I think most of the visitors to this blog are aware of the sinking numbers of Monarchs. I have seen very few over the last few years and none this year at all. Until last night. As the light faded ahead of a small weather event, I went out to close the windows in my car and checked my milkweed plants along the driveway. Someone had been nibbling on leaves the last few days and left telltale frass, so I have been hopeful….. and there it was under a leaf near the bottom of the plant. I’ve never been able to do a cartwheel, but I would have was I.
Yesterday, I claimed that I almost never shoot without a tripod. Liar, liar, pants on fire. In the dimming light and the slight breeze, I chose my 40D and 100 macro, with the old 550EX flash at -1 stop reduced and lay down on the ground. Maybe today I’ll get a chance in better light, but I am still happy to have got this shot and even happier that we have at least one cool cat in the yard….and this is the sort of cat that Murphy approves as well. 🙂