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Monarch in Flight 5 - Ka'anapali, Maui (Explored)

Monarch in Flight 5 - Ka'anapali, Maui (Explored)
Monarchs are fairly common in Ka'anapali and there is a large colony close to where we stayed. I spent some time experimenting with different ways of photographing monarchs in flight. For anyone who has not tried to do this, it is an interesting exercise in eye hand coordination and patience. :) This shot was rather tricky with the flowers flaring in the Maui sun and the butterfly in partial shade. The photo was taken in February 2013, with my trusty Olympus digital camera. Enjoy.

Joan Carles Pla Ferrer, Arnocrash, Oscar Rivera, thethi and 83 other people have particularly liked this photo


88 comments - The latest ones
Joan+
Joan+
How wonderful - a beautiful butterfly (perfectly captured), a beautiful flower and the most heavenly place to be..! Cracking shot
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
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3 years ago.
Diana (Naturegrl64)
Diana (Naturegrl64)
Perfect!
3 years ago.
J-d Welch
J-d Welch
a real beauty!! 8 )
3 years ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Une prise merveilleuse !!!!
3 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Great timing! Beautiful shot =)
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome inflight capture! Have a great weekend!
3 years ago.
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Fantastique "arrêt sur image" !
3 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
magnifique belle photo Barra agreable dimanche
3 years ago.
Christiane
Christiane
HOW WONDERFUL, Alan ! Its just perfect ! *********

Wish you a nice Sunday overthere.
3 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Beautifully captured Great timing Alan. Well done my friend Hugs Tess
3 years ago.
Brian
Brian
Wonderful capture!
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Super macro!! Perfect clarity, colors and detail !!
Brilliant work as always!
Happy Sunday, Alan!
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Great macro and timing!
3 years ago.
ctofcsco
ctofcsco
Excellent Shot Seen In:
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3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Good morning, Alan. Nice shot. They're always a blur when I catch them in flight.
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
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3 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
I saw a cloud of those fluttering past our town

this duo is beautiful !
3 years ago.
Suus
Suus
superb flightshot !!!
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
fantastic capture in flight, superb shot !
have a lovely evening and happy new week Alan !
3 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Sensacional
3 years ago.
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Special!
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Marvelous timing, great light and color.
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Outstanding shot, Alan!
Amazing picture!
Fabulous work!
Love it!
3 years ago.
Chip Miller
Chip Miller
Beautiful in flight capture of this handsome monarch. I find most insects in flight particularly trying of one's patience. To get a nice one like this is a real coup. I shot over 500 flash images of moths in flight in our yard one evening. I kept two. Lovely image, Alan.
3 years ago.
Rafael
Rafael
Magnífica !
Saludos cordiales !
3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Terrific in-flight cature, Alan. The light and colour are superb!
Enjoy your week ahead.
3 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Absolutely fantastic shot !!!
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++So beautifulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
wonderful the colors
happy new week ahead :)
congrats on explore
3 years ago.
SaVonSasa
SaVonSasa
very nice .
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Wow, a waterdrop as well. I reckon is the best on the wing butterfly shot I've seen and lovely bright flowers too, Alan.
3 years ago.
Daddy
Daddy
BRAVO Magnifique mon ami (:-))
3 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
Very nice and well composed photo job here well done !!!
Have a wonderful new week.
3 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Magnificent shot!
3 years ago.
Karl Wolfgang
Karl Wolfgang
Alan,
Agree that it is a labor of love and exercise of patience to capture butterfly in motion, and to balance against some flower. Almost have to slowly move in on one, focus on flower and hope for butterfly to move into focal plane. I can't recall seeing them when I was in Kauai.
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Charming and fascinating scene & macro with Monarch Butterfly and red Flowers !
3 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
lovely...
3 years ago.
Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger
What a fabulous catch! I've been trying to shoot a butterfly in flight for years, and haven't come close to getting one this sharp! Amazing stuff!
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
A striking in flight capture. Beautiful.
3 years ago.
P. Carl B.
P. Carl B.
Vraiment magnifique *****************
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
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3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
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3 years ago.
Blueman
Blueman
CONGRATULATIONS from the MEMBERS of EXPLORED 4U
3 years ago.
Aedan
Aedan
Magnifique!!!!!
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Absolutely stunning Alan !
3 years ago.
Chrissy S
Chrissy S
Stunning shot ~ a beauty :) Well done on explore
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3 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Une capture de rêve..!
3 years ago.
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
WOW! awesome capture
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
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3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
What great timing!
3 years ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
A stunning and gorgeous shot. Wonderful light and colours. An immediate fave.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o delicate and delightful and beautiful ...
but .... I'm off ;-) it moved oOo

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3 years ago.
ctofcsco
ctofcsco
I love it! That's Wild!!
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3 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
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Stunner Alan. Perfect timing. Congratulations on Explore Well deserved Hugs Tess
3 years ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
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Great capture!
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Beautiful photography mate , perfectly captured

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3 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Over the top spectacular shooting, Alan!

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3 years ago.
Loule
Loule
Une merveille.
3 years ago.
Jean-Marc Muller
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sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
:)

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3 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Very beautiful ! Superb macro.
3 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
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Tess Mc Kenna
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Hi again Alan
Fantastic capture here. Well done Regards Tess.
3 years ago.
Paul Fine
Paul Fine
Fabulous image wonderful timing
3 years ago.
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admired again !

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Stan Askew
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ylisa
ylisa
une merveille cette image!

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3 years ago.
Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
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Une très belle qualité de macro.... j'aime beaucoup !!!

Et bienvenu dans le groupe des "P'TITES BÉBÊTES....." ! Il est maintenant le vôtre.
3 years ago.
Bruno Suignard
Bruno Suignard
Excellent capture!!!********************************
3 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
outstanding capture....your efforts & patience really paid off :)))))))
3 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
Magnifica
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Outstanding; vivid colours and sharpness.
3 years ago.
Flatterding
Flatterding
gefällt mir .
3 years ago.
Pete Foley
Pete Foley
Well done, that is a difficult shot, and you pulled it off beautifully
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Well Done!!
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3 years ago.
Penny
Penny
Amazing shot and gorgeous detail :)
3 years ago.
Carmen R
Carmen R
Excelente!!!!!
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
One of my favourites....superb

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3 years ago.
Ninfea
Ninfea
WOW!!!!!!!!! Ganz große Klasse!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Beth
Beth
An extraordinary capture!
3 years ago.
Gérard B
Gérard B
Excellent.
3 years ago.
Aedan
Aedan
Magnifique!
3 years ago.
Werner Schafarik
Werner Schafarik
Fantastischer Moment!
3 years ago.
thethi
thethi
superbe composition !
3 years ago.
Arnocrash
Arnocrash
superbe instant bien capté
3 years ago.