Photographer's Note

This shot was taken a few months ago while I was first trying this Tele-lens and also the first time for me shooting a Butterfly.

The Life Cycle of the Butterfly...

1) Egg Stage
The female butterfly lays an egg on a plant.

2) Larva Stage
The egg hatches and the larva (caterpillar) comes out.

3) Pupa Stage
The caterpillar feeds on the plant and grows.
When its skin becomes too small, the old skin splits open and the caterpillar pops out with
a new skin on. This happens four or five times. When the caterpillar is fully grown it
makes a little silk pad on a leaf or twig and attaches itself to it. The caterpillar's skin
splits for the last time. It is now in the pupa stage.

Under the skin is the chrysalis. Many changes
happen to the chrysalis. The wings, legs and rest of the butterfly are formed inside the chrysalis.

4) Adult Stage
The last stage is the adult stage when the chrysalis
splits and the butterfly comes out.

See some of my previous Butterflies here:
Black Butterfly
Brown Butterfly
Lighting me up
First Butterfly

All comments are welcome!

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