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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Camera Critters--IT'S A MIRACLE!

I showed you the Monarch through the transparent Chrysalis in yesterday's post. God Blessed me yesterday with witnessing the birth of the Monarch Butterfly! You really have to be paying attention, this happens is less than 1 minute.
I'd say it took this Monarch maybe 40 seconds to emerge.
See how fat the body is and how tiny the wings are?


The Monarch will pump his wings , ever so slightly, to get the fluid out of his body and into his wings.
The wings begin to grow as the body begins to empty.


After this step, the Monarch then is very still for several hours while his wings dry.
Once the wings dry he begins flying around the cage.
We were going to get a photo of the Monarch on my husbands hand......as soon as my husband unzipped the cage this baby was gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have the other three in the transparent Chrysalis stage this morning..........

36 comments:

mamajil said...

so very cool!!!! This is amazing!!

Meems said...

Darla,
Talk about nature 'unfolding' right in front of you... the awe and wonder of new birth... just puts everything into perspective doesn't it?

Great shots and what a special blessing you got to witness it first-hand. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

Dave@The Home Garden said...

Awesome to see! I'll have to show my daughter!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the birth of your monarch! I showed the pictures to Allan and he was impressed, too. Also, I love the mailbox.

Ms. Doris

bennie and patsy said...

Thank you that was amazing to watch.
Patsy

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a amazing miracle you witnessed. So fast, and so beautiful.

Jen

Racquel said...

How lucky are you to witness the miracle of this truly glorious transformation! Thanks for sharing it with all of us. :)

marmee said...

darla...congrats on your new monarch. this is truly special and i am glad you got to see if firsthand. thanks for letting us see this miracle.

Lois said...

You did a great job photographing that miracle Darla! Those are beautiful pictures.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful and amazing!
Thanks for sharing your miracle!!!

George said...

This is absolutely amazing. I'm so glad you were able to see, photograph and share this miracle with us.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh this is a miracle. I'm so glad you saw it from beginning to end --and have shared it with us... Made me teary for some reason. This is just SO neat. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Hugs,
Betsy

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ I didn't know this about the body holding fluid to grow the wings. And the fact that it all happened so quickly, is new to me too. Fascinating. Thank you for sharing.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Congrats on hatching those beauties.

Sue, at A Corner Garden said...

Hi Darla,
Thanks for sharing your blessing with us through the photos and the information. I didn't know that about the fluid, etc. I forgot to check to see if you linked this to Camera Critters. Today is the day, and you should if you haven't.

I hope your other 2 emerge well.

Sue said...

I don't remember if I told you I like your header photo.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

AMAZING!!! Darla, thank you for sharing this wonder with us!

kclily said...

You were truly blessed and now you have blessed my life by sharing these photos.

tina said...

That is awesome! I did not know that about the body-really it is quite plump. Thanks for sharing all of these! Where did you get them from again? I think I'd love to do it here.

Linda said...

Beautiful shots. I've never seen this in real life. You must have been snapping away like mad.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

That is amazing stuff. I would love to witness that in person. Congratulations on catching that on film (so to speak).

Carletta said...

We did this one year in summer school.
Isn't it amazing!
Thanks for sharing this miracle with us.

Muhammad khabbab said...

Just awesome. Never seen this in my life. Thanks for sharing.

Carla said...

Oh, Darla! This is truly amazing!! Thank you for sharing:)

Ashley said...

Wow, how amazing to capture this wonderful occurrence! I love being able to see this unfold right before more eyes.

Jean said...

Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing them with us! Jean

Gail said...

You are so right....they are special and miraculous creatures. Thank you for sharing! gail

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

How lucky to be there while it emerged! Great pictures and thanks for sharing!

Tootsie said...

girl...this is just incredible! I bet you were beside yourself with excitement!
thanks for showing us...we never would have seen it otherwise!

flowergardengirl said...

OH yes, God truly blessed you and I'm glad I didn't miss it. What a beautiful creature.

My Mother's Garden said...

Fantastic and amazing! Such a beautiful thing to be witness to!

Teresa said...

Those are some amazing photos! Thank you for sharing that with us. It really does put things into perspective, like Meems over there said...

Just beautiful!

Valerie said...

This is amazing. Wow. I have missed a lot by being out of town. We went to St. Augustine, Fl. and loved it. It was beautiful.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow, wow, wow that is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing that miracle with us!

Robin~♥

Ewa in the Garden said...

Dear Darla, that's a perfectly pictured how beast turns to beauty.
Thanks for sharing,
Ewa

Leedra said...

To actually be there at the right moment! Congratualations! Would have love to been there with you.