Photos From My Garden #7

Another set of photos from a couple of days of shooting in my garden.

 

Up first are four shots of a buckeye butterfly.

 

 

 

 

Okay, this little toadstool was not in the garden, it was in the yard.

 

Monarch caterpillar on a swamp milkweed plant.

 

Not sure it this is a bumblebee or a carpenter bee, but I’m leaning toward the former.  It’s on a blue cardinal flower.

 

“Oh, hi there”, said the praying mantis hiding in the swamp milkweed.

 

Thank you for visiting my blog.

David

All photos taken with a Nikon d7100 and a Sigma 105mm macro lens.

9 thoughts on “Photos From My Garden #7

  1. The Buckey Butterfly photos are fantastic. I know how hard it is to take great pictures of butterflies.
    I believe it is a Carpenter Bee. If I remember correctly the Bumblebees lower quarters are completely covered in fur.

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    • You are probably correct. My very first thought was carpenter bee, no question about it. After look at it for awhile I thought I notice some hairs, especially on the left side, his body looked more rounded like, a bumble bee, and it did not look for lack of a better word, as robust as a carpenter bee. It may be I talked myself out of the proper ID but I’m still not sure, but I am sure I wouldn’t put money on my ID. 🙂

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