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Danaus Plexippus 2

Danaus Plexippus 2
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Copyright: Ricardo Tames Vargas (RII) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828
Exposure: f/2.2, 1/10 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths 2, Butterflies II, 50-60 points chapter 4, BUTTERFLIES OF AMERICA, 70-79 Puntos (chapter 2), 90-99 Puntos (chapter 1), Beautiful Butterflies Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-26 20:41
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Danaus Plexippus.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family : Nymphalidae
Scientific Name: Danaus Plexippus

Diagnóstic Description:
Amplitude eave: of 41 to 48 mm similar Sexes.
Previous wing of black color with wide orange strip in basal, postbasal, subaverage and average the area. Two rows of white manchitas of the winch to the apex. In the average and postaverage area, four circular spots yellow orange. Later wing of orange color with marginal area of black color with a row of white points

Habitat : Edges of primary forests, secondary, pastizales forests and ways.

Service Life: Egg: solitaires, of white color.

Larva in fifth stage: capsule of the head of green color with lines to the sides and in the face of black color. Body of color green-yellow, with ring of black color between segment and segment. Each segment presents/displays a long strip in means of white color, two movable tubercles in the thorax and two shorter in the last abdominal segments.

Pupa: of sure green color in form of barrel, with points golden in the patches eave, to cremaster of black color.

Feeding: The adults visit the flowers of Lantana camara and curassavica Asclepias.

Hospedera plant: Curassavica Asclepias L. (Asclepiadaceae)

Distribution: Of North, Center and the South America, the Antilles, Island del the Coco, the Philippines, Australia, Sulawesi, Molucas, New Guinea and rare times the west of Europe

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Hola Ricardo.
Otra foto increible de una increible mariposa.
Me encanta el color y la composicion y el fondo te quedo bien.
Gracias por participar.
Muy cordiales Saludos.
Hasta la proxima.

Hi Ricardo,
Very nice shot on this beautiful butterfly,
brilliant colours, excellent composition,
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Ricardo,
Amazing saturated colors. Exposure was perfect here to give such beautiful colors. Nice sharp detail, and the composition and framing look great!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-26 22:35]
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Hola Ricardo,
I was just looking at your monarch butterfly.
The colors are just outstanding. What a great POV.
Beautiful image. TFS. : )

Hello Ricardo. This is so lovely. The insect is colorful and very clearly captured. I love the extra splash of color provided by the flower here, too.

Hi Ricardo,

This picture is going to be one of favorites.
The color saturation is ultimate!!. I like the dof and composition too.

Goutham R

Hello Ricardo!
Very attractive butterfly you seem to have shot recently. The shot is perfect in every respect.
You make a significant cotribution to the wealth of knowledge plus beauty the TN is amassing each passing day.

Well captured using the whole frame with some great colours here.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-27 3:38]
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Hello Ricardo,
A very nice and colourful capture.
Lovely contrasting colours,excellent POV and good details.
Great shot!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-27 4:02]
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Hello Ricardo!
Excellent butterfly close up again.Vivid colors,POV,
details and framing are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-02-27 5:40]
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Great shot Ricardo, very nice capture with a superb composition
Superb detail, and excellent bright colours. Very sharp and clear.
Thanks for posting

Very nice. Good composition, this species is always lovely to look at.

Hi Ricardo
Encore une fois tu nous envoies enu superbe prise de vue d'un magnifique papillon qui va se retrouver dans ma collection personnelle..
belle couleur et beau détail
Bravo et merci ....JP

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-02-27 8:44]
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Hi Ricardo!

So colorfull and sunny! I love its 'flaming' colours of wings and composition with flower. Great photo.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-27 9:36]
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Wodnerful photo of this Nymphalidae, Ricardo!
Excellent on colours!
Very good POV and BG!

Hi Ricardo
Beautiful job,excellent colors and details!
"Time to eat"I just heard the butterfly saying it
See you

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-27 10:34]
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Hello Ricardo, wauwww What a colours ,good sharpnes and compositie and pov ,
very nice ,Greeting Teunie .

Hola Ricardo:-)
Beautiful colors and light. Great POV and details. Brawo!

Beautiful work Ricardo. Lovely depth of colour. Perfect DoF. Nicely composed with nice light. Clear and sharp.

