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Insects #36

By handlerstudio  
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A second day of Monarch photos....we were visiting a friend in coastal Maine, Tenants Harbor...and his partner was a professional gardener...and the garden was full of pollinator flowers. There were lots of butterflies...as you will see, not just Monarchs. Last year, last summer...even with milkweed growing in our garden (and it is a serious and aggressive weed)...and pollinator flowers, we saw not many butterflies...and few, if any monarchs. I have seen figures that in some recent years, their count (in Mexico) has been down at times by 90&.. Then they will bounce back a bit....but the overall pattern is very frightening. As Walt Knox said yesterday....the Canary in the Coal Mine....as the worldwide population of insects in general declines.

Think about this....are you getting as many dead bugs on your auto windshield in the summer as you used to. Scientists are calling this the Windshield Effect.

Many grateful thanks to Colleen (where life conditions in Australia are very difficult right now) and Glenn Conant for you UAs for my last set.

Peter

Tags: Close-up and macro Insects macro Macro nature insects Monarch butterflies

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Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
4 Feb 2022 1:07AM
Lovely work Peter!

Arne Smile
taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
4 Feb 2022 1:23AM
Great close up images of the beautiful monarch!
4 Feb 2022 5:02AM
Lovely set, Peter.

Mike
4 Feb 2022 6:06AM
As we Brits would say "these are in yer face pics!"

Big, bold, colourful

Well done Peter

Colin Smile

4 Feb 2022 9:34AM
SUBLIME WORK HERE
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
4 Feb 2022 9:38AM
Wonderful Monarch set Peter , such beautiful creatures
Ian
4 Feb 2022 9:40AM
Impressive work Peter

Joe Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 172 16 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2022 10:40AM
A great set PeterSmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff
4 Feb 2022 11:47AM
Terrific set Peter
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
4 Feb 2022 1:49PM
An excellent set Peter.
LoryC 6 2 Italy
4 Feb 2022 2:16PM
Beautiful images, lovely colours .

Lory 📸
Fefe Plus
10 74 41 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2022 4:44PM
Another lovely set, I like V2, so close Smile
4 Feb 2022 8:34PM
Thatís a super set Peter. Lovely macro work.

Karen
Chinga Plus
11 104 3 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2022 12:38AM
Excellent images so full of beauty Peter... Love the butterfly species...
Isabel GrinGrin
brian17302 Plus
10 2 13 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2022 10:45AM
Great set of images, Peter
6 Feb 2022 4:45PM
5 and 7 My faves Peter Öa great colour combo between the monarch and flowers . Hope they have a good winter and return trip ,
Cheers
Walt

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