- goldyrs (11497)
- [2009-01-27 23:00]
Indeed a very nice experience, for you learning it first hand, and for us, learning it through you, Janice. This is a first for me, in terms of even looking at a shot of a chrysalis.
Thanks so much for the share.
Nice shot. They are certainly fascinating to watch. Back in my days of film I spent about 30 rolls of Velvia recording the life cycle of the Monarch. The thing to watch for here is when the top of the Chrysalis gets two 'pleats' then you know the final moult is imminent.
Have you photographed the moults during the caterpillar stage? The 4th one is particular interesting as by then the caterpillar is quite large and the changes more easily observed.
- robindb (1420)
- [2009-01-27 23:36]
Well photographed but also a nice experience that you shared with us. Nature is truly remarkable.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-01-28 0:39]
Beautiful capture again.Well caught and composed.Excellent note too!
Thanks for posting.
- bobcat08 (1431)
- [2009-01-28 1:16]
You can see now the colors of the wing. Razorsharp shot. But you have a created a good situation by take them in the house. Nice shot.
I believe it was a wonderful learning experience for you.
Regards and TFS BOB
- fiyo (15161)
- [2009-01-28 1:40]
Sharpness,details and colors are marvellous. TFS
- euroblinkie (63962)
- [2009-01-28 1:54]
very good details
you can see the butterfly
- vral (1049)
- [2009-01-28 2:52]
Fantastic macro of this Chrysalis with details and colors. Focus and flash are well balanced. It would've been a great experience to see its emergence also.
Thanks for sharing
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-01-28 2:52]
Hello Janice.Brilliant shot.
The details of the monarchs wings can be clearly seen.
A fantastic, a very interesting capture.
Thanks for posting.Best regards Siggi
- gannu (14759)
- [2009-01-28 3:45]
Janice, Great shot with such a lovely focussed sharp pictured. Beautiful shot with superb composition. Ganesh
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-01-28 3:50]
Interesting to see the chrysalis at this stage as it is shortly about the burst open. Excellent focus showing details of the butterfly wing and the beautiful dark colours.
TFS and cheers, Ulla
- John_F_Kennedy (3684)
- [2009-01-28 4:21]
Excellent capture. Good detail, composition. Very well done.
- claudine (0)
- [2009-01-28 6:39]
This series is wonderful Janice! I like this kind of studio shot a lot. The grey background is perfect to show us this chrysalis superb sharp detail. The transparency is wonderful as we can see the future Monarch's wing it all its glory! Nature is really amazing and you show it perfectly to us by this beautiful capture. It is always funny to see how our countries are at the opposite, literally! When it is a little “chilly” at + 24 (which is hot for me) here is the opposite ;) Greetings from the North!
- Argus (50624)
- [2009-01-28 12:11]
A superb capture of a Monarch pupa just before ir is going to emerge. The details of the developed butterfly are well seen with great sharpness and lighting.
It looks like this monarch series is going to be a collage some day :))! If so I shall look forward to seeing it.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2009-01-28 12:47]
You can already see the wing very well.
- Silvio2006 (101244)
- [2009-01-29 13:52]
Ciao Janice, splendid macro, we can see monarca's wing with wonderful colors, good sharpness, perfect focus and great blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio
- bikefifty (596)
- [2009-01-31 7:04]
Besides the very unique subject, what I like about this shot is the use of a flash with out the flash overpowering the picture. It is clear what is inside. I hope can get a new carpet soon.
Hope you are having a great summer.