This is from 2007, when I ﬁrst got my Nikon 105mm Micro glass.
Well I hate to say it but our little newly hatched butterﬂy was barely dried off before another butterﬂy came along. I guess this explains the profusion of caterpillars on the passion vine.
This is a newborn butterﬂy on my back porch. The underside of their wings are very dark and brown and gold. The top of their wings are mostly bright orange.
This Gulf Fritillary has lived a long life.
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