Early August I found two yellow butterfly eggs of the Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) on Fennel. On a calm evening I photographed one egg with the MP-E 65 mm at 4x zooming (F11 and a shutter time of 1.3 seconds). A few days later I saw two tiny little caterpillars.
Four weeks has passed now and only one caterpillar survived outside on the fennel. I planned to visit some carrot fields to ‘rescue’ some caterpillars but a lot of things happened in my life. I met very nice people, found a new business partner, followed an intensive training and received shocking news.....again I found out that there are selfish, hurting on purpose, people!
Sometimes, I’m really surprised by what people are capable of.
Nature, like this caterpillar, is innocent and I think that makes why I feel the intensive connection with nature and animals.
Unfortunately the carrot fields have been gathered including the next generation Swallowtails so I hope that this one and only caterpillar will transform into a chrysalis in a few days and that he will survive the winter period.
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.