Monarch Twins by Steve Chapple

Lucky enough to have a small breeding ground of the beautiful Monarch butterflies not far from here. Once a year we get to see hundreds of these in a small area not much more than 100 m x 100. They are so soft and gentle and a pleasure to be amongst!

Didn’t actually see all the small orange bugs on the flower stems until I processed this…..


  • Martice
    Marticealmost 7 years ago

    Wow, thats outstanding!

  • wolfman
    wolfmanalmost 7 years ago

    fantastic capture great macro stephen and gorgeous colour.

  • SD Smart
    SD Smartalmost 7 years ago

    Wow – It took me a while to notice the tiny bugs underneath the flowers too.

  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaalmost 7 years ago

    wow indeed! well done

  • Tatiana R
    Tatiana Ralmost 7 years ago

    Wonderful capture! I am not an expert but I thought these kind of butterflies can be found only in tropical Queensland. Realy nice and those orange bugs are so pretty too!

  • Thanks for your ongoing support and comments here. These breed in two locations I know of in S.A. but I understand various strains can be found right across Australia…..

    – Steve Chapple

  • jenny4
    jenny4almost 7 years ago

    matching bugs, he he! Beautiful image :-)

  • Maximus
    Maximusalmost 7 years ago

    WOW is right, just brilliant mate. :)

  • SharonD
    SharonDalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful detail and colour.

  • Tiamaria
    Tiamariaalmost 7 years ago

    Wonderful capture Stephen! I am hoping to capture the Cairns Birdwing Butterfly when it emerges from it’s Chrysalis. So far I have stage one and two of the process. Here’s hoping! Love this image.

  • Looking forward to seeing those images!!!

    – Steve Chapple

  • flame7
    flame7almost 7 years ago

    Wonderful capture!! Those colours!!! Brilliant macro to pick up the little bugs!!

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