Perfect In Every Way by Vickie Emms

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Featured in Retired and Happy – August 21, 2009

I’ve been watching the single Monarch butterfly chrysalis as it matured and emerged today. It took about three weeks. That’s the beauty of having a butterfly garden in the yard. There are two more that we can’t find, but we will keep watching. This is the first time in two years, when we raised over 30, that we have watched a single Monarch emerge. I wish it well. It has a long road to hoe to get to it’s winter home.

This was taken as it moved against the sun. I thought this shot made the wings look like stained glass.

Canon EOS 50D; Canon 17-85mm lens

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 5 years ago

    This is a beautiful capture of an amazing butterfly. Love the light shining through it’s wings and the detail is awesome.

  • thank you very much Don, that’s why I chose this particular photo. I took lots,,,,,believe me :-))

    – Vickie Emms

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness!! This is just awesome!! Look at that backlighting!! What a spectacular shot Vickie!!!!

  • thank you very much Blair!!! Was worth the wait to see it’s first hour of life.

    – Vickie Emms

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 5 years ago

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 5 years ago

    A wonderful opportunity very well captured, Vickie !!

  • thanks so much Stan,,,,,,yes I waited for this opportunity, glad I was home

    – Vickie Emms

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesover 5 years ago

    This has amazing color and clarity Vickie…so beautiful! I have had a lot of fun with the butterflies this year….got to fav this one!

  • thank you for both my dear friend:-)) I had fun with this one today too, but this is it,,,,,looks like only one this summer :-(

    – Vickie Emms

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 5 years ago

    So gorgeous hon. I’m green with envy. Incredible detail, colour and lighting.

  • thank you hon,,,,,,,wish you were beside me taking your photos, but as you say, next year. OR, maybe we can find the two others that hid somewhere that we can’t see……..we know there were two more caterpillars younger than this one,,,,,,so maybe Sunday we can look around :-))

    – Vickie Emms

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 5 years ago

    beautiful scenery… nicely done…

  • thank you very much

    – Vickie Emms

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 5 years ago

    This is an awesome capture Vickie . absoluly stunningly perfect :-)

  • thank you so much Kira

    – Vickie Emms

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 5 years ago

    You are so right about the look of stained glass…well seen, timed and excuted

  • thanks ever so much Richard,,,,,

    – Vickie Emms

  • jesika
    jesikaover 5 years ago

    Butterfly birth (ECLOSION is the technical term) is a wonderful sight to see. I released over 150 butterflies this summer & managed to view very few births.
    The Monarch’s story is indeed awe inspiring, oned day maybe we’ll meet in Mexico…
    A lovely image and a delight & joy for you.

  • thank you hon, I was sure happy to be home to see this one (eclose),,,,,I did a whole album slideshow on one two years ago, from the egg to flying away, and set it to music,,,,,,,was lovely. Have several copies left.

    – Vickie Emms

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