Monarch

By taggart  
MOnarch

Monarch butterfly
Danaus plexippus 3.5-4 inches (89-102 cm)

The migrating butterfly that is seen all over North America-- colorful, large, a strong flyer---they feed on the toxic milkweed plants which make them disagreeable ( taste wise ) to predators (birds, etc).

Here, the Monarch is seen sipping the Butterfly bush.

ISO 100 f/7.1 1/320 0ev

Tags: Usa General Butterfly Insect Monarch Close-up and macro Pennsylvania Wildlife and nature

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Comments


ericfaragh 17 149 5 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2008 2:41PM
Crisp clarity, lovely light through the wings, well caught.
Stace Plus
12 2 2 England
10 Aug 2008 2:42PM
Super image love the bg
Stace
SPOTON 12 South Africa
10 Aug 2008 2:43PM
What a stunning photo, well done! Love, Mandi
cjl47 13 5 3 England
10 Aug 2008 2:47PM
Incredilble detail, great colour.
chris
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
10 Aug 2008 2:48PM
Stunning.
Les_G 13 148 4 Scotland
10 Aug 2008 2:49PM
Stunning, love the way you have lit this.
ChazB 15 64 3 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2008 2:51PM
Beautiful lighting on the wings.
Charlotte
fossilized 16 79 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2008 2:55PM
Lovely capture. The lighting is very attractive.
Jean
Shroomer 14 14 167 England
10 Aug 2008 3:01PM
Lovely detail and well lit
Richard
10 Aug 2008 3:08PM
Very nice, like the way the light is coming through the butterfly.
Barbaraj 14 450 England
10 Aug 2008 3:10PM
Very good light on wings.
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
10 Aug 2008 3:14PM
Great use of the light Jennn - a superb image.
Brian.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
10 Aug 2008 3:23PM
Simply fantastic, Jenn. Carol
Silverzone 13 2 England
10 Aug 2008 3:24PM
Fabulous subject and lighting. Sylvia
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
10 Aug 2008 3:32PM
Absolutely beautiful..............the best I've seen.
Geoff.
harrattp 14 11 4 England
10 Aug 2008 3:51PM
A stunning image with great lighting.

Paul
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
10 Aug 2008 4:01PM
They haven't arrived in Maine yet, I always look forward to them. Fine shot, it makes the wings look like stained glass.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
10 Aug 2008 4:04PM
A stunning macro shot Jennnn, love the way you've caught the sunlight through its wings
chuckspics 14 14 United States
10 Aug 2008 4:16PM
should be 30 by now, stunning shot, Chuck
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
10 Aug 2008 4:21PM
What a magnificent capture Jenn, so beautifuyl.
Bob
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
10 Aug 2008 4:22PM
this is so neat & clean !
superb...
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
10 Aug 2008 4:24PM
Wow...fantastic detail, clarity and clour and a lovely presentation, pleased to be 30!
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
10 Aug 2008 4:46PM
nice light and colours
GillyB Plus
15 317 8 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2008 4:49PM
Just superb Jennnnn .....

gill
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2008 4:51PM
Love the way the light is lighting up his wings. Fabulous image.
Marilyn x
RachelMB 14 42 10 England
10 Aug 2008 5:06PM
Beautiful butterfly and photographed well. Makes me think of stained glass Grin
10 Aug 2008 5:07PM
Great depth of focus here Jenn, and such a strong image of a delicate insect. I like it a lot!

Mike
10 Aug 2008 5:35PM
Fab' light and colour.

John Smile
Wooly 15 112 4 England
10 Aug 2008 5:38PM
Excellent detail and light in this Jennnnn.

Alan
10 Aug 2008 6:02PM
I think we all like the light.
MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
10 Aug 2008 6:10PM
Superbly lit, highly detailed shot Jenn, great comp. and beautifully presented

Malcolm
chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
10 Aug 2008 6:35PM
Lovely Jennifer,I would really like to get one of these in the frame.
C_Daniels Plus
16 399 10 England
10 Aug 2008 6:44PM
Excellent Jenn,
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 15 Wales
10 Aug 2008 6:51PM
Absolutely beautiful Jennn.
Tom.
10 Aug 2008 6:55PM
Great lighting and dof.

