Butterfly ~ Queen by Kimberly Chadwick

Greeting Cards & Postcards

Size:
$2.40
Available to buy on…


Taken in Tucson, Arizona using a Canon Powershot SX110IS

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 chrysalis are gorgeous, a translucent, pale green with gold spots.

Follow my adventures on Facebook

My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

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.

View Full Profile

Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Kimberly!!!

  • I always appreciate seeing you my friend! I hope you are doing well!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • GenuineDragon
    GenuineDragonabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work my friend… well done.

  • Thank you darlin, I do appreciate that very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 4 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. A real beauty!

  • Thank you Joycelone!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottabout 4 years ago

    wonderful shot

  • Thank you so much Robert, great to see you darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    Nothing dull about this! Great shot, pretty creature.

  • I thank you my friend, I hope you are doing well!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Richard Shakenovsky
    Richard Shaken...about 4 years ago

    Great capture. I would crop more to bring out the butterfly much larger in the frame.
    Well done.

  • Thank you so much for your suggestion Sir, I work with a simple point & shoot and I try to crop for calendars and cards. I am always trying to improve, so i will see if I can do so and let you know. Thank you again my new friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ok, I did it. I left the image of the card there for a comparison to hear your thoughts. I will change the card image once I hear from you. It does look better. Thank you for looking out for me Richard…

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Great shot … for what it’s worth, the crop brings out the butterfly more!
    Must say though, I’m surprised it’s still big enough to be available as a poster ….

  • LOL, good point and thankful for it…lol. However with these guys, they are not so flighty and as long as there is food around, they are pretty mellow, so you can get right up on them…….Easy targets so to speak. Thank you Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyabout 4 years ago

    What a beauty!

  • Thank you Brian!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 4 years ago

    Wow! You can see why she is Queen! What an Excellent Capture and one Beautiful Image…Love It……..Hugs Laura

  • Thank you Laura! I do so very much appreciate your support!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.