By taggart  

This is an Azure--tattered and torn-- end of summer sonů..

Grateful thanks are due to Ronnie, CarolAnn,William (armakk) and Alan_Basely for their User Awards for the Metalmark Caterpillar !

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gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
26 Aug 2014 12:19AM
He has been in the wars.

mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
26 Aug 2014 12:21AM
Must be the most tattered one I have seen Jenn.
Well tattered and battered !!
Good shot.
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 12:37AM
Oh poor thing - sad to see a butterfly in this state.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
26 Aug 2014 1:59AM
Poor guy, he's slowly disappearing. Well captured.
Joline Plus
14 30 58 United States
26 Aug 2014 2:32AM
A geriatric butterfly.....we still love them.
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
26 Aug 2014 3:53AM
A really lovely image of one spikey butterfly on the soft flower Smile
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
26 Aug 2014 3:55AM
It's not in pristine condition, is it Jennn, nice shot though.
26 Aug 2014 4:18AM
This is an old butterfly...and still going. Still able to fly, and I guess, that is what counts in their world. Great shot, Jenn.

PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
26 Aug 2014 4:55AM
another stunning photo.. everything looks radiant.. glowing.. may i say it.. even if torn and tanttered, looks blessed by this divine energy called life.. this all is very inspirational..
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 6:56AM
As one who is feeling somewhat tattered and torn herself, I find this guy inspirational! Nice shot.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
26 Aug 2014 8:08AM
"Tattered" seems an understatement, Jenn: it's a wonder it can still fly.
But you have captured it with great detail as you always do.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 England
26 Aug 2014 8:17AM

Quote:"Tattered" seems an understatement, Jenn: it's a wonder it can still fly.
But you have captured it with great detail as you always do.

My thoughts as well....

Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 8:20AM
Beautiful to the end. Excellent capture Jenn.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
26 Aug 2014 8:32AM
Looks a battle worn specimen, Jenn - must be quite difficult for it to fly!
Still beautiful, though!

ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
26 Aug 2014 8:50AM
Looks like it has found its last supper - good shot!
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
26 Aug 2014 11:19AM
Still photographed to your very high standard Jenn,
Great shot Jenn, sad to see them when they are so tattered. Sad
SlowSong Plus
12 9.3k 30 England
26 Aug 2014 1:34PM
It's had a few nights on the tiles. Hope it was worth it. Smile
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
26 Aug 2014 2:21PM
Fine shot of this fading glory Jennnn.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 3:13PM
How sad when they become so battered - but a beautiful capture anyway Jenn SmileSmile
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 7:34PM
Always amazes me how they keep going

Very similar to our Holly Blue Jenn

jasonrwl Plus
10 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 11:03PM
Tattered indeed Jenn - always seems quite sad when they look lie that. Well caught though.
PS I put my other Mustang shots on - think you may have missed them
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 11:50PM
really tattered Jennn, but guess those wings can still fly
we all get a bit tatteredWinkWink
lovely image
Mavis 18 143 2 England
27 Aug 2014 2:16PM
Once went to the ball in a beautiful dress now tattered & torn . What a pity . Wonderful photo xx
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
27 Aug 2014 9:07PM
They have a shot life span.
viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2014 10:33PM
But you still make a great image with it Jenn.

annettep38 9 219 42 Germany
29 Aug 2014 12:26AM
to me it looks spiky! I think a thornbush attacked the poor thing.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2014 2:52PM
Poor baby....
Still very photogenic.
Super sharp image. IB

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