Category Archives: Butterfly Photography

Buckeye

Today’s post features the Buckeye butterfly … the one with “eyes on it’s wings”. This common butterfly is almost always present in our lakeside butterfly garden. Here are a few of my favorite images: Coming up … more lakeside visitors.   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, […]

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A Tiger Showed Up!

Today’s post features another beautiful butterfly that showed up yesterday afternoon in our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) butterfly garden … the Tiger Swallowtail. This is not the first one seen this year, but the first one that I was able to capture with my camera. Here are my favorites. First stop was a second-year […]

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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: Since I have a couple different species of milkweed planted (the […]

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Our Special Little Guest

Today’s post features a very special little guest that I’ve seen only a few times in our lakeside butterfly garden. The Clearwing Hummingbird Moth is always fun to watch as it mimics the movements of the hummingbird, moving about flower gardens as it collects nectar. Here are a few of my favorite images, so far: […]

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Why Can’t We All Share?

Today’s post features a pair of Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies, sharing nectar from a Zinnia flower. This was captured a few days ago in our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) butterfly garden. We should all be willing and able to share with others … maybe this will inspire us to at least try! Coming up … […]

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Pretty Ladies!

Today’s post features another common visitor to our lakeside butterfly garden … the Painted Lady. Enjoy my recent walks through our gardens! More species coming up … including the grand Monarchs that have been visiting!   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 200 […]

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That Silver Lining

Today’s post features a few images I captured the past few days, in our Lake of the Ozarks butterfly garden. Today’s featured butterfly is the Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus), which is very common in our gardens right now. Small, and seemingly drab, this butterfly’s characteristic silver/white spot really makes identification fast and easy … and […]

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Fun Friday: Can We Bee Friends?

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features an image I captured yesterday in our lake home (Lake of the Ozarks, MO) butterfly garden. As I entered the garden to water the plants, there were butterflies and pollinators everywhere! In today’s post, both a Painted Lady butterfly (not the most photogenic specimen, with it’s tattered wings) and a […]

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Fun Friday: With a Luna …

Today’s post features an interesting critter that I don’t see very often, but always a joy to see one … the Luna Moth. Earlier this week, we saw this little guy as it was perched on a barberry bush next to our garage. This was spotted around noon time, with very harsh light. So, I […]

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Swallowtails in the Garden

Today’s post features a few of the many Swallowtail butterflies that have been busy in the Monarch butterfly garden I designed this spring at the Lake of the Ozarks: Although this butterfly garden is new, and small, it has been very successful this first year.  With more plantings planned for fall and again next spring, […]

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