Uploaded: September 28, 2013 03:11:27 | Entered: September 03, 2014 03:13:43


Monarch Butterflies often stop by our home during the Autumn migration.

Canon 100-400L IS at 400mm. ISO 400, Early Evening, 1/250 @ f5.6, EC 0 (D&M)

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D


Gail Sullivan level-classic September 28, 2013

Hi Jeff...great color and the soft background! #1546139

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 28, 2013

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Carolyn Fletcher

member since: 10/6/2001

Awesome! Love it!
9/28/2013 3:41:51 AM

Gord MacEachern September 28, 2013

A winner in my book Jeff, fantastic capture!!
Scientists and naturalists trying to figure out why there were next to no Monarchs up here this year. #10854739

DICK SELF September 28, 2013

DICKSTER----- #10854741

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 28, 2013

Spectacular photo, Jeff. Love the background and crisp details. #10854745

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 28, 2013

Beautiful BG, dof and details, Jeff. We are like Gord. We saw very few of these Monarchs this year. #10854749

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 28, 2013

What a beautiful image Jeff, a fave for me!

jo ann c/ #10854797

Tiia Vissak September 28, 2013

a wonderful close-up! #10854805

Jyri Vissak September 28, 2013

I agree with my daughter. Well done! #10854825

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 28, 2013

STUNNING image Jeff, ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!! <>< #10854886

Stephen Zacker September 28, 2013

Stunning is the word! #10854905

Robert R. Goodman September 28, 2013

Hi Jeff,Beautiful image my friend.Excellent capture!!! #10854942

Ray level-classic September 28, 2013

Nicely done, Jeff! Very nice color and detail. #10854976

Ermanno Radice September 28, 2013

Magnificent image, excellent macro, wonderful details and colors! A fave for me! #10855004

John Connolly September 28, 2013

A magnificent butterfly portrait Jeff! Fantastic detail, and I just love that background! #10855025

Sharon Sawyer September 28, 2013

Absolutely beautiful, Jeff. #10855073

Marijana Fajgl September 28, 2013

What a perfect capture, Jeff! #10855112

Katherine Kuhn September 28, 2013

Superb capture of this gorgeous Monarch, Jeff, and framed by 2 butterfly bush blossoms -- wonderful! #10855113

Ray Thoms September 28, 2013

Great image Jeff...unfortunately we are not seeing them here any more.... #10855126

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic September 28, 2013

Fantastic details, colors and DOF Jeff!,
Amalia #10855161

Tammy Espino September 28, 2013

Beautiful! #10855213

Terry Cervi level-deluxe September 28, 2013

The colors in this shot are so pretty, Jeff!! #10855227

Avril Young September 29, 2013

stunning, wonderful capture, well timed, what a beauty.. #10855349

Barbara Waldoch September 29, 2013

Love it! #10855377

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 29, 2013

Thanks Everyone Very Much! Jeff #10855381

frank w. degenhardt September 29, 2013

Has to be a winner Jeff. This is just so pretty. I love the composition. The butterfly is gorgeous as are the flowers. But its those beautiful colors that makes us want this picture. Added to my favorites my friend. #10855409

Lyn Darlington September 29, 2013

Fantastic capture and detail! #10855454

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 29, 2013

Pretty.....hope they come here. :) #10855564

Jeffrey R. Bange September 29, 2013

Beautiful capture and composition Jeff with picture perfect DOF. #10855834

Alex T. Mizuno September 30, 2013

This is so beautiful Jeff. The colorful background bokeh is a great complement to the butterfly. Looks like a winner to me. #10855965

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 30, 2013

Thank You! Jeff #10856024

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe September 30, 2013

This is absolutely gorgeous, Jeff! A balance in nature for sure! #10856302

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 30, 2013

Thank You Ann! Jeff #10857084

Rona L. Schwarz September 30, 2013

A most marvelous Monarch capture, Jeff! The composition and clarity are excellent but the colors are what grabs me - especially the gorgeous gradient background! Superb! Hope to see it again! #10857665

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