The Red-Spotted Purple
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by Ken Fraser
pictures of a Red Spotted Purple that I took last June in our back
We watched as the female laid eggs on a willow tree, after which Carol carefully collected a couple of eggs.
We "grew" them through all the stages and released the butterflies when they hatched.
These pictures were taken June 2010 using a Nikon D90 with a Nikkor 105 Macro. Un-retouched, except for some cropping.
- Ken Fraser
by Don DuBois