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Monarch in the Shadows 2 - Ka'anapali, Maui (Explored)

Monarch in the Shadows 2 - Ka'anapali, Maui (Explored)
It is a cold day (at least for Vancouver). With thoughts of Maui and my upcoming vacation in a couple of weeks on my mind, I posted this monarch shot. As I have observed elsewhere, there is a large monarch colony near the place we usually stay at. Judging by the wear and tear on its wings, this is probably an older butterfly.The flower is a rose-flowered jatropha, quite common on the island and a monarch favourite. I have to admit that I rather like the bokeh and light in this shot, though some may find it a little dark. Let me know what you think. The photo was taken in March 2013, with my trusty Olympus digital camera. Enjoy.

Kostas Papantoniou, Aixa, Kalena Reyna, Ferlen and 85 other people have particularly liked this photo


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J-d Welch
J-d Welch
a real Beauty!! 8 )
4 years ago.
ecolour
ecolour
Your work is absolutely amazing ... again, this is such a beautiful shot. I love how the light falls on the wings of this monarch ... it almost looks like stained glass, Alan.
4 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Excellent work!
4 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
The light on the flower and the Monarch, beautiful.
Even in the end stages of life, Monarchs a re a pleasing sight.
4 years ago.
Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger
Beautiful! Love how the light is making the wings glow!
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Delightful shot and very good use of the lighting.
4 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
Not too dark at all....rather rich & elegant :))))
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
A magnificent piece of photography, Alan!

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William Sutherland
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Evangrek63
Evangrek63
fabulous shot
4 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
I love it because the light shows up the features so well against the dark and gives a gradation of light and shadow on the butterfly wings. It's beautiful, Alan.
4 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Amazing, beautiful colours and details.
Happy Wednesday Alan.
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
So lovely; the deep rich colours and clarity are splendid

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4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Have a great day!
4 years ago.
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Enista (see: www.fli…
Wonderful i age, love thesoft light
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Thanks for sharing this extraordinary picture!
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adorable capture, exquisite light, delightful colours !
have a great day Alan !
4 years ago.
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Þórunn Þorsteinsdóttir
Þórunn Þorsteinsdótt…
Gorgeous work!!............Have a wonderful day my friend.
4 years ago.
ylisa
ylisa
Wow.......une pure merveille.....Bravo !
4 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
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Amazing capture here Alan. Up there with your best. Well done my friend Hugs Tess.
4 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
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Hi again Alan
4 years ago.
Clotilde M (Clofotos)
Clotilde M (Clofotos…
Qu'll est beau... superbe capture!
4 years ago.
ctofcsco
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Thanks for sharing this extraordinary picture!
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4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Cracking image, Alan. The colours are gorgeous and great composition,
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Beautiful play of light, a well traveled Monarch indeed.
4 years ago.
Rita Guimaraes
Rita Guimaraes
This is wonderful.
4 years ago.
English Pointers
English Pointers
This is just a beautiful shot as always Alan
Enjoy the rest of your week
4 years ago.
Ashley Loy
Ashley Loy
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4 years ago.
Ninfea
Ninfea
Hervorragend!!!!!!!!!!
4 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
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4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Beautiful. They fear the annual migration may end the numbers are so far down.
4 years ago.
OCS
OCS
Superb light and beautiful composition!
4 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Beautiful!! Nicely captured =)
4 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
How well done ! This is a small marvel, Alan ! ******
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Hi again

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4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
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Brenda Boisvert
Brenda Boisvert
A wonderful image, Allan ... not too dark at all. I agree with Lynne, it looks like a beautiful painting. Maui in a couple of weeks ... Lucky you:-)

Congratulations on Explore too!!
4 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Excelente
4 years ago.
Alain-Bernard
Alain-Bernard
I like it
4 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
of rare beauty !
tahnsk:)
4 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld
Oh, just lovely!
4 years ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
Thinking of warmer climes!
Lovely shot, Alan.
Enjoy your Thursday.....
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Congrats on Explore!
4 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Stunning beauty!!

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4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Your Colourful image was appreciated!

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4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
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4 years ago.
amine fassi
amine fassi
Superb work
4 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Just very nice catch
4 years ago.
odell_rd
odell_rd
Really gorgeous.

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4 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
:) Hello again

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4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks, Alan.

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Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Well Done!!
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4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
So pretty
4 years ago.
digital
digital
une bien belle lumière sur ce beau papillon :-))
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
CONGRATULATIONS from the MEMBERS of EXPLORED 4U
4 years ago.
Perlaroques
Perlaroques
That's Wild!!
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Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Beautiful macro of Monarch Butterfly !

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4 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Lovely shot Alan!
Happy weekend!
4 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
Genial
4 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
so beautiful !
4 years ago.
Maria W.
Maria W.
Belega papilio!!! :)))
4 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
such a beautiful light
somptuous !
4 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Brilliant !!!!!!!
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Lovely capture, bokeh and colours.
4 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
tres belle photo
4 years ago.
Eefje
Eefje
The darkness suits this picture just fine, it makes the colours look so warm, very very pretty.
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Amazing shot and lighting.
4 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
wonderful...
4 years ago.
Jean
Jean
What a beauty ! Great light and lovely rich colour.
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
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4 years ago.
ecolour
ecolour
Back again ... love it !!

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4 years ago.
Gérard B
Gérard B
Sublime.
4 years ago.
thethi
thethi
superbe !
Beau dimanche :-)
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4 years ago.
ctofcsco
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4 years ago.
Happy Life
Happy Life
Nicely done.
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
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4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Seen again in Explored 4U group!
4 years ago.
Leiela (MCR)
Leiela (MCR)
Mirinda !
4 years ago.
Airam
Airam
Estupenda!!
4 years ago.
Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel
une magnifique image ;have a nice week
4 years ago.
Oldt1mer - Keith
Oldt1mer - Keith
Beautiful capture !

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4 years ago.
Malòn- "Absent"-
Malòn- "Absent"-
Una gara tra bellezze. Magnifica
4 years ago.
Sebby
Sebby
Really beautiful
4 years ago.
dimitris kaliakoudas
dimitris kaliakoudas
Πολύ όμορφη εικόνα !
4 years ago.
learning.photography
learning.photography
Fantastic shot!
4 years ago.
Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Comment faites-vous pour faire vivre ce papillon dans une si belle tonalité ? ******
4 years ago.