In response to WordPress Photo Challenge : Future

Each of these caterpillars has the potential …….

peacock caterpillars

Caterpillars of the Peacock Butterfly ©HelenBushe


……to become a Peacock Butterfly:

peacock butterfly

Newly emerged Peacock Butterfly ©HelenBushe


Now that’s what I call a future.


Dinata Misovec · 24 April 2016 at 05:34

That is amazing; I’ve never seen such colors on a butterfly!

    HMB · 24 April 2016 at 08:31

    Thanks Dinata. We have 57 species of butterflies in UK, and quite a few are as brightly coloured as this. I’m hoping summer of 2016 will be a good year for them.

Jane Lurie · 10 April 2016 at 22:31

Wow! Now that’s a future that’s bright. Great shots, Helen.

    HMB · 10 April 2016 at 23:52

    Thanks Jane. Soon be butterfly season again.

quarksire · 10 April 2016 at 06:00

awesome buterfly shot! 🙂

    HMB · 10 April 2016 at 08:30

    Thank you.

cwaugh212 · 9 April 2016 at 16:03

Thank you for sharing more of your beautiful photographs.

    HMB · 9 April 2016 at 16:05

    Thank you so much. I certainly enjoy taking them. Soon be butterfly season too. Yippee.

Leah · 9 April 2016 at 15:59

Wow! So gorgeous. And to think, all they have to do is just be. No effort required to achieve their full potential (other than avoiding birds, I suppose!). Thanks for the spring colour.

    HMB · 9 April 2016 at 16:04

    Many thanks for your appreciation. These clusters have hundreds of caterpillars so I reckon the survival rate isn’t too high. But as you say good for birds. Natures not daft!

Laurie Graves · 9 April 2016 at 15:44


    HMB · 9 April 2016 at 15:48

    Thank you! Photographing butterflies is something I spend a lot of time doing (or I should say looking for them with camera in hand) It’ll soon be the season to do this again. Exciting!

      Laurie Graves · 11 April 2016 at 14:56

      Love those fluttering beauties. I am sad to report that last summer, we had very few butterflies in our yard. In the past, we’ve always had them, so it worries me.

        HMB · 11 April 2016 at 14:57

        Oh dear, that doesn’t sound good.

AngelAmbroseArt · 9 April 2016 at 15:38

I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Peacock Butterfly! Thank you for educating me on this amazing creation.

    HMB · 9 April 2016 at 15:46

    Thanks for your interest. We have 56 species of butterflies in UK and this is one of the most stunning and also frequently seen.

      AngelAmbroseArt · 10 April 2016 at 04:48

      I am glad you’re capturing them in paragraph form and sharing them with me across the pond. Thank you!

HMB · 10 April 2016 at 08:42

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