A beautiful monarch butterfly taking a sip from an orange flower (lantana) at the Hershey Gardens.
Natural photo, color and light – only cropping. I waited for this guy to land among the purple flowers because the colors looked so good together. This was a free butterfly – not one from the Butterfly House.

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Stats: 4/28/11 ~ 509 views, 37 favs

Taken at the Hershey Gardens, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.

F stop: F/8.0 Exposure: 1/250 sec.
Focal length: 250.0 mm Flash: flash did not fire
Metering mode: spot (3) Shutter speed (Tv): 8


  • Shelley Neff
    Shelley Neffover 4 years ago

    Holy smackers, Lori, that capture is stunning! Love the mixture of purples and oranges, not to mention the beautiful monarch who’s posing for you!!! Very well done!!!!

  • Thanks Shelley!!!! I’m not spending all night on these…. but I looked for this particular shot because I knew it was going to be my fav from today because of the colors. I’ll be looking for yours!!!!!!!!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    Ooh these colours are storming! Lovely summery shot Lori, love the detail.

  • Thank you Zoe!

    – Lori Deiter

  • joycee
    joyceeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you Joycee!

    – Lori Deiter

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!! Those flowers are just beautiful!!

  • Thank you so much!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Aaron Campbell
    Aaron Campbellover 4 years ago

    Lovely color, focus and DoF, Lori!

  • Thank you very much Aaron!

    – Lori Deiter

  • LavenderMoon
    LavenderMoonover 4 years ago

    So beautiful.. and well worth the wait, Lori… : )

  • Thank you kindly!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Corkle
    Corkleover 4 years ago

    Well done! contrast is excellent. One of my favorite places!

  • Thank you Alex!

    – Lori Deiter

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous colours !

  • Thank you Trudi!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 4 years ago

    Very nicely composed delightfully colorful summer time beautiful Butterfly floral scene!!!! Nice dof, exposure and spot on focus too! Beautiful! : )

  • Thank you very much Sandy!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    great palette of color here

  • Thank you kindly!

    – Lori Deiter

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