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Cocoon by Ken Boxsell

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Its a Monarch Butterfly in its final stages, found in my backyard. Hope you like it and thanks for dropping by.

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butterfly, caterpillar, chrysalis, cocoon, hanging, monarch, pupa


  • photosbylefty
    photosbyleftyover 6 years ago

    great shot, lighting is super

  • Thanks very much photosb

    – Ken Boxsell

  • Janine  Hewlett
    Janine Hewlettover 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture!! Great lighting!!

  • Thanks very much Janine

    – Ken Boxsell

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 6 years ago

    This is amazing, Ken! Beautiful capture and such an unusual state to see this butterfly in.

  • Thanks heaps Krys. It was a real pain getting the butterfly to show through. I tried just about every light and angle mentionable.

    – Ken Boxsell

  • jesika
    jesikaover 6 years ago

    This is super. Do you remember where you saw it so you can monitor and hopefully capture the birth?

  • I was hoping for the same jesika. Unfortunately I was working at the time it emerged but I must of just missed it because it was sitting on a rose bush right next to the chrysalis

    – Ken Boxsell

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 6 years ago

    How beautiful, very interesting capture!

  • Thanks so very much Ellen

    – Ken Boxsell

  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertiover 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture!!

  • Thanks for dropping by Rosina and leaving such a lovely comment

    – Ken Boxsell

  • jesika
    jesikaover 6 years ago

    Ken, I know EXACTLY what you mean. Last summer I had masses of pupae to monitor. As soon as I saw the “Twitch” I’d drop everything & just pupa watch. Most of the little sods crawled out if the phone rang or someone came to the door. But I have got a few emerging shots. It was so exciting and I hope to do better this year.

  • Same for me Jesika. Better luck next year

    – Ken Boxsell

  • jacqi
    jacqiover 6 years ago

    Amazing photo. The lighting is great. It would be lovely to see the butterfly emerging.

  • Ken Boxsell
    Ken Boxsellover 6 years ago

    Yes I must admit it was a small disappointment when I missed it but I suppose if it were always easy there would be no real fun. Thanks heaps jacqi

  • eyestrange
    eyestrangeover 6 years ago

    it GLOWS – what wonderful light and comp – beautiful

  • Thanks so much Pat. This one was certainly a challenge for me

    – Ken Boxsell

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