Tag Archives: Monarch butterfly

07.26.2021 Macro Monarch Monday

We’ve had lots of Monarch visitors in the yard flying around depositing eggs and there have been several larvae nibbling on the milkweeds. This was my first opportunity to capture one while nectaring. We seem to be having a good … Continue reading

Posted in Amherst, Butterflies, Insects, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

08.05.2020 It’s about time

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Butterflies, Closeup Photography, Insect Behavior, Nature Photography | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Amherst, Animal Behavior, Closeup Photography, macro photography, Nature Photography | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments