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A monarch butterfly feeding from purple asters. Williston, Vermont, USA.
1420 Views – 5/1/2012
Favorited by 38 people – 5/1/2012
Pentax K20D, smc PENTAX-DA star 200mmF2.8 ED[IF] SDM
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butterfly, flower, new england, pentax k20d, stephen beattie, summer, vermont

Stephen Beattie is a full time fine art photographer living in Burlington, VT. His BA is from St. Lawrence University and his MBA is from UVM. His preferred subjects are waterfalls, models, animals, Vermont landscapes, and scenes in National Parks.

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Comments

  • Tammy  (Robison)Espino
    Tammy (Robiso...over 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • Thank you.

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Terry Best
    Terry Bestover 5 years ago

    Love the contrast in color. Fantastic work.

  • This is one of my favorite monarch images! Thank you.

    – Stephen Beattie

  • eramophla
    eramophlaover 5 years ago

    The purple and orange contrast is marvelous

  • Thank you.

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensover 5 years ago

    Stunning colours, excellent DOF

  • Thank you, Peter.

    – Stephen Beattie

  • ejacent
    ejacentover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous – perfect in fact

  • Thank you.

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous macro shot!!

  • Thanks, Deb! It was done with a 200mm lens, so I could keep my distance. :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleabout 5 years ago

    Outstanding colour and vibrancy.

  • Thank you, Steve.

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesabout 5 years ago

    Vibrant – yes, that is the word. Gorgeous!

    Congrats on winning the Purple and Orange Challenge!

  • Thank you, Arla! I thought it fit the category well…. :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 5 years ago

    wow, so gorgeous, congrats

  • Thank you, Luda.

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 5 years ago

    I love this, it is so beautiful, congrats on your win! Dee

  • Thank you, Diane!

    – Stephen Beattie

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