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Copyright: Billy C Banks (K9madtex) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 67 N: 278] (1022)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM, Canon 72mm UV Haze
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Butterflies Part Two, By Cade [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-13 8:16
Viewed: 3441
Points: 21
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I made my first visit to the International Water Lilly Collection here in San Angelo This morning. It's only taken me a year and a half to go there. The lilies were still mostly closed due to the early morning hour, but the butterflies were very active. This guy was kind enough to pose for a moment.

Wikipedia site about Monarch Butterflies


International Water Lilly Collection


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-13 9:00]

Hi Billy.
Your butterfly is simply beauty and picture at whole is amazing too. I like pictured scene so much: fine butterfly on the nice little flower and wonderful smooth BG are looked perfectly. I also like hold vertical cropping and composition. It is so impressive. Well job and my warm wishes.
Thank for kind words and comments.

Hi Billy,

Great shot
excellent compo with superb colours
good sharpness, POF, DOF and BG

TFS Thijs

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  • cali Silver Star Critiquer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 0] (316)
  • [2007-08-13 9:17]

tout en finesse et délicatesse. sujet trčs net qui ressort bien du reste. bravo et merci.

Hi Billy,
This is a very nice composition with the simplicity of the butterfly, flower, and pleasing blurred BG. The colors and focus detail of the butterfly are great. I wouldn't mind the foreground flower to be all focused but that's a bit of a nit pick. Overall very well done.

Good job....great comp. and great color.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-14 4:45]

Hola Billy
una bella presentación,
excelente pov,detalles y perfecta nitidez.

Very nice shot Billy, love the detail in the wings excellent POV and very nicely framed...Cheers Rick

Very nice Monarch capture. Excellent soft green background. I like butterfly photography a lot, particularly when it is well done.

I just love this butterfly, but I have beem unable to shot it. Your composition is very simple and atractive.

hi billy!
you capture this beauty very
well with good sharpness and
nice pov and dof!
well done!

Hi Billy.
Great photo of Monarch butterfly.
I like composition and colours.

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