Milkweed Invaders - 100mm WR Macro (4 imgs)

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Milkweed Invaders - 100mm WR Macro (4 imgs)
Jul 10, 2012

After the heat broke in the northeast Sunday afternoon, everyone came out of the woodwork, so to speak. We have a few milkweed moving into the garden, which is fine since most of our yard is naturalized for birds, butterflies and bees. Seems everything is about a month (at least) ahead of normal in terms of flowering this year, including the milkweed. Here's a few of our visitors: the first two are of a Virginia Ctenucha; the others are of the Milkweed Beetle. All were hand-held (on a breezy afernoon), TAv.

1/200, f/11, ISO 640

1/200, f/11, ISO 1000

1/200, f/11, ISO 500

(Between the light and the breeze, I had a few challenges, but still liked this image.)

1/200, f/11, ISO 800

(I did knock the highlights down quite a bit in PP to reduce distraction; maybe I went a bit too far.)

I love this lens, especially in good light!

Thanks for looking.

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