Uploaded: May 09, 2020 | Entered: May 09, 2020 00:00:00


A first generation Monarch that was born at our home last week. My wife Leena noticed a migrating Monarch, returning from Mexico, laying her eggs on one of our milkweed plants in our backyard. Fascinating to watch nature transition from a small white dot on a green leaf until the beautiful butterfly emerges a few weeks later. We counted 81 total eggs and have seen nearly 30 emerge which far exceeds to 2% that typically make it to the butterfly stage. Leena took a cutting from our salvia plants behind the pool and took the Monarch to our media room so we could do a few portraits before releasing the Monarch so she could head north to produce more of these amazing butterflies!

Exif: Camera: Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark IV; Shutter Speed: 1/160; Aperture: f/16.0; ISO: 160; Orientation: 1; Date: 2020:05:03 15:03:37


Gail Sullivan level-classic May 09, 2020

I love the story behind the image...beautifully photographed, Jeff! #1738705

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 09, 2020

Fantastic capture and story, Jeff. #11803731

Christine Greenspan level-classic May 09, 2020

Beautiful photo and great story! #11803735

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 09, 2020

Great story for this awesome beautiful capture. Love the comp. #11803747

Oscar J. Pung level-classic May 09, 2020

This is outstanding Jeff! The composition, clarity and colors are wonderful. Really like the simple fore- and background. #11803748

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic May 09, 2020

Fantastic details, colors and BG Jeff! #11803769

Terry Korpela level-deluxe May 09, 2020

Nicely Done Jeff! #11803777

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 09, 2020

Beautiful capture and story of new life. I hope to see this one in NY soon! #11803789

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe May 09, 2020

WOW, lucky you to get to see this, Jeff! Was going to put milkweed in the yard this spring, but the pandemic closed my local botanical gardens! Maybe next year! This is incredibly beautiful! Love the bg....lets the subject shine! #11803797

Elias A. Tyligadas level-deluxe May 09, 2020

Great photo work Jeff! Wonderful color comp and creative presentation! #11803810

Bojan Bencic level-classic May 09, 2020

Amazing photo and story, Jeff. Beautiful. #11803825

Terry Cervi level-classic May 09, 2020

How pretty this is, Jeff! #11803853

LJ Corliss level-classic May 09, 2020

Fantastic capture :) #11803889

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 10, 2020

Thanks Everyone Very Much! #11803902

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 29, 2020

Love your commentary behind this amazing and beautiful capture, Jeff. The clean simplicity of your composition is so eye-catching and appealing. What a great job in all aspects and the color and details couldn’t be one pixel better! I truly expect it back in a big way! #11806552

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 31, 2020

Thanks so much Val!! #11806865

Jim Miotke level-classic My Courses June 03, 2020

What a beauty! And what a story - both are beautiful! #11807927

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 29, 2020

Thank You Jim! #11814022

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