Visiting Monarch Female monarch beginning to take off. I finally saw a monarch butterfly in my yard. I don’t have any milkweed right now so I don’t expect the usual, but they usually visit the phlox and often just fly in and rest in the trees and drink from the shallow birdbaths. Monarch hanging on phlox flowers. I happened to see this on on the phlox right out front and by the time I was up and had my zoom lens on my camera she was beginning to move but was still in that classic monarch shape on the pink flowers. Breathtaking! Taking off. But photographing through a screen does not produce clear photos. Getting me through the door with the cane and the big camera was kind of a production. Good thing butterflies are not frightened off by noises. Through the screen. She was beginning to take off, but I got some interesting photos of her before she did. Outdoors, but moving too much. . . . . . . . Follow me on Instagram. Visit my photography galleries on Portraits of Animals. All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, visit my galleries of Photography on Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “Custom Prints” for availability and terms. I'll be more than happy to make a print for you. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Chasing ButterfliesAutumn Leaves Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.