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Danaus Plexippus

Danaus Plexippus
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: OLYMPUS E410, Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f3.5-5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-05 16:45
Viewed: 2208
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Le Monarque (Danaus plexippus) est un insecte lépidoptère de la famille des Nymphalidae, de la sous-famille des Danainae et du genre Danaus.
C'est un papillon migrateur qui est célèbre car en Amérique il migre en groupe de millions d'individus sur plusieurs milliers de kilomètres, deux fois par an, d'août à octobre vers le sud (surtout au Mexique), vers le nord au printemps.

The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae), in the family Nymphalidae. It is perhaps the best known of all North American butterflies. Since the 19th century, it has been found in New Zealand, and in Australia since 1871 where it is called the Wanderer.
The Monarch is famous for its southward migration and northward return in summer from Canada to Mexico and Baja California which spans the life of three to four generations of the butterfly.


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Witaj Dan,
Greet Marco,
Your butterflies are amazing. Finished up ( I like this). Beautiful frame, colours and blurred background.

It looks like it contains every colour known to man:-) Excellent in that regard, this may or may not take away from the subject but it shows it in its natural setting which is the most important of all... it is almost psychedelic!

A razor-sharp capture from a lovely Monarch butterfly with great details, Dan!

The sharpness and POV are excellent, and the positioning of the subject within a double-lined frame is well thought.
The colors are natural and light is well handled.
Nice job!


Hello Sochirca
Beautiful macro with great composition,wonderful colours and lighting and excellent details.
Thank You
Best regards

Hello Dan,
great capture of this beautiful butterfly with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I especially like the wonderful colours the lovely pose on the flower and the nicely blurred backgropund.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-06 7:28]

Hello Sochirca,
A photo in fantastic bright colours. Excellent sharpness, details and a very good choice of composition. Nice contrasting background.

Ciao Dan, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-06 9:33]

Hi Dan,a great gift to the butterflies fans of TN,a beautiful specie and a great capture too in a very very nice composition,the purple flowers are perfect to complete the beauty,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2012-06-06 20:41]

Hi Dan,

Magical composition of this Monarch beauty, they are not as common a find in NB. Love the green bokeh as a backdrop for the kaleidoscope of color that comprises the insect & flora Tack sharp focus too, a real pleasure for the eyes.



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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-06-06 20:49]

Hola Sochirca; hermosa mariposa y una excelente foto llena de luz y color, con gran profundidad y composición...saludos.

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