Silent Sunday – Monarch

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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102 Responses to Silent Sunday – Monarch

  1. sandyjwhite says:

    Wonderful shot, Eliza!

  2. cindy knoke says:

    Such gorgeous colors!

  3. Diana says:

    So beautiful! You have a wonderful camera as your photo is just awesome! ❤️ 🦋

  4. Maria says:

    Such clarity in colours and detail Eliza! This is truly an amazing photograph.

  5. John says:

    Wow, so beautiful, Eliza! ❤️

  6. Anne says:

    Definitely a photograph worth framing!

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  8. Isha Garg says:

    The clarity is excellent! Great shot, Eliza!

  9. Adele Brand says:

    Lovely shot Eliza, and a lovely monarch as well of course.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Adele. Their numbers are better than last year, so I remain hopeful we can turn their decline around. We’ve got to work on the migration corridors however; a bigger project, to say the least.

  10. Eliza, that’s a truly great photo. I do not have good luck with starting zinnias in the spring so I have one zinnia blooming right now. Good thing it’s a beauty. 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Judy. I had a late start as rabbits ate most of my seedlings, so I had to buy a couple packs to fill in. But the patch came through and has many visitors. I leave the seed heads for the gold finches, too.

  11. Dee Min says:

    Absolutely beautiful. No words required. The colors and the two subjects speak volumes. Great shot Eliza.

  12. pbmgarden says:

    Happy to see your Monarch enjoying the zinnia. Lovely photo.

  13. Jewels says:

    Beautiful capture Eliza! 😍

  14. Alice says:

    Huge smile! A perfect zinnia for him…have a good flight 🥰

  15. Treah Pichette says:

    I had a flurry of about a dozen Monarchs on my flowers & meadow yesterday. Maybe they are gathering for migration? It was nice to see them in numbers. Is that a picture of a female?

  16. Monarchs are on the move. One of the things I love about blogging is seeing what’s happening throughout the country.

  17. Irene says:

    Lovely. You should know that I look forward to your Silent Sunday post each week. 😊👍

  18. Like minds for this Silent Sunday. Yours is lovely on the Zinnia, Eliza.

  19. utahan15 says:

    monarch on a flower
    flit with the power
    of the orange poppy
    oh pi um under attack~

  20. maryjane678 says:

    This one is an award winning shot. Simply stunning.

  21. Debbie says:

    So many times I’ve seen these guys, yet never once have I captured a picture of one this outstanding, Eliza — thank you. It’s simply beautiful!

  22. neihtn2012 says:

    One of the best Monarch shot that I have ever admired!

  23. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    A beautiful photograph Eliza and such a treat to see these lovely monarch butterflies 💛🦋

  24. ghsmith76 says:

    My all time favorite

  25. nshami14 says:

    Ooh-la-la! This one is kinda begging to be a screen saver since I don’t often see monarchs in the wild here.

  26. Kris P says:

    Beautiful shot. I was going to ask “do you think they know how great they look on orange flowers?” and then I noticed you’d made a similar comment 😉

  27. Very nice Eliza! Enjoyed seeing them!

  28. Tina says:

    Orange on orange is a win-win! Nice shot!

  29. Dale says:

    What a beautiful combo!!

  30. shoreacres says:

    At first glance, I thought the flower was Tithonia rotundifolia, or Mexican sunflower. The color’s the same. A zinnia never crossed my mind, since I so rarely see them here. It’s a lovely photo, and a more than attractive match between flower and butterfly.

  31. Exquisite and finely detailed! 💙

  32. Cathy says:

    Absolutely perfect! This should be made into a gift card Eliza. 😃

  33. Beautiful, Eliza, perfect color coordination!

  34. spanishwoods says:

    wow Eliza, just breathtaking color…well done!

  35. May many a monarch meander your way.

  36. Beautiful capture … love the color, composition and background!

  37. susurrus says:

    Colour co-ordinated too!

  38. Jane Lurie says:

    Excellent image, Eliza. Wonderful clarity and colors.

  39. Kally says:

    Magnificent beauty!

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