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Monarch butterfly - flying

Monarch butterfly - flying
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM+1.4X Canon
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies in flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-10-01 17:07
Viewed: 2403
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Only a small number of monarchs did make it to Canada this summer to propagate the generation that has now begun its southern migration to Mexico, and early indications are that the past year's record lows will be followed by even lower numbers this fall.

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.It is resident in the Canary Islands, the Azores, and Madeira, and is found as an occasional migrant in Western Europe and a rare migrant in the United Kingdom.

The monarch is famous for its southward late summer/autumn migration from the United States and southern Canada to Mexico and coastal California, and northward return in spring, which occurs over the lifespans of three to four generations of the butterfly.

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Running for the nectar! Ahh lovely shot indeed; brilliant detail and quite perfect especially with the lavender bokeh background!!

照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
花朵也照的很漂亮 也很出色

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-10-02 3:17]

What a beautiful picture of this Monarca! The light, color and sharpness are great so the picture is really beautiful. Congratulation. SAludos.

Hello Mario,
Perfect landing....the colors and details of the butterfly is really good and so is the lighting.....good freeze. TFS

Very difficult capture, appears to be captured with little effort. Very nice!!!

Ciao Mario, great in-flight capture of fantastic butterfly, superb macro, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-02 21:01]

Beautiful capture, well timed too, of this lovely monarch in midair before the flowers. tfs.

Hello Mario! Exquisite clarity of detail, both in the wings of the monarch and the aster petals! Legs, antennae, proboscis, all there to be seen. Fantastic POV, this is really a great shot! Well done!

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2013-10-15 17:07]

Grandiosa imagem com uma técnica muito boa para capturar no alto meus parabéns por esta bela foto.

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