Hanging up to Dry

By taggart  
Hanging Up to Dry

Eastern Black Swallowtail--August 2020

When I saw the Eastern Black Swallowtail put eggs on the RUE plants in my garden, I knew I would be watching and photographing their progress. Today, finally, I chose images for a small book-- and was reminded of this one-- taken within an hour of when this butterfly left it's chrysalis! It would pump its wings every now and then to move fluids and become the shape of an adult butterfly!

Tags: Eastern black swallowtail Wildlife and nature PennsylvaniaUSA

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Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 12:59AM
Splendid image Jenn ⭐

4 Feb 2021 2:24AM
Superb image Jenn.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
4 Feb 2021 2:29AM
Beautifully captured Jenn.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 4:04AM
A magical process beautifully recorded.
4 Feb 2021 4:14AM
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
4 Feb 2021 7:12AM
an excellent close up shot - stunning
4 Feb 2021 7:23AM
Must be such a fascinating process to watch.
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 7:31AM
Great observation and capture. Would love to see the set.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2406 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 8:03AM
Wonderful painterly composition. I love the balance, it's somehow nonchalant, elegant.
saltireblue Plus
11 11.8k 75 Norway
4 Feb 2021 8:31AM
Like one of those stealth planes in shape...
4 Feb 2021 8:55AM
A beauty Jennn, great pose,
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
4 Feb 2021 9:07AM
Great shot Jenn

Joe Smile
4 Feb 2021 9:07AM
Beautiful image.
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
4 Feb 2021 9:08AM
Excellent title for this beautiful image Jenn
viscostatic 14 50 10 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 9:30AM
Beautiful and fascinating.

chavender Plus
10 505 1 France
4 Feb 2021 9:45AM
Very well captured and presented Jenn.
4 Feb 2021 12:37PM
Great image, well presented, Jenn
xwang 12 56 8
4 Feb 2021 12:37PM
Beautiful image,...
I heard that butterflies are declining ,.. hope that they will come back!
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 1:16PM
A beauty and superbly presented Jenn.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
4 Feb 2021 2:07PM
Superb image
4 Feb 2021 3:23PM
Must've been wonderful to witness, Jenn.

Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 4:16PM
Beautiful Jenn...lucky you! SmileSmileSmile
He will manage quite nicely on his own. People who have tried to help have destroyed wings. A fantastic photo op so well taken.
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 4:44PM
Perfect title and so interesting to see the metamorphosis.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 5:03PM
A beautiful capture
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
4 Feb 2021 7:10PM
A great Eastern Black Jenn !!

5 Feb 2021 4:12AM
Wow ...a dreamy look to this Jenn...has me wishing longingly for warm summer days . Cant wait to see more please....superb colouring on this swallowtail
Best regards
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
5 Feb 2021 8:59AM
A beautiful capture Jennn.
Keep well
5 Feb 2021 12:53PM
Superb Jenn, what a delight to be able to follow the development of the insect.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2021 3:25PM
What a beautiful butterfly in the lead... Lovely pose, lovely capture...
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