Royalty Visits the Garden

Today’s post features the “granddaddy” (or “grandmommy”) of the butterfly world … the Monarch. It’s been a rather slow summer for seeing Monarchs in the butterfly garden, but just recently a few have been observed seeking nectar from the flowering plants in the garden:

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly

Since I have a couple different species of milkweed planted (the host plant for the Monarch), I am busy checking the plants for eggs/caterpillars on a frequent basis. Hopefully, will have some “nursery” images one of these days!

 

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed 1/250 sec. to 1/3000 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2020, Blog, Butterfly Photography, Insect Photography, Nature Photography
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