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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Oh my, I definitely should try it some time

By liudvikas (not verified) on 19 Sep 2009 #permalink

Boy or Girl?

By Mrilovetheants (not verified) on 19 Sep 2009 #permalink

Thanks guys! Our butterfly turned out to be a boy.

Very cool... With their migration in full swing, I expect the fruit of your labor will pass through my neck of the woods soon.