Category Archives: Butterfly Photography
Today’s post has been a few days in the making. Back in September when the Monarch migration was underway, I photographed a lot of Monarch caterpillars and butterflies in their busy, nonstop activities. I collected several Monarch eggs from the church butterfly garden and set up a “nursery/studio” in my dining room. One of my […]
Today’s post features a couple of skipper butterflies as they share a zinnia flower in the church butterfly garden: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 camera body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 500 Aperture f/8 Shutter 1/4000 sec.
Today’s post features an image I captured over the weekend. With the annual fall Monarch migration in full swing, there have been lots of Monarchs visiting the church butterfly garden, here in the Missouri Ozarks. This featured image shows the sizes of a Monarch egg (upper, lefthand edge of image) and a freshly-hatched Monarch caterpillar, […]
Today’s post features a few images I captured over the weekend while working in the church butterfly garden. Once you see Monarchs arriving in numbers, you know summer is coming to an end! An adult Monarch collecting nectar from a Mexican Sunflower: A Monarch laying an egg on a milkweed leaf: A Monarch laying an […]
Today’s post features a beautiful Tiger Swallowtail butterfly that was busy collecting nectar from some of the zinnia flowers in the church butterfly garden recently: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 camera body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 800 Aperture f/8 Shutter 1/1500 sec. and 1/2000 sec.
Today’s post features some images I captured over the weekend of a White-lined Sphinx Moth, in the church butterfly garden. While weeding and deadheading the flowers, this rather large guy flew in and worked on the cascading butterfly bush for some time, allowing me to grab the camera out of the car and catch a […]