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Tankin' Up
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This monarch was filling up the tank on nectar for the long migration south. She stayed put long enough for me to try out my closeup lens. I had hoped to catch a glimpse of the monarchs roosting in the trees, but the winds changed and blew them away except for a few stragglers. If you want to know more check this info about their Migration You may be able to see them if you live further south!


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09/14/07 11:28 AM GMT
A great picture Hilda
I didn't know monarch butterflies migrated, that's pretty amazing for a creature with such a short lifespan !! Thanx 4 the info link in Your narrative.
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09/14/07 12:28 AM GMT
Beautiful, Hilda! You must tell what lens you are using here, please? lol I know that must be quite a sight to see a whole group of them hanging in the trees. Well, next year. I read your link and it appears that the monarchs should be migrating through here right about now.
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09/14/07 12:53 AM GMT
Great post and thanks for the link. Very nice image Hilda. Just love these Monarch's. >< ♫ :)sandi ♪ ♫
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09/14/07 1:09 PM GMT
Gee, after going through that web site this guy looks pretty lonely :) I would love to see this, but I couldn't help notice on the migration map that they go around Tennessee -lol. Maybe they don't like banjos. :)
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09/14/07 1:09 PM GMT
Super clear post, Hilda. One of the best I've seen on here, and while the elements weren't right this year, there's always next!! Such vibrant color you captured!

♥PJ 005

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09/14/07 1:16 PM GMT
I'm always in awe of such butterfly shots. I've never had one of these little guys stay put long enough for me to get a decent shot off. Beautiful DT, Hilda!
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09/14/07 2:28 PM GMT
Your butterfly photos are just astounding. I love them all so very much.
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09/14/07 4:19 PM GMT
~ I am soooo loving all your b-fly shots Hilda...what another beauty! Thanks so much for sharing!
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09/14/07 4:20 PM GMT
It's a long flight, monarchs migrate long distances for butterflies. Great job Hilda, he's a beauty.
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09/14/07 10:39 PM GMT
This is a very beautiful capture. I was lucky to be able to vote on it. High marks in my opinion! Very nice work.
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09/14/07 10:47 PM GMT
I see the monarchs are in IA too Hilda! A real beauty you have here my friend! Excellent capture! Hope you'll excuse my spotty appearances. Hard to find enough time in the day, but I'll always be around sonner or later! C):-)
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09/14/07 10:59 PM GMT
beautiful.we don't see these so much in the uk to my wishes,simon.
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09/16/07 3:09 AM GMT
Another Excellent Shot Hilda!
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09/16/07 3:03 PM GMT
I was sitting in my truck in the driveway yesterday doing some cleaning and one of these guys flew in one window and right out the other! Yep - it is migration time! Beautiful capture, Hilda -

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09/16/07 11:54 PM GMT
Gorgeous Hilda. I love your butterfly pictures.
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09/17/07 6:09 PM GMT
Wonderful close up, lovely colors
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09/18/07 5:17 PM GMT
As clear as they get, fantastic job.
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09/18/07 6:41 PM GMT
What a beauty!
Very nice shot.
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09/21/07 9:18 PM GMT
Beautiful butterfly and flower,pleasant,thanks.
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09/24/07 2:58 AM GMT

Beautiful photograph. Thanks for sharing.

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