- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-01-24 17:29]
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.
- K9madtex (1022)
- [2008-01-24 18:07]
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
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-01-24 19:51]
lovely capture of this feeding butterfly, the specimen looks fresh, pleasing composition,
tfs & regards
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-01-24 22:19]
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
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2008-01-24 23:12]
excellent macro shot od this wonderfull monarch, excellent lighting, colours and pose,
very good composition too,
have a good day,
your friend Pat
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-01-25 1:14]
POV, composition, colors, and details are very nice. TFS
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-01-25 2:37]
The beauty of this butterfly is impressive,very great work,thanks fro share,Luciano
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-01-25 3:01]
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.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-01-25 4:30]
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!
- joey (24909)
- [2008-01-25 5:57]
Impressive shot Tony!
The patterns on the wing are very bold and striking.
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.
Have a great weekend...
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-01-25 9:05]
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!
- Necipp (100)
- [2008-01-25 9:44]
Hello Tony, wonderful catch beautiful detail, lovely composition really amazing and good quality. tfs Rgds, Necip
- nglen (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!
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-01-25 15:54]
Good clear shot of this butterfly. The flowers contrasted will in white and well composed perch here.
Have a wonderful weekend.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-01-25 17:09]
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
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-01-25 17:12]
Wonderful closeup of this gorgeous creature - great details, wonderful diagonal in the composition and great colors.
- MMM (11425)
- [2008-01-25 18:54]
Very nice presentation.Well composed image and good POV.Sharp image whit excellent details.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-01-25 20:21]
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.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-01-26 1:41]
A nice capture of this Monarch. Well composed with excellent details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-01-26 1:59]
Hi Tony, wonderful butterfly with splendid colors, great details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- demeve (6165)
- [2008-01-26 22:23]
It's a little late tonight, so I'm just marking
your posting tonight.. Well done
- Mana (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.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-01-28 2:43]
Hi Tony, great job on your Monarch, some fine detail and beautiful colours here, very well done!
- warnzy (20)
- [2008-01-28 12:55]
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.
- EOSF1 (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 !
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-01-31 11:29]
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.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-01-31 15:46]
excellent macro-photo composition,
lovely luminosity on your image,
excellent contrast and density of the colours,
and excellent details on all the image, TFS
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2008-02-02 9:48]
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
- blakitan (5517)
- [2008-02-05 17:35]
Well focused at head of this monarch butterfly.
Great details. Lovely natural colors.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2008-02-06 6:54]
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.
- japiey (405)
- [2008-04-10 13:03]
Hi My Dear Friend,
Excellent in presentation.
All the best.
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-01-05 1:57]
what a wonderful shot. Excellent pose and lovely colours well displayed in great clarity and details.
Very excellent close-up and its so appealing.