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A Cana Island Monarch

A Cana Island Monarch
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Copyright: Jim Pinkham (jpinkham) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 3 N: 151] (685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-19 21:37
Viewed: 3389
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although the monarch is scarely a rare butterfly, it is rare for me to photograph one of any sort. I've found them hard to find and capture. I think this is the first with my Canon. Today, though, I was lucky enough to find this one, feeding on a flower, and not flitting too fast, thanks, I suspect, to a breeze off Lake Michigan, which was only inches behind us in this shot. I was able to squeeze off several shots, and like this one best.

For a wealth of information on the monarch, check out www.monarch-butterfly.com

P.S. -- Take a peek up top on the stem -- I think we got a "twofer" with a ladybug.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-19 22:23]

Hello Jim, this is good to see the monarch and ladybug on the daisy flowers together - ywo for the price of one!
They aren't always easy to catch, so well done

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