The Monarch – The Wanderer

The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae), in the family Nymphalidae. It is perhaps the best known of all North American butterflies. Since the 19th century, it has been found in New Zealand, and in Australia since 1871 where it is called the “Wanderer.”

In Europe, it is resident in the Canary Islands, the Azores, and Madeira, and is found as an occasional migrant in Western Europe. Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 centimetres (3½–4 in).

The Viceroy butterfly has a similar size, color, and pattern, but can be distinguished by an extra black stripe across the hind wing. Female Monarchs have darker veins on their wings, and the males have a spot called the “androconium” in the center of each hind wing from which pheromones are released. Males are also slightly larger.

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Atlantic City Architecture – Wood Truss Detail
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Snow Scene

Snow Scene

Snow Scene – Close-Up

Took these two photos on the way home from taking the kids to the local YMCA for floor hockey and soccer.

Summer Sun Canopy

Looking up at Trellis taken Labor Day weekend at my parent’s house. (2010)

Macro – Sea Shell on a Wood Post

Sea Shell

Wood Post

Photos taken Labor Day weekend at my parent’s house. (2010)

Along Came a Spider

System of a Down – Spiders

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MATT & CHAY – Wedding Teaser

This is the second wedding I shot so far.  Taking photographs from an “Architect’s” point of view is fun (and even more fun when the bride and groom are both Architects too).  Matt and Chay are wonderful friends and I am glad that I got to spend their special day with them.  More photos to follow soon.

Artwork of the Day

“Umbilical” (Masked Information)
Mixed Media – Magazine Collage & Adobe Photoshop
by: Frank Cunha III 

Photo of the Day

“Macro Fuzzy Little Flower Bud”
Photographed on 10/3/2010
by: Frank Cunha III

Photo of the Day

Macro Eye

Photo of the Day – August 30, 2010
“Danny’s Eye” Shot with my new Tamron 60mm Maco Lens
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