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Sep 27, 2018 11:06 as a reply to  @ post 18717194 |  #181

We've done a number of butterfly species... We should do monarchs. We have a protected monarch area which is on their migration route.. It's really cool to see them...




  
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Sep 27, 2018 17:27 |  #182

Awesome techs and colors. Nice job.


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Sep 27, 2018 17:30 |  #183

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This is the first Monarch Butterfly we raised from a caterpillar. We planted Swamp Milkweed near our pond this year and caterpillars showed up. Lets hope this female makes the migration. It was very rewarding to see it grow into a butterfly.

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That's really an excellent image. In every way. Sharp, well exposed, great colors, well composed, just a great photograph. I'm not a bug guy but any objective observer has to appreciate good photography. Well done.


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Sep 27, 2018 18:14 |  #184

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That's really an excellent image. In every way. Sharp, well exposed, great colors, well composed, just a great photograph. I'm not a bug guy but any objective observer has to appreciate good photography. Well done.

Thank you, I appreciate the kind words.


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Sep 28, 2018 03:50 |  #185

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Sep 29, 2018 17:53 |  #186

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Oct 11, 2018 20:28 |  #187

Monarch Butterfly at the end of its road. Lake Arrowhead State Park, Wichita Falls, Texas.

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Oct 12, 2018 12:11 |  #188

robamy wrote in post #18717194 (external link)
This is the first Monarch Butterfly we raised from a caterpillar. <snip> It was very rewarding to see it grow into a butterfly.

Great photo. It's good fun rearing lepidoptera larvae.


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Oct 30, 2018 07:11 |  #189

It's great seeing all the Monarch shots! Here are some more. These were taken on Oct 16, so definitely the super generation. They seemed to be unusually active, perhaps sensing there long migration was near. I posted the below info on the other B/F site, but it's worth repeating:

"Whenever I post Monarchs I try to remind people that this incredible butterfly that migrates for thousands of miles is in danger of becoming extinct:

[In 2018, Monarchs had] "a 14.8 percent decline over last year, continuing the downward trend that has resulted in an overall 90 percent decline from the population high just two decades ago." Full story:

http://blog.nwf.org (external link) …ion-down-by-14-8-percent/ (external link)

The monarchs of the super generation are different from their parents, grandparents and great grandparents. Previous generations completed their life cycle in four weeks. Each of these generations migrated north, resulting in four generations this summer. But these butterflies are members of the generation that migrates south, often called the monarch ‘super generation."

These delicate little creatures journey thousands of miles to Mexico and return in the Spring.

There are simple things we can do to help save them, such as planting easy to grow plants that attract pollinators (and lets us take photos of them :-)), especially milkweed:

https://www.saveourmon​archs.org/ (external link) (external link)

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Oct 31, 2018 19:19 |  #190

Some flutterbys while at the Smithsonian Natural History museum in DC... This, of course, explains the sole reason how I could get these pictures with a 45mm lens... They landed on anyone and anything... Don't ask me their common names... I didn't take a picture of the lexicon on the wall...

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Nov 22, 2018 08:43 |  #191

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Nov 22, 2018 12:22 |  #192

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These were taken at MFD (10') and cropped. She was moving slowly in the morning cold.

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Dec 02, 2018 16:27 |  #193

Will this one fit in.

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Dec 10, 2018 08:22 as a reply to  @ post 18559063 |  #194

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Monarch butterflies in Chincua Sanctuary, Michoacán State, Mexico

Cool! I will be visiting Cerro Pelon this coming February and hopefully at least another sanctuary while I'm there. Any photo tips? I was thinking it might not be worth it to take the DSLR, but rather a good point and shoot.


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Dec 10, 2018 08:31 |  #195

White admiral butterfly on goldenrod. This is actually a focus stack of 10 images (taken during a macro photography workshop in Michigan a few years ago.)

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Painted lady on aster in my garden during the big irruption of 2017.

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Tiger swallowtail on coneflower in my back yard this past summer.

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Can't go wrong with some monarchs nectaring on blazing star during migration. This is in a garden bed right next to my front door.

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Btw if you like taking photos of butterflies, I suggest that you plant a native plant garden. Great way to have a photo studio right in your own yard!

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