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Costa Rican Monarch


Costa Rican Monarch
Photo Information
Copyright: Simon Valdez (Elsimon) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 70] (520)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-14
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-14 7:28
Viewed: 3758
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a very common species, Danaus plexippus,known as Monarch butterfly. Its a true joy that such a beautiful species is so common, allowing many of us to take pictures of it from Canada to Costa Rica.

The colors may seem pretty to us, but its true message for the birds is "Eat me and suffer".

Anyways this picture was taken a year ago, Happy valentines!,(for those who like the date), for those who dont enjoy your day regardless!

Simon

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To Alex99: Thank you very much!Elsimon 1 02-20 20:41
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Hallo Simon
A well focused shot of this colourful butterfly. Crisp clear with all details clearly seen. I especially like the white dots on the wings. It displays well. A lovely presentation which fills the frame perfectly. Thank you for sharing this special image. Good composition with a lovely neutral background. Kind regards
Anna

Hi Simon,
a very beautiful macro shot of Danaus plexippus taken from a good POV with good sharpness and lighting, i like the vivid colours in a nice composition.
TFS. Best regards.
Maurizio

Hi Simon.
You have a brilliant photo gallery and I am glad to meet you here. Thanks for chance and nice comments. I am impressed a lot with this I think outstanding image of the wonderful scene. POV is superb and opens amazing view on the beautiful butterfly and so fine flower. DOF is selected perfectly. All subject are in focus and crisp sharp. BG is awesome in its colouration and smoothness. Exposure of the image and reproduction of the wide range of colour tones are ultimate. My congratulations and best regards.
Alexei.

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