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Monarch butterfly ....Danaus plexippus - for Jane

Monarch butterfly ....Danaus plexippus - for Jane (Danaus plexippus)

photographed at Mexican reserve El Rosario where they are overwintering.
I also put a few pictures together from our visit in a short blog.

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Is this the one famous for going about in massive flocks?

23 Aug, 2013


just look at that beaut!!!! what a capture :):) very nice of you to share!!!! look so perfect...

did you get to see them frozen in the program about them?
that was beautiful too.. their glistening forms!hanging in complete stillness, beautiful... one could hear the silents of the snow... then when the thaw comes they awaken with the warmth of the suns first rays :):)

thank you.. very much..jane..

ps:- i just go make cup of tea and try to calm down. ;)

23 Aug, 2013


I've seen that film too & I think they are just beautiful.

23 Aug, 2013


Yes Karen they are the ones.
Thank you for your comments.

24 Aug, 2013


Beautiful butterfly, lovely colours and structure of "ornament". Do not know anything about this special butterfly, but do you know what is "butterfly effect"? In chaos theory there is theoretical example of a hurricane's formation being contingent on whether or not a distant butterfly had flapped its wings several weeks earlier above the ocean.
It´s a nice phrase anyway.

24 Aug, 2013


Read about Monarch Butterflies story Katarina. It is still a mystery in many ways.

24 Aug, 2013


What´s the story?

24 Aug, 2013

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