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The Queen (Danaus gilippus)

The Queen (Danaus gilippus)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-06-29
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-08-04 20:29
Viewed: 2031
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I at first thought this was a Monarch, but then realized something was very different. From a closed wing position the Queen looks very similar to the Monarch, but this butterfly seemed to be much darker in color tones.

It wasn't until I got a glimpse of its inside wing markings that I knew I had a complete different species. After checking some online guide sites I was able to identify this as a Queen Butterfly.

For more information on the Queen Click Here

I will post another image in a WS.

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Hello Ron,
Nice capture of a interesting specie with such lovely colors. The quality of the image is excellent.

Here in India we have Plain Tiger that resembles this Queen from your country, Ron.
A beautiful composition with the butterfly perched on flowers.
The plain green BG makes the subject stand out distinctly.
Thanks and regards.

hello Ron
une superbe composition, les couleurs et les d├ętails sont magnifiques

Ciao Ron, great macro of fantastic butterfly on beautiful flower, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Ron,2 amazing pics showing us this beauty in a great way and different points of view,very bright colors and great sharpness too,especially in the WS while the details in the main pic seems a bit poor close to the head.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-08-05 10:39]

Hello Ron,
Beautiful macro of this butterfly in good sharpness and details. In my opinion the colors are a bit over-saturated, but the contrasts are gorgeous. Beautiful blurred green background.
Have a good weekend,

Hello Ron,
Beautiful colored butterfly indeed; almost looks like Tiger species. Well captured even in such harsh light. Very nice BG too. I like your effect here :-)
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE with Rio,

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