I'm a Proud Mommy of a Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

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  1. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    When I returned from the store this morning, Hubby told me to get the camera and hurry up! He saw the butterfly drop to the ground from it's cocoon. He picked it up and placed it on the picnic table for two reasons... to get it away from some lizards that are always in that area and for me to be able to see it "brand new". I was so thrilled and in a hurry to get photos, I don't think I did a very good job.
    But, here are it's baby photos.

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    Gulf Fritillary baby ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )





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    Gulf Fritillary baby ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )





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    Gulf Fritillary baby ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    cherylad, Oh that is truly beautiful. May I download them and print them and frame them and hand them on my critter wall?

    What luck that your hubby was there to find it and observant too.

    Barb in Pa.
     
  3. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Thanks Barb... sure you're more than welcome to have them. I only wish I had gotten better photos. Maybe I'll get the opportunity again since there are still so many caterpillars eating away at the Passion Flower Vine... and lots of cocoons hanging around.
     
  4. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    She is a beauty, you are so lucky to photograph one just coming from the chrysalis.
     



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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    It does look fresh and new :) Wonder what's going through its mind? Thanks Cheryl.
     
  6. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Toni... wish I could have seen it emerged. That would have been too cool.

    Frank... it's probably thinking "can't a baby butterfly get a little break from the paparazzi?" :-D
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Thanks cherylad, Did it and it's all done now. I will print a little label on the back of it when I put them in the frame. I am going to give them to my hubby for Christmas. He is going to love them. We have paintings and photos, even snap shots all over the house.

    Could you see that baby butterfly smiling at you when you snapped that pic. ;)

    Barb in Pa.
     
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    gfreiherr Young Pine

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    Wow, great capture. I have never see a newly opened butterfly. Lucky you.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I've never been lucky enough to get a photograph of a newly emerged butterfly. :( My daughter does have a chrysalis on her ferret house so we're waiting to see what it is. Hopefully she'll get pics of it when it breaks loose.
     

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