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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-06 1:50
Viewed: 6320
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I'm proud to present you this motive.
I had the great luck to see that African Monarch also called Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus) in free nature.

We don't have this butterfly in Germany - so until last month I had to go to a butterfly house to see this beauty.

It was drinking at the wet grass and warming in the sun. I was surprised that he was there because it was very windy and the butterfly had difficulties to fly.

I hope you also like this colourful one.

mariki, pvs, Silvio2006, fartash, haraprasan, ramthakur, Alex99, Argus, pablominto, loot, uleko, marhowie, XOTAELE, jcoowanitwong, kmr13777, Maite, Christopher_PL has marked this note useful
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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-06 2:13]

Hi Sabine,

A nice and colorfull macrocapture of this butterfly,the colors combine very well with the green grass,well done and tfs


Hi Sabine, splendid butterfly with wonderful colors, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a great Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-06 3:01]

Wow! What a beautiful butterfly!
The colours are amazing!
Very sharp and detailed with impeccable clarity.
Well composed as well.
Very good work Sabine!

Hello Sabine
Very intersting shot of this Plain Tiger,
Perfect details,exposure and BG,I love to shoot them. Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-06 3:58]

Hello Wishnu,
nice capture, beautiful colors & details, looks great agains green grass in the background

Hi Sabine,
A very Happy New Year to you. A nice capture of this plain tiger. Excellent details and a very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Congratulations, Sabine, on coming across a Plain Tiger in Egypt. BTW, it is so common here in India I see one flying around occasionally despite the cold weather.
This is a very good capture with sharp focus and bright colours.
Well done and TFS.

hello sabine,
nice to see a plain tiger butterfly from you, liked the saturated colours and the composition, the imgae is sharp with good details,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-06 5:25]

Hi Sabine.
We have not these species in our place too (I think). It is really amazing and you good luck photographer that could meet it and take so amazing picture. All is wonderful. Impressive at high range low POV, superb sunlight and vibrant colours, great DOF and crisp sharpness of the butterfly and green grass. Bravo and best wishes.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-06 5:26]

Hello Sabine,
This is great! Marvellous to be able to take a fine shot like this of a tropical butterfly in its natural surroundings instead of a butterfly house. You captured this Plain Tiger with good sharpness and from a fine low POV when it had its wings closed.
Well done and thanks,

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-01-06 5:37]

Hi Sabine,
Good details and natural colors. Never seen one on the grass and so low.
This week I followed the whole process of the monarch taking photos during the different stages and this moring it came out of the chrisalid and flew away after 2 hours drying its wings. I'll make a serie next week.
I like yours, and your wonderfull dragonfly smileys!!

Well done and TFS

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-06 6:13]

Hi Sabine,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will be back with a proper critique later.

Hallo Sabine
Sehr schöne Aufnahme, Farben, schärfe und obendrauf
ein exot für mich.
Schönen Sonntag, Gruss Robi

Hello Sabine,
Super details and good colour reproduction!
The pattern in the wings comes out well, and the tight framing of the subject works well...
Excellent texture in the wings!
Pablo -

Ciao Sabine,
è veramente una bella esperienza vedere volare questa farfalla.
Batte le ali lentamente e si libra nell'aria come un aquilone.
Qui in Sicilia si è creta una popolazione stabile e si incontra in tarda estate ed in autunno.
Complimenti per la bellissima immagine.

Hi Wishnu Garuda,
Nice shot,perfect.
Best regards,

bonjour sabine
chose rare pour nous europeen de voir un monarque mais je ne desepere pas de les voir arriver en france car j'ai vue un photo prise dans le sud sur TN.
couleurs vives et bonne netteté a defaut d'un POV ideal.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-08 6:28]

Hello Sabine,
Lovely close capture of the Monarch! I've seen this butterfly on Tenerife and I got very excited then! Details are clear here and colour natural. It says "Date taken 16 December" which seems incredible! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-02-08 23:38]

Hi Sabine

I am sure you did not mind on bit that this guy had to hang on to the grass for dear life to prevent being blown away by the strong wind. This afforded you the perfect opportunity to capture it in all its spectacular beauty.

