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This is a Queen Butterfly, I thought I would try my hand at something diffrent from my norm, so I have been playing a little with my macro this would be my first decent macro image.
Taken in Tucson, AZ.

Taken with my Canon Powershot S5is.
100 views as of 9/12/10

Placed in the top ten in !From the Heart!

Featured on 2/13/11

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Featured on 8/11/10 in Breathtaking Animals & Plants

The Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus) is a North and South American butterfly in the family Nymphalidae (the brush-foots) with a wingspan of 2.75–3.25" (70–88mm). It is orange or brown with black wing borders and small white forewing spots on its dorsal wing surface, and reddish ventral wing surface fairly similar to the dorsal surface. The ventral hindwings have black veins and small white spots in a black border. The male has a black androconial scent patch on its dorsal hindwings.

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arizona, butterfly, nature, tucson, sherry pundt, queen

Comments

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Thanks so much Kelly, I’m still learning the ropes.

    – Sherry Pundt

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • klikker
    klikkerabout 4 years ago

    Nice one Sherry. x

  • Thank you Nick! I was experimenting.

    – Sherry Pundt

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamabout 4 years ago

    Knew about a queen bee – now I know of the beautiful queen Butterfly! Lovely.

  • Thank you Kay, I have to admit that I didn’t know of one myself till an outing with a friend and I had to ask for her help in identifation..lol

    – Sherry Pundt

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations with the “feature”! :-)

  • Thank you so very much!

    – Sherry Pundt

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleabout 4 years ago


    CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT QUALITY IMAGE. Just what our group is trying to promote. Well Done.

  • Thank you so much, I am very honored!

    – Sherry Pundt

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    Very lovely!! Similar to a Monarch right??

  • Thank you! The coloring is similar but they are smaller then the Monarch.

    – Sherry Pundt

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...about 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!!!

  • Thank you so much Ainsley!

    – Sherry Pundt

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image & butterfly
    j

  • Thank you, I really appreciate it!

    – Sherry Pundt

  • venny
    vennyabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Sherry Pundt

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