- pauljk (226)
- [2007-01-15 3:17]
Nice capture of this guy in the wild. This sort of shot is so much harder when they are flying about in the wind. Nice natural colur and great BG. I think I would have tried to pull a little more DOF to get the wings fully in focus. Looks like you could have gone a couple of clicks up in f-stop given the shutter speed you used.
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2007-01-15 4:03]
I like this picture. A very good macro shot. Very good DOF as the BG is just perfect. Well done and TFS.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-01-15 4:11]
nice pov, good dof,
lovely natural colours,
blurred bg suits the shot well,
tfs & regards
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-01-15 5:05]
A beautifull shot Pam lovely detail and perfectly composed with good DOF and nice background TFS rgds Necip.
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2007-01-15 5:26]
Hi Pam ,
nice shot with excellent colors.
thanks for sharing
- lgfoto (1536)
- [2007-01-15 9:10]
Great shot Pam. I like the composition and exactness of details.
- fiyo (15161)
- [2007-01-15 9:19]
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-01-15 9:36]
Very nice closeup macro of this mariposa, I would agree with pauljk on sqeezing down the aperature a bit more, it looks as though you had plenty of light to work with. :)
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-01-15 10:05]
I do love this butterfly, it is so special with all the white spots on the black background and then the range of orange. Your shot is excellent, very sharp, lovely colours and a nice background.
TFS and regards, Ulla
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-01-15 12:46]
Monarch looks like a close cousin of what we call a Plain Tiger in India, Pam.
This is a lovely capture from a nice point of view.
I enjoyed reading your note on this butterfly's background and history in the USA.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-01-16 8:46]
Hi Pam, wonderful Butterfly, great composition with amazing details, splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
- pilonm (3321)
- [2007-01-16 15:14]
Nice picture of the Monarch... Nice bg and pov... It is just a pity that the upper wings were not in focus... I suspect that they were moving because with f-stop of 5.6 with use pov, all the wings should be in focus...
Good shot, anyway and TFS,
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-01-19 13:50]
i realy admire your compositions they are so elegant. The placing of the subject and the crop are excellent, very nice how the photo floates in the frame. I don't think the DOF is to narrow rather that the butterfly was moving ever so slightly. Beauty in every way.
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-01-28 23:35]
A beautiful capture of this Monarch, Pam. My favorite butterfly.
I was surprised to see you post one, as I did not think they live in New Zealand.
Do they live in the reserve?
I live a ten-minute walk away from a eucalyptus grove that is a wintering spot for these wonderful butterflies, and I am always awed by the story of their incredible migration whenever I see one of them (See my Monarch posts).
Your shot is perfect on all counts. I love it.
TFS. ; )
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-02-08 23:55]
Good POV with sharpness, good colour, details also the good background
- Alan_Kolnik (2616)
- [2007-04-28 23:59]
I've taken a few butterfly pictures during a visit to the hothouses in Montreal where they have a live butterfly hothouse, and learned how difficult it is to get a crisp, well focused image like this. Even though the back of the wings are not quite in focus, the kee details are very clear and the exposure is excellent. Well done!