Hello Ricardo,
Well composed, with a good POV. The small flowers, and the green BG compliment nicely. Very good light and detail.
Well done.

very good photo ricardo,
the composition is nice and the pov is good, very good job.
gr. jaap

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-27 14:55]
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Hello Ricardo,
excellent capture strong colours and with wide open wings with great details. Well done, great composition.

Hi Ricardo,
it's phantastic, sharpness, colours, everything, excellent shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Very nice shot with strong and beautiful colours!
Good macro with nice details and composition!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-02-27 20:50]
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Ricardo.- Exelente foto de esta bella mariposa, tiene muy buenos colores y los detalles la hacen mucho mejor. Saludos desde Saltillo. Luis52. Oye tu nota es muy buena, como siempre.

Great details and color Ricardo.
Very nice Background ...good composition.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-27 23:48]
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Hola Ricardo, beautiful butterfly - very similar to our Monarch b'fly. Lovely colours and details, beautiful colouors, TFS

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-02-28 9:11]
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Hi Ricardo, beautiful composition with excellent detail and colour. TFS.

Otra bella muestra de la fauna tan espectacular que teneis.
La verdad es que aprovechaste el F:2.2 mut bien, bonita composicion y colores. Gracias también por la información.
Me podias decir a grandes rasgos los pasos que utilizaste para postprocesarla?

Thousands appologies for the short comment; I'm very crowded with my work these days, but I'll allways find a couple a minutes to enjoy and reward a good photo.

Regards, Petru

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-28 15:37]
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Hello Ricardo, lovley shot of this colourful butterfly. It's a very ncie compostition and the colours are excellent. Perhaps a little soft in focus but still a very nice shot. Well done.

Hola Ricardo,
colorida y hermosa foto de la Danaus, que tenemos por aquí. muy bueno el encuadre y como resalta con el fondo.
muy útil como siempre tu nota, estoy aprendiendo de mariposas, se poco de ese tema. Lo raro es que nadie te haya marcado como útil a tus datos.
un abrazo

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-02-28 22:21]
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Very good.
Thank you, Ricardo.
Sorry, I have no time today to write complete comments.
Very well done. Well deserved icon.

"Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another." ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton ~

Hi Ricardo,

Perfect colours, focus and background. You are an expert on butterflies.


Hi Ricardo,
Excellent and beautiful butterfly, perfect focus. I liked POV, colors,lighting and composition also.Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

Cada vez te salen mejor las mariposas... estas mejorando tu tecnica eh..??


Good capture Ricardo,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-03-02 2:35]
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Beautiful composition Ricardo!
DOF looks perfect with the butterfly and the pretty red flowers being equally clear while the leaves below are blured enough to give us a hint at this interesting environment giving a slight 3d effect! Very nice!
Well done!
Superb job!

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  • Ninfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
  • [2006-03-04 4:37]
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Hola Ricardo, buenos días: Creo que esta es una de tus 3 mejores acercamientos con las lepidopteras y la modelo es de las más bellas que he visto. Has captado una mariposa con una rica variedad de tonos naranjas enmarcados por las venas en tono negro iluminados suavemente, es magnífica la composición, espléndida en colores y detalles (me gusta mucho como estás administrando los tonos ultimamente, quiero imaginarme una mariposa morpho proximamente...), tu foto tiene un encanto especial que me invita a observar no solo a la mariposa sino recorrer la composición durante largo tiempo y disfrutar de cada detalle. Creo que la cabeza de esta mariposa es algo difícil de captar y quedó excelentemente enmarcada por las pequeñas flores. Disfruto de los tonos negros y de las manchas blancas que enmarcan a esta bella mariposa. Saludos Cordiales. Feliz din de semana. *Ninfa Urania*

Hi Ricardo! This is a good capture of a beautifull butterfly! Congratulations!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-03-12 0:56]
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Beautiful and interesting composition for this superb butterfly ! Colors, exposure and sharpness are very good ! Thanks Ricardo for sharing.

Hola Ricardo,
what a nice photo, lovely bright colours and diagonal compo. I like the red sharpen centre (BF and flower are eye-catchers), and blurred green colour around. So detailed and clear!
Best wishes from Ukraine,

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-03 3:30]
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Hi Ricardo,
Beatiful picture of this butterfly.
Great color and BG.


Hi Ricardo,
Nice shot on this eye-catching bright orange butterfly. Composition,pov,and dof are great. Well done & TFS

It's wonderful

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