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October 4, 2011
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D3000
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
1250
Date Taken
Oct 3, 2011, 1:14:29 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
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Monarch by KrisVlad Monarch by KrisVlad
This beautiful Monarch posed for me for a couple of seconds minutes before he flew off to a distant flower.
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Firstly, I love the low depth of field you used by opening up the aperture. Secondly, the color contrast between the reddish orange butterfly wings against the green (blurred) background is excellent with a splash of purple. You could not have choreographed a better setup. Thirdly, I like the composition of the shot. You positioned the butterfly in such a way that it draws your eye to it but not in such a way to not allow one's eyes to recognize the environment. I can't think of a thing that you could have done to improve on this shot. Excellent.
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GardenPutter Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My classmates and I once raised monarchs, they have been my favorite since then. The colors are so rich. This is the best photo of a monarch butterfly I have seen.
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm a fan of the colors too. I can't believe I managed to take this shot in the middle of an ugly downtown construction area. This monarch was just chillin on a branch in the police station's garden.
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MaestroAmN Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Warm and good colours and catched moment. Nice.
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Maestro! I'm glad you like it.
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Rebel--Heart Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your photo has been featured here!
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much! I do appreciate it.
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Rebel--Heart Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome!
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Liltz Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Gorgeous shot! I love the interplay of colors in the background.
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much! My jaw dropped as soon as I saw the feedback on the camera display.
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hefeigal Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty, I love the angle and vivid colors! The focus is great, and the background is beautiful, yet not at all distracting.
The blurred leaves look like brush strokes on a canvas, and the butterfly is positioned in a perfect spot on the frame.
Great shot! :D
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