Giant Swallowtail Butterfly and tiny Caterpillar

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© Andrea Petersen
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A tiny Monarch caterpillar
Crawled inside petals unbidden
Though it was there to deliver,
From my eyes it stayed hidden.....
Didn't see what sheds its skin
When butterfly spreads torn wing!
© Poetry by me AJP

I honestly didn't see this tiny caterpillar hidden inside the petals of the butterfly bush when I shot this image until after I looked at the picture...It was camouflaged in the stem. My attention was drawn on the Giant Swallowtail butterfly instead who was flapping its wings..When concentrating on the main subject to focus on It was interesting to find the extra things that are not expected until afterward that escaped attention earlier.

Best View in Light Box! Thank you!

3 responses

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (3 Aug 2018):

    great colours, details, and balance--love his eyes

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (3 Aug 2018):

    great timing!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (4 Aug 2018):

    A beautiful action capture of the swallowtail and a perfect example of the power of the camera's eye! A beautiful image.

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