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Beautiful traditional piece by HendrikHermans  Monarch (Danaus plexippus) by HendrikHermans using this photo as reference.





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This is one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. The depth and realism are spectacular. It is as though you could reach into the photo, and touch the subjects within it. The angle of the lighting is so perfect, it allows each and every detail to be revealed. The color is nothing less than fabulous, the tones and the balance are so exact. The depth of field is so excellent, and the items in the background are blurred so perfectly, to cause the foreground to just pop out in such clarity. A very excellent photo, perfect work.
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I thought this was a traditional art medium at first, because of how incredibly difficult it is to photograph a butterfly so perfectly. The lighting on this is gorgeous, nicely capturing the vivid contrast of the butterfly's wings, as well as the colorful background of the flowers. To see even more Monarchs in the background truly make this piece stunning.

As far as critique, the only thing I can really think of is the composition - the subject being dead-center *does* work for this particular photo, but I was wondering what the piece would look like if the angle was moved slightly to the left. It's hard to tell because it's all hypothetical, but I think this piece could have been just that much more interesting if the other two butterflies were better captured and the main subject was slightly off-center. Considering these are butterflies being shot, however, there isn't much opportunity to take such things into consideration, and the composition of this photo is still fantastic.

The vivid colors and the stunning capture of this Monarch butterfly (ft. friends) is quite an eye-catcher. The fact that yellow, orange, green, and even blue were captured so brilliantly in this photo proves the artist's skill. It is rare to capture a butterfly in nature so precisely, and because of that, this photo is nothing short of remarkable. It is because of photography as well done as this that I am able to be in full awe by the beauty of nature.
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retransmission Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017   Traditional Artist
Fantastic colors!
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you! Forget Me Not Flowers 
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arklein20 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist
Very beautiful. Great job :)
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caddman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
really great and creative idea and work ...:clap:
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Julianez Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
Wonderful capture. :)
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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Mesmerizing!
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Ankelwar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
It's so beautifulshot! I like the colors very much! :love:
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SootheNoo1959 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful capture! Beautiful! :clap: :heart:
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AtlasQueen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist
Is it alright to use this as a stock reference photos for a color pencil art piece? It is so beautiful and I would love to re-create it in pencil. <3 
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016
Sure, I'm glad you like it and I'm also glad that it is inspiring to you :) When you are done send me a link so I can add it to my favourites.
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youlittlemonkey Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
Beautiful by KmyGraphic
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A-Glass-Brightly Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
This is so very impressive. In fact, your whole gallery shows you know how to document nature's small beauties. 
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Ahau2 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent indeed!
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nakedcrayon23 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:omg: this is a real sweet beauty:love:
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
This is so beautiful! I love the softness and the colors!
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Hollowinme Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
as corres sao surreais! tavas bem pertinho dela, até me admira! belo trabalho ;)
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Ah sim, é difícil apanhá-las quietas Butterflies  Muito obrigada!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love: Oooh dear lord, look at those wings! :love:
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Give Flower EmoteThank you, I'm glad you like it! :iconbutterflyplz:
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atanlemma Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
CUTIEHeart 
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FromtheGalaxy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo!
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Oralle08 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous shot! :wow: It's amazing!
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Thank You Hearts Sign Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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Oralle08 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem at all! :D
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RobertRobledo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Photographer
Your wonderful work has been featured here fav.me/d6updwl :aww:
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DraganTheMighty Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The best butterfly photo I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous capture! :heart:

Filled with such beautiful light and colour - and the butterfly is truly magnificent! :clap:
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PiOnEeR-07 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
~:heart::heart: Awesome  I love it ,and  ,, :+favlove::heart:~
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Rjet33 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!  Stunning! Magnificent!
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Stunning and beautiful :rose:
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symbiandj Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
ZOMG ! :omfg:
There are more butterflies in the background ! From the camera info (23mm), seems like you went up quite close. Beautiful shot. Wish you had gotten more of those butterflies in the shot (although still out of focus) . Nice catch
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DoomScarf Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the detail I can see on its wings. Like I can just run my finger across its wings to feel the texture.

I don't think that's be good for the butterfly though...
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
love power Thank you very much!
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DoomScarf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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SmileyFangs Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love this picture, it really shows how beautiful that nature is. :)
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
:iconthankyoujump::iconthankyoujump1::iconthankyoujump2::icontardhugplz:
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SmileyFangs Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :) Love it
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Wow, Stunning capture! Such beautiful colours!
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Egil21 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
:iconheartsign2plz:Thank you very much!
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
You're welcome! :-)
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Congratulations on winning the early spring contest. [link] Well deserved. :clap:
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Thank you so much, it was a great surprise :nod:
Thank you for your support and for faving my work :blowkiss:
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
You are welcome. :iconsomehugsplz:
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Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed they are, and I love the angle you've captured this butterly at, makes the most of both sides of its wings.
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sammrgn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is wonderful :clap:
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
:iconblushthanksplz::iconluvluvplz:Thank you!
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful colours!
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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fatmaahmed Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderfull
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Camera Data

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Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot G5
Shutter Speed
1/202 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
23 mm
Date Taken
Jun 3, 2007, 5:40:15 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Windows
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