Ever tried to shoot a macro of a Monarch on a windy day? It looks a lot like this. Especially if you are using one hand to hold down the stem it's hanging onto so your camera can see the dang bug full on.
I wasn't out on Pinto Farm long before I started hating all the crazy yellow flowers that I've always been rather in love with. I started hating yellow in general. Then I started hating butterflies, swallowtails in particular for some reason. I didn't last long at all today.
I was already grumpy enough but all I really wanted today was one good shot of a Monarch with his wings open. Is that so much to ask? I must get a tele-converter lens or figure out how to sneak up on a Monarch. I ignored the Monarchs clumped in the trees today, how many pix of Monarch clumps does one person a really need?
The whole lot of them can be seen HERE. Don't bother though, it's just more yellow flowers, more Pipevines, and more ornery Monarchs who don't want to come out into the light or spread their wings while I'm within decent shooting distance.