I am into my October photos now and wouldn’t you know it I still have two more photos of monarchs. I’ve looked ahead in my files and I promise these are the last monarch photos of 2014.
What I like about this monarch is his left wing with its saturated orange and contrasting thick black veins. I also like the texture of the wing. It looks almost as if his left and right wings were made from two different materials.
This is my first planned shot of an insect. Normally I go up to a flower or bush, find a flower, leaf, or insect and start shooting from different angles. In this case the monarch had his back to me and was upside down, which wasn’t an interesting angle, but I saw he was circling around under the flower and would come out on top facing me so I set up to snap his picture as soon as he rounded the top.
I don’t know what this is. If I remember correctly, it was about the size of a ping pong ball or golf ball. It looks like it might be a small tomato but again, I really don’t know. It wasn’t in a vegetable garden but in a garden that had flowers throughout the summer.
This is a red rose and it’s really not that interesting, but it’s the set up for the next picture.
This is the same red rose photo from above but with a closer crop and some post processing tweaks. A picture may be worth a 1,000 words but a photo does not necessarily represent reality.
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