not the usual buterfly, I must say

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-17 4:35]

Hello Pam!
Very interresting capture.Black BG,framing and composition are perfect.I like this work very much.TFS...:-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-17 4:39]

It is strange feeling to observe transformation of butterfly. It looks so alien to human. Great photo, transparent chrysalis let us see pre-butterfly. Weird but very interesting.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-17 4:40]

Wow, has this taken a looooong time for the chrysalis to change colours. It's going to be so cold for the butterfly when she does appear. So I hope you've brought it inside Pam and you've got your sleeping bag right beside it? Superb.

You have got a nice idea here.
it's captured very nicely. Great POV

WOW! Amazing photo. Nice and sharp, loads of fine detail, and being able to see the pattern of the wings is fascinating.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-17 7:02]

WOW! I haven't see this before Pam. This is a great and unusual post. Very well done & TFS!


Hello Pam!
Wonderful and unusual shot.I liked framing,BG,lighting and composition very much.Thanks for sharing.

What a great image :) and a great idea to capture it inside the chrysalis, colours and shape apparent but not yet out. Great BG too. Wonderful! TFS :)

Its nice to get an update on this critter. Lovely capture PAM. The details of the butterfly in the pupae shows nicely. Very well done.

Brilliant shot Pam,
The details of the monarchs wings can be clearly seen.
A fantastic, a very interesting capture.
Have a great weekend Pam, thanks for posting

Hello Pam
Great Shot
Strange and great

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-17 18:45]

Very good capture Pam, it'svery interesting to see the formed butterfly all tucked up like this. Excellent job!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-18 3:46]

Superbe chrysalide bien mise en valeur dans cette belle composition photographique. Super intéressant.
Wow ! Very interesting & well done shot for this chrysalis !!!

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-06-18 5:45]

What a fantastic shot... I'm very impressed by the situation ... colors and light is very fine too... TFS...Ina...

Nature is so incredible, isn't it?
This amazing photo really hit home, to me, the truth in this.
Thank you for sharing this fascinating capture with us Pam!
Great job.

Please accept my apology for the mixup...

Fantastic shot Pam,
Stunning detail, excellent sharpness and colours. Great POV, DOF and composition.
Thanks for posting

Great shot of a life's beginning. Butterfy's wings are well defined and its body as well.

Very stunning image, Pam! I love the transluscence captured here, and the dark background really sets the chrysalis apart. The mood reminds me of the movie "Alien," only much more pleasant!

Wonderful details of the metamorphosis of a butterfly, never I saw a chrysalis so transparent.
Thanks to show this photo to us
Maravillosos detalles de la metamorfosis de una mariposa, nunca vi una crisálida tan transparente. Gracias por mostrarnos esta foto

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