David and the Butterfly......

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by DAVE VAN, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. DAVE VAN

    DAVE VAN

    663
    Feb 22, 2005
    New Jersey
    David had the chance this weekend to bring a Monarch pupae home from school. It was fascinating to watch it change for the last few days. This Morning after church the kids rushed into the living room to see that it had finally emerged! :smile:
    All shots were taken with a D50 and Nikkor 24-120VR
    Here it is a few minutes after emerging.
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    After a few minute it unfurled its wings.
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    After a couple of hours the kids took it outside to release it.
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    Eventually it got strong enough to fly away :smile:

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    It was amazing to watch the whole process and I am glad we all got to experience the miracle. :smile:

    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. Very nice.....cool series :smile:
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Dave

    What a wonderful series. Beautiful images and experience...

    Thanks for sharing this.
     
  4. very impressive in every way. the photos, the interaction, the subject.
    Dave
     
  5. DAVE VAN

    DAVE VAN

    663
    Feb 22, 2005
    New Jersey
    Thanks for the comments everyone. :smile:
    It was neat to share this with the kids.
     
  6. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    Excellent shots, Dave....Thanks for sharing.

    As a side note, it's nice to see that David is recovering well from his latest surgery. That's one strong kid!
     
  7. DAVE VAN

    DAVE VAN

    663
    Feb 22, 2005
    New Jersey
    Thanks Leigh.
    David is doing great. He and Carolyn had their first soccer game on Saturday. David actually was goalie for one quarter. His team won 3-2. :smile:
     
  8. How neat to share that experience with your kids Dave. Great series of shots with wonderful detail.
     
  9. FishSauce

    FishSauce

    Aug 10, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Great series. thanks for sharing :smile:

    Ben
     
  10. Dave,

    I loved the series! Your commentary along with the images creates a blissful scene. You obviously have a great copy of the 24-120VR too. I plan to share these images with my little boy after I rebuild my laptop. :Depressed Thanks for sharing. :biggrin:
     
  11. I love the third picture of your son and daughter with the butterfly.
     
  12. Dave, it's a beautiful series.
     
  13. Wonderful stuff.
     
  14. DAVE VAN

    DAVE VAN

    663
    Feb 22, 2005
    New Jersey
    Thanks all for the comments :smile:
     
  15. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Very nice series, Dave. Great colors! David looked as though he really enjoyed his experience.
     
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