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04-JUL-2017 Christine Hanrahan

Monarch butterfly, female (Danaus plexippus)

Larose Forest

There were three monarch butterflies flying up and down a forest road that was lined with milkweeds and where I counted at least 24 monarch caterpillars. I think the butterflies were looking to lay eggs, at least I hope so.

Panasonic LUMIX FZ200
1/500s f/4.0 at 108.0mm iso100 full exif

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Buz Kiefer09-Jul-2017 18:36
Beautiful, Christine. The milkweeds should bloom here this week. Vote.
Graeme07-Jul-2017 18:59
This one is a real beauty.V
Patrick Goossens06-Jul-2017 18:52
Wonderful details
joseantonio06-Jul-2017 18:25
I know this is terribly difficult.Well done.V.
Jim Coffman06-Jul-2017 17:50
Wonderful sighting, Christine!! Excellent capture!
MarcViskens06-Jul-2017 17:06
Very pretty Christine
Chris Morton06-Jul-2017 16:29
a beautiful butterfly; no harm in more
Pierre06-Jul-2017 16:16
Je suis heureux de constater le retour de ce très beau papillon, une superbe photo! V
globalgadabout06-Jul-2017 16:04
good to see a Monarch considering the threats to their population in recent times...crispy capture too..
Irene Wehrli06-Jul-2017 15:39
They are so very beautiful and so is your image, Christine!
Claude Gagnon06-Jul-2017 15:27
Great to have them back! Nice shot Christine :))
Walter Otto Koenig06-Jul-2017 15:22
Beautiful shot. Such nice detail. "V"
danad06-Jul-2017 15:22
Great silky details. V.
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