Monarch Butterfly

This Monarch butterfly prospected the garden in the early morning before settling for a while on this, yet to flower, golden rod stem. There are plenty of milkweed plants nearby so hopefully eggs, caterpillars and then more butterflies.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 5 July, 2021
  • Focal length: 174.9mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

By |2021-07-05T10:18:49-04:00July 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Old Stripey

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

There have been quite a few of these around this summer – mostly on our parsley plants but also a few like this on the wild carrot (Daucus carota) that has established itself happily in the unmown areas of our ex-lawn.

I find the contrast of the rather formal striped coat on the caterpillar with the tight, random whorls of the “flower becoming a seed capsule” of the plant rather appealing. Coordinated colours too.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 24 August, 2019
  • Focal length: 189.74mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
By |2019-08-24T17:24:31-04:00August 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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