Monarch of the Pine
Oh, cool, the Flickr post of this photo got featured on Explore!
Some #butterflies spotted over the last few days:
A monarch that nicely paused on the grass with its wings open, long enough to catch a clear photo.
A swallowtail that I sort of caught in flight, at a distance. It’s very low-resolution, but it’s also clearly identifiable!
A cabbage white that I was able to catch with a zoom lens.
A #monarch butterfly in flight. I’ve been seeing one or two each time I go for a walk in the neighborhood, but mostly they’re flying around too much for me to get a decent photo. This one decided to stick around this one bush for a while.
At least two, possibly three monarchs flying around a parking lot. They settled on this tree long enough for me to catch a couple of photos.
Saw this lone monarch flying around above the sidewalk next to a busy street. Took my phone out on the off chance I might be able catch it in frame and maybe be able to tell it was orange in the picture. Had no idea I’d actually be able to see the pattern on the wings once I’d zoomed in on it!
A few weeks ago I saw a lot of monarchs. Today I saw a lot of these.