Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Posted by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:24 pm

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Here ya go Carol! Found several more monarch caterpillars this AM- amazed, because I didn't see any adults here this year.

Early morning light-hiding somewhat under a milkweed leaf...nom, nom!  The long antennae are on it's head. The other end discharges "frass" regularly. They are voracious eaters as you can see by the half eaten leaf.  I found it difficult to get the whole critter in focus. Best I could do for now.
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by Tom Whelan on Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:04 pm
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Nicely detailed - you found a good angle.

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by Carol Clarke on Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:49 am
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Now isn't that pretty!  A real snazzy dresser with that stripey, tri-coloured jacket and I like the way its body is cuved around the stem and leaf while it munches away.  Nice one, Cindy!  :) 

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by Rachels on Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:01 am
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Fantastic nature story captured here !! bravo!
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by Ron Day on Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:14 pm
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What could be better than a Monarch Caterpillar on its host plant. Great color and detail – focus isn't bad. Look forward to more, and perhaps a full Monarch Butterfly emerging. Excellent work, Cindy.

by rhighercat on Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:55 am
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Excellent image of monarch caterpillar in its preferred habitat! love the detail and composition.

by ChrisRoss on Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:09 am
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Nice work Cynthia, I think the DOF is fine for this shot.
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