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Towards Monarchy!

Towards Monarchy!
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Copyright: Kaustubh Patwardhan (kaustubh10) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 11] (35)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-15 7:58
Viewed: 4238
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Elk Neck State Park lies at the northeast corner of Maryland and occupies the tip of a small peninsula jutting out into the Chesapeake Bay.
On this warm September day, the place was alive with bugs of all sorts! On a little patch of milkweed were dozens of kinds of butterflies and wasps. A few monarch caterpillars - the last for this season, were getting ready to enter the next phase of their life cycle. In another 2 weeks this caterpillar would transform into its famous butterfly morph and then be on its way south for the winter!

Reference: Monarch Butterfly

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Hello Kaustubh,
This is a superb capture of the Monarch caterpillar.
It is well exposed with good colour and detail throughout.
Very nice work.

Hello Kaustubh
Bienvenu sur le site de TN
une très belle photo. J'aime les couleurs et le focus net sur ta chenille, Son environnement ajoute beaucoup d'inérêt à cette belle photo.
Merci et au revoir...JP!

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-03-17 0:40]

Beautiful caterpillar!
Good sharpness and composition!

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-03-18 23:29]

Hi Kaustubh, this is a very good shot of the Monarch caterpillar. Your title is very apt for this shot. I like how you've caught it on the milkweed (it's food) and it is definitely feeding well. The colour on this guy is very good, very natural looking and you have him and the plant in good sharp detail. The curled upside down pose he's given you is a good one.

Thanks, John

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