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Monarch at Lantana

Monarch at Lantana
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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: 2008-01-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-10 21:56
Viewed: 4943
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to all TN friends,
I am sharing another Monarch butterfly on the Lantana flower which captured earlier on at the garden!
Hope you will enjoy it and thank you for viewing
My best regards to everyone.

elefantino, jusninasirun, eqshannon, MMM, uleko, Alex99, Necipp, rousettus, NinaM, Juyona, Luis52, JORAPAVI, haraprasan, hester, lovenature, boreocypriensis, japiey has marked this note useful
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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-10 22:23]

Good Morning Tony

(Well evening for you) reat POV with the butterfly to one side of the frame. Very good detail and colour.

The first time I saw on of these in the wild I got really excited (I was in Canada and 18) my friends (locals) thought I was mad as they were nothing unusual.


Nice close up, colorfull and well composed.


Hi Tony,

Perfect angle for capturing beauty of this butterfly's wings.
Sharp and lovely colors.

Ben Lakitan

Bright colours! well framed and nice and sharp. Not seen many Monarch around my place this year. odd that now that I thing of it. TFS

Magnificent shot Tony. Wonderful colour and details. Lovely light and composition so that we can fully enjoy the beauty of this butterfly. Regards. Klaudio.

Hello Tony,

Another wonderful capture of this beautiful Monarch. Nicely perched on that pink/orange lantana. Good sharpness and details in natural environment.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-11 0:34]

Hello Tony,
Lovely shot of this beautiful monarch butterfly.I liked the colors, contrast, POV, composition and the background. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-11 1:15]

Hello Tony,
Apart from landscapes you are now showing your talents as a butterfly photographer. This has a fine composition with the lantana flowers and the Monarch is presented sharply and from a fine POV against a good contrasting OOF natural BG.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-02-11 3:54]

Hi Ho, Lovely view of this butterfly and excellent colors. Well done Ganesh

I think it is an invader species to your country. Pleasing colors and sharpness.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-11 4:35]

Hi Tony,fantastic portrait of this wonderfull butterfly,the colours are fantastic and the background too,have a nice day,Luciano

You can be gone for a little bit at a time ok? It has been a while since you have posted and then wham! A frame full of colour and life among the smaller flying creatures....Very enjoyable and don't wait to so long next time! Wonderful image Tony!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-11 7:08]

Hello Tony
Beautiful composition.Light and colors are fantastic.Very sharp image with good details.Well composed image.
TFS Michel

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-11 8:51]

Hello Tony, that's a good macro of a beautiful butterfly, well composed, good details and great colors. Thanks!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-11 8:58]

Hello Tony,
Excellent sharp capture of the Monarch on a beautiful Lantana. Great colours too. I like the lush background although the colours are a bit harsh. Still a very fine composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-11 9:07]

Hi Tony.
Simply great close-up in almost every respect (I mean some mosaic BG only). Image of butterfly is simply outstanding and fine at highest range. Flowers are reproduced perfectly too. Lights, colours, sharpness are fantastic. Composition is blameless. Bravo.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-11 9:10]

Hi friend Tony,
Another outstanding shot of the Monarch with such awesome colours and markings on its wings. Lovely Lantana flowers and I like the natural surrounding. Great lighting and pose. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-11 10:00]

Hi Tony,

This looks more like a painting than a photograph. A beautiful Monarch atop the beautiful flowers. Colors are magnificent - so deep and rich. Excellent sharp details. As always, a wonderful composition.


Hello Tony wonderfull detail great contrasting colours, perfect profile and DOF. Composed well. Nice work, tfs rgds Necip

merhaba Tony, dear friend
Nice to see your beautiful monarch with another perfect macro. Everything excellent, from sharpness, POV to composition, splendid coloration and details. Greeting super macro.
Thanks for sharing. all the best.

WoW! Quelle belle macro avce des couleurs superbes et une trčs belle compositin.

Hi Tony, splendid monarch and lovely flower, beautiful composition with wonderful colors, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-11 11:42]

This picture is so stylish with its sparkling colours, the dark background, it reminds me of the 1950's illustrations. They were "imagining" and drawing in such a way but you SEE it in nature and capture it in pictures. I love it, I cannot stop looking at this picture, with the beautiful butterfly on such colourful flowers. You've got style Tony, and this fantastic background is a real creation! Thank you,


Hello my friend,
lovely macro-shot of this beautifull Monarch
excellent lighting and colours,
very nice compo,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-12 1:37]

Hola amigo,
preciosa foto,
con colorido y agradables detalles...
excelente trabajo Tony,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-12 1:46]

Exceptional image of this magnificent butterfly!
The colour are incredible!
Very sharp and crisp.
Superb composition and a good parallel POV.
Great DOF as well.
Superb work Tony.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-02-12 11:29]

Hi Tony!

I never know if I should say hi Tony or hi Ho...
Sorry, if I'm wrong!

Your picture looks more like a delicate painting: the colors are superb and the composition with the flowers is graceful (or gracious?). First when one looks at the richness of the details he realizes that it is a photography. A great piece of art!

Kind regards


Hello Tony,

A wonderful capture of this beautiful Monarch. Sharp and lovely colors. Your POV, DOF and BG are oké. It is a very fine composition my friend. Greetings and TFS BOB

Hi Tony,

Really nice shot and great detail and lovely colours. The pov is perfect, as is the composition. Extremely good posting.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-12 16:51]

Hola Tony.
Bella la Marposa Monarca posada en unas hermosos flores de lantana. Gran colorido en Tu foto Tony

Hello Tony,
This is a lovely colour match between flower and insect!
Effective point of view and a fine dynamic composition, where the subject is well isolated from the back...
Impressive details in the butterfly, excellent sharpness!
Pablo -

Hola Tony,
Preciosa foto de esta bella mariposa, buena definición con agradable luz y bellos colores, Saludos
José Ramón

Hi Tony,
A nice capture of this monarch over lantana flowers. Excellent details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-13 7:11]

Hi Tony,
a lovely break from your landscapes my freind, vivid colour and strong contrast with a very good composition - well done!

Hi tony
wow thats a very good shot
great focus and very good composition
I like the beatifull colours of the butterfly and the flower
good contrast
amzing shot
tfs Toba

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-13 10:51]

Hi Tony

Vibrant colours, great POV and nice tight framing on this beautiful butterfly. Lovely setting as well



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-13 19:10]

Hello Tony
Very beautiful ,this is well composed.
Excellent use of the lighting,the colours are rich and vivid.
great to see a monarch butterfly,they should be back here in a few months.


Hi Tony
Oh .... how gorgeous and colourful. A beautiful site to see on a winters day. The colours are awesome, so bright, rich and vivid. Nicely composed and good balance. Well done.
TFS Janice

Hi Tony,
This is a very nice capture of this colorful fellow! I like the way you composed this picture with nice details, contrast and exposure. Lantanas seem to be so current everywhere in the world, except here :) Thanks,

Hello Tony,
Very nice view of this monarch over Lantana, a plant original from my country. I like the intense colours and green BG. Good job

Hello Tony,
A superb, well-executed close-up shot of this beautifully coloured butterfly and flowers my friend! TFS and regards,

Hi Dear Friend,

Superb in details...
I love to watch these wonders..
All the best.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-04-13 3:33]

Hello Adik,
semoga sihat. What a beautiful creation. Such a stunning variety of colours. Well placed and you have all the patience to wait in order to produce a good shot.


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