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Calinyx November 16, 2015
Cracking close up.
RobbieRoss November 23, 2015
Thank you very much...
quincyfloyd November 16, 2015
Great macro work
RobbieRoss November 23, 2015
Thank you!
ElaineCatlingPhotography November 23, 2015
Superb macro work. Beautifully captured
RobbieRoss November 23, 2015
Thank you so much.....
Mother_Nature November 24, 2015
Great image of the Monarch, we are planting MILKWEED now to help them on there long Journey from Canada to Mexico "Great Capture"
RobbieRoss November 25, 2015
All the best for your Milkweed plantation and THANKS once again!
onyanita November 25, 2015
lovely colours and composition
RobbieRoss November 25, 2015
Thank you very much...
chuckrickman November 28, 2015
Such a wonderful macro. Simply magnificent.
RobbieRoss November 28, 2015
Thanks Chuck.....
jhogan December 03, 2015
Great capture. Great lighting and back ground effect.
RobbieRoss December 07, 2015
Thank you Jhogan..
SSKOKSAL December 07, 2015
Very Nice
RobbieRoss December 07, 2015
Thank you very much....
ellenellen December 07, 2015
Lovely shot.
RobbieRoss December 07, 2015
Thanks Ellen.
AlimKinoglu December 13, 2015
9 shots already rocking... Following to see the rest... congrats. keep up the good work...
RobbieRoss December 13, 2015
Thank you Alim... shall post them soon and cheers!
1964moose December 15, 2015
Beautiful image
RobbieRoss December 15, 2015
Thank you very much...
NanseaW January 18, 2016
Exceptionally beautiful macro work! Stunning colours and details.
RobbieRoss January 19, 2016
Thank You..
chucksandmancollins January 19, 2016
I cant believe your images, just WOW!! I'm studying your work lol, simply superb
RobbieRoss January 19, 2016
Thank you....
jameskeithharwoodii January 23, 2016
You are one of the people that capture God's artwork for us - thank you.
RobbieRoss January 24, 2016
Thank you too for your precious compliment.... I feel blessed :)
aliciadickson January 25, 2016
lovely image
RobbieRoss January 25, 2016
Thank you Alicia......
dwayne64 February 10, 2016
Beautiful shot-Awesome detail
RobbieRoss February 10, 2016
Thank you Dwayne...
lvalencia February 13, 2016
Wow . . . Beautiful macro work. Stunning composition.
RobbieRoss February 14, 2016
Thank you .... :)
jettahlily008 February 14, 2016
Beautiful!!! :)
RobbieRoss February 14, 2016
Thank You..
thomson561 February 18, 2016
RobbieRoss February 18, 2016
Thank you Thomsom :)
Ragu February 18, 2016
Great Capture!
RobbieRoss February 19, 2016
Thank you Ragu....
EJMPics February 28, 2016
Great Shot
RobbieRoss February 28, 2016
Thank you Edward :)
naturisk March 11, 2016
So perfect!
naturisk March 11, 2016
So perfect!
RobbieRoss March 11, 2016
Thanks Susan :)
AlgisKemezys March 22, 2016
RobbieRoss March 23, 2016
Thank you :)
timsridharan April 10, 2016
lovely, I wish more people view my images. Congratulation
RobbieRoss May 01, 2016
Thank you..
davidalbone May 01, 2016
Nice focussing. Hard to get them to stay still long enough!
RobbieRoss May 01, 2016
Thanks and agree with you :)
adriansart May 02, 2016
The light and clarity on the butterfly is first class Robbie!
RobbieRoss May 02, 2016
Thanks Adrian appreciate it :)
jimfbauty May 02, 2016
Absolutely beautiful... you have set the bar high and I will seek to meet your level...
RobbieRoss May 02, 2016
Thanks Jim, I'm sure you will, Happy Clicking :)
ovosphotography May 25, 2016
like it!
RobbieRoss May 25, 2016
:) :)
Ranger7 July 20, 2016
Nice close-up of the Monarch Butterfly, excellent bokeh.
RobbieRoss August 10, 2016
Thank you very much :)
SuperPhotos August 05, 2016
Well done! Looks amazing!
RobbieRoss August 10, 2016
Thank you :)
dfuller4747 August 10, 2016
I only dream of captures like this, Great job.
RobbieRoss August 10, 2016
Certainly you can, and many thanks appreciate it much :)
Vanismile September 10, 2016
Incredible Macro shot of this unbelivable lovely creation:)
RobbieRoss September 11, 2016
Thank you :)
catherinethompson October 17, 2016
Beautiful Congratulations
RobbieRoss October 17, 2016
Thank you Catherine :)
Mono-BLVD November 02, 2016
Nice cropping Robbie!
Ediwah100 December 11, 2016
pamelahile January 28, 2017
RobbieRoss February 01, 2017
Thank you :)
grassylake January 30, 2017
RobbieRoss February 01, 2017
Thank you :)
Cookies4U February 11, 2017
What a beautiful macro! Love this shot!
RobbieRoss February 12, 2017
Thank you :)
lizalockyermarsh March 09, 2017
Wow brilliant. Great work
RobbieRoss March 09, 2017
Thank you Liza :)
aleksandrrodnik March 16, 2017
The Best
RobbieRoss March 16, 2017
Thank you :)
httppluto April 03, 2017
Fantastic shot
RobbieRoss April 03, 2017
Thank you :)
GigiJim08 May 03, 2017
Award-winning. Congratulations on your award!
RobbieRoss May 03, 2017
Thank you :)
Tigereye316 August 27, 2017
Beautiful shot crispy clear with great details....good one
RobbieRoss August 27, 2017
Thank you :)
Tigereye316 August 27, 2017
Did you shoot it with tripod ?
RobbieRoss August 27, 2017
suzievishwavishwakarma October 05, 2017
RobbieRoss October 05, 2017
Thanks Suzie.... :)
dynastesgranti February 04, 2018
Beautiful image. Curious where you photographed this? You have labeled it as a Monarch. It is definitely a Nymphalid but is not a Monarch.
Essex June 08, 2018
I love your work! A treat to view your photos, Robbie.
RobbieRoss June 08, 2018
Thank you :)
cezarmagalhes November 09, 2018
Perfeita. É magnifica!
RobbieRoss Jan 16
Thank you :)

