Winged Art

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 7/18/2012 6:22:10 AM

A fantastic close-up Lorraine! #1475546

Rony Sagy 7/18/2012 9:21:24 AM

Beautiful work here, Lorraine. #10234833

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 7/18/2012 9:41:21 AM

Very pretty Lorraine! I think it's 97 here...and very humid! #10234852

Joy Rector level-deluxe 7/18/2012 12:19:59 PM

beautiful, well done #10235089

Anthony G. Comella level-deluxe 7/18/2012 1:49:22 PM

Superb, Lorraine! #10235214

John Connolly level-deluxe 7/18/2012 2:19:14 PM

Great detail and color Lorraine! You are producing some remarkable macro images lately! #10235266

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 7/18/2012 6:22:01 PM

Outstanding Lorraine, love the history and really find your comp and presentation lovely!

jo ann c. #10235555


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Description

A butterfly has four wings, two forewings and two hindwings. They are attached to the second and third thoracic segments. Strong muscles in the thorax move the wings up and down in a figure-eight pattern during flight.

When the fully-grown adult butterfly emerges from its pupa, its delicate wings are crinkled, wet, and uninflated. The butterfly hangs upside-down and pumps blood into the wings to inflate them. It must then wait for the wings to dry before it can fly. When the fragile wings fray or are torn, they do not repair themselves.

During flight, the forewing and hindwing are held together and function as one wing. At rest, butterflies hold their wings vertically...while moths do so horizontally. (Source--"Enchanted Learning")

Another HOT and HUMID Philly day!

May your day be filled with winged beauty!!<:))

Uploaded on 7/18/2012 5:38:00 AM


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