On The Farm

Still have not been too motivated to photograph. These are a few from around the farm the past couple of days. A couple stages of a Monarch Butterfly caterpillar next to a grain of rice. A couple stages of the butterfly developing in the chrysalis. When looking for eggs and caterpillars in the field you are looking for these tiny things smaller than a grain of rice. It is shock and almost makes you holler when you suddenly see this big eye of a tree frog looking at you. It has happened a couple of times…

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4 Responses to On The Farm

  1. Fantastic macros! I didn’t know that the monarchs various stages were so small.

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      Thank You. It was a surprise to me as well. Spotting the caterpillar that has just ate all its egg is very difficult. Requires a magnifying glass to be sure with my old eyes…

  2. Ellen Bunnell says:

    This entire batch of ‘at home’ pix is beautiful. One always sees pix of Monarch stages that seem like the caterpillar is so large. I too am surprised at the tiny size of their beginnings. And yes, the tree frog’s eyes sure stand out.

    • Jim says:

      Ellen Bunnell,
      Thank You. Having photographed in years past of the caterpillars at the last stage before becoming pupa’s I too recalled them being larger. Makes a point to try and use both close up and subjects environment when sharing if possible. Shows how many insects must use milkweed plants if the frogs like to use them to hunt for food…

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