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Monarch, side view

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By Flcrazy


Monarch,  side view

We used to get these by the hundreds, now they are a rare treat.



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This is a photo to be proud of, great shot Flcrazy.

22 Aug, 2009

bjs
Bjs
 

Are they on the decline or do they not like the things you grow? (we do)

22 Aug, 2009

 

great photo

22 Aug, 2009

 

I agree Louise. I find all of Flcrazy's pics wonderful and add all of her insect shots to my favourites.

22 Aug, 2009

 

Wonderful pic. Flcrazy ~ Well done :o)

22 Aug, 2009

 

Beautiful!

22 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks for sharing this - keep the butterfly shots coming! ;o)

22 Aug, 2009

 

Just perfect.

22 Aug, 2009

 

Wow that a good photo

22 Aug, 2009

 

beautifull!

22 Aug, 2009

 

Such a wonderful butterfly with all those spots! She's very beautiful....a fabulous pic Jerrie as usual....:o)

22 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks a million everyone. You guys are just too kind !
Bjs, the Monarch butterfly has changed it's migratory route, due to land development and the lack of their host plant and habitat. The State has started planting back more of their host plants in the medians of our four lane highways, but I'm wondering about the intellegence in that...lol. There is going to be a lot of butterflies glued to passerbys windshields now it it draws them back ! I don't know if that was such a good idea or not.

22 Aug, 2009

 

Flcrazy, what a superb shot......gone straight to my fav's

22 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Milky, this butterfly's so beautiful the picture pretty much took itself !

22 Aug, 2009

 

Gone straight onto favouries...perfection !

22 Aug, 2009

 

Now look what you've done Bonkers.... my darn head is starting to swell !...lol.

22 Aug, 2009

 

uh-oh...you're going to need a pillow for your big head after this 'cause I think this is just perfection! just when I think you couldn't possibly take a better picture you just go and rack up another beauty! lol....

26 Aug, 2009

 

So clear and beautiful, congratulations! :-))

26 Aug, 2009

 

LOL..., Oh my Lori..., I 'm going to need a neck brace..., my neck just buckled under the pressure....hahaha....!!!
Thanks Bornagain, even I get lucky on occasion.

26 Aug, 2009

 

Aye Lori totally agree keep telling Flower how great her pics are as do many others but she cant seem to get it .. so think I ll try some reverse psychology here , this pic out of focus what is it ? come on sure you can do better ..think that ll work? Lol

27 Aug, 2009

 

I'm blind in one eye and can't see out of the other Bonkers, so you'll will have to ask my buddy Lori to identify it for you ole friend...lol

27 Aug, 2009

 

What a wonderful photo - I'm jealous. When I tried to photograph a butterfly, it flew off before I could get near enough. Congratulations

27 Aug, 2009

 

Lucky you - never seen one in the flesh, so to speak. Beautiful

27 Aug, 2009

 

hahaha ...reverse psychology... yeah..it stinks... nah! I can't lie to my friend... I guess we should be thankful that she's so level headed, Bonkers... all our praise might have gone to her head and she wouldn't be bothered with us lesser mortals!

28 Aug, 2009

 

;-)....I' m treated as if I'm barely worth more than dirt at home, so I've a long way to go before I can become immortal....lol (just kidding) They'd starve to death if I weren't around !

29 Aug, 2009

 

A great photo. Lovely colours.

29 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Pasuki, it sure caught my eye when it fluttered by.

29 Aug, 2009

 

Another splendid photo.

29 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Dotty, I don't know about you, but this butterfly has me wanting to buy a pretty black dress with white polka-dots...lol

30 Aug, 2009

 

On you yes......me OMG.......

30 Aug, 2009

 

I might manage a black with white polka dot walking stick ...

30 Aug, 2009

 

LMAO..., you guys are killling me...!!

30 Aug, 2009

 

I just love this,

2 Sep, 2009

 

He did show me his best side, didn't he...;-)

2 Sep, 2009

 

Superb as always, my favourites gallery's for sure.

3 Sep, 2009

 

Wow..., thanks Jen ! Tickled to hear you really like it....:-)

4 Sep, 2009

 

Lovely blend of colours........I love the mexican sunflower..(as you know Flcrazy)...:>)

5 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Motinot ! My butterfly population has dwindled down to near nothing. Thank goodness for pictures.

5 Sep, 2009

 

A beautiful profile shot. Bet you took it holding your breath.

22 Jan, 2010

 

Flcrazy...
have your butterflies in North Carolina disappeared for the same reasons as in the UK ?

22 Jan, 2010

 

You know I was Gg....lol
Tt, our primary culprit of butterfly decline is man. Their host plants have been destroyed for the sake of progress. I'm not sure of the reason of decline in UK, but I would love to know.
I do think I remember reading something about record rainfall being a cause,being butterflies can't fly in the rain, so they are starving for food and aren't able to find mates to reproduce. Does this sound accurate or is there more to the story TT ?

22 Jan, 2010



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