Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Canon 50mm 1.8 II, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/320 sec.
  Back on an unusually warm afternoon in November I was milling around the house when I noticed a Monarch Butterfly floating around some of my wife's late blooming flowers. I ran back into the house and grabbed the fast 50 and ran out to the flower bed by the driveway.  I laid down on my belly and took pic after pic of this beautiful animal. It seemed like it was posing for me.
  Really love these burnt orange flowers of my wife's as well and they seem to work perfectly as background for the butterfly.


  1. What a gorgeous capture. Very nice composition and the colors really pop out. The DOF is spot on my friend.

  2. Wow, Jerry, this is FABULOUS my friend! What a great capture here, you've really grabbed a moment in time of the butterflies life here. The red in the flowers really creates the most perfect surrounding for the Monarch, and the DOF is just so very sweet! Love it.

  3. Jim, Scott, and Toad thank you very much for the wonderful comments.