Category Archives: Butterfly Photography

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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Hasta la Vista, Baby!

Today’s featured image was captured in our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) flower garden, shortly after release of this Monarch butterfly into the wild. This Monarch was the third one we released over one week … all were brought into our “Monarch nursery” as caterpillars. Within days, the caterpillars morphed into chrysallises, and eventually transforming […]

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Life Continues

Today’s post features a couple of Monarch butterfly chrysallises that have been busy transforming into beautiful Monarch butterflies, in my Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) garage. These photos were captured shortly before the adult Monarch eclosed from the chrysallis (in the first image, note you can start to see the patterned orange/black wings, through the […]

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Alien Life Form?

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured over the weekend. As the great Monarch butterfly migration towards Mexico progresses, I have a total of five Monarch “cats” that have been busy transforming into chrysalises (or, is that chrysali?). I managed to capture a lot of images of this metamorphosis, and I’m working on […]

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Cats Galore!

Today’s post features some of the many Monarch “cats” (caterpillars) that we’ve been finding in our Lake of the Ozarks butterfly garden. We have quite a lot of milkweed plants, which is the Monarch’s host plant. For the past 2-3 weeks, the Monarch activity around the garden here has been quite high. Here are a […]

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Fun Friday: Eggs-citing Times

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a highlight for us this time of the year … the last of the migrating Monarchs have arrived! Today’s images were captured recently in our lakeside butterfly garden, where some Monarch butterfly eggs were observed on some Tropical Milkweed plant leaves: Cropping the same image to a much larger image: […]

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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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