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:

Monarch butterfly caterpillar emerging from egg

I’m hoping to have the time-lapse video ready soon, but editing a couple of thousand images takes some time!


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/32
  • Shutter Speed 0.9 seconds



If you enjoyed this post, please share this link with others who you feel may enjoy it!

Posted in 2021, Blog, Butterfly Photography, Insect Photography, Macro Photography, Nature Photography
Tags: .
Permalink bookmark.
Follow comments: RSS feed for this post.
Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.