Monarch Butterfly....

The monarch butterfly or simply monarch is a milkweed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. Other common names depending on region include milkweed, common tiger...
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The monarch butterfly or simply monarch is a milkweed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. Other common names depending on region include milkweed, common tiger, wanderer, and black veined brown.

Scientific name: Danaus plexippus
Higher classification: Danaus
Rank: Species
Symbol of: Texas, Alabama, West Virginia, Illinois, Minnesota, Vermont, Idaho

For all the wildlife Photographers, the bright colours, rings, spots and stripes on the wing of the butterfly represent the nature’s beauty.
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Staff Winter Selection 2015
Peer Award
Superb Composition
Top Choice
Absolute Masterpiece
Magnificent Capture
Superior Skill
Outstanding Creativity
All Star
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Behind The Lens

I was on my way intending to shoot some birds around and decided and entered a park nearby to my home in Hyderabad-India, As I entered the park I was fascinated by the butterflies hopping around from one plant to another and no sooner I changed my mind to capture these butterflies instead of the birds...
It was in the evening around 5:00 p.m. and was waiting patiently for one of the butterfly to settle down, and as it rest on one of the plant on a tiny flower I took position and began to focus.
And yes I was very fortunate with the soft light which was falling from a patch of a huge tree nearby and falling exactly on my subject, And as continued to stay focused there was a slight breeze and an obstacle of other leaves causing distraction in the frame so I moved to my left and knelt down and took another angle and continue to focus patiently and when finally the breeze calmly settled down, then I went ahead took the shot.
I used a Canon 600D Camera, and Cannon 250mm telephoto Zoom Lens,
The beautiful color and the pattern on the wings
While shooting wildlife photography post processing comes in handy and its advisable to always shoot in RAW, I did post processing to this image and darkened the areas around the butterfly and used the white balance and increased the temperature for the image to look warmer, since the camera settings at times do not match the weather conditions so I took the advantage of processing it a bit, and finally I am happy with the outcome.
In my camera bag
I always carry a Canon EF-S 55-250mm telephoto zoom Lens for wildlife photography, 18-55mm to shoot landscape whenever its a beautiful day, A Tripod to avoid handshake which may cause the image to blur especially when using slow shutter speed, and of course water to be cool and composed. : )
When taking butterfly photos one should always be happy and feel the beauty surrounded with the subject, but when it comes to shooting wildlife photography one must always respect the privacy of the animals. shooting butterfly pictures takes a long time to get good shots, and to get good shots one must have enough patience which is very very important as a photographer.

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