Julia Parrish  


Monarch butterfly by Julia Parrish

July 2021 - Monarch butterfly

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I am so happy that summer is here and the butterflies and dragonflies are everywhere. I love photographing them. This monarch had recently emerged, was still in good condition and didn't mind me taking photos of him. 1/1600 sec. f/6.3 209mm


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11 comments posted




Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Beautiful butterfly. Well captured and cropped. I might have blurred the flower slightly to make the butterfly stand out. But a good photo.   Posted: 07/19/2021 18:31:15
Julia Parrish   Julia Parrish
Thank you!   Posted: 07/23/2021 21:05:38



Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Good timing on catching this photo. With the monarch angled from corner to corner, it makes for a strong photo. Nicely done.   Posted: 07/20/2021 06:52:34
Julia Parrish   Julia Parrish
Thank you!   Posted: 07/23/2021 21:05:55



Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
Great photo. Lovely capture. definitely one for framing and for your winner collection. It has dramatic composition, Sharpness, detail and color; all awesome.   Posted: 07/23/2021 10:21:40
Julia Parrish   Julia Parrish
Thank you!   Posted: 07/23/2021 21:06:06



Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
I can only agree with the other comments...very well captured, as I know they don't stay in one place for very long, sometimes only seconds...strong color both on the flower and butterfly...every detail shows.....   Posted: 07/28/2021 15:43:26
Julia Parrish   Julia Parrish
Thank you!   Posted: 07/30/2021 08:07:17



Brian Magor   Brian Magor
Good, well captured, detailed image. What was the background?   Posted: 07/30/2021 06:24:41



Brian Magor   Brian Magor
Good, well captured, detailed image. What was the background?   Posted: 07/30/2021 06:24:42
Julia Parrish   Julia Parrish
Thank you. I had to go back and look at the other images I took - It looks like it was a tree, but I was very close to the butterfly so the tree just gave a nice dark background   Posted: 07/30/2021 08:08:51