Category Archives: Butterfly Photography

Photographing My BFF




My BFF (ButterFly Friend) happens to be a Red-spotted Purple that, along with Viceroys, are dominating my new butterfly garden that I planted last fall. I do have a few others that are busy collecting nectar from the garden, but the Red-spotted Purples and Viceroys are the dominant butterflies at this time. Here are a […]

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Fun Friday: ViceroyMania




Yesterday morning, before getting to work on my large backlog of “things to do”, I decided I would fix my coffee and sit on the front porch and enjoy it while watching nature around me at my rural Missouri home. This was especially nice since our temperatures have really cooled off overnight, with expected highs […]

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Woodland Beauty




First, I want to thank the many messages of encouragement and the many prayers for me and my wife during her unexpected illness and subsequent passing. Me and my family are humbled by the many cards, e-mails and messages sent via social media. They are all much appreciated! Over the last few days, arrangements for […]

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Fun Friday: FOY Clearwing Moth




This past week, while photographing wildflowers in a rainy mist at Prairie State Park, I was hiking through a thick bed of wet clover while making my way towards some Flowering Dogwood trees that were in bloom. While maneuvering the thick clover, I scared up a Clearwing Moth. Being wet and a rainy mist still […]

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Cabin Fever?




Got “cabin fever” yet? Well, I do! Can’t wait for the spring wildflowers to peep through the ground … a little over a month from now, our first woodland wildflowers should begin emerging, followed by prairie plants. Until then, I’m going back through my past images and pulling some that I have either not previously […]

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Monarch Chrysalis




I came across this image while editing my Lightroom catalog last evening … another image I have not previously published: At first, I thought it was a swallowtail chrysalis, but after a closer look, it is a Monarch’s chrysalis. This was hanging from one of my sister-in-law’s flowers in one of her flower gardens, in […]

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Keeping My Fingers Crossed!




A few days ago, I stopped by a local, Missouri Department of Conservation area. I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of locations that had been recently plowed. In the past, these areas had been used to grow sunflowers in the summer, but had not been planted for 3 years. So, I’m keeping my […]

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Another Purple Aster Admirer




Another critter attracted to the purple asters in my rural Missouri wildflower garden is an unidentified Moth species (species unknown, but similar to the Colona moth). Moving about the wildflowers, he continuously worked at collecting nectar from the purple flowers: I gotta say that this fall, my colorful wildflower garden has been a “critter magnet”. […]

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A Life Critter




A few days ago, while photographing asters in my wildflower garden, I was focused in tightly on an aster bud when I noticed a nearby aster plant branch moving. I took a minute to look over the area and found a new, “life” caterpillar on the aster plant. After a few days of working at […]

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Purple-Loving Skipper




Another insect found while photographing wildflowers at my rural Missouri wildflower garden was this unidentified Skipper. He seemed quite content perched on a colorful, purple Aster: Tomorrow’s post features my “prized” critter capture in the wildflower garden :o) Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF 180 macro lens + Canon 1.4x TC […]

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