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Only 4 Hours Old

Only 4 Hours Old
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/22, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-17 21:02
Viewed: 3869
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Monarch Butterfly is only 4 hours Old and she has never flown - yet.

Check out this posting of the butterfly after it emerged from the chrysalis.

This is a link to my first photo of the newly hatched butterfly

Isn't it amazing how the butterfly has grown and strengthened after it came out of the cocoon only 4+ hours earlier?

It spent a long time resting, clinging to the old chrysalis case it had come out of and pumping up his wings. Then he slowly stretched his legs and started moving up the Swan plant.

But now it is getting ready to leave and fly away.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-01-17 21:48]

Incredible image Janice,
Very sharp, detailed and with beautiful coloration. Love the composition and exposure in this wonderful photo. Great DOF wise use of f/22 aperture. TFS.
I have watched monarchs many times as they emerged from their chrysalis, and it is a sight that I'll never forget.

Hi Janice,
Excellent capture of this beautiful Monarch butterfly; great POV and composition, sharp fine details and bright natural colours.

Dear Janice,
Excellent shot of this beautiful MOnarch. Superb details, pose and a lovely composition with green stem. Excellent lighting and POV. TFS.

Wow..capture the moment eh?Without the words it wold be another great photo among many but with your well written notes, it is dynamically enlarged in scope...you give it a different form of life through your eyes and words...Well done Janice!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-01-18 8:25]

Janice, Good note and lovely shot. I cant believe it is only 4 hours old. Still beautiful Ganesh

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-18 12:28]

Hi Janice,
Excellent close up again.Sharpness,POV,vivid colors,lighting,exposure and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-19 3:33]

Hello Janice,
Nice to see this emergence completed! The Monarch looks really lovely and fresh here.
Excellent DOF, sharpness and beautiful colours. A beautiful composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hola Janice,
Magnífica captura de esta bella mariposa, excelente definición, bellos colores y boita composición. Saludos
José Ramón

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