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Monarch Butterfly

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 19 September 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A monarch butterfly captured on what will be a frequently-seen butterfly bush.

Photo captured July 29, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Roman from Austria, Austria

oh, a wonderful close-up of the monarch.
great colors and details in the wings.

19 Sep 2011 7:27am

Florence from Paris, France

Super specimen and perfect focus on his wings.

19 Sep 2011 8:03am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Amazing detail . . macro work at its natural best here.

19 Sep 2011 9:03am

Kala from United States

Gorgeous color and details of the monarch.

19 Sep 2011 9:10am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Glorious shot, in every respect.

19 Sep 2011 9:31am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Stunning details.. love it.

19 Sep 2011 9:32am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, New York, Canada

Beautiful, Summer is coming your way, as we slide into fall.

19 Sep 2011 3:05pm

@Phil David Morris 2011: Thank you for the chuckle! I am finally getting to some of my summer photos after sharing (too many) photos from my trip in June to Las Vegas and Red Rock Canyon. This photo was taken in July.

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful closeup! never saw a yellow monarch before!

19 Sep 2011 4:08pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

a fantastic macro of this colorful and so beautiful b-fly!

19 Sep 2011 4:44pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous color. I hardly see monarch butterflys anymore. Wonderful macro.

19 Sep 2011 8:34pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Excellent macro! Very nice!

20 Sep 2011 1:35am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

An excellent macro and colour, sadly they have all gone over this side of the pond :(

20 Sep 2011 2:33am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Ah, the beautiful Monarch - you captured it wonderfully Steven. I've yet to be lucky enough to see one of these butterflies on our buddleja.

20 Sep 2011 2:46am

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Very beautiful. Nice close-up and focus.

20 Sep 2011 6:10pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful close up of the monarch with fabulous colours and wonderful detail. Well seen and captured.

21 Sep 2011 11:23am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I grew up with these butterflies. A lovely capture.

26 Sep 2011 1:27am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

great capture ... Congratulation !

12 Oct 2011 1:11pm