that a Monarch posed long enough for a shot. With all the visits that successfully produced larvae, I never had a Monarch-Danaus plexippus sit still long enough for me to get a clear shot until Sunday. Lots of fluttering about but every time I tried to line up a shot away it would go. But eventually I got a couple of clear views, sometimes waiting on one side of a flower until it wandered to my side, while it was sipping nectar.
I have no idea who the interloping ant is and honestly didn’t even notice its presence until processing. I have been flashing a lot but will get back out in the field tomorrow as I have 5 free days in a row…if you call photography in the morning followed by mowing, brush cutting, and chainsawing free time. 🙂
A bit of good news, although the 180 is still in Virginia waiting for a new tripod collar, Canon loaned me a 180 until the repair is finished. One of the advantages of being a CPS (Canon Professional Services…I’d give you a link but their site is down for maintenance at the moment) member. It arrived today just in time for a few days in the field.
I’m a little late with posting today as we had no internet for several hours this morning as Comcast had storm related issues.