Monarch  by Bonnie T.  Barry

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I don’t often see monarch butterflies, so when I spotted this one at Hodges Gardens near Many, Louisiana, I employed my husband’s help in trying to get a good shot at it. Tommy stood guard at the upper level of the butterfly garden while I posted myself in the lower portion. Thanks to my husband’s keen eye, I finally relocated the elusive flutterer and got this photo of it to which I’ve applied some PS filters.


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  • photosbylefty
    photosbyleftyover 5 years ago

    while worth the effort, just a fabulous capture!

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathover 5 years ago

    stunning capture….excellent bokeh and details

  • Jennifer Potter
    Jennifer Potterover 5 years ago

    Outstanding shot Bonnie! I’ll have to remember the “tag-team” idea next time I’m out looking for butterflies. : ) – Dawn

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...over 5 years ago

    excellent details on this bonnie, as they say..good things come to those who wait, your composition is perfect

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    Perfect macro, Bonnie. The butterfly and flower are beautiful. xx

  • Gregg Williams
    Gregg Williamsover 5 years ago

    Very outstanding detail, clarity and DOF. Perfect in my book.

  • loramae
    loramaeover 5 years ago

    BB you have the eye and I can just see your honey helping you too…that makes this capture the more beautimous! :O)

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerover 5 years ago

    Wow Bonnie, nice catch! What lens did you use? This is outstanding! Glad Tommy spotted this lovely critter for you. Yay!

  • Hi, Kimmie, I used the Nikon 105 mm macro lens on the Nikon D300. Without Tommy’s keen eyes, I would have missed this monarch. Thanks for the kind words.

    – Bonnie T. Barry

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