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Monarch Butterfly, Cone Flower

During my childhood in West Virginia monarch butterflies were everywhere. Now they are not common for me. I had a great photo op one day in Central Park. There were cone flowers and this monarch just sat and posed ever so nicely. The lake in the background was pleasantly out of focus. Imagine that, all this wildlife right in the middle of Manhattan.

4 responses

  1. Great capture! The butterfly posed and this was in Manhattan!

    December 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm

  2. Beautiful capture, Victor. I guess it was meant to be for you and butterfly.

    Unfortunately, there are no butterflies where I live and I’m not anywhere near the city. I realized that all the fertilizer used on the golf course and lawns of the million dollar homes in the area probably made it too toxic for the delicate butterflies.

    December 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    • Some years ago Lisa pointed out to me that there are no bugs around a golf course. No one would golf if they were tormented by bugs. That means toxic chemicals to kill weeds, bugs, and birds. Ever notice that grass just isn’t that green and weed free.

      December 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm

  3. Have you ever thought about entering the National Geographic photo contest – I may have asked you before – but you should. The contest has ended for this year, but try for 2012. See entries – http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/
    Thanks for the kind words and the nomination:)

    December 15, 2011 at 11:54 pm

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