Sunday, October 9, 2011

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Spring and the monarchs arrive at the same time. They arrive from Mexico ravenous and will eat until their appetites are satisfied. This king of butterflies generally has a 60 day life span and will be certain to reproduce many times over prior to death. The cycle will continue three to four times over the course of the warmer months. Once the fourth generation emerges from their Chrysalis it is inherently known they are the chosen generation which will make the 2000 mile migration. Their appetites are like no other generation before and their urge to reproduce is suppressed. When the cooling winds of Autumn blow, the monarch will catch a ride back to the mountains of Mexico and wait for Spring to arrive again.


8 comments:

msdewberry said...

Gorgeous! Spot on focus against the bokehed background. Its an awesome capture!

Kristin said...

Beautiful shot. BTW, thanks for the link you sent. I enjoyed reading it and never realized how much was involved in that form of processing. It makes me admire your work even more!

Janell said...

great detail on the butterfly and beautiful bokeh! Love the cream colors in the background.

Roshanda "ShonEjai" Glenn said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous photo! I love it! Well done.

Barb said...

Gorgeous! great dof!

Melinda said...

What a beautiful shot! Really great focus and comp!

Kara said...

sweet shot!

Gretchen said...

I can't help love every shot of these fellas... gorgeous!