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Monarch with Lantanas v3

Monarch with Lantanas v3
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Copyright: Chris T Pehlivan (CTP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-30 2:11
Viewed: 3793
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everyone,
This is another Monarch with lantana photo from my new home Indianapolis,Indiana.
Funny and interesting thing is in 2005 I saw Monarch only 1 time and my lens was not good to capture it But this year at my old home Chicago and here in Indiana they are everywhere and got chance to capture them all the time with different color lantanas or with different flowers:)I think I have enought Butterfly photos enough for entire Winter season:)
I hope you like this Monarch composition with pretty lantana flowers,too :)
Cheers and God Bless,

The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a well-known North American butterfly. Since the 19th century, it is also found in Australia and New Zealand where it is also known as the Wanderer Butterfly. In Europe it is resident in the Canary Islands (except Lanzarote) and Madeira, and is found as a migrant in the Azores, Portugal and Spain. Its wings feature an easily recognisable orange and black pattern. The females have darker veins on their wings, and the males have a spot in the center of each hindwing from which pheromones are released.

The Monarch is the state insect of Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, and Texas, and the state butterfly of Minnesota and West Virginia. It was nominated in 1989 as the national insect of the United States, and is the national insect of Canada. The Monarch's name and color were also the inspiration for the name and home strip of the Michoacán-based CA Monarcas Morelia professional football team.

Many people like to attract Monarchs by making a butterfly garden, and other people like to raise them for pleasure or for educational purposes.
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Beautiful butterfly shot Chris. Very good colors, great POV and very good sharpness. This is a very good composition. Well done. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-30 2:17]

Superb shot, Chris.
Everything is spot on in this capture: the focus, the exposure, the POV, the composition, the colors.
A wonderful image.
TFS. : )

Hello CT,
A nicely composed macro work with the usual qualities!
Great colours and details, DOF is spot on and the definition is remarkable...
Well done, my friend!
Pablo -

Hi Chris,
I'd like to see such a beautiful butterfly sometime with my own eyes, we don't have them here in Germany. So impressive, thanks for this wonderful shot, I like the sharpness and the colours, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Selam Chris,
Çok güzel bir yakın çekim olmuş.Netlik detaylar harika.Keep up the good work.Eline sağlık.)

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-09-30 5:41]

Hi Chris
Beautiful colours. Very nice details and sharpness. Very good composition.
TFS paula

I never tire of seeing Monarchs, This is a beautiful photo of one too. Great detail and crispness of your macro..nice. TFS
Donna :o)

Hi Chris,
The classic Monarch shot beautifully done. Beautiful colors and very sharp detail in this shot. Dof is perfect, as is the overall composition and framing. Excellent work my friend!

hi chris
le monarque attire toujours l'oeil par ses jolis dessins et couleurs.bon point de vue.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-30 9:44]

Hello Chris,
Very nice capture.I liked vivid colors,clear details,simple BG and composition a lot.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-09-30 15:18]

selam chris
ne kadar guzel bir kelebek ve ne kadar basarili bir yakin cekim. bakis noktasi, arka plani, alan derinligi etkisi, isigi kullanim, renkler, fokus, netlik ve detaylar super
iyi calismalar

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-30 22:26]

Hello Chris

Another gem.Beautiful colours and composition.Excellent DOF and I like the POV you used.Nice sharp detail and vivid colour.Great job.TFS


This is a very colorful image of a monarch. I like the composition and the exposure. Perfect OOF BG and great notes.
Great job!

Salut Chris
Très belle photo que ce beau papillon posé
sur cette belle fleur. Beau cadrage , belle composition les détails sont supers et très joli BG
Merci et au revoir ....JP

Merhaba Tolga,
Tesadüfen şimdi buldum galerinizi.Süper bir makro.Renkler, detaylar, netlik ve kompozisyon harika.Tebrikler.


wooow, a fantastic macro,
great details in this one, very good point of view and yes it's well done, good job!
Take care Ana:)

Excelente composición. Colores muy nítidos. Gran elegancia.


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