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In Beauty Appreciation

Posted by Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 19 November 2017 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

She's so friendly.

19 Nov 2017 7:42am

@Hiro: Pre migration masses of Monarch butterflies tend to be a bit more approachable.

Gérard from Allauch, France

Really well appreciated this one !!

19 Nov 2017 8:32am

@Gérard: A friendly "hello" from one Earthling to another :-)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ce cadrage

19 Nov 2017 12:01pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

How on earth did you manage to tame it? Is it on drugs? :) Excellent capture

19 Nov 2017 12:40pm

@grouser: Let's hope the Monarchs are drug-free, ha ha. I managed two gentle wing strokes before it lifted off, thus it was a capture without a capture :)

Don from Spokane, United States

I like having the hand in the picture which gives us an idea of the butterfly's size. A fine close up.

19 Nov 2017 1:18pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! I love seeing this tender moment!

19 Nov 2017 2:51pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks a lot, Ruthie.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Lovely framing ! Superb !!

19 Nov 2017 3:01pm

@Mhelene: My thanks !

Devi from Chennai, India

wow...and she did not even fly away ?
Great capture !!!!!

19 Nov 2017 3:05pm

@Devi: A couple of gentle and slow wing caresses, and then away it went. It was very special to be able to do that. Thanks a lot, Devi.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Not so wild ! Well captured and framed with the hand in your composition !

19 Nov 2017 3:17pm

@Anna Cherer: I was grateful for auto-focus ! Thank you, Anna.

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

Lovely.
Nice photo.

19 Nov 2017 3:39pm

@Ehsan Hemmati: Thanks very much!

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

great composition!

19 Nov 2017 8:32pm

@Olivier: Thanks a lot !

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Majestic color and pose and how in the hell were you able to keep this beauty still?!? SO Gorgeous!!! I Love this one ;-)

19 Nov 2017 9:02pm

@Denny Jump: There are times when the wild things allow me to get close to them... maybe because *I* look like a wild thing, ha ha... sincere thanks, sir Denny!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely capture of the Monarch. I used to see them in milkweed as a kid.

19 Nov 2017 10:29pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve. They flourish in southern Ontario, too.

Irene from San Francisco, United States

great framing !
Love it !

20 Nov 2017 12:15am

@Irene: So glad you do; thanks!

k@ from Paris, France

A great poetry in the way you framed this too, in order to let the ideal space for the butterfly to leave !

20 Nov 2017 11:32am

@k@: Karine, you have a knack for seeing things precisely the way I intended them in the moment of framing a shot. I am always grateful for that, and for your feedback!

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, focus & colors!
Lovely!

21 Nov 2017 8:22pm

@omid: Very kind of you, thanks!