- nagraj (15166)
- [2010-05-06 9:36]
This is wonderful image, what a timing and capture with good composition and details. Excellent work, details all the way. tfs.
- mwmod99 (14196)
- [2010-05-06 9:39]
Lucky you, Paul! Great capture, brilliant viewing angle, stunning light and composition! I am simply blown away from the qualities of that image! Well done! ..... Wow !
- jlinaresp (17292)
- [2010-05-06 9:50]
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Impressive, big time, a picture that speaks for itself! good job! TFS
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2010-05-06 9:57]
I can imagine that this was a special moment to watch. I wouldn't mind seeing it and than be able to make such a great photo of it. I like the moment you've captured showing still the folded wings but also what it will soon be. The details in the cocoon and butterfly are great and I really like the soft light and soft BG.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2010-05-06 10:04]
It is really FASCINATING to view this image; I can deeply appreciate your feelings.
GREAT PIECE OF PHOTOGRAPHY WORK.
Mario from COLD COLD Calgary, Canada with friendly greetings.
- Simon_Rumford (169)
- [2010-05-06 10:09]
Nice shot, great detail and colour good sharpness, and must have been a really cool moment to witness, great capture...
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2010-05-06 10:15]
Excellent Pro photography. First class.
Worth seeing in a fine magazine cover.
- zetu (16941)
- [2010-05-06 12:02]
Wow! Very interesting capture and scene. I like vivid colors and details
Thanks for sharing
What an impressing picture of this Monarch!!! As you said about my Popler Borer, the light is perfectly managed without any highlights reflection on the butterfly and on the empty cocoon. The dark and blurred bg enhances so well the subject. I'm pretty sure you have plenty of beautiful pictures of moments following this one. The pov took is perfect in order to obtain this nice symmetry of the wings.
Very impressing picture you can be proud of!
I thought that Monarches "hatches" in North America. Obvioulsy I'm wrong and I didn't know that some Asclepias was good for Monarches' caterpillars in Honduras...
- Belgerdy (7664)
- [2010-05-06 13:04]
great moment, add to favorites, nothing else to say
- briGG (1823)
- [2010-05-06 13:52]
Great moment! Excellent picture!
- cirano (13609)
- [2010-05-06 13:56]
This is great capture with excellent composition and perfect details.Well done!.
- lousat (65489)
- [2010-05-06 15:12]
Woow! It's a birthday pics today...you and "Flashpoint" shos us fantastic pic.This is one of the best never seen on TN,you was lucky to meet that...and a great photographer to take this moment so perfectly.This pic go direct in prefereds....Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.
- livius (1525)
- [2010-05-06 23:24]
wonderful details, fine colors and splendid sharpness on this Monarch with a great focusing. The composition is very detailed on an interesting neutral background. Well done.
- anel (40574)
- [2010-05-07 4:58]
A picture for a book of Natural History with perfect timing, beautiful colors and excellent sharpness. I also appreciate that we can see so well the transparency of the cocoon and the starting moment of expanding the wings. Must have beeen fascinating to watch it.
Thanks and kind regards
- gannu (14761)
- [2010-05-07 9:55]
Superb Superb Superb simply superb image. Nature is precise and calculative. Good shot. Ganesh
- fragman (43778)
- [2010-05-08 10:53]
amazing capture, TFS Ori
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2010-05-08 11:16]
This moment is spectacular, Paul, you are a lucky guy to see that. So thanks that you share this moment with us.
The sharpness is very good, also the blurred BG, nothing is disturbing, I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- manyee (23770)
- [2010-06-02 18:07]
How did I miss this one, Paul?
Love it! Perfect timing.
A fantastic close-up of this emerging beauty.
TFS. : )
- meyerd (7531)
- [2010-07-23 9:48]
you like to make a definitive statement with your shots. This one is a good example: with one single picture you explain to the viewer the whole metamorphic process of a butterfly. Look at the chrysalid skin left, the tracheae, the not-yet -unfolded wings. A master piece!
- deffra (527)
- [2019-07-01 10:58]