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Monarch butterfly roost

By gregster09
One of the neatest things I've seen in nature were Monarch butterflies roosting on teasel just before dark. I loved the dynamic feel of this photo as they fluttered around taking position.
Image details
Image size
750x500px 188.21 KB
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Focal Length
420 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 15, 2008, 8:34:08 PM
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moyashisoba's avatar
good job ʅ(◔౪◔ ) ʃ
TheFunnySpider's avatar
Wonderful photograph and I am pretty jealous that you were able to see this. I wish I could do. Well maybe one day^^
Wow! This photo is amazing. I would love to use it in our prep education garden! Children would love this!!!! Thank you for sharing.
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Your photo has been featured here!
ScarabsCorner's avatar
Go see flight of the butterflies you'll love it!!
If you get the chance go see the documentary Flight of the Butterflies it should show at large screen theatres.
Gryffgirl's avatar
A beautiful gathering! :iconbutterflyplz:
Monarch Butterflies are known as the wild teasel. Monarch butterfly is a milkweed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is perhaps the best known of all the butterflies. In the Australia it is also known as the wanderer butterfly. In the Europe it is resident in the Canary Islands and Madeira. It is found as a migrant in Russia, Azores, Sweden and the Spain. Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern. The viceroy butterfly has a similar size, color, and pattern, but can be distinguished by an extra black stripe across the hindwing.
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I cannot explain how impressed I am...
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Aphantopus's avatar
Excellent shot.
Solaces's avatar
I really must say this is probably one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Thanks for capturing this moment.:)
what a beautiful shot!!!!! :)
tripping-daisy's avatar
Fantastic shot, wonderful colours!
Ski-Machine's avatar
Awesome shot! It's like a butterfly-flower! :)
lindsay-jo87's avatar
Wow!! Beautiful shot of a magical moment!!
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That makes me smile.

Love it.
Nadija's avatar
Wow!! :clap:
Balence between sharpness and blurryness looks well...
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You are Featured in my Journal. See [link] :heart:
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