Monarch Butterfly In Motion

Monarch Butterfly in motion on white flowers picture

Caption: A Monarch Butterfly (Danaus Plexippus) wildly flaps his wings over some white flowers.

This is definitely not one of my best photos. It's overexposed as I should have adjusted the aperture to let in less light.

I did not intend for the butterfly to be blurred in motion but I thought it was kind of an interesting effect. I'll let you be the judge.

Camera: Nikon D60 with 18-55mm Zoom lens.

Butterfly facts: The in-flight adult will flap her wings around 5-12 times per second and up to 720 times a minute. This is slower than most butterflies and tortoise-like compared to the hyper-winged hummingbird!

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