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Danaus chrysippus

Danaus chrysippus
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Tamron AF 70-300mm Tele-Macro ( 1:2)
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-27 2:56
Viewed: 2797
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Danaus chrysippus, known as the Plain Tiger or African Monarch, is a common butterfly which is widespread in Asia and Africa. It belongs to the Danainae ("Milkweed butterflies") subfamily of the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae. It is a medium-sized, non-edible butterfly, which is mimicked by multiple species.

The Plain Tiger is believed to be one of the first butterflies to be used in art. A 3500 year old Egyptian fresco in Luxor features the oldest illustration of this species.

The Plain Tiger can be considered the archetypical danaine of India. Accordingly, this species has been studied in greater detail than other members of its subfamily occurring in India.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-27 3:03]

Hi Foozi,what a great gift to the butterflies fans another time! A beautiful tiger,maybe a bit old but always whit his magnificent colors and design,great details and composition too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-04-27 3:15]

pretty spectacular a capture, .., marvellously lit and detailed, tfs it

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-27 6:39]

Hello Foozi,
Very beautiful photo in splendid contrasting colours against the blurred background. A pity that there are some dirty spots in this background. Excellent sharpness. Fine composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-27 7:00]

Good image of this ever beautiful species. tfs.

Nice capture of this slightly damaged Plain Tiger against a soothing gree BG, Foozi.
Excellent sharpness and rich colours. The entire composition is a pleasure to look at.

Salam Foozi,

A great capture with beautiful coloration, sharpness & POV. Well done & TFS.

Regards & best wishes!


Hallo Foozi
A beautiful image filled with lovely detail and striking colours. The African Monarch is a beautiful butterfly and your image shows all its beauty to the best in the angle in which you have captured it. I like the almost full framed composition and close point of view. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

hello Foozi
super good details and good sharpness
i like the beautiful colours very much
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Foozi. Wonderful colours and excellent details for the beauty.


Hello Foozi
Lovely green background, nice setting, good detail and light. A very nice composition.
regards yiannis

Hello Foozi,
the Plain Tiger is the most captured butterfly, but this one very nice for it's composition,colour and sharpness. nice picture.
best wishes.

Ciao Foozi, great macro of fantastic butterfly on a beautiful lighting BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Foozi,
Very beautiful capture of wonderful butterfly.Lovely composition and colours.Great sharpness also.It seems that You some spots on the sensor,yes?
Thank You
Have a good weekend.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-27 14:46]

Splendid image, Foozi!
Sharp image with a beautiful light and wonderful colours; very nice blurred background. Very well done!

Hello Foozi,
fine capture of this lovely butterfly with good sharpness and nice details. I also like the beautiful colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Hello Foozi
Nice photo with good composition and wonderful colours.

really sharp and good clarity. nice background and lighting. tfs.

Hello Foozi,
Excellent photo, great sharpness and POV,
Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Salam Foozi.
Nice angle and perch in this shot. The sharpness and tone of the butterfly are top notch and well silenced silky green bg.
Thanks and have a nice day.

Preciosa. Excepcinalmente también la capturé yo aqui, aunque solo se le ve en rara ocasión.
Saludos Foozi: J. Ignasi.

Hi Foozi,

The butterfly is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the African Monarch butterfly. The light of the flash and the morning light are bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Foozi

Excellent macro with fine POV, beautiful light
and color tones, great focus, sharpness, details,
and contrast, TFS


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