Wanted to share my butterfly pics

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by wegotchickens, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    We have a Passion Flower vine and have watched about 30 caterpillars grow up on the vine, make their chrysalis and then later fly away. I put a couple of leaves with chrysalises on a plant in the screened in porch and one emerged today. Isn't he pretty?!?

    We set him free after his phto session.

    The cats weren't very happy about that!

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    The last one isn't so good. I had the setting on the best one for close-ups but apparently need something better to get pictures of very small critters.
     
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  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    WOW ......what a beautiful butterfly.
     
  3. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Very pretty - I've seen some HUGE ones around my place.

    That last pic is cute - looks like a little smiling face!
     
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    How beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    Susan
     
  5. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very beautiful indeed. I love it when people take pictures of things that most people don't think about. Like a close up of a flower blooming or of a hummingbird (must need a really good camera for that) etc. Thanks for sharing. The butterfly is lovely.
     
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Thank you!

    I just love watching critters grow and thrive.

    I've told my DH we can never have too many pets, but he disagrees. The butterflies aren't pets, but I cultivate parts of my garden for them just as I do for us and peeps. Gives me peace on those stressful days!
     
  7. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a wonderful sediment wegotchickens. We all need that some days.
     
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Very pretty and a great picture. I took my daughter to the butterfly breeding center near our house. It was amazing all the thousands of butterflies they had. The blue ones were my favorite.
     
  9. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I bet those blue butterflies were beautiful. I seem to have a thing for animals or nature made things/creatures that are blue or blue hued. Wonder why?
     

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