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Charles Wesley
07-21-2010, 02:05 PM
I'm working on several photo projects this summer. This one is to photograph the life cycle of a Monarch ( Danaus plexippus ) butterfly. This is a chrysalis. It is 7/8" in length. Got lucky after three attempts to get a catepillar to attach to my corn plant. Ken's advise was most welcome.

The catepillar was around 2" before begining the process. My two host plants are swamp milkweed and butterfly weed. The cacoon is pale jade- green in color as seen in my natural window lighting set up. Want to use live view for my next photos since my viewfinder was darken from stopping down so far. Hope to be home to photograph the emerging Monarch in about two weeks.

Canon EOS 5D Mk ll, Canon 25 mm. ET, Canon 1.4 TC, Sigma 180 mm. f/ 3.5 APO HSM DG macro lens and my Bogen tripod. My exposure was 10 secs. @ f/20.0 ISO 1000.

Canon DPP
Topaz Denoise 4.0
PS/ CS 4
Nik Efex Color Pro 3.0
Charlie Wesley
St. Augustine Beach, FL
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Charles Wesley
07-21-2010, 02:07 PM
Sorry: Here's the picture...

Charles Wesley
07-21-2010, 02:08 PM

Myer Bornstein
07-21-2010, 02:16 PM
No picture:D

Charles Wesley
07-21-2010, 02:35 PM

I forgot to attached the photo in the original post. Did add it in a reply but can't see it either. Sorry: My Bad...
Charlie Wesley
St. Augustine Beach, FL

Ken Childs
07-21-2010, 06:27 PM
Is the pic over the size limit? I had one a few days go that was .2kb over the limit but the error message shows off the screen so I didn't realize it. Fortunately I always preview my posts and saw that the pic wasn't attached. After another try I finally figured out what was wrong.

Julie Kenward
07-22-2010, 07:29 AM
Charles, do try again! I'd love to see it. (Been wondering where you were hiding all summer...) Good to see you back! :D