Place: Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri
Date: September 9, 2015
Time: 1:05 PM – 1:09 PM
According to the EXIF data on the files the photos in this post were all shot in a short ~4 minute time period. In contrast the time span on the photos in the first post of this series was ~30 minutes and the second was ~17 minutes. Why so short a time period? I’m not positive but I do generally shoot insects very quickly because if I spend too much time in composition they are liable to take off and leave me with nothing. Still, I seem to have snapped quite a few decent pictures in a short time period – makes me wonder how accurate the EXIF time stamp is.
Yep, more bees. This time it appears they’ve invaded monarch territory and are doing their thing on milkweed flowers. That orange blob on the leaf at the edged of the frame on the lower right appears to be a milkweed bug. Of course I didn’t see it when I was taking the picture. I can’t tell if it is the small milkweed bug or the large milkweed bug; they are two distinct bugs.
Here’s a monarch also taking advantage of the milkweed flowers. This monarch was very laid back and didn’t seem to mind me at all letting me shoot away as he lazily moved about.
Oops, here comes a bee interrupting the monarch show.
Back to the monarch show.
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