We’ve fledged a monarch!


It’s been ages since I hatched out monarch butterflies.  But old habits die hard, and we’ve been raising a monarch caterpillar on our kitchen counter for the past few weeks.

This morning the orange and black product of our labors crawled from his chrysalis, inflated his wings, and flew off to an uncertain future.

photo details: Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens on a Canon EOS 50D
ISO 125, f/2.8 1/160 sec, ambient light

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