The Monarch’s Are Still Here

The Monarch’s are still here.  Everyday they continue to show up in the backyard, and I can’t resist photographing them.  I know—enough is enough already.  But I love butterflies, and Monarch’s are unique amongst butterflies.  If you’re sick and tired of seeing them posted feel free to skip over these photos, but if (like me) you find them fascinating then please enjoy the posted images as much as I’ve enjoyed capturing and presenting them.

Photographer’s note:  I used a different lens this afternoon, and also used my Speedlite for a few of the shots.  I’m going back to the local zoo later this week, and I want to experiment with this lens and flash combination.  All images were captured in CameraRAW with my Canon EOS 5D Mk2 camera, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM zoom lens and Canon Speedlite 430EX II flash unit.  RAW conversion and post-edits completed in PSE11. Camera settings are listed under each image for further reference.

3944 Framed

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1/2000s @ f/4.0, ISO 800, FL=150mm

3953 Framed

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1/2000s @ f/4.0, ISO 640, FL=145mm

3946 Framed

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1/2000s @ f/4.5, ISO 800, FL=150mm

3947 Framed

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1/2000s @ f/4.0, ISO 400, FL=145mm, Flash

3951 Framed

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1/2000s @ f/4.5, ISO 1000, FL=145mm3952 Framed

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1/2000s @ f/13, ISO 400, FL=145mm, Flash

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