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Hatching3 by Keithsannoyingphotos  For years I have wanted to get a sequence of photographs showing a butterfly hatching out of its chrysalis.  There were many attempts, all frustrated by something: a lack of caterpillars to raise, parasites killing the pupae, having to go clean up a mess for my Dad while the butterfly hatched out in the meanwhile.  This time didn't look promising: of the 3 caterpillars I was shepherding, one hatched out before I woke up, a second decided to hatch out while I was off filling bird-feeders...and the third...well the third time was the charm.  
This is the third in a sequence of shots I uploaded over on my other page(Keithsannoyingphotos).  This is a Variegated Fritillary Butterfly.  Maybe 3 inches across on its wingspan.  The caterpillars live on violets and pansies.  As I type this, the new hatched adult is sitting outside on a geranium while its wings fill out and dry.  

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Keith Spangle
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I was born. Then I made some art. I also take photos which can be seen on my other page Keithsannoyingphotos
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Placi1 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you very much for the faves Keith!!
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RadishStick Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for faving my parrot photo! :)
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome!:)
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Neal512 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  New member
Keith, I don't know if you remember me, my sister Carrie Hayes-Gartz used to take me to your studio ( or possibly a basement at the time) and I can remember being amazed by your art, do you have a studio now? I would love for my daughter to see some of your work first hand.
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devja1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HI!
I use my points to donate premium membership to who needs them! the much point i get, the most number of people can become premium and the longer will durate their pm! :heart: If you donate I will be eternally grateful! I love you:heart:
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