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Monarch

By KingBee
First, in regard to "500 Boylston", huge thanks to Ian for his Guest Editor award and to Vincent, Chris, Ken, Arne, Bill, Keith and Lory for their lovely UAs, and to all others who voted and commented on it.

Today's upload shows a Monarch butterfly, which I spotted in the local cemetery in Newfane, Vermont during this year's visit to New England. As stunning as this solitary specimen is, it is as nothing compared to my privileged sighting many years ago in northern Minnesota of a veritable kaleidoscope of these beautiful creatures gathering for their annual migration to Mexico where they hibernate over the winter. In the 40-or-so years since I don't recall having seen any Monarchs at all, probably because my frequent US trips have generally taken me to places where, depending on the time of year, they would not normally be found. Anyway, this little beauty has more than made up for that.

Tags: Monarch butterfly Vermont Wildlife and nature Newfane

Voters: SauliusR, KingArthur, bppowell and 37 more

Comments


Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 11:30AM
Such a regal insect... Excellent quality macro shot...
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Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 157 England
19 Oct 2019 11:40AM
Very nicely captured and processed, Bob. I actually managed to photograph one in Madeira last week as well.
19 Oct 2019 12:00PM
Very beautiful photo!

Arne Smile
19 Oct 2019 12:24PM
A beauty Bob,
Fred.
manicam 15 31 1 Canada
19 Oct 2019 2:54PM
wonderful presented SmileSmileSmile

Sherman
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 3:24PM
Lovely!
19 Oct 2019 3:44PM
A real beauty here, Bob. Excellent light.

JohnSmile
19 Oct 2019 4:46PM
Great image.
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2095 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 4:52PM
One of the most striking of butterflies.
Ted447 Plus
6 216 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 7:24PM
Beautiful image. Ted. GrinGrin
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 10:34PM
perfect composition
great shot
20 Oct 2019 9:45PM
Great shot

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