This lovely monarch butterfly was an irresistible subject, despite the difficult light (noon, bright sun). I had been shooting dahlia macros in the shade, and the butterfly was interested enough in this magenta dahlia that I had time to switch lenses. Difficult light or not, I wasn’t about to ignore this little beauty! (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 226mm, f/7.1, 1/320 sec., midday sun, handheld)
RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (February 2013)
Special Recognition in the worldwide Nature juried art competition and appears in the Nature Art Exhibition – February 2013 at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Top 10 in “Blue Purple Pink Flowers” challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers in Macro group (April 2013)
Top 10 in “Last Voucher Challenge” in Winged Insects Group (February 2013)
Winner of “Visitor on your flower” challenge in 2D – Daffodils & Dahlias group (August 2011)
Top 10 in “No Feature” challenge in All Creatures Great and Small group (August 2011)
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