Life has taken a toll on this butterfly as revealed by its tattered and torn up wings. But regardless of the predators and various environmental challenges it has faced, it is still a beautiful butterfly that has survived to fly another day.
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph”. ~Thomas Paine
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I had to go back and look for the flaws in the butterfly. The colors caught my attention first and I didn’t notice. Your photography is amazing, Rebecca ❤️
Thanks, Kathy! It looks like perhaps something grabbed it by its back wings and tore part off. I have to imagine that it’s a rough world out there for a delicate little butterfly.
Even the smallest of God’s creation are cared for by him.
Still a beautiful creature even with the torn and tattered wings. I wonder what happened to it, but it didn’t seem to have problems alighting on a flower.
It flew around perfectly. It wasn’t until I got home and looked at the photos that I saw how much of its wings were missing.
I saw a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly last Summer at the Park where I walk. Usually I just see some Cabbage Whites and this was a first for me. I took some photos of it and when I saw the photos on the screen, I noticed it was missing a tip of its tail. Here is a picture of it … I never noticed and I was watching it while taking the photo: https://lindaschaubblog.net/2017/07/24/summer-is-fluttering-on-by/
Lovely post and Swallowtail! One of my favorites to see.
Thanks Rebecca – one of my favorites as well and it was a real treat to see it at the Park.
nature always seems to find a way!
Yes, it does! 🙂