Category Archives: Butterfly Photography

Birth of a King/Queen

Today’s post features a single frame of a project I have been working on … capturing and preparing a time-lapse video of a Monarch butterfly caterpillar, hatching from it’s egg on a milkweed leaf. I hope you enjoy this royal birth: I’m hoping to have the time-lapse video ready soon, but editing a couple of […]

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UFO’s

Today’s post features a couple of UFO’s (Unidentified Fuzzy Objects … well, at least one is) that I found yesterday while working in the church butterfly garden, here at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO. By the way, I counted 21 Monarch butterfly caterpillars busy chomping away on the milkweed … wonder how many I […]

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Build It, They Will Come!

Today’s post features one of the many Clearwing Hummingbird Moths that has been busy in our church butterfly garden, here at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, that I established a little over a year ago. Built to encourage Monarchs to propagate here (which it does), it has also been attracting lots of Clearwing Hummingbird […]

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One Egg, Over Easy

Today’s post features a very small, Monarch butterfly egg that I found on a milkweed leaf in our Lake of the Ozarks (MO) church butterfly garden yesterday. Working very carefully, I removed that leaf and relocated it to one of my mesh, butterfly enclosures at home. I have a camera and macro lens focused on […]

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A Tiger’s in Our Garden!

Today’s post features some images of a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (one, among many) that visited our butterfly garden, here at our home on the Lake of the Ozarks (MO) this week: I love taking a walk out to the garden and watch the butterflies, hummingbird moths and tons of pollinators, all busy jumping from flower […]

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Seeing Clearly

Today’s post features an interesting visitor to my butterfly gardens, the Clearwing Hummingbird Moth. As of lately, I see at least one of these little beauties daily, both in my home butterfly garden and the butterfly garden I tend at the church.  Can’t get enough of these lovely visitors! Here are a few images: The […]

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FOY Monarch Cat

Today’s post features a phone-camera image I captured a few days ago in our Lake of the Ozarks butterfly garden. Last week I found 3 Monarch butterfly caterpillars, which is much earlier than I usually see them!  These first-of-year caterpillars were all busy chomping on butterfly weed … two were found in our lake home […]

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Fun Friday: Table For 2 Please!

Today’s post features a couple of Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies as they share a “table”, using a zinnia flower as their dinner table:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark3 body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 400 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/6000 sec.    

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Yellow-bellied Visitors

Today’s post features another butterfly visitor to our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) butterfly garden this past summer, the Cloudless Sulphur. Typically a nice yellow color (as it’s name “sulphur” implies), there seemed to be several that were more white, or pale green, than the standard yellow. The sulphurs were content on our large zinnia […]

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Spicebush Swallowtails

Today’s post features some of the many (and I mean many!) Spicebush Swallowtail butterflies that visited our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) butterfly garden this summer.  Hardly a day went by without seeing at least 2-3 of these beautiful butterflies: They were frequent visitors to the zinnias and the “Blushing Suzy” flowering vines. Nectar was […]

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