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Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2011-09-24
Categorías: Insects
Exposición: f/4.5
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Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2011-09-29 9:15
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Puntos: 16
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Hi friends,

Last saturday i visited a YEUR forest in Thane. I shot there many beetles, caterpillars & butterflies. But this was my 1st encounter with this beautiful butterfly. It was flying very close to me. I manage to capture some shots. Here the BG is not good but a perfect butterfly picture. Hope you like it.

The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae), in the family Nymphalidae. It is perhaps the best known of all North American butterflies. Since the 19th century, it has been found in New Zealand, and in Australia since 1871 where it is called the Wanderer. In Europe it is resident in the Canary Islands, the Azores, and Madeira, and is found as an occasional migrant in Western Europe. Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 centimetres (3½–4 in). (The Viceroy butterfly has a similar size, color, and pattern, but can be distinguished by an extra black stripe across the hind wing.) Female Monarchs have darker veins on their wings, and the males have a spot called the "androconium" in the center of each hind wing[7] from which pheromones are released. Males are also slightly larger.

The Monarch is famous for its southward migration and northward return in summer from Canada to Mexico and Baja California which spans the life of three to four generations of the butterfly.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Danaini
Genus: Danaus
Kluk, 1802
Species: D. plexippus

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Hi Kapil,
what a nice photo! Amazing point of view and great portrait of this beautiful butterfly.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2011-09-29 9:23]

Hello Kapil,
Very nice photo of this Monarch Butterfly in beautiful light and colours. Excellent sharpness and nicely contrasting against the BG. Good composition.

Hallo Kapil,
a beautiful capture of the Monarch butterfly, good sharpness and fantastic bright colours, nice composition.
Best regards

Ciao Kapil, fantastic butterfly with wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-29 11:35]

Hello Kapil.
Very good detail, colours and sharpness. Exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.
Best regards Siggi

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 815 W: 0 N: 2394] (10510)
  • [2011-09-29 14:12]

Hi Kapil,
Monarch Butterfly is a beautiful composition ..
Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-09-29 19:53]

Hi Kapil,

Vivid specimen & with wings displayed very well. A nice POV for viewer observation & with good focus.



Good composition from a nice point of view.
Excellent natural scene. regards yiannis

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