Possible Zebra Butterfly Chrysalis – South Florida

Nikon D90
90mm Macro

Pembroke Pines, FL, United States of America
Excellent work… Congratulations Macro Of The Week!
Editors Choice 21st – 27th November 2011
The World As We See It , or as we missed it. Group

My first camera was an Argus C3 given to me by my Uncle. Became interested and over the intervening years I have done photography and stopped, only to start again. Have begun again in the last 4 years with Canon Digital Point and Shoots. I have no training in the arts or photography. I have read some of Ansel Adam’s series, never finished.. I have learned a lot from seeing the fantastic images here.

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  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 3 years ago

  • Hank Eder
    Hank Ederover 3 years ago

    I love the richness of the green.

  • Thanks Hank. Weird story. Was trying to photograph some exuberant zebra butterflies. One land for a moment and I got it but pretty wide angle. I went to crop the butterfly out and saw the shadows ot those things hanging down behind it in shadow. Rushed back our to search for what appeared to be large pincher martian bat flies, jaws agap! But, nooooo! So got to macro this one. The soft focus of the green makes “them” stand out!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thanks Ann, they had me worried until I found and identified them. Have like little shining gold spots that look like eyes!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    I’m with Hank…the green is gorgeous in this. I’m so amazing that a caterpillar can create such a fascinating structure…and ALL of it’s species make exactly identical housing! You’ve nailed the ID…definately a Zebra

  • Really, wow thanks Carla!!! They’ve been hanging about this bush in flocks of 5 or 6. Like I said it freaked me out when I saw the shadows of them. Your definitely a princess! Thanks for your comment, and it is wonderful expression of nature’s diversity.

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenover 3 years ago

    Nice capture Glenn. I’d say it’s a chrysalis all right, though I’m no expert.

  • Hello Carl, thank first off! Seems Carla nailed it as a Zebra Butterfly chrysalis. She’s great! Just got the D90. Big learning curve!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • CanyonWind
  • What an interesting expression on that pup! Thanks you kind Sir!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 3 years ago


  • Grazie lyn!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Excellent work… Congratulations Macro Of The Week!
    Editors Choice 21st – 27th November 2011
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it. Group

  • An honor and a great pleasure!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 3 years ago

    This is beautiful, Glenn. Wonderful lighting! Congratulations on Macro of the Week!

  • Hey, why thank you dear lady! Always appreciated my friend!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 3 years ago

    Wow Glenn what an amazing capture outstanding image and work so well done love it lee

  • Thank you very much Lee!

    – Glenn Cecero

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