Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Witnessing Miracles


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 For over a week the golden wiggling chrysalis has remained attached to our front gate. Early this morning we were fortunate enough to witnessed a miracle happen. Photos # 3 to # 8  were taken within two minutes (and 10 seconds). This beautiful Australian Black Jezebel Butterfly stayed for over two hours to adjust to its final metamorphosis.  

This gave me time to gaze in wonder at its intricacies, to appreciate the miracle and be grateful. It made me feel strangely plain and underdressed. Jezebel then flew off to enjoy being the butterfly it was created to be. 


Sharing at Weekly Top Shot.



49 comments:

Dirk Rosin said...

amazing macro photos!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how wonderful, Karen!!! And what incredible captures!! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty and the wonder!!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome series! How wonderful to get to follow the whole process.

TheChieftess said...

WOW..... just WOW!!!

Rosemary said...

I have only ever seen this complete metamorphosis happen once - as you mention, a miracle of nature - wonderful photos even down to the fine detailing in the butterfly wings and eyes.

Joop Zand said...

Thats a special one..... very good photo's Karen.

Greetings, Joop

Jenni said...

Wow. Amazing, no words! Thank you for sharing this!!!!

s.c said...

Really great series of macro's. Could easily used in a book about butterflies. Thanks for showing us.

eileeninmd said...

Wow Karen, gorgeous and amazing photos!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh my, what wonderful photos and what a blessing for you to be able to capture this event for all to see.

Thank you ~ FlowerLady

Nancy said...

Truly an amazing show and images.

Samuel BOUCHE said...

Tes photographies sont magnifiques! Quelle série! J'adore et les détails sont sublimes.

Félicitations.

geanina said...

amazing photos!

tinajo said...

Wow, amazing details! :-)

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Cinzia said...

Special photos Karen!
Cinzia

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Totally awesome you were there to witness this. I would have been so excited my eyelids would have curled backwards. Superb capture!

Leeloo said...

Instant magique d'une naissance... à savourer...

Mathilda said...

Whowwh, wie wunderschön und faszinierende Makros!!!

LG Mathilda ♥

kramam said...

I can only agree with all the other comments... WOW!
She is so beautiful, and your pictures are wonderful.
I especially like the details of the wings, so delicate.
Groet, Anita

Anna said...

This is well so special en so wonderful, Karen!
Compliments and thanks for sharing it with us...
Warm greetings from Holland,
Anna :))

Erica Sta said...

Wow ... Pictures are so great, Karen ... Es ist etwas ganz besonderes <3

Hugs, Heidrun

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful experience to watch this unfold before your eyes.

Anita Johnson said...

Wow and wow again. This is just beautiful!

Barb said...

This is WOW! I called my husband to come see it. Great photography, Karen!

Deanne Langford said...

awesome photos!

Joy said...

So lucky you were to see these changes
Awesome:)

Elise Lea said...

Beautiful! Amazing to capture such a dramatic change.

Nancy said...

To see the transformation process in action must have blown you away....I really appreciate that you shared your gorgeous photographs with us so we could enjoy the process too....I am off to look one more time..

ladyfi said...

Wow - astounding photos of the transformation.

Kinga said...

This is amazing, great capture.

Tony said...

Espectacular las imágenes y los macros . Felicidades

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Whoa, such incredible macros! What a blessing to witness AND photograph this miracle!

thefisherlady said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful miracle as it unfolded~ I am smiling

amanda | wildly simple said...

Woah!! What an incredible experience to observe! And you've captured it so well for us to share in as well!
I'm reminded of our Lilly this evening, witnessing for the first time, her hen laying an egg. Not nearly as picturesque or intricately detailed.. but the awe of these small miracles that go on around us constantly.. and the awe of LIFE!
Just awesome, Karen! I was using my macro on a grasshopper yesterday, but he wasn't this spectacular. :)

Jana said...

WOWWWWWWWWW, fantastic reportage! lucky u to witness this...and I am so HAPPY you shared it with us...these colours of the butterfly! thanks again+happy friday+weekend!

flowersandhome said...

It must have been so wonderful to witness this. Amazing pictures Karen! Thanks for sharing!
Marian

hydeeannsews said...

stunning! what an opportunity to witness.

Łucja-Maria said...

Amazing macro photos!!!
Lucia

Ginx Craft said...

Your photos are amazing. As I scrolled down the page they kept getting just better and better. What an extraordinary thing to witness.

acreativeharbor.com said...

very creative photo work ~ miracles indeed ~ carol,xo

Cristina Ferreira said...

Encantadora metamorfose da borboleta.

Kathy McB said...

WHAT??!!?? I can't believe you were able to capture this beauty!!!!!!! Truly amazing photography, I"m in complete awe.

bailey-road.com said...

What a fantastic series of macros! Just wonderful work! You were so fortunate to witness such a miraculous process.

Madge Bloom said...

LOVE it! That series of images is simply amazing! I saw some jewelry made with butterfly wings this past week, pendants set in silver. They were exquisite! Thank you for coming by sharing your creative photography on Weekly Top Shot #100!

Mirabilys said...

Wow, how beautiful and so colorful!
I'ts springstime for you but in France, the autumn is already here. Leaves start changing colors.
Have a wonderful day and happy belated birthday to Master T!

Amy Barta said...

Wow...So amazing!

Jana said...

I know I have commented already, but your pics are simply breathtaking, loooove the detailed ones!

Liz said...

What a wonderful series of images and what a beautiful thing to witness.
God's handiwork.

Connie Smiley said...

How incredibly amazing! Your photos are gorgeous, and remind us of how truly awesome our Maker is.

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