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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A Visiting Monarch.......



The photo above is one of a larger than life monarch butterfly.  It is the first that I have seen this summer feeding on the zinnias. It is the only one at this time that is out there.  I have been seeing monarchs along the highways where they are feeding and flying up into traffic.

The monarch flaps it wings open to lift off of a flower so you need to be fast with a better camera than I have to catch it.  I noticed that they open really wide for about a second or two and then they flip up into the air.  The landing is open winged also but they shut close those wings immediately to start eating. 

4 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

She's beautiful! What a lovely first photo. That second one..yikes...it's migraine inducing. lol....

Kay said...

Just beautiful.

claude said...

A so beautiful butterfly !
I have a painting done by a french friend who lives in North Carolina.

Mildred said...

I wish I had success growing zinnias. I sure love watching butterflies.