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.
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Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Jul 15, 2008, 8:34:08 PM
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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.