Mine, Mine, Mine, All Mine
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-09-25 8:08]
Is that milkweed? Hmmmm....A poisonous plant yet has medical extracts.. Looks like a thistle but not. Good information....I am always interested in plants as well as flying creatures which sometimes in their foggy veil, look mystical.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-09-25 8:36]
le papillon n'est pas tres net mais je suppose qu'il allait commencer a s'envoler ce qui explique cela avec cette vitesse assez lente,toujours est il que la posture du papillon est peu commune et que le reste de l'image est bien fait.
- Tobias__Ortmann (681)
- [2007-09-25 9:57]
the sharpness is not really good
it would be so nice because the moment is good and the pov too
But nice job
- jmirah (4687)
- [2007-09-25 10:35]
A fine photo of the butterfly in a strange position. Well captured. Thanks form sharing.
- c_rapp (738)
- [2007-09-25 11:04]
Beautiful capture very greedy looking butterfly. Great colors and pov. TFS
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-09-25 11:39]
The exposure is great with good pov on the Monarch butterfly!
great composition with wonderful notes always
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-09-25 13:02]
Hi Silke. as you say not that sharop. but stail a nice shot of the flower and butterfly. good rich colours and a nice POV/DOF. well done TFs. good notes too.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-09-25 13:28]
This is still a pretty picture even if it could be sharper. The deep rich colors of both the Monarch and the flower are wonderful. The pose is fascinating.
hi silke, yep, here too, serving all 3 treksites.
nice things first - the composition with the pretty flower and
the colors are terrific as well as the monarch´s pose and
wingposition, just the sharpness could be a little bit better.
best wishes & take care, thor.
- gannu (14761)
- [2007-09-26 1:44]
Silke, Yes all yours. Yes it is covering the entire flowre and greedy. Want to take total share. Nice shot and composition. Ganesh
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-09-26 2:24]
I like the idea and title here. Very nice looking moment and POV. Composition and OOF homogenous buckground are very good. I must agree with Toba and Thor poor sharpness is spoiling this very nice image
I like the note it is very good but I am not sure that it is a special behaviour here. It is most probably accidental situation with now special meaning for the biology of monarch
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2007-09-26 4:02]
A good POV of the monarch butterfly covering the flowers, the photo has a good composition and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-09-26 4:19]
We often have to post something that isn't absolutely perfect because it would be a crime not to share such a marvelous moment...
wonderful shot!! I love the title - perfect!
I did find a great site (link on my post today) that goes into butterfly behavior. I'll look around to see if there is anything about this behavior.
The low shutter-speed created some trouble but the butterfly's approach is different.
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-09-27 8:08]
Thanks for your well wishes for my recovery. I am now trying to catch up with my critiques lying down as i can't sit yet.
This shot of a Monarch is appealing for the POV, butterfly pose, lighting and composition. I like the compostion too.
TFS and best wishes,
- arfer (0)
- [2007-09-27 9:01]
Ha talk about territorial!
In the tough world of nectar gathering one must use tactics to protect the source.The colours are vivid and the composition is excellent.TFS
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-09-30 6:49]
Technically not your best, BUT the wing down embrace of this flower is unusual.
Explain the behavior? Better to try and explain how the universe was created..
Everyone has their own take on it. I go with "intelligent" design. The other "theories" just make no sense to me :)
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2007-09-30 8:30]
as stated, this is not quite as sharp as your usual shots but the sheer novelty of the pose, the wonderfully rich colours, the DoF and the composition, balance it out well!
- nirmalroberts (2857)
- [2007-10-17 2:18]
Very appropriate title. TFS.