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Danaus chrysippus

Danaus chrysippus
Photo Information
Copyright: Oz Ben Yehuda (OzBY) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-28
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-30 15:46
Viewed: 6044
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Plain Tiger/African Monarch (Danaus chrysippus) is a migrant butterfly that displays warning colors of black and orange because of its bitter and nocuous taste.
Its distribution is from Africa to India, Japan and Australia. In Israel it can be found during the summer in places in which its host plants can be found.
The butterfly in the picture its a male. In the back wing, the male has another black stain (bigger than the other 3 stains). From this stain the male secrete a pheromone wich call the females for copulation.

Wing span: about 75 m"m.
Host plants: different Milkweeds.

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-07-31 1:06]

Hi Oz,
Very good shot! beautifull colors and great details. lovely POV and great blue BG!!

Very nice photo of this beautiful butterfly. good light and colours
Best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2006-07-31 1:54]

Very nice clear image and I like the way it stands out against the blue background.

Hi Oz,
Perfect shot. Sharp and clear. Very nicely composed. Excellent picture of a very pretty butterfly.

Ben Lakitan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-31 5:02]

Splendid capture, Oz!
Superb POV with the wings wide openned, lovely vivid colors, great sharp details and a very beautiful blue BG.
Bravo and TFS

Hello Oz, excllent work, Perfect details, excllent DOF perfect work, TFS Kyle

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-31 8:29]

Hi Oz,

great shot of this nice colored butterfly,well composed,TFS,


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-07-31 8:57]

Very nice picture of the beautiful butterfly. I like POV, sharpness and colors.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-07-31 12:18]

Hi Oz

Excellent shot, great POV and the colours, sharpness & detail are really good too, the Butterfly stands out really nicely from the blue sky BG.

Regards Hilary

Hi Oz

Congratulations on a very well composed shot. Excellent clear details, perfect POV and good depth of colour. Top quality work. :-)

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2006-08-01 5:18]

Wspanialy motyl!przepieknie ujety. Rewelacyjne barwy i detale.


Hello Oz!
Very nice shot of this beautiful butterfly. Blue sky is one of the best backgrounds for almost any subject. Tight framing always works well when the flower the butterfly is sitting on is not all that impressive. Good POV and exposure. Congratulations,

Very nice composition with the blue background. Perfect colours and sharpnes. TFS


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-08-08 1:43]

Hi Oz.
Excellent capture, very nice colors details and contrast blue sky and red-black-brown, nice pose and point of view,good note.


Quel festival de belles couleurs.
Bonne journée.

bonjour oz
on ne voit pas souvent ce papillon avec les ailes ouvertes et avec ce BG bleu ses couleurs ressortent super bien .

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4419)
  • [2007-04-06 15:50]

Que magnifica borboleta com cores fortes e bem definidas.
Uma Boa pascoa

Hello Oz!
What I like the most in this picture is very nice composition and contrast. The red-orange butterfly and the blue sky! Fantastic! Picture is as always sharp and detailed :>
TFS and best greetings from Lodz,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-08-22 0:41]

Hola Oz,
beautiful butterfly,
pov and magnificent bg.
realism and pleasant color.
beautiful work friend.

Hallo Oz,
a wonderful capture of the Plain Tiger, outstanding sharpness and fantastic colours, excellent POV and a very pleasing composition with a very good visual impression.
Best regards

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