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Monarch feeding

Monarch feeding
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Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-24 17:17
Viewed: 4030
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends,
This is another posting of the Monarch feeding which captured also at the butterfly house!
thank you for viewing and hope you can enjoy it!
have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

rousettus, K9madtex, Royaldevon, eqshannon, MMM, haraprasan, Alex99, CeltickRanger, jeanpaul, japiey has marked this note useful
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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-24 17:29]

Hi Tony,

You are so lucky to have a butterfly house. There is an exhibition here once a year and that's it. Beautiful monarch and a lovely flower. Wonderful details showing off the lovely markings and nice colors. This close-up is superb.


Beautiful butterfly. Really nice composition and lighting. Great focus right where it should be. There is a butterfly house about 200 miles from me, but I have not made a trip there yet. I hope to soon. Best regards

hello tony,
lovely capture of this feeding butterfly, the specimen looks fresh, pleasing composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-24 22:19]

Hi Tony

I wish I was back in NZ now - the weather here is awful and it is so dark!

Great detail and pose. The flowers are a great inclusion, the ribs in the leaves echo the ribs in the butterfly's wings


Hello Tony,
excellent macro shot od this wonderfull monarch, excellent lighting, colours and pose,
very good composition too,
have a good day,
your friend Pat

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-25 1:14]

Hi Tony,
POV, composition, colors, and details are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-25 2:37]

The beauty of this butterfly is impressive,very great work,thanks fro share,Luciano

Dear Tony,
I think this beautiful monarch had metamorphosis after colorful caterpillar which you posted in last week. Splendid coloration. Great detail, sharpness, POV/DOF and composition. thanks for sharing. friendly.

Hello Tony,
You're doing well with the butterflies now!
Maybe I'd increase DOF with one single step here, to achieve sharpness also in the wing tips?
The head area is perfect, and I like the diagonal created by the floewr!
Pablo -

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-25 5:57]

Impressive shot Tony!
The patterns on the wing are very bold and striking.
Excellent composition!
Sharp with great detail.
DOF is a bit shallow but the shutter speed is already low so you chose the right settings :)
Great lighting and colours.
Well done!
Have a great weekend...


Hello Tony,

I think you are realising that you have good skills when taking wildlife shots! This is very sharp, the details of the butterfly and its surroundings are good and you have cropped the shot expertly! A fine effort, my friend!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Tony, wonderful catch beautiful detail, lovely composition really amazing and good quality. tfs Rgds, Necip

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-25 12:43]

Hi Tony. A very nice close up of the Butterfly. good detail and colours. a good POV/DOF. well done TFS.
Have a good weekend

I am so pleased you are doing more of these butterflies now...I suppose it is becuase you are still in summer....well it is beautiful as you know and can capture as you did here..which brings up a question many would like to know...what is fall like in New Zealand? Is it colourful as here in the US? Great image guy!

Hello Tony,

Good clear shot of this butterfly. The flowers contrasted will in white and well composed perch here.

Have a wonderful weekend.



Gracias como siempre por tus amables comentarios Ho.
Tu Monarca preciosa, donde destaca sobre todo el color, bello y natural. Buen encuadre.
Saludos: J. Ignasi

Wonderful closeup of this gorgeous creature - great details, wonderful diagonal in the composition and great colors.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-25 18:54]

Hello Tony
Very nice presentation.Well composed image and good POV.Sharp image whit excellent details.
TFS Michel

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-25 20:21]

Hello Tony

This is one of my favourite butterflies,nice to see them in January.There is a tim eof the year here when they fly south and the skies are filled with them,difficult to drive the car without killing them.
Excellent POV and DOF.
The colours are natural and well saturated.


Hi Tony,
A nice capture of this Monarch. Well composed with excellent details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Tony, wonderful butterfly with splendid colors, great details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-26 22:23]

Hello Tony,
It's a little late tonight, so I'm just marking
your posting tonight.. Well done


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-27 2:06]

Hi friend Tony,
Appreciate and like this wonderful shot from you. Out of town, hence doing a short job. Sorry friend.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-01-28 2:43]

Hi Tony, great job on your Monarch, some fine detail and beautiful colours here, very well done!

Hi Tony,

A great macro shot with great detail, nice natural colours and great pov and dof. I'm really looking for the spring and summer, when these pretty things will return.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-29 14:58]

Hello Tony, no landscape ? :-) Great macro of this beauty, the sharpness is really good, the exposition is perfect and the background is fantastic, well done, thanks !


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-31 11:29]

Hi Tony.
Amazing subject and very nice picture. Main objects and BG are wonderful. So many attractive details, excellent colours, and pleasant soft light. DOF is a little bit shallow. Tips of wings are soft a bit but it is not a point. TFS and best regards.

hello Ho

excellent macro-photo composition,
lovely luminosity on your image,
excellent contrast and density of the colours,
and excellent details on all the image, TFS


Bonjour Tony
Très belle présentation et belle prise en macro avec ce joli papillon ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition .
Au revoir et félicitation ....JP

Hi Tony,

Nicely captured.
Well focused at head of this monarch butterfly.
Great details. Lovely natural colors.

Ben Lakitan

bonjour tony
la lumiere ne le permettait peut etre pas mais il aurait fallut un peu plus de dof pour avoir les ailes entierement nettes.
malgrés cela c'est une bonne macro.

Hi My Dear Friend,

Timely capture.
Excellent in presentation.
All the best.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-05 1:57]

Hi Tony,
what a wonderful shot. Excellent pose and lovely colours well displayed in great clarity and details.
Very excellent close-up and its so appealing.


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