Regine Guillemin  

Monarch's Best Friend by Regine Guillemin

November 2023 - Monarch's Best Friend

November 2023 - Regine Guillemin


About the Image(s)

Here is the picture I had selected earlier.
I thought it was appropriate to submit this picture taken on November 11th 2010, 13 years ago, with a CANON EOS 40D Lens 24-105 mm at 75 mm Iso 100 1/1250 sec F/4. I named it Monarch’s best friend. I remember how I was fascinated by the light coming through this plant and also by this amazing plant itself ( my first encounter). I spent a special moment capturing them. At the time, I also learnt that Milkweed plants were the only source of food for the Monarch caterpillar. I just tried to bring up details in the shadows using masks in Lightroom.
Here is a link if you want to know more about Milkweed.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I like the horozontal flip, the crop, the diagonal and the light. I added some more space on the right, lightend the shaded areas and made it warmer but that is just me playing around.   Posted: 11/09/2023 20:47:54
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Sylvia Bacon   Sylvia Bacon
A great picture, Regine!! I really like how the light is reflected off this plant against the dark blue sky. Plus, the details are so sharp. Thanks for sharing this.   Posted: 11/19/2023 09:04:29

Gabriele Dellanave   Gabriele Dellanave
Well, Art crop is preferred, in my opinion, as I prefer your cropped Image. Good job Regine.   Posted: 11/22/2023 01:50:48

Marge Barham   Marge Barham
At first glance Regine I saw a hummingbird diving into the milkweed and it took me more than just a few seconds to figure out that it's just milkweed. Too funny. I do like your crop and flip and I do like that Art added more light. Very interesting subject indeed.
  Posted: 11/22/2023 13:36:23