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Quite An Unusual Monarch Photograph | by Vidterry
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Quite An Unusual Monarch Photograph

Serendipity is a very important part of a photographer's toolkit. As hard as we work to get some photos, it seems that occasionally an out of the ordinary opportunity lands right in front of us.


Nothing unusual at all about this Monarch pose. What was unusual is that it is a tagged Monarch...sporting a tag from Kansas University. I photographed several others with the same tag, but different numbers. No way of knowing where or when they were tagged, but for several days they were in the gardens where I shoot my my macros.


Speaking of which, I drove by yesterday, and crews were tilling the garden plots under in preparation for winter. The first HARD freeze was late this year, and I suspect these employees only work until a certain date...hence the tilling while the weather was still warm and sunny. That will bring my outdoor macro work to an end until next March or April.


I still have a gazillion photos previously taken, and several indoor photography projects to occupy the winter hours.

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Taken on October 19, 2016