David
franfoto 13 2 32 England
10 Aug 2008 7:45PM
Magical Jennnn
Fran
microchip 13 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2008 8:27PM
Excellent colour and detail just beautiful Jennnn.
Alan
BarbaraB 15 53 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2008 8:28PM
Beautiful light on the wings.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
10 Aug 2008 8:38PM
World class image Jenn
Dennis
REKLAW 16 3 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2008 9:10PM
very well captured Jennifer, good detail and clarity.

Ian.
plugin 16 1 Canada
10 Aug 2008 9:15PM
A stunning image.. well done.
Jim
BrokenAir 12 20 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2008 10:18PM
Fantastic, lovely and bright ^_^
exposure Plus
16 6.0k United Kingdom
10 Aug 2008 10:26PM
Such beautiful detail tones and light Jennnnnnnnn and a beautiful composition.
Pauline.
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
10 Aug 2008 11:08PM
This is exquisite Jennn.
It looks like a stained glass window,
Hilary
peterboyce 13 1 England
10 Aug 2008 11:22PM
stunning shot jen....peter
BigK 15 8
10 Aug 2008 11:33PM
Just WOW!
Thankyou for commenting on my Butterfly shot - even though it pales when compared to yours which I see as a standard to work towards.

Kirk
viscostatic 14 49 9 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2008 11:48PM
You have photographed this beautiful butterfly so well using backlighting.

Phil.
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
10 Aug 2008 11:54PM
Superb.Jennn.
Brian
goso 14 2 1 Australia
11 Aug 2008 12:31AM
Great light, lovely image.....Bill
imagio 14 12 1 England
11 Aug 2008 12:50AM
Superb in every way Jennnn

Bernie
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
11 Aug 2008 5:02AM

Quote:Crisp clarity, lovely light through the wings, well caught.

I think this says it all Jennn, wish I could get some shots like this, would probably have to cover a plant in glue first, the few I see never settle long enough to get a shot!
Rgds., Jim
dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
11 Aug 2008 6:06AM
beautiful shot
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2008 8:10AM
in one word Jenn

Stunning!!!!!

Adrian
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
11 Aug 2008 11:18AM
Exquisite shot Jenn. The lighting on this is as good as any I have seen on the site. Spot on.
Ron
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2008 12:10PM
i know its all been said above jennnn, but this is a BRILLIANT capture !!!!! well done jennnnn


marc
Herge88 Plus
13 40 6 England
11 Aug 2008 12:13PM
Beautiful delicate capture.

Best Matt
11 Aug 2008 12:43PM
I love the light through the wings. Superb! JNC
proz 16 205 United States
11 Aug 2008 1:32PM
fabulous capture
11 Aug 2008 2:23PM
Lovely detail in this, definitely worth viewing large.
Chris
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2008 2:25PM
wonderful light Jennn, pretty butterfly too,
Chris.
KKmoments 14 12 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2008 7:24PM
You do these so well Jennn... beautiful lighting/tones and nicely composed... Karen Smile
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2201 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2008 9:34PM
This is a top notch image, exquisitely beautiful.
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
11 Aug 2008 11:25PM
A Jenn special, beautiful. - gary
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 8:56AM
It looks so transparent and fragile, great shot.
Johanna
KangaGal 12 66 Australia
12 Aug 2008 9:43AM
Stunningly beautiful shot.
Jenny
Dotrob 15 Wales
12 Aug 2008 8:31PM
Fabulous, superb detail.
Dot
Mavis 19 143 2 England
12 Aug 2008 9:05PM
Superb Jennnn . The white spots on his wings compliment the White Buddlea . xxxx
bfgstew 14 668 105 England
12 Aug 2008 9:59PM
Must have missed this one Jennn!!!
Stunning capture, love the light through the wings.
Stew
flowerted 16 105 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2008 3:41PM
WOW jenn superb image realy like this one loads would hang it on my wall any day
ted
Kim Walton 17 145 30 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2008 11:08PM
Love the light in this Jenn.Must say your pfo`s jumped up a peg or two,some great work.
Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
14 Aug 2008 7:38PM
Beautiful work and a superb comp Jennnnnn

Don
2himanshu 13 23 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 5:09PM
U seem to be master. Great capture.
fwatts 13
19 Aug 2008 10:26PM
splendid capture bob well done
Scott_Scot 16 4 4 Scotland
20 Aug 2008 9:05AM
Wow!!!!!


Scotty
23 Oct 2009 8:56PM
fine image

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