Keeping the Species Alive

As you may know, Monarch butterfly numbers have been declining the past few years. In the new butterfly garden that I put in at the Lake of the Ozarks this spring is flourishing with Monarchs.  Here are a few of my favorite images captured recently in this garden.

Monarchs busy laying eggs:

Monarch butterfly laying eggs

Monarch butterfly laying eggs

Monarch butterfly laying an egg

Monarch butterfly eggs on Tropical Milkweed:

Monarch butterfly egg

Monarch butterfly egg

Monarch butterfly egg

I haven’t been at this garden for a little while, but am planning a return trip soon.   It will be interesting to see what’s happening now, and if there are Monarch caterpillars busy chewing up the milkweed and readying themselves to transition into a beautiful Monarch butterfly!

Coming up … another common visitor to this butterfly garden.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3021 tripod and ballhead
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter 1/125 sec. to 1/6000 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2019, Blog, Butterfly Photography, Insect Photography, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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