26.9.11

Common Yellow Grass Butterfly





I've seen a butterfly emerged from its chrysalis, underneath a leaf.
The position was similar to the above.


However, on a closer look, this yellow butterfly is not being born.
It is dying, gripped tightly by a purple spider.


Isn't it strange how similar birth and death is for this butterfly?


Here's a more pleasant image for you to leave this post with.

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24 comments:

  1. Such beautiful light in these photos.

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  2. I love the last shot the best, beautiful bokeh.

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  3. Yellow and blue is a great combination !!! great butterfiles shots !

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  4. I love the first and last best, they're all so wonderfully captured though, really great.

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  5. Lovely macro. Love the spider and moth photo, great capture. Linked over from Macro Monday.

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  6. Very astute observation regarding the birth and death of the butterfly and a fine capture of a harsh law of nature.

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  7. Great captures! I prefer the last one..it's much happier.

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  8. Oh dear! nature at work again . . . I love that last shot - the colours and the bokeh are stunning!

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  9. I love the yellow hues blending. The beauty and the captured ;-)

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  10. These are beautiful photographs.
    I especially love the last one.
    The wonderful soft background is gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a great day!

    lisa.

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  11. That last shot is just gorgeous - the composition, colors, and bokeh are all terrific.

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  12. Amazing wonderful photos. The colors are just beautiful.

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  13. I am very familiar with those yellow butterflies, and they always elude my camera. They are so small and yet you captured it very well, and not only that! You captured a link in the food web. That somehow is morbid, it's good you saved the best for last! I love the blue bokeh of the sky behind it, very beautiful. I love it. Again, my lens will not be able to do justice to those sizes of critters!

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  14. Love your close-ups. Your photos are always a joy to review!

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  15. Common but no less beautiful. Great post!

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  16. Beautiful pictures of flowers and butterflies.

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  17. lovely shots... love the flutterbys =)

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  18. great shots...all of them. the spider getting ready to feast on the butterfly...all part of life...but for you to have been there to capture it!! wow!!

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