I caught a glimpse of movement outside and, thinking it might be one of the hummers, I grabbed my camera and stepped out. It was a lovely monarch butterfly, apparently lured to the same shrubs that bring the honeybees.

For the first two shots, the camera had the same settings I used for the honeybees an hour before. I took the third shot a day later when the monarch flitted into the yard again, landed briefly on the lawn, then flitted away. The first two shots feature the underside of the wing and the last shot shows the top of the wing.

Focal Length 400mm, ISO 500, f/5.6, 1/250, flash
Focal Length 400mm, ISO 500, f/5.6, 1/400, flash




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