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Suprise in the Garden

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Baretoes, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. 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
     
  2. Great series!
     
  3. 3whiteroses

    3whiteroses

    664
    May 23, 2008
    Maryland
    Great shots! Poor butterfly...Your first shot is lovely.
     
  4. aspiringphotos

    aspiringphotos

    Sep 26, 2008
    Kansas
    Oh, man. But what a capture of nature -- good job!
     
  5. Preston

    Preston

    273
    May 2, 2005
    Reno, NV
    Nice grab. I like the title alot.
     
  6. Ryan Bradford

    Ryan Bradford

    518
    Jul 14, 2009
    Rochester
    Very nice!
     
  7. great series!
     
  8. Great set of nature in action, Rob. [A genuine reality show]
     
  9. That´s a great series! Well done, Rob!
     
  10. Thanks everyone; Alex, Angela, Kelly, Preston, Ryan, Fuss, Bob and Jukka, for the nice comments.

    Rob
     
  11. willg

    willg

    614
    Nov 22, 2007
    New Jersey, USA
    Geez, what a way to go! Good capture, nice job to boot.
     
  12. Wow....right place, right time, and great shooting.
     
  13. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Great captures.
     
  14. Thanks Will, Alan Torben.

    Rob
     
  15. lr0868

    lr0868

    May 25, 2008
    henderson, nv
    great capture!!
     
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