08.29.2020 Gimme Shelter

We have received a fair amount of gentle rain today which is very good for wetting the ground.  Later we should see some of the remnants of Laura as the storms heads northeast. Whether that will replenish the brooks remains to be seen but at least the plants are getting refreshed.

Not everyone here is happy about the weather though (of course considering Louisiana’s plight we have nothing to complain about).  This Monarch caterpillar-Danaus plexippus was hiding below a milkweed leaf trying to stay dry.  Despite the leaf cover a few drops did attach adding something interesting to an otherwise typical shot.

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 08.29.2020 Gimme Shelter

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Great shot, Steve, I esp. like the raindrops. It really came down today! We got about an inch and on top of the inch on Thurs., things are doing better, but I dug down and it is still dry soil below the moister top inch. More please!

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  2. Mike Powell says:

    Considering that I have not seen a Monarch caterpillar yet this year, Steve, there is no such thing as a “typical” shot of one. I love the pose that it chose and hope it stayed secure and relatively dry there under the leaf.

    “The floods is threatening
    My very life today
    Gimme, gimme shelter
    Or I’m gonna fade away”

    Thanks, Mick and Keith for the song.

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  3. Ann Mackay says:

    Looks like it found a handy umbrella. I really like the raindrops – they add a great extra touch to the photograph.

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  4. Beautiful shot, Steve. I wish I could hang upside down like that.

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  5. krikitarts says:

    I’m still seeing the occasional monarch flitting around here, happily. Nice to see your advanced caterpillar there.

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  6. bluebrightly says:

    I’m always happy to see one of these!

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  7. melissabluefineart says:

    Looking for caterpillars in the field is a fun version of Where’s Waldo for me. I love that moment when something I’m looking at resolves into the distinctive stripes we see here 🙂

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