While I was photographing dragonflies at Davidsons Mill Pond Park this Monarch Butterfly flew in to these flowers right in front of me. I was using a 300mm lens with a 1.4x teleconverter, so I had to backup some because it was too close to focus on. I was shooting almost wide open to get a smoother background so the Monarch & the flowers would standout more against a smooth background.
Fantastic pictures of a butterfly that does not care about camouflage.
Thanks Hans! They are fun to photograph!
Wonderful photos, Reed!
Thanks Belinda! It was fun to photograph! It is rare to have it fly in right in front of a dragonfly I was photographing!
Thanks Steve! If it has wings I like to photograph it!
Beautiful images, Reed. I love monarchs!
Thanks Eliza! They are fun photo subjects!
These are gorgeous, Reed!
Thanks Donna! I try lately to have cleaner & smoother backgrounds so the main subjects stand out more.