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In Flight

In Flight
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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-11 5:25
Viewed: 3253
Points: 16
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Monarch (butterfly)-female(in flight)...male(R)
Danaus plexippus

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Tribe: Danaini
Genus: Danaus...Kluk, 1802
Species: D. plexippus

Click Here For More Info On The Monarch Butterfly

The Monarch (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae), in the family Nymphalidae. It is perhaps the best known of all North American butterflies. Since the 19th century, it has been found in New Zealand, and in Australia since 1871 where it is called the Wanderer. In Europe it is resident in the Canary Islands, the Azores, and Madeira, and is found as an occasional migrant in Western Europe. Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 centimetres (3˝–4 in). (The Viceroy butterfly has a similar size, color, and pattern, but can be distinguished by an extra black stripe across the hind wing.) Female Monarchs have darker veins on their wings, and the males have a spot called the "androconium" in the center of each hind wing from which pheromones are released. Males are also slightly larger


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-11-11 5:45]

Hi Jim,
this one is lovely composition of butterflies sitting at both corners.
Excellent bright colours that yo hae captured it so well.
Nice season and your composition is excellently executed.


hello Jim
with very good composition full of beautiful colours
good sharpness
greeting lou

Hello Jim,
a very veautiful picture of the Monarch taken with very good sharpness in a fantastic composition rich of marvellous colours.
Best regards

hello Jim
richly in light and colours beautiful scene, touches upon a painting approach,beautiful composition!
keep photographing! TFS

Hello Jim,
A wonderful fairy-tale.

hello Jim

beautifully composed butterfly photo with their flowers,
fine POV on them, fine focus to all the foreground
with excellent sharpness and details, wonderful luminosity,



Hello Jim,

Very good color, excellent depth, with complex elements and colors well saturated. It's a complex picture, with some movement and dynamism.



Preciosa composición Jim, aunque las luces y los colores están sobrepasando el límite :-)

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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