Suprise in the Garden

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So, I was taking pictures of butterflies in the garden Saturday because there were many on the zinnias. Not expecting anything spectacular, just practicing with the Tamron 90 mm macro, trying to get a sharp handheld picture in the sunlight. There was this one Monarchy hanging around and I got a few snaps of him.

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While concentrating on another butterfly, I heard the "flapping" of wings and when I looked over, the Monarchy was stationary on the flower, but going crazy!! He was trying to fly away, but seemed to be caught on something???

Upon closer review, I saw a Praying Manitis had captured him and was holding him in his grasp.

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I tried to get a closer view and he looked at me and appeared to say, "Hey, can't you see I am busy here!!"

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He devoured the body and the only thing left was a pair of wings that fell to the ground.

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All taken with a D200 and a Tamron 90mm Macro. Thanks for looking.

Rob
 

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