monarch on purple flower

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    This monarch is part of the Butterfly Pavilion exhibit that opened on June 11th at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California USA. It's a relatively small exhibit but nonetheless offers many opportunities to see a variety of butterflies in all of their life stages. This was my first experience shooting "captive" butterflies, and I found it only marginally easier to capture good images here than in the wild. I really enjoyed the educational aspects and would recommend the experience to other photographers in Southern California. (Zuiko 70-230mm zoom, f/6.3, 1/320 sec., ISO 100, sun, handheld)

    A closer look at this lovely creature right here!

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    1. Dyahniar Labenski 59 months ago | reply

      Beautiful:)


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    2. Geekstalt 59 months ago | reply

      Brilliant capture!

    3. N@din@ 59 months ago | reply

      I love the orange against the bright purple of the flower. Monarchs are so amazing.....

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    4. Rosemarie.s.w 58 months ago | reply

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    6. alfvet 57 months ago | reply

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    7. Christine Bucket 57 months ago | reply

      wow what a awesome picture and sharpness !!!!

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    8. claylaner 57 months ago | reply

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    9. InfoTek 57 months ago | reply

      Nice capture, good DOF and well focus.

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      Hi, I am delighted to be part of this Elite Group

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      Absolutely stunning... gorgeous in every way... detail, composition, color, clarity and bokeh!

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      You have a True Macro image of life-size or larger!

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