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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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Calinyx
 
Calinyx November 16, 2015
Cracking close up.
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss November 23, 2015
Thank you very much...
quincyfloyd PRO+
 
quincyfloyd November 16, 2015
Great macro work
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss November 23, 2015
Thank you!
ElaineCatlingPhotography PRO+
 
ElaineCatlingPhotography November 23, 2015
Superb macro work. Beautifully captured
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss November 23, 2015
Thank you so much.....
Mother_Nature
 
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
RobbieRoss November 25, 2015
All the best for your Milkweed plantation and THANKS once again!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita November 25, 2015
lovely colours and composition
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss November 25, 2015
Thank you very much...
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman November 28, 2015
Such a wonderful macro. Simply magnificent.
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss November 28, 2015
Thanks Chuck.....
jhogan PRO
 
jhogan December 03, 2015
Great capture. Great lighting and back ground effect.
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss December 07, 2015
Thank you Jhogan..
SSKOKSAL
 
SSKOKSAL December 07, 2015
Very Nice
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss December 07, 2015
Thank you very much....
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen December 07, 2015
Lovely shot.
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss December 07, 2015
Thanks Ellen.
AlimKinoglu PRO+
 
AlimKinoglu December 13, 2015
9 shots already rocking... Following to see the rest... congrats. keep up the good work...
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss December 13, 2015
Thank you Alim... shall post them soon and cheers!
1964moose
 
1964moose December 15, 2015
Beautiful image
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss December 15, 2015
Thank you very much...
NanseaW
 
NanseaW January 18, 2016
Exceptionally beautiful macro work! Stunning colours and details.
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss January 19, 2016
Thank You..
chucksandmancollins
 
chucksandmancollins January 19, 2016
I cant believe your images, just WOW!! I'm studying your work lol, simply superb
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss January 19, 2016
Thank you....
jameskeithharwoodii
 
jameskeithharwoodii January 23, 2016
You are one of the people that capture God's artwork for us - thank you.
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss January 24, 2016
Thank you too for your precious compliment.... I feel blessed :)
aliciadickson
 
aliciadickson January 25, 2016
lovely image
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss January 25, 2016
Thank you Alicia......
dwayne64 Premium
 
dwayne64 February 10, 2016
Beautiful shot-Awesome detail
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss February 10, 2016
Thank you Dwayne...
lvalencia
 
lvalencia February 13, 2016
Wow . . . Beautiful macro work. Stunning composition.
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss February 14, 2016
Thank you .... :)
jettahlily008 PRO+
 
jettahlily008 February 14, 2016
Beautiful!!! :)
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss February 14, 2016
Thank You..
thomson561
 
thomson561 February 18, 2016
Beautiful
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss February 18, 2016
Thank you Thomsom :)
Ragu
 
Ragu February 18, 2016
Great Capture!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss February 19, 2016
Thank you Ragu....
EJMPics
 
EJMPics February 28, 2016
Great Shot
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss February 28, 2016
Thank you Edward :)
naturisk PRO
 
naturisk March 11, 2016
So perfect!
naturisk PRO
 
naturisk March 11, 2016
So perfect!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss March 11, 2016
Thanks Susan :)
AlgisKemezys PRO
 
AlgisKemezys March 22, 2016
Beatiful..
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss March 23, 2016
Thank you :)
timsridharan
 
timsridharan April 10, 2016
lovely, I wish more people view my images. Congratulation
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss May 01, 2016
Thank you..
davidalbone PRO+
 
davidalbone May 01, 2016
Nice focussing. Hard to get them to stay still long enough!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss May 01, 2016
Thanks and agree with you :)
adriansart
 
adriansart May 02, 2016
The light and clarity on the butterfly is first class Robbie!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss May 02, 2016
Thanks Adrian appreciate it :)
jimfbauty PRO+
 
jimfbauty May 02, 2016
Absolutely beautiful... you have set the bar high and I will seek to meet your level...
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss May 02, 2016
Thanks Jim, I'm sure you will, Happy Clicking :)
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography May 25, 2016
like it!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss May 25, 2016
:) :)
Ranger7 PRO
 
Ranger7 July 20, 2016
Nice close-up of the Monarch Butterfly, excellent bokeh.
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss August 10, 2016
Thank you very much :)
SuperPhotos PRO
 
SuperPhotos August 05, 2016
Well done! Looks amazing!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss August 10, 2016
Thank you :)
dfuller4747 PRO+
 
dfuller4747 August 10, 2016
I only dream of captures like this, Great job.
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss August 10, 2016
Certainly you can, and many thanks appreciate it much :)
Vanismile
 
Vanismile September 10, 2016
Incredible Macro shot of this unbelivable lovely creation:)
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss September 11, 2016
Thank you :)
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson October 17, 2016
Beautiful Congratulations
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss October 17, 2016
Thank you Catherine :)
Mono-BLVD
 
Mono-BLVD November 02, 2016
Nice cropping Robbie!
Ediwah100
 
Ediwah100 December 11, 2016
Beautiful
pamelahile PRO
 
pamelahile January 28, 2017
Lovely!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss February 01, 2017
Thank you :)
grassylake
 
grassylake January 30, 2017
Awesome
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss February 01, 2017
Thank you :)
Cookies4U PRO+
 
Cookies4U February 11, 2017
What a beautiful macro! Love this shot!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss February 12, 2017
Thank you :)
lizalockyermarsh
 
lizalockyermarsh March 09, 2017
Wow brilliant. Great work
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss March 09, 2017
Thank you Liza :)
aleksandrrodnik
 
aleksandrrodnik March 16, 2017
The Best
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss March 16, 2017
Thank you :)
httppluto
 
httppluto April 03, 2017
Fantastic shot
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss April 03, 2017
Thank you :)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 May 03, 2017
Award-winning. Congratulations on your award!
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss May 03, 2017
Thank you :)
Tigereye316
 
Tigereye316 August 27, 2017
Beautiful shot crispy clear with great details....good one
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss August 27, 2017
Thank you :)
Tigereye316
 
Tigereye316 August 27, 2017
Did you shoot it with tripod ?
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss August 27, 2017
No
suzievishwavishwakarma
 
suzievishwavishwakarma October 05, 2017
Beautiful.....photography
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss October 05, 2017
Thanks Suzie.... :)
dynastesgranti PRO+
 
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
 
Essex June 08, 2018
I love your work! A treat to view your photos, Robbie.
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss June 08, 2018
Thank you :)
cezarmagalhes
 
cezarmagalhes November 09, 2018
Perfeita. É magnifica!
LINYLIZAMARNETTE PRO+
 
LINYLIZAMARNETTE January 16, 2019
Beautiful
RobbieRoss
RobbieRoss January 16, 2019
Thank you :)

Behind The Lens

Location
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...
Time
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.
Lighting
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.
Equipment
I used a Canon 600D Camera, and Cannon 250mm telephoto Zoom Lens,
Inspiration
The beautiful color and the pattern on the wings
Editing
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. : )
Feedback
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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