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 the egg and hoping to capture the hatching of this little, beauty-to-be. My ultimate goal is to put together a time-lapse video of the hatching event, and following this little guy through chrysalis formation, eclosure, and release back into nature. But for now, here is what the egg looks like:

Monarch butterfly egg

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 180mm macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with ballhead
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/9.5
  • Shutter Speed 0.5 second



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