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Do You Dine Here Often?

By AnneWorner  
Firstly, let me thank those of you who took the time to check out The Great Unknown, and for User Awards from CarolG, AnnChown, and John (alsoppdigitalart).

Shown here are monarch caterpillars (Danaus plexippus) sharing a meal of milkweed plant, and possibly having a conversation Smile

I've raised and released over 20 healthy monarch butterflies this year. Currently I have 5 chrysalises that will eclose in about one week.

Thanks for looking,


ETA: November 8 - just logged in and found four more UA's on The Great Unknown! Thanks to Walter (gajewski). Moira (mrswoolybill), Bill (woolybill1) and Joline for their awards.

I think those little stink-bugs have made several people happy - including myself! Smile

Tags: General Close-up and macro Monarch butterfly Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

Voters: pascalg, Jocelia, tonyguitar and 65 more

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pascalg Plus
10 37 France
8 Nov 2012 1:46AM
this is very nice...

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Jocelia Plus
6 2 1 Australia
8 Nov 2012 2:06AM
The picture looks quite errie but unique.
Now you have explained what they are and what you do.
This is fasinating.
Great work both in the rearing and the photogrphy..
Well done……...GrinWink

tonyguitar Plus
5 61 37 Canada
8 Nov 2012 2:16AM
A superior and original photograph. This is what we hope and strive for. TG
8 Nov 2012 2:27AM
Superbly captured.
8 Nov 2012 3:24AM
What a stunning photo these guys make !! Great colour ! Excellent photo Smile
chappo1 Plus
10 6 9 Australia
8 Nov 2012 5:25AM
Amazing shot. composition and focus are spot on....john
Beautiful Capture, beautiful colours, focusing perfect....Mal.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
8 Nov 2012 6:09AM
A wonderful image, Anne, beautifully captured. Carol
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
8 Nov 2012 7:43AM
Rather special!

8 Nov 2012 7:53AM
Only in the mating season............GrinGrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
10 357 22 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 8:11AM
Wonderfully entwined Anne SmileSmile
I enjoyed the link and had seen film of the butterflies in one of David Attenborough's Natural History series.
Thanks for sharing
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
8 Nov 2012 8:23AM
Very colourful caterpillars ( warning to potential predators not to eat them ) Love the antenae Anne.
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 8:32AM
Love the composition. They look as if they're in a race against time - which perhaps they are. Wonderful detail and colour. Good to learn you're actually raising them!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
8 Nov 2012 9:20AM
How lovely. Ladies who Munch. Smile
fentiger Plus
16 916 24 England
8 Nov 2012 9:22AM
A lovely capture with a clever title.

Another well presented well captured image, like that title, very good work Anne.

Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
8 Nov 2012 10:23AM
Stands out in the thumbnails, Anne. Wonderful shape and colors.

mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
8 Nov 2012 10:40AM
Love these colours Anne !!
Super shot.
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 11:18AM
Very good shot, Anne.
scrimmy Plus
9 388 5 Scotland
8 Nov 2012 12:56PM
almost a spiral there Anne Tongue
AnneWorner Plus
10 620 43 United States
8 Nov 2012 1:09PM

Quote:The picture looks quite errie but unique.
Now you have explained what they are and what you do.
This is fasinating.
Great work both in the rearing and the photogrphy..
Well done……...GrinWink


Good morning Jocelia - logged in a short while ago and found your User Award - thank you very much.

Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
8 Nov 2012 1:30PM
I wish I could give two awards today!!!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
8 Nov 2012 2:29PM
A super capture, Anne, like how they appear to be intertwined Wink
Trev Smile
Hop-A-Long Plus
10 52 1 England
8 Nov 2012 3:56PM
Beautiful colour, great shot.

saltireblue Plus
7 7.5k 33 Norway
8 Nov 2012 4:17PM
Fascinatingly different, Anne. So, I don't know...stylish and graceful? The colours are marvellous.

Håper alt er bra med dere...har savnet dine bilderSmile

jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
8 Nov 2012 6:10PM
Almost romantic and lovely colours also

8 Nov 2012 6:28PM
VERY nicely Photographed.

John Smile
8 Nov 2012 10:07PM
amazing capture.. love the title too
9 Nov 2012 12:15AM
Only in the feeding season - a super capture of these stunning caterpillars ... Carol Grin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Nov 2012 12:16AM
Ok I had to wait to have a user award ready. Here it is for this humorous critter picture, which would a great nameplate for a doctor Smile
AnneWorner Plus
10 620 43 United States
9 Nov 2012 1:04AM
Annette, thanks so very much for your UA. I just finished dinner and the dishes and found this when I logged back in to EPZ.

banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3806 Canada
9 Nov 2012 2:13PM

Great work and amazing capture..
Merbert Plus
8 5 1 Australia
11 Nov 2012 7:29AM
Greatt Shot!
Love it.
frz67 Plus
8 10 32 Italy
11 Nov 2012 4:00PM
what elegance of shapes and colors
excellent, Anne

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
12 Nov 2012 5:08PM
16 Nov 2012 1:21PM
A fabulous photo - such vibrant colours!
Ridgeway Plus
11 222 2 Ireland
18 Nov 2012 12:18AM
So very nicely prsented here Anne,nice to hear your doping your bit for nature.


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