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Copyright: David McGill (Canish) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 33] (162)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-09
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-17 1:04
Viewed: 4165
Points: 10
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Danaus plexippus. Monarch Butterfly.

This beautifull Monarcc had just hatched on a cold damp autumn morning and was having a problem to find somewhere warm and sunny to dry himself out.

He is a male the thickened black vien on the inner wings denotes this and is the scent gland.

These Butterflies measure upto 100 mm across.The female lays her eggs on the underside of the host plant leaves usually a Swan plant.
The egg takes about 1 week to hatch then will live as a caterpillar for about 3 weeks and grow to about 55mm long it is whiteish with numerous black and yellow stripes.After 3or4 weeks it spins a complex chrysalis where it develops for 10 or more days before emerging as this beautifull Butterfly.

Source wiki.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-17 11:05]

Hi David.
This is very detailed capture with very good PoV. Beautiful vivid and contrasted colors. Nice details. Good presentation of this beautiful butterfly. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

Hallo David
A well taken shot, in a classic pose of this beautiful butterfly. Good focus showing fine details and natural colours. I like the clarity of the markings. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes.

Hi David,
Nice POV, great sharp and correct exposure. I Think colors are a bit over saturated. Nice species. TFS

Hello David,nice to see the water droplets as well as the well captured Monarch.
Good environmental photo.
Regards Les.

Hi David,
Probably a little oversaturated, but without doubt a well composed, interesting image with great contrast and effective shallow depth of field. I like it.
Best regards, László

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