Gone for Winter

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 18 December 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Monarch butterflies massing prior to their migration south, far from the cold and snow of Ontario. I await the sight of them renewed in 2019.

Canon EOS REBEL XSi 1/250 second F/9.0 ISO 200 135 mm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Amazing scenery!

18 Dec 2018 6:06am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Wow, fantastic, so many monarch butterflies together.
A gorgeous photo.

18 Dec 2018 6:59am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

C'est une photographie rare que celle-ci.

18 Dec 2018 7:47am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Oh, what a sweet moment to catch !!

18 Dec 2018 9:07am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Wonderful capture.

18 Dec 2018 9:36am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Marvellous creatures, beautifully captured. Have you read 'Flight Behaviour' by Barbara Kingsolver?

18 Dec 2018 11:33am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, this is amazing !!!

18 Dec 2018 12:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! What a magical moment captured here.

18 Dec 2018 1:01pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a great capture of this huge grouping! The mosaic-patterned colors in their wings are backlit beautifully and stand out so well.

18 Dec 2018 1:05pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Impressionnante cette photo

18 Dec 2018 1:55pm

Devi from Chennai, India

wow...this looks simply awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 Dec 2018 2:54pm

Gérard from Allauch, France

Superb exposure to have the best light and color on the wings of these giant butterflies !

18 Dec 2018 4:01pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A magnificent flight of butterflies...

18 Dec 2018 4:35pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Wonderful capture !

18 Dec 2018 6:18pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


18 Dec 2018 6:29pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

What a superb capture, and very well taken. 5*

18 Dec 2018 6:36pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

You captured quite a bunch of them! Wonderful detail captured in the butterflies in the focus plane.

18 Dec 2018 7:02pm

existenceartistique from Angers, France


18 Dec 2018 7:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They are beautiful and may be gone for good soon. I read their populations have declined by 80%, if I recall correctly, in the past 20 years or so. I used to see them every summer when I was a kid. They would lay their eggs on milkweeds.

19 Dec 2018 12:21am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is gorgeous! I love it. Beautiful color.

19 Dec 2018 2:28am

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Sweet indeed, as Ronnie states!!! I LOVE this! and your timing would kick a train master's butt!! ;-)

19 Dec 2018 2:32am

k@ from Paris, France

Oh such a poetry in your frame, love this, could watch at if for hours.......
Have a delicious end of 18 with all yours, dear !

20 Dec 2018 8:35pm