New Beginnings by aikiuser

New Beginnings

This is number 47 of 48 Monarch chrysalides we "raised" from the day the eggs were laid to when they were released as adult butterflies. There were some ups and downs during the whole process (I mean, it is 2020), but ultimately it's always a little miracle to behold. I was lucky to have happened to catch this one yesterday from the moment the emergence began to when she stretched her wings!

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Artistically informative. I particularly like the contrast of the vivid colours of the insect against the pastel background. And all the work to create this image, you deserve a star !
October 6th, 2020  
let's make that 2 stars :D
I was wondering how long does it take the butterfly to perform this process of hatching/emerging?
it is a mystery how you hosted these 'eggs'.
anyways, thank you for sharing.
and the collage is so very well done. the light in the images is even, the colours as well.
October 6th, 2020  
This is fascinating. It's such an amazing capture of the progress of this beautiful butterfly. Big Fav
October 6th, 2020  
Perfect collage
October 6th, 2020  
Wow what a fabulous collage! So interesting and so beautiful!
October 6th, 2020  
Isn't it wonderful to see this happening. A terrific set of images. Fav
October 6th, 2020  
Wonderfully well done montage! Great subject and set of images, beautifully processed and presented. Huuuuuge fav!
October 6th, 2020  
Stunning.
October 6th, 2020  
amazing collage
October 6th, 2020  
Beautiful stages and captures!
October 6th, 2020  
Fascinating & stunning collage!
October 6th, 2020  
This is wonderful, so great to see, it would be amazing to watch in person !
October 6th, 2020  
so interesting to see it the life cycle together
October 6th, 2020  
WOW, this is amazing! I've had a chrysalis in my classroom twice, and we missed it both times, it happened so fast. Kudos to you!
October 6th, 2020  
Absolutely fantastic story telling. The only sad thing about this is that I can only give it one fav.
October 6th, 2020  
What a fascinating series of photographs, must have been amazing to witness.
October 6th, 2020  
Wow, what an amazing capture and collage and pretty cool to see
October 6th, 2020  
Thanks for sharing this is not something most people ever get to see.
October 6th, 2020  
a new favourite fav!
October 6th, 2020  
A beautiful series. Fav
October 6th, 2020  
Beautiful. It looks like artwork.
October 6th, 2020  
Simply superb...
October 6th, 2020  
That is a super awesome collage Jenn! This should be used down at Pismo state park by the docents.
October 6th, 2020  
Love the progression… Amazing collage.
October 6th, 2020  
That's brilliant, lovely photo
October 6th, 2020  
Fabulous study and set of images.
October 6th, 2020  
Fav
October 6th, 2020  
Best collage I've ever seen!! Favulous
October 6th, 2020  
Absolutely fabulous..! What a great thing to do & photograph..
October 6th, 2020  
Fabulous collage
October 6th, 2020  
That's just so amazing.
October 6th, 2020  
Always fun to watch this miracle. Beautiful shots
October 6th, 2020  
Wonderful series, great detail.
October 6th, 2020  
A really wonderful work. Each picture is a thing of beauty on its own but together they are an interesting and beautiful record of the process.
October 6th, 2020  
oh brilliant series presented in a stunning way!
October 6th, 2020  
This is amazing, a miracle indeed. What a wonderful experience, thanks!
October 6th, 2020  
Fascinating collage and the most beautiful photos.
October 6th, 2020  
@monikozi Once it starts to emerge it happens very quickly. Maybe 30 seconds? It then takes several minutes to fully spread its wings. We had a couple of milkweed plants on which we observed eggs being laid. We then put those in an enclosure to keep the eggs and new caterpillars safe and fed until they form the chrysilides and emerge. It’s about a 6-week process from egg to emergence. :-)
October 6th, 2020  
Wow wonderful record of this amazing miracle!
October 7th, 2020  
Beautiful collage
October 7th, 2020  
Always a miracle to behold. Isn't that the truth - thankfully you didn't need to look hard this day, to find it. Glad you were able to capture and share each step. Every bit of light counts. xo
October 7th, 2020  
This is amazing, wonderful, awe inspiring
October 7th, 2020  
That is one of the most interesting collages I have ever seen. That is such a wonderful way to display this whole process. And I really like the lower right outtake or whatever you call it.
October 7th, 2020  
Great collage.
October 7th, 2020  
Fab fav!
October 7th, 2020  
Oh wow, this is wonderful, well done. A really special collage.
October 7th, 2020  
Absolutely stunning!! I love how you did the collage with the larger image at the end.
October 7th, 2020  
It truly is amazing to see this process- but to photograph it? Even better! Awesome progression and record of the event!
October 7th, 2020  
Excellent collage! FAV!
October 9th, 2020  
this is a beautifully photographed and presented collage sharing the wonder of nature
October 11th, 2020  
Congratulations on TT!
October 11th, 2020  
Absolutely stellar-congrats on Tt
October 12th, 2020  
Congratulations on your series making it on the Top Twenty Jenn! Very deserving!
October 16th, 2020  
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