08.29.2022 Finally!

While walking around the yard yesterday afternoon with the 7D setup I came across a Monarch caterpillar apparently resting after a meal of milkweed leaf.

As I made a few images I felt something breeze by and it was an adult flitting around from plant to plant. It landed a few times and I was able to fire off a few compositions.

It then gave me a couple of other poses for good measure.

And then a peekaboo just to be sure I was still watching.

It’s been a slow summer for Monarchs in the yard but yesterday made up for that.Β  I thought there were to be no more opportunities. Btw, yesterday I complained on Tom Whelan’s post of a Monarch cat that the season was winding down and they’d be gone soon.Β  I was wrong and once again complaining got results.Β  πŸ˜€


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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29 Responses to 08.29.2022 Finally!

  1. Send them on down. Actually, most of ours come from the midwest.

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  2. Maybe I’ll see one or both of these passing through Austin on its way to Mexico.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    The peek-a-boo view is especially fun.

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  4. Ann Mackay says:

    Ooh! How exciting! Sadly, it has been a poor year for butterflies here. I miss them…and I hope that there are more somewhere else to make up for it.

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  5. Beautiful series of images Steve! In my condo community we used to see a lot of Butterflies & Dragonflies, but this year we hardly see any now. I think they are spraying the grounds way to much!

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  6. Peter Klopp says:

    The firing of the compositions was a great success. It gives you a lift when the monarch butterfly lets you take pictures of its beauty.

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  7. Tina says:

    That lovely might wing its way through my garden in the coming months. I’ll keep an eye out for it. πŸ™‚ Nice set of photos, Steve!

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  8. That’s exciting, Steve. Your photos are wonderful! Maybe you need to complain about something or somebody else you have been missing and another opportunity will present itself. 😊

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  9. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice captures, Steve. Glad you found them. Did you notice if the female was laying eggs? It will be a late eclose if she was, but with the weather staying warm further into Oct. they might just make it.

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    • Thanks, Eliza! I watched her for awhile, chased actually, and although I did see her posture like she was trying to deposit an egg I never saw her abdomen actually touch a leaf. It may have been instinctual without any results.


  10. Priti says:

    They are looking cute ! Excellent captured! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ

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  11. Todd Henson says:

    You are absolutely on a roll with these complaints. I normally caution against excessive complaining, but in your case I think it’s good to keep going with what’s obviously working. πŸ™‚

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  12. bluebrightly says:

    Caterpillar and butterfly on the same day, lucky you! Love your reply to Todd above. πŸ™‚ I’m a consummate complainer so I get what you’re saying.

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