Monarch and the dying Zinnia..

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedOctober 9, 2011
TakenOctober 9, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/200 sec at f/14
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length280 mm
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Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me. though he were dead, yet he shall live, St. John 11: 25

When a Monarch butterfly
Saw a Zinnia today
That was ready to die..
He pollinated it anyway..

Tho' the flower almost gone
Would soon be dead...
His vision went far beyond
Seeing the color red...
Poetry, by me, AJP

Please check out this link where I learned "Butterflies have good color vision sensing more “wavelengths” than either humans or bees and, unlike bees; butterflies can see the color red."

There were a couple of Monarch's flying on the Zinnia's this afternoon. Even though this flower is beyond its prime, I chose it as my favorite to show for today. I liked it because regardless that the flower is dying the butterfly took the time to care for it....

Focal length 280 mm
F-Number F/14
Exposure time 1/200 sec.
ISO Speed 360
Exposure Program manual

12 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (9 Oct 2011):

    Wonderful!! Maybe he can hug it like the bee did on the aster!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (9 Oct 2011):

    Yes, Donald ..It looks like it could use a little tender loving care..The zinnia's
    had been going strong and healthy for quite awhile but they are showing wear
    and tear now...

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (9 Oct 2011):

    brilliant colors, excellent comp!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (10 Oct 2011):

    Wow! Breathtaking!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (10 Oct 2011):

    A truly beautiful image! Great narrative and link.. thanks for sharing. I love this beautiful capture!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (10 Oct 2011):

    What a beautiful shot Andrea!! Next year, I will be planting lots and lots of red.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (11 Oct 2011):

    Gorgeous photo!!! You made this Zinnia beautiful in it's final end of life. The article on butterflies was very interesting reading.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (11 Oct 2011):

    beautiful butterfly!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (11 Oct 2011):

    John 11:25 is one of my favorite scriptures............ great capture.....

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (14 Oct 2011):

    Stunning, my friend. Incredible detail and clarity. Your poem and info really add to the beauty of this image.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (17 Oct 2011):

    Beautiful closeup! The colors are wonderful. I love the topaz colored background.

  • mohammed

    mohammed said (18 Apr 2012):

    so beautifull capture

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