Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Monarch Butterflies

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- Karen

18 comments:

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

They are just amazing and your shots are so very clear! (Looks as though you may have been visiting my neck of the woods :)

AVCr8teur said...

Sukhamandir: Are you in Fremont? I thought you were further up in northern CA.

I thought I would take a break from my trip to Taiwan and post a recent outing to Ardenwood Farms where they are having a record year in Monarch Butterflies migrating to the area. Every year they migrate here in the hundreds, but this year they number in the thousands. The 2 pictures above only show a fraction of the butterflies clustered in the trees.

aquariann said...

Wow, I've never seen so many butterflies together!! Beautiful captures.

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Indrani said...

How I wish I could see such a sight!
Superb captures.

Life Ramblings said...

butterflies are such a great subject for photography and your photos are fantabulous Karen.

rainfield61 said...

If one butterfly tells a love story, then you are busy listening to many.

catsynth said...

Beautiful captures of the monarchs. I like seeing both the individuals and the cluster.

eileeninmd said...

Very cool, just amazing numbers of butterflies. Great captures.

caite said...

they are beautiful!
OK, the second pic is lovely and the first is a bit creepy...lol

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Ah, what a sight!

Jo said...

Wow -- so many in one place!

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

Monarch butterflies are so gorgeous. Looking forward to when they migrate my way!

Filip Demuinck said...

How is this possible, I have never seen so many butterflies in one place.

Greetings,
Filip

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

AVCr8teur No not Freemont, We are on the coast about 40 minutes from the Pacific Grove Sanctuary where my kids used to go on school field trips.

betchai said...

oh, would love to see this one too, never saw a lot of them like this.

Jana said...

simply breathtaking,was it just like this in the nature or in a special garden?!

AVCr8teur said...

Thank you everyone for your comments. It is quite a sight to see and almost unreal. There are other locations in Northern California like Sukhmandir Kaur mentioned that are also migration points for the Monarch Butterflies.

Jana: Every year they come to the same cluster of trees at the Ardenwood Farms park. So to answer your question, it is just out in nature and not a special butterfly garden.

La Principessa Errante said...

WOW - gorgeous shots, last time I was there is was cold and dreary and the butterflies were hunkered down so it was hard to see any color. These are gust fabulous shots.