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Day 24 - Petites Merveilles by MonsterBrand Day 24 - Petites Merveilles by MonsterBrand
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Didn't see too many Monarchs this year, so I made sure to spend as much
time as I could with the ones that would sit with me for a moment.

*Part of my "One photo a day for an entire year" Project.
You can follow the progress of this one-year-long project
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ragnaice Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is very beautiful!
LilithHatchersoon Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magic-diamond Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This wonderful piece of art is featured in #Macros-Of-Insects's journal.[link] :eager:
such a clean image, wonderful work!
InOnesMindsEye Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cette photo est simplement parfaite!
Fantastic shot! This is really well done.
Great capture, makes a very striking image :)
lil-razzle-dazzles Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No way!:omg: How long did you have to wait for this shot? That is amazingly clear. Good job!! I have a friend who lives in Pacific Grove, Califonia, the Monarch capital of the world or something like that. I've never seen one though. But I did spend a week in the Ladybug capital of California in Forest Falls right above Redlands, California. They were en masse there during the summer. You couldn't walk across the ground without killing a few.:(:tears: I would stand on a rock and refuse to move but my family were like, "c'mon, they're just bugs." But I felt so bad because you rarely ever see a ladybug and here there were thousands covering the ground and swarming. After awhile they got kind of annoying. You would have them in your hair when you came inside.:laughing:
MonsterBrand Nov 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
I actually did not have to wait long for this shot. It was luck really. I was just about to shoot a photo of the flower by itself when the butterfly landed. So I lowered the camera real quick then took my shot. Next thing I know, the Monarch takes off! Monarch butterflies are fairly common in the area I shot this photo (but as the years go by, we see less and less of them unfortunately :( ).

ah! I remember we had a ladybug infestation about 7 or 8 years ago and they were EVERYWHERE! :noes: Some areas of my high school had to be shut down because there were swarms of them in the ceiling and they were coming in through the ceiling lights. It was ridiculous. =P

A few years ago we also had a cicada swarm as well (now THAT was noisy).
marrciano Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fine captured
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