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flew away...

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 20 May 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Well. I took the last shot ( previous one) on April 8th. I knew it was just a matter of hours before he came out. I read that the butterfly takes three hours to emerge completely. Well..I went up to the terrace with all expectations...on the 9th morning only to be disappointed!!!
Alas !! He had come out and flown away!! I had missed out on a great scene!
Well...." Delivery" - " Birth " - is a personal matter I suppose and the butterfly wanted privacy I guess. He must have come out in the wee hours of the day and made his first flight:)
Ah!!! I wish the butterfly would come just once so that I can take a shot or more than that , have a look at her !!

SONY DSC-HX100V 1/250 second F/4.0 ISO 100 11 mm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Start is soon.

20 May 2014 5:36am

@Jypyä Pop: I suppose so Jyya:)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The wonder of all this is far greater than the disappointment of missing the butterfly emerge - in a way, I like that the secret remains intact !

20 May 2014 5:44am

@Ronnie 2¢: You are right it is said" Heard melodies are sweet. Those unheard are sweeter."

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Oh, now we just have to use our imaginations to 'see' the butterfly...
This was a great series!

20 May 2014 5:50am

@ursulakatariina: Thank you Ursula...yes we have to imagine:)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A pretty shot and fine series. Maybe, the butterfly will pass by soon.

20 May 2014 6:11am

@Steve Rice: Yes Steven hopefully :)))

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Perhaps he will return to visit you Devi

20 May 2014 6:34am

@Doug: I am waiting Doug:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe compo 5***

20 May 2014 6:39am

@PATRICK: Thank you PATRICK :))))

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Hey Devi, great pictures, and the entire photo gallery is fine, and they are really beautiful!:-))Haleja.

Happy Tuesday , you my good friend!

20 May 2014 7:08am

@Oiva: Thank you my friend...Have a great day :)

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France


20 May 2014 7:34am

@tataray: Merci mille fois tataray:)

Gerard1948 from Spain

Many of modesty for the butterfly he would not be born before the cameras.
Excellent capture, the picture is superb.
Have a good day.

20 May 2014 8:11am

@Gerard1948: You are right Gerard... camera shy and wishing for privacy too:))

omid from mashhad, Iran

Oh, No! :) + :((
very nice shot
with beautiful composition, focus, colors, lighting & bokeh!
Lovely series!

20 May 2014 8:33am

@omid: Thank you Omid:)))))May be next time:)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Devi damage but the picture is superb!!!

20 May 2014 8:51am

@Tede: Thank you Tede I appreciate:)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A fine shot that must leave the rest to our imagination!

20 May 2014 9:12am

@Stephen: Yes Stephen...may be I'll meet another this one must ave done with his life by now..they live only for 13 days it is said... What a pathetic life !! To be a larva for weeks ; a pupa/chrysalis for weeks together and piff!!! Off he pops off in 13 days !!

vrinda from mangalore,Karnataka, India

good one,will go through your archive to see what is the story about :)))

20 May 2014 10:02am

@vrinda: Thank you vrinda..Lovely seeing you here after ages ;)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I guess nature is unpredictable. Interesting anyway.

20 May 2014 11:45am

@B. Thomas: Yes B.....It was great while it lasted:)

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Devi ----- thats Nature ....... and I loved to follow your story !! Might be, he was camera shy ......... !!!!!!
Thanks for sharing --- kindest regards and a pleasant day Monika

20 May 2014 11:53am

@Shiva: You are right Monika..Camera shy... and he vanished !! Hope he had a great time too:)

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Superb aventure in photos !

20 May 2014 1:39pm

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene.....It was an adventure :)))

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine attempt at getting this critical moment. It's a fine shot and your comment is very entertaining.

20 May 2014 2:08pm

@Don: Thank you Don:)))) It was exciting while it lasted..At least I had a little if I was one of those Nat Geo or Animal Planet photographer ..feeling mighty important !! Ha ha ha !!!! inflated ego!!

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe vue quel effet et iamge quel nature sueprbe.

20 May 2014 3:51pm

@Nicou: Merci mille fois Nicou:)))))

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I feel your disappointment - a beautiful finishing image

20 May 2014 4:26pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie for your continues support:)

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

This is a great dramatic shot of the day! Wonderful end at last!

20 May 2014 5:20pm

@mohkum: Thank you mohkum... I was certain I'll get the action. .emerging out " as there was a tiny slit at the bottom and something brown was visible !! Anyway...

Sam from Chennai, India

A beautiful shot to end this great series. Yes butterfly has to naturally flyaway.
Perhaps you may surprise us with a beautiful butterfly shot sometimes later.
It was an interesting story we all enjoyed all along.
And a special thanks for your kind words Devi. :)

20 May 2014 5:38pm

@Sam: Thank you for the continuos support Sam:))) I have been trying to capture a butterfly with the lens but they are so quick !! May be I'll succeed one of these days:)))

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

It ia all in the timing Devi ... better luck next time:-)

20 May 2014 7:18pm

@Kate: You are absolutely right Kate... I missed out on that zero hour!!! Thank you :)

Langevine from Angers, France


21 May 2014 5:59am

@Langevine: Merci L'angevine:)

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Its one of those frustrations the photographer faces

27 May 2014 11:36am

1/250 second
ISO 100
11 mm