Charmed by a Monarch

I spotted this charming Monarch over at Crocker Nurseries in Brewster the other day.

It took me a while to catch up with her, as she flitted from blossom to blossom.

Never having attempted butterflies, I felt a bit “all thumbs” learning how best to capture her without disturbing.

So I was over the MOON when she landed to rest on this pretty cone flower.

The orange and purple of the flower were the perfect color palette for her beautiful wings…

Especially when she unfolded them to let the sun shine through like stained glass windows.

Of course I thanked her profusely for her patience…

And as she flitted away I told her to have safe travels and that I hoped to meet her again someday!

4 thoughts on “Charmed by a Monarch

  1. Beautiful Closeups, last one came out creative one 😀


    • Thank you, Hiren. And I almost wasn’t going to include the last one – not sure that such a blurred image would be “professional”. That it would show the limits of my little camera and my own expertise. I included it – because it looked so REAL, as she had looked to my eye when she suddenly flew off. I guess I decided that capturing what felt like the essence of the butterfly, in that moment, was more important than any technique. Or lack thereof. 😉


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