Monarch Butterfly

Critique Style Requested: Standard

The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.


Saw this monarch at the Community Gardens here last week.

Specific Feedback

Any. I like seeing the abdomen in this image.

Technical Details

Canon 90D, 70-200mm f2.8L IS II, 1.4x extender III
ISO 1600, f16, 1/1250s, hand held

Processed in DXO Pure Raw 3 and Photoshop.

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Allen, I wish this shot was mine, I would be planning some wall space for it! It looks like you were dealing with some harsh light (looking at the flower), but you managed it well. The BF is spot on sharp, wonderful colors, and the BG just is perfect to make her stand out. Great shot, and I can’t think of anything that would improve it.

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Terrific look at this beautiful specimen. I think @Shirley_Freeman covered it pretty well.

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Beautiful! This image is simplicity at it’s best. Your composition is super clear without any distractions and I love the classic complimentary colours of with the reddish flower and the green background. Nice work!

A beautiful image. Your image is sharp, colors are popping and you filled the frame nicely. Well done!