Butterflies, Bugs and Such - JudithSparhawk
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Large Milkweek Bug ~ I just got this milkweed plant, hoping to attract Monarch butterflies, and maybe even have some of their caterpillars to raise and photograph.  The morning after I brought the plant home, sure enough I had a Milkweed Bug.  Though I'd rather have Monarchs, this bug became my photo subject of the day.  For this close-up I used my 100 mm Macro lens, as well as a +1 and +2 diopters, to get extra close.

Large Milkweek Bug ~ I just got this milkweed plant, hoping to attract Monarch butterflies, and maybe even have some of their caterpillars to raise and photograph. The morning after I brought the plant home, sure enough I had a Milkweed Bug. Though I'd rather have Monarchs, this bug became my photo subject of the day. For this close-up I used my 100 mm Macro lens, as well as a +1 and +2 diopters, to get extra close.

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