Eaten Alive

Posted: May 24, 2009 in butterflies, macro photography











Note on scary snake photos: This colourful little snake was hanging over the drain opening when I alighted from the taxi at my shooting site, busy omph-omph-ing away at what looked like a frog or lizard.



Almost all the butterflies I shot over this weekend had some parts or a huge part of their wings missing!  Check out the shots below…

Note on photo above: Almost half the left wing was gone…. it didn't attempt to run away like they normally do… almost like it had given up on itself.

Note on photo above: I was elated for this opportunity… until I realised there was a huge gap in the left wing… again…

Note on photo above: The adorable little cutesy poo poo Quaker was ALSO missing a part of its left wing!

Note on photo above: The common sailor was being chipped away around the edges…

Note on photo above: The tawny palmfly looks very fitting on the equally torn leaf…

Note on photo above: And finally a perfect specimen…






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  1. Waterbaby says:

    I've often wondered how it is that butterflies come to lose portions of their wings.

  2. They either get cut by branches, leaves or they get nicked by birds and lizards… sad when that happens… some of them get so much chomped off they fly funny…

  3. SusanMac says:

    Cute pink and sparkly thing,

  4. Zabou says:

    [c’est top]

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