Pipevine Swallowtail Life Cycle by Kimberly Chadwick

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4" x 6" 5" x 7.5" 4" x 6"


  • 300gsm card with a satin finish
  • Supplied with envelopes
  • Optional cellophane sleeves, ideal for reselling
  • Discount of 30% on every order of 8+ cards

Taken in my backyard in Marana, Az. 2009. Using a canon powershot sx10is


Pipevine Swallowtails frequent a variety of flowers in desert and foothills as well as verbenas and lantanas in city gardens. Often, they are one of the first butterflies seen on summer mornings, wither in flight or basking with wings open to the sun’s warmth. On hot days, adults visit puddles and damp spots.

Their ornate, reddish larvae feed avidly on pipevine leaves, ingesting aristolochic acids that make them and their adults unpalatable. Several other species, such as the red-spotted purple, mimic the appearance of poisonous pipevine adults to avoid being eaten. Species distasteful to birds and other predators often are brightly colored to advertise that they are poisonous.

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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickabout 5 years ago

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertabout 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness this is so fantastic Kim. When do you rest?? LOL I’m jealous, I have yet to find a Chrysalis in the wild, or a neat caterpillar, Kudo’s to you my lucky friend.

  • LOL, I do rest. I just take a lot of pictures though they are too small even for cards. I like to do research about what I find interesting then thought about putting together posters of things that I thought might be either educational or even just a bunch of images of a certain subject. This allows me to go through my archive and use more of my images. Just trying something different…..

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottabout 5 years ago

    lovely work

  • Robert I appreciate that ! Really I do~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 5 years ago

    This is so cool Kimberly! I’ve been chasing butterflys now for the last few months. I’d love to add this butterfly to my collection! Well done m8tee! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you so much Gabe! It was fun once the idea struck!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 5 years ago

    How lovely Kimberly! From colourful caterpillar to elegant flutterby! Tells a real story! Bravo! ;o)

  • I was hoping for that, thank you Krys for you support!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • SilkyPix
    SilkyPixabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful collage

  • Again I thank you J~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantabout 5 years ago

    AWESOME Collection here Kimberly !!!!

  • Thank you so Much! I am trying something different and hopefully more to come!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallabout 5 years ago
    fantastic collage . Congrats on your feature
  • Thank you so much for your words of encouragement!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • aussiedi
    aussiediabout 5 years ago

    gorgeous collage and well captured

  • Oh WOW, thank you so much aussiedi! What a great way to end my day! I am honored that you like it that much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 5 years ago

    Another winner – like the blue borders, too.

  • A shear surprise to me, thank you Sheila!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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