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Squirrel monkey in the Amazon Rainforest
Francesca
Snacks and drinks with flag
Juvenile Bald Eagle Losing Fish at Conowingo Dam, MD
Reserve, New Mexico
Ascetic
The Santa Monica Pier at sunset.
Freedom Tower
Le vieux port
A child playing with the bronze statue at the Victoria Memorial, Buckingham Palace, London
Girl with her family at a Sunday outing
First Flight
A Girl and Her Cat
Elk Family on Foggy Morning
Sunset in Santa Monica, California
Snow drift at sunset
Gabriele
Arno River
Mongol Selfportrait
Darkwood
Setting Sky
James, The Young Maasai Woman and boy in a Tanzanian East African Village
Monarchs and moth sharing a butterfly bush perch
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
First Flight

I work at a school and one of the parents gave us a chrysalis so that we could watch its transformation into a butterfly. The day after it finally hatched, it could not yet fly, and it would sit on my hand as I typed at my computer! Occasionally it would try to fly, run into a wall, and return to my hand. Finally, we were able to watch it fly away free into the wild.

TAGS: Butterfly

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Oakton, Virginia, United States of America
Member since 2016
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© Danielle Lussier.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2016
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2016, 6:12 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D700
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f2.2
ISO: ISO800
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