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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Waiting for a Butterfly

What the caterpillar

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calls the end of the world

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the master

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calls a butterfly.  (Richard Bach)

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We've been waiting 6 1/2 months.  

Since September 9, 2012 - the day we brought the caterpillar home.

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And the wait was so worth it.

Linking with Project Alicia, In the Moment with ..., and Live and Love ... Out Loud.


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5 comments:

Tamar SB said...

What amazing pictures!! I remember doing this in science last year with our first grades!

Laura said...

Love this! And I bet you enjoyed photographing something other than a monarch!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Wow, Kimberly, how amazing to watch God's creation change from a fat caterpillar to a light butterfly. Love it.

You asked about backlighting my oxeye daisy. I only shoot natural light (because, honestly, I don't know how to use a flash), but can enhance using Capture NX2 (I guess it's like Lightroom). It has a neat feature called color control points and lets me adjust colors, contast, etc. on single points. It's my favorite feature in the program. I use it a lot on baseball photos in order to show eyes beneath baseball caps.

Here's a link to show you how it works: http://www.capturenx.com/en/lessons/color/index.html

deb duty said...

This is amazing!! Definitely worth the wait!

Kelly said...

This is absolutely fascinating. What a gorgeous butterfly and totally different from the monarchs. Do u live in CA? I did a whole series of pics on IG (kellykardos) about my 1st monarch raising series. Oh it was such an event. I'd live to hear about your monarch experience. iamsasyk@aol.com thanks for popping into my blog.