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Plain Tiger

Plain Tiger
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-05-11 6:40
Viewed: 1470
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image is from my archives of 2013. This butterfly is not much visible this summer and it worries me.

Danaus chrysippus, also known as the plain tiger or African monarch, is a medium-sized, butterfly widespread in Asia and Africa. It belongs to the Danainae ("Milkweed butterflies") subfamily of the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae. Its coloration is mimicked by multiple species.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-05-11 8:53]

Hi Ram,impressive capture of this butterfly,common,famous but always nice to meet.A beautiful pic,suspended on the purple flower,and made in a perfect quality,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2016-05-11 11:49]

Hola Ram...hermosa foto, excelente composición, detalles, manejo de luz y color y una percha fabulosa...

Ciao Ram, grat macro of fantastic butterfly on beautiful flower, fine details, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciso Silvio

Hello Ram
voici une magnifique composition,mettant en valeur ce très beau papillon dans un décor simple.
Bonne observation des détails et des couleurs.
Bonne soirée

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-05-12 16:43]

Hello Ram,
Your African Monarch is quite attractive as we can clearly see. Hope it is not going through some kind of decline in it's population for some unknown reason. I remember I didn't see any Monarchs last year until late in the season and then all at once they seemed to appear out of nowhere. Wonderful detail and gorgeous colors. A real beauty of a shot!!

Hi Ram
Fantastic capture of Danaus chrysippous, excellent comosition, great DOF, Very nice POV, very nice BG



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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-05-14 3:22]

Hi Ram,
Beautiful butterfly,amazing colors and nice composition.
Gorgeous sharpness and nice background.
Regards Jiri.

Dear Ram,
flower and butterfly in pleasantly natural colours in front of a favourably drab coloured distant background - combined in a presentation of elegant composition: am outstanding contribution - thank you! Interesting to read your notes, and your concern about the decreasing number of African monarchs in your region at this time of the year.
With best regards,

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