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banksy Mar 1, 2011 7:24 PM

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I know I cheated, but I have tried all summer to photograph a Wanderer butterfly in the garden. Next best was to watch it emerge. Unfortunately I was too late to catch the caterpillar before it pupated.

gjtoth Mar 1, 2011 7:42 PM

Well done!

mtclimber Mar 1, 2011 8:02 PM

That is a great series, bansky-

Thanks for all the work and the great photos.

Sarah Joyce

lisalonewolf Mar 2, 2011 12:05 AM

Fantastic...maybe next year you can grow several in a terrarium...and 'wait it out'.
Then time lapse them. Great shots though all around.

BackyardPermaculture Mar 2, 2011 12:58 AM

Awesome series - well done!

Clint501 Mar 2, 2011 6:52 AM

Excellent - I never metamorphosis I didn't like!

BackyardPermaculture Mar 2, 2011 7:10 AM

Nice one Clint!

jjdog2 Mar 2, 2011 7:25 AM

Excellent series. Thanks for sharing this.


saly Mar 2, 2011 9:23 AM

Very cool series!

roger53 Mar 2, 2011 9:38 AM

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Not to hijack the thread, but to add to the sequence...

Last Summer, I found several Monarch butterflies to shoot, but getting good shots was very difficult. I did manage to get a "bunch" (~25) from one butterfly that were good. Later in the season, I found a Monarch caterpillar (again, many good shots -- not very active!), the forerunner to the chrysalis (shown in the first image). I tried to find one to shoot, but never found one (have seen them in captivity, after finding the caterpillar - a friend "harvests" about 25 every year for homeschooling exercises).

Here is the Monarch in two stages, the fully developed butterfly, and a caterpillar.

Full disclosure - not shot with an FZ35. Looking forward to using the FZ35 on these subjects this Summer!

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