While waiting for the sun to set at the North Point Nature Preserve I noticed the quantity of milkweed growing in the area. Knowing that milkweed is the sole source of food for a growing Monarch caterpillar I then started searching for them. I noticed this one on the second plant I inspected, it was also the only one I noticed. This image is a candidate for the forthcoming conservancy series, more details to follow. During the sunset, and with the fading light I was able to capture this image using color filtered off camera strobe. After multiple exposures to capture the plant with minimal movement this was achieved.

Joe Clark Petoskey photographer charlevoix north point conservency project

Nikon D800 with 150mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/13th f/10 ISO 800 with off camera flash.