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Posted By: Arjay Bee, 09-27-2006, 08:57 PM

My submission to macro (September #2) contest.

Thyanks for the invite Adam.

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09-30-2006, 11:33 AM   #2
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This contest only allows Macro Insect photos, but I'll submit this to the appropriate contest that we'll hold down the road

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mo Quote
This contest only allows Macro Insect photos
Isn't that an insect, i.e. a butterfly wing?
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Hmm...doesn't look like it to me, but if it really is, then my apologies.

How could you get it that close!!?


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Well, I'm with foxglove on this one. I'm pretty sure that it's a butterfly wing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mo Quote
Hmm...doesn't look like it to me, but if it really is, then my apologies.

How could you get it that close!!?
Well, it's a kind of tatty-looking wing - maybe it was a senile butterfly!
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Can you just imagine how often a butterfly or moth escape death from the claws of birds!
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Can you just imagine how often a butterfly or moth escape death from the claws of birds!
Apparently that's how the Monarch protective colouration works - people say "How could they evolve such a thing, a toxic butterfly would make the bird sick, but then it couldn't reproduce." But they're toxic enough it only takes a bite. Bird grabs Monarch by the wing, Monarch struggles, wing breaks, Monarch flies off, bird thinks "Oh well, I got a little snack!" and eats the chunk of wing. A short while later, urk! Bird never touches another Monarch (they're actually not entirely bird-brains!) and Monarch lives to reproduce.

Amazing insects, Monarchs - I was on a windswept peninsula on the Atlantic coast the other week, and there were Monarchs flying past every few minutes. There was a pretty brisk wind, but they seemed to be doing fine.

Sorry, this is entirely off topic, but insects are just so cool!

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Top corner of a New Guinea Birdwing butterfly - one of Australia's biggest at 15-18cm wingspan. This one had not escaped the birds and was in pieces and yes - tatty.
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