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



Posted in Butterfly Photography, Insect Photography, Macro Photography, Nature Photography
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