Leslie Larson  

Monarch Male by Leslie Larson

August 2022 - Monarch Male

About the Image(s)

Geez, the summer is flying by. By this time in previous years I would have seen several wild monarchs leaving their cocoons and thinking of flying back to Mexico. This year I haven't seen a single adult. It's a very sad commentary on our environmental stewardship.
f/20, 1/200, ISO 200. 300 mm.

6 comments posted

Cami Marculescu   Cami Marculescu
It's sad indeed they are les snd less seen, but this is a great capture, crisp, and with wonderful composition.   Posted: 08/05/2022 11:35:00

Peter Dominowski   Peter Dominowski
Another excellent photo....our group is really coming through with great shots this month!   Posted: 08/05/2022 13:36:12

Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
We have another butterfly photography expert in our group now :) Beautiful image. I think the contrasting colors of the monarch and the flowers make this image a winner. I love the composition, the sharpness of both the flowers and the butterfly.   Posted: 08/05/2022 13:47:01

Judy Haran   Judy Haran
Beautiful shot. It looks like a painting. He looks healthy compared to our somewhat ragged ones in Maryland where I am now. We haven't had as many in Florida as in the past. My milkweed isn't getting attacked.   Posted: 08/06/2022 12:30:37
Leslie Larson   Leslie Larson
He was very healthy...just emerged from the chrysalis. This was late summer so he would be heading to Mexico soon.   Posted: 08/06/2022 12:59:39

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
What a beautiful shot of the Monarch! Love the colors and the composition. Both are sharp and clear and so lucky he had just emerged from the chrysalis. He/she is perfect!!!   Posted: 08/08/2022 16:45:20


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