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Monarch Butterfly on Coneflower

Monarch Butterfly on Coneflower
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Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-17 8:50
Viewed: 3414
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my second posting. My first was yesterday. I have admired all of the wonderful photos on TrekNature for a long time. But, I had never joined until last Friday evening. I hope that my contributions can add a little to the great collection of comments and photos that comprise TrekNature.

I decided to post a butterfly shot this time. I took it two years ago in front of our house in Mystic, CT. I had not often seen a Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) on our purple coneflowers. But, I just happened to see one late in the day on July 31, 2006. Quite often, I see Monarchs on our butterfly bushes, but rarely on the coneflowers. This one paused just long enough for me to snap its picture.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To lovenature: Thanks, Janice!ubc64 1 02-23 10:48
To buscape: Thanks!ubc64 1 08-23 08:07
To jignasi: Gracias!ubc64 1 08-23 07:59
To eliz: Thanks!ubc64 1 08-21 18:54
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Gran encuadre y un bello juego de colores John.
La ténue luz no impidió que crearas un bonito trabajo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-08-17 9:16]
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hello. welcome.
you started with a fine picture. you should try a little bit of smart shapen.

Hello John,
welcome to TrekNature.
A very nice picture for your second posting. I like the colours and your explanation. Contrast to the background is also good, but the picture could have been a little bit sharper.
Anyway, thanks for sharing

Lovely composition with a great depth of field. The bright colors stand out, the composition is strong - great job.

Hello John,
Perfect pose of the Monarch well captured with the wonderful flower!
the darker bg makes both so outstanding!
image is sharp with good colour and details
well done
best regards

Hello John,
Welcome to the butterfly legion of TN! This shot has good colours and the detail of the Monarch stands out well against the plain background. Thanks.

Hello John,
Welcome to TN. Perfect colours and details. TFS.
Best Regards,

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-09-02 7:39]

Very good color and composition here. Gary

Hi John
It's so nice when we have a camera close by to capture a moment in the garden. The Monarch butterfly has a very unique wing pattern and captured on the cone flower is great timing. Love the colours and soft lighting.
TFS Janice ; )

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