Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar Video!

July 03, 2016

     Miss writing my Wind River Canyon Blog I do; kind of sound like Yoda, I do.  I'm writing this at the McDonald's in Thermopolis, because my Hughesnet satellite internet connection in the canyon is too bloody slow!  I can't even get to the programming for my website through their very, very slow service.  I was told by a smart technician on Friday afternoon that their "eye-in-the-sky" is very old, and doesn't work at all well.  So, now when I want to write a blog or upload anything to my website www.HogbatsPhotography.com, I will need to drive the 12 miles into town; the new Hughesnet satellite is not due to be shot into space till December!!  Till then programming my website will now require even more effort.

     Last week, I uploaded a really cool video of a Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar to my YouTube channel.  I shot it in 4K with my new birthday present (to myself), a Sony FDR-AX53 camcorder----review to follow; at some later time.  It's done in a macro-look, and the caterpillar is obviously hungry; a Towhee wild bird and my old sled dog are singing in the background.  I then opened a Twitter account and, got the shock of my life, when I got a "flood" of email about the nature video!  I'm hooked on Twitter already, and I can get to it at the cabin in the Wind River Canyon; some good news, at least.  

     The Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar video is only 30 seconds long....don't miss clicking on it below.  These blogs are obviously going to be a bit shorter:  I don't want to spend an eternity around those amazing french fries; I wasn't even compensated for blogging that! Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar eating a Milkweed FlowerMonarch Butterfly caterpillar eating a milkweed flower; a Towhee and my Sled Dog singing in the background.      I would sincerely like to thank all my readers that have stuck around though my technical disappearing act the last few weeks.  We have a flood of hummingbirds this year and, they are all very early this season.  I hope to use my new 4K camcorder and get something interesting.  

Michael John Balog, Hogbats Photography, Wind River Canyon, Wyoming.

MjB