Butterfly ~ Trio of Queens by Kimberly Chadwick

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A smaller and duller desert counterpart of the Monarch is the queen, which is also poisonous. It does not make the heroic journey that the Monarch does, nor does it roost communally through winter in the thousands. Instead, the Queen graces desert gardens and foothills with its presence most of the year, often in large numbers. Small numbers of male queens do roost on certain plants during the evenings, converting chemicals from plants for use in mating.

In midsummer, the queen is one of the first to rouse in the early morning, sometimes being on the wing by 6a.m. The chysalids are gorgeous, a translucent, pale green with gold spots.


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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • jesikajae
    jesikajaeover 5 years ago

    A glorious image

  • Thank you much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • ninamarie
    ninamarieover 5 years ago

    Very beautiful!!:)

  • I appreciate it, Thank you.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Angela Pritchard
    Angela Pritchardover 5 years ago

    This one so cute, I love it. Fav’ed.

  • Thank you ma’am

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartover 5 years ago

    beautiful shot. – Dennis

  • Thanks for the comment, sorry for the delay……been away for a bit…

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ron Kube
    Ron Kubeabout 5 years ago

    Very cool image!

  • Thank you much

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 5 years ago

    WOW !!!! wonderful work,

  • I appreciate it, thanks!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 5 years ago

    How lucky to find 3 wonderful butterflies all in the same spot! Dee

  • I shot them during a trip to the Sonoran Desert Museum. Set up with all the plants you can thinks of to attract these and more. I felt pretty lucky, thank you very much.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • loiteke
    loitekeabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TheFae
    TheFaeabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks a bunch!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...about 5 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Using a point and shoot, I appreciate the comment. Thank you Colin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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