A few of my favourite things..

An Aberration of Wings


A butterfly surgeon I am not.   I tried to help this, the tiniest of Common Crow butterflies, to leave the chrysalis, but feared to offer more aid lest I harm it in some way.  With the abdomen unable to pump the wings to capacity, they fixed in this curled formation.


4 responses

  1. Poor little butterfly… but what a beautiful image you got!


    April 1, 2009 at 8:32 pm

  2. Thanks, Michaela, I was able to take a few interesting shots; and the happy ending is that although this little one flew more like a moth (it looked like a lot of hard work and the body was still too thick) as opposed to a graceful member of its own race, it did fly after release.


    April 1, 2009 at 10:21 pm

  3. Vimal

    the detail is spectacular 😀


    April 4, 2009 at 10:25 pm

  4. Thanks, Vimal.


    April 10, 2009 at 5:46 pm

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