Morning Chores

Uploaded: July 29, 2013 04:49:20 | Entered: July 22, 2018 08:33:46


...To Propagate...

Female monarchs usually lay just one egg per milkweed plant to ensure enough food for each larva. Most times, the egg is deposited under a leaf. That's just what I found this pretty little thing doing one recent morning in my garden.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III


Michelle Alton July 29, 2013

Beautifully captured, Val.

I was in the Bowman's Hill meadow two days ago. TONS and TONS of milkweed, and I did not see a SINGLE milkweed bug in any of its forms. I ALWAYS look for Monarch chrysalises, (is that the plural?) but have never EVER seen one in the wild. Sigh. #1538166

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 29, 2013

Beautiful details and capture, Val. Not seen any Monarchs around here yet. To early I guess. #10784814

Don Christiana July 29, 2013

This is a beauty Val. You have really captured a moment and presented it perfectly. Stunning detail and colors. I am still waiting for another visit from your Monarchs that you were so kind to send down earlier. A Fav for me. #10784841

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe July 29, 2013

This is beautiful capture, Val and your choice of texture to put on it is perfection. #10784853

Gord MacEachern July 29, 2013

Incredible sums this image up pretty good Val!! Love the info also. Butterflies of any kind seen scarce up here this season, wet and cool I guess. #10784899

Robert R. Goodman level-addict July 29, 2013

Hi Valarie,Beautuful work of art my friend.Wonderful color and treatment.A favorite for me my friend!!! #10784929

Monnie Ryan July 29, 2013

Super find beautifully captured, Val - and I'll give you extra points for ditching the coffee for the camera. Not sure I'd have been willing to do that! #10784935

Leslie McLain level-deluxe July 29, 2013

Beautiful capture, Val. #10784952

Colette M. Metcalf July 29, 2013

The details, colors, and comp are outstanding!! Beautiful capture, Val!!!! #10785101

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 29, 2013

Beautiful and love the history Val!

jo ann c. #10785156

Terry T. Ruvalcaba level-classic July 29, 2013

dare I say it? your DOF is perfect! and such lovely colors and light, another great presentation and the BG work is so artistic! #10785250

Dayna Cain level-classic July 29, 2013

It doesn't get any better than this! WOW! #10785304

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 29, 2013

Still none in Del Rio, maybe in Oct. Great detail and focus Val. Been away from BP due to heavy work load. #10785336

Tammy Espino July 29, 2013

Never see many out here, they don't like cactus! :) Awesome capture!! #10785655

Kathy Salerni level-classic July 29, 2013

What an outstanding capture of this monarch, Val! Your butterflies are always exceptional! I love the textured background also! WTG! #10785666

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 30, 2013

What a super macro & so well deserved Val!
Big congratulations on your finalist!

jo ann c. #10787352

Terry Cervi level-classic July 30, 2013

Your macro work can't be beat, Ms.V! Stunning! #10789070

Julie Burnett August 05, 2013

What can I say that hasn't already been said???? Stunning colors, clarity and textures, Val!! #10796740

Ann Lyssenko level-addict August 06, 2013

Wonderful body language Val! I love the motion created by the butterfly hanging and I am sure slightly moving. Beautiful story being told. Ann #10798934

Nadia Paul August 15, 2013

Another stunning butterfly capture my friend - I so love your work! #10809569

Carol Flisak level-addict August 29, 2013

Beautiful image... Wonderful light, details and textures! Congrats on your terrific finalist #10824701

August 29, 2013

Beautifully done. #10824740

Nadia Paul August 30, 2013

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Val! #10825060

Tammy Espino August 30, 2013

Congrats on this stunning finalist Ms. Val!!!:) #10825562

Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 30, 2013

Congrats on wonderful finalist. #10825837

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 30, 2013

Fantastic. Congratulations on your finalist, Val. #10826151

Carol Eade level-addict August 30, 2013

Gorgeous finalist, Val, congratulations! #10826500

Don Christiana August 31, 2013

A HUGE CONGRATS Val on your beautiful Finalist. #10827476

Joannie Bertucci level-classic September 02, 2013

Val, a magnificent nature image and presented so gorgeously! Should have gold but congrats on your finalist! #10831033

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic August 31, 2018

This sure is lovely Val with clear and sharp details and phenomenal dof where it counts. Congrats on ou finalist and hope to see this again wearing gold. #11722526

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 31, 2018

Congrats on your finalist, Val! #11722537

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe August 31, 2018

What an amazing beauty, Val! Congratulations on one more gorgeous Gold Winner! #11722779

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 01, 2018

WOW! Congratulations, Val! #11722859

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 01, 2018

Beautifully captured and processed - Congrats on your Win Val! #11722862

Leslie McLain level-deluxe September 01, 2018

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Val. #11722873

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 01, 2018

Congrats on your Winner, Val! #11723049

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 02, 2018

Another wonderful gold winner Val, huge congratulations!! #11723101

Terry Cervi level-classic September 02, 2018

Congrats on your beautiful win, Ms.V!! Gorgeous work! #11723241

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic September 02, 2018

Congratulations on this beautiful win, Val!! :o) #11723256

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 03, 2018

Congratulations Val on Great Gold Winner. #11723369

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe September 06, 2018

Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Val! #11723876

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 14, 2018

Thanks so much for your kind comments and congrats. Much appreciated always! #11725340

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