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A butterfly is born.
« on: September 08, 2013, 12:40:27 AM »
Hi, So this one shrub on the terrace was infested with caterpillars. Eventually there were 7 pupae left on it. Yesterday one of the butterflies came out of the pupa. Here are some of the pictures. Shot with my 5D3 and 100L macro. It is a tailed jay.



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A butterfly is born.
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 03:14:01 AM »
Wonders of nature.

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 03:25:08 AM »
rpt,

I love your #2 photo...it is gorgeous :)
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 07:19:39 AM »
rpt,

I love your #2 photo...it is gorgeous :)
Thanks. I think that was ISO 3200.

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Yes sanj, absolutely fantastic.

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 07:45:27 AM »
Beautiful series. I especially like the second one.  Well done.

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013, 08:35:27 AM »
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So much details, even the mealy bug can be seen on the leaf.  Fascinating to look at the butterfly emerging from its cocoon.  You did well.
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 10:08:10 AM »
Beautiful series. I especially like the second one.  Well done.
Thanks. I'll add a few more later. It has been a long time coming. The last time I saw a butterfly come out of a pupa was '89 or '90. That time Henry the caterpillar (yes my kids gave it a name) turned into a common tiger :)


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So much details, even the mealy bug can be seen on the leaf.  Fascinating to look at the butterfly emerging from its cocoon.  You did well.
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Thanks! Yes neither the viewfinder nor live view shows you the details you see in the photograph. I did not see it emerge. I saw it after it had.

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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 10:08:10 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 11:48:11 AM »
Dear RPT.
Wow, Wow, WOW---Thanks for the great Photos like these.
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2013, 12:48:26 PM »
fantastic creature and wonderful capture. well done
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2013, 01:25:55 PM »
Dear RPT.
Wow, Wow, WOW---Thanks for the great Photos like these.
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Thank you. As you (all) know, I just pointed and then after some anticipation, half depressed the trigger button thingie. And later, I pushed it further...  ;)


fantastic creature and wonderful capture. well done
Thanks. I hardly did stuff. The caterpillar --> pupa --> Butterfly. Me, I just depressed a button... I was the witness. Not the creator or the conceptualizer of the result of the pictures I was able to take... I feel blessed.

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2013, 02:48:07 PM »




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Thanks. I hardly did stuff. The caterpillar --> pupa --> Butterfly. Me, I just depressed a button... I was the witness. Not the creator or the conceptualizer of the result of the pictures I was able to take... I feel blessed.

Shall I say that you brought it to the world?  Isn't that the purpose of photography, capture the image and show to your audience, and save for prosperity?
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2013, 02:21:15 PM »
Awesome photos (especially #2) and great timing!

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Thanks. I hardly did stuff. The caterpillar --> pupa --> Butterfly. Me, I just depressed a button... I was the witness. Not the creator or the conceptualizer of the result of the pictures I was able to take... I feel blessed.

Shall I say that you brought it to the world?  Isn't that the purpose of photography, capture the image and show to your audience, and save for prosperity?
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Yup! I am the history recorder...  :)


Awesome photos (especially #2) and great timing!
Thanks. Having so many pupae there was fantastic! One still to hatch. I checked. It is still in the pod.

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2013, 10:32:36 PM »