07.14.2020 Just to complete the set

My reward for vacuuming out my car was a visit by this Monarch female laying eggs.  She never did settle somewhere that allowed me a clear view, always obstructed by a leaf, but I am happy to have seen her visiting many leaves and hopefully leaving a bunch of viable and successful hatches to devour our milkweed.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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17 Responses to 07.14.2020 Just to complete the set

  1. May many more monarchs move your way.

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  2. That is a super shot, Steve!

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  3. Maria says:

    I don’t mind the leaf. It looks like another sort of wing is there. Are you hand holding the 180mm?

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  4. Ann Mackay says:

    Hope there are lots of monarch caterpillars in your near future – and the resulting butterflies too, of course! A lovely image. 🙂

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  5. shoreacres says:

    You did a great job of capturing the texture of the wings as well as the color. It’s a beautiful specimen — and to get it right there at home is amazing.

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    • Thank you.

      Getting it at home is always a treat and some of my favorites have been here….until my neighbor decided to have a magazine cover lawn and killed everything that wasn’t a green blade of grass in that pursuit. I know I have mentioned that before but I am more than a little ticked off about it.


  6. You can never have too many Monarchs. You’ve done it proud.

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  7. krikitarts says:

    Surely that’s a clear-enough view for any photographer’s reasonable expectations. I like how the shape of the leaf complements that of the wing.

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    How exciting – a flying miracle! 🙂 Hope she leaves lots of eggs.

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    • No matter how many times I see one I still get excited both with the sight and the promise of larvae crawling around and eating the plants. She certainly made enough visits for a nice large nursery.


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