Lovely sharp details and splendid colour saturation makes this a pleasure on the eye.

Good work and TFS.

Hello Sabine,
splendid Egyptian Monarch,
unusual shot for this destination, because usually, underwater images are seen in Makadi Bay
well see and well done,

Hi Sabine,
Nice sunny image with great color, DOF, and details.
A well composed closeup with a very good POV as well..
This one just makes ya happy! :)
Well done,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-13 4:43]

Hello Sabine, very good macro of this Tiger! very sharp image, very good exposure and wonderful colors! Thanks!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-14 20:12]

Hello Sabine

I would be excited to see it too.
You have captured it with a very good POV and the markings and textures show well.
Very well illuminated,the colours are rich and well saturated.The similarity to it's cousin the monarch are uncanny.


Hola amigos.
Preciosos colores y muy buenos detalles.
Buen encuadre, los contrastes son geniales.
Buen bg y nota.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hi sabine
wiedermal ein wunderschönes Bild ich liebe die Farben an deinen BIldern die perfekte schärfe un das gute macro das du immer weißt einzusetztn
echt gut
wusste gar net dass es in egypten so ein schmetterling gibt der auf so einer grünen wiese sitzt^^

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-13 8:54]

Hi Sabine,
as well as a great shot of this beautiful African Monarch from a well chosen and very low POV, i have to say that the clarity and the detail of the surrounding grass is what helps make this an extra special shot - very well done!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-14 3:36]

Hallo Sabine,
da muss man ja gratulieren zu dem Fang. Schoen diesen Falter in freier Natur zu sehen, ich hab das glueck dass wir die in Canada haben es ist immer ein gerngesehener Gast in meinem Garten.
Wird noch ne Weile dauern das ich sie sehe, daher erfreu ich mich an deinem Bild umso mehr.
KLasse festgehalten, die Farben stecken voller Sonne, und vertreiben wein wenig die Winterlaune.
Gruss aus dem noch weissen Canada...

Hi Sabine,
This is wonderful shot. I do not recall seeing a Plain Tiger on the grass here. Sharp with great color clarity. Excellent composition. Very well done and tfs.

Hi Sabine,
This is a very crisp, bright and well captured shot of the Plain Tiger. Very nice DOF and details.
The Plain Tiger is one of the most common butterflies seen in India.


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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-04-08 11:48]

Hi Sabine,
I understand perfectly your excitement when you finally meet the Plain Tiger in nature, I envy you for this. You did a good portrait of this colorful animal.
Best regards

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2008-04-13 10:03]

was für ein hübscher schmetterling, sabine! :-) und dann auch noch trinkend im gras in freier wildbahn...perfekter kann es kaum sein.
klasse makro-aufnahme mit guter schärfe und schönen leuchtenden farben. irgendwie hatte ich bisher noch kein so großes glück mit schmetterlingen.
well done & viele grüße aus köln, thor.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-09 12:13]

Hello Sabine
I agree. This is really a great luck and joyful chance! You made the best of it capturing it perfectly well, so sharp and clear with natural light and colors and a great framing and composition.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
My best regards

Hi Wishnu,

Incredible colours of this African Monarch. Orange, black and white - in the wild it means "I am poisonous" (I think!)

Very good picture.

All best regards, Cezar T.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-09 2:18]

Hello Sabine, No more shots from you? Hope all well at your end. Well this is nice and you have taken this shot at the ground level. Well done. Ganesh

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-06-09 9:48]

Hi Wishnu
very nice colors
very good sharp
well done.

Hi Wishnu,

A nice close-up image of the butterfly, the point of view is showing the details and colors of the insect. The photo is clear and precise. The colors are enhanced by the good light. Have nice day.


Hello Sabine,
Very nice, attractive butterfly. Also the picture is great: perfect sharpness and colours.


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