Category Archives: Insect Photography

Fun Friday: Ever Feel You’re Being Watched?

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured a few years ago, in my rural Missouri yard. While wandering around and photographing wildflowers, I came upon this praying mantis that was in one of my flower gardens: Working slowly, I kept moving closer until I could get this nice closeup: Reminds me of a […]

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Perched in the Wildflowers

Today’s post features an image I captured on one of my last photo trips to Minnesota. While driving the Sherburne NWR, I came across a nice patch of wildflowers that was very busy with pollinators and other insects. This nice red dragonfly captured my attention as it’s red body contrasted nicely with the yellows of […]

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Birth of Royalty – Video

  Today’s post features a project I’ve been working on for a while. In late August, I found a Monarch butterfly egg on a milkweed leaf, in my butterfly garden. I removed the leaf and placed it inside a mesh butterfly cage in the garage. When the caterpillar was close to hatching (as evidenced by […]

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In Love With a Bluebell

Today’s post features a Bumblebee that is “head over heels” in love with a Virginia Bluebell … busy collecting nectar from a spring bell:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 180mm f/3.5 macro lens Bogen 3221 tripod, with ballhead ISO 400 Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/200 sec.    

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Glistening in the Early Morning

Today’s post features a previously unpublished image I captured in 2013, while hiking the prairie at Amarugia CA (Missouri). Early in the morning is great for finding and photographing beautiful, dew-covered dragonflies. Here is one I came across on that morning: Finding dew-covered insects is always a great thing to discover … being covered with […]

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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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