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May 23, 2005, 5:59:44 PM
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Revenge tastes like Butterfly by spyed Revenge tastes like Butterfly by spyed
Nature has it's way of reminding you of the rules. This Pale Swallowtail butterfly was perhaps the first I'd seen up close since last spring/summer and so it gave off that excitement of something brilliantly interesting? It sat on the fig tree just five feet from my office/guest house.

For months now we've had a blue bird I call "bluebird" flying around scaring all the other birds away from the feeder. Last year bluebird, and I'm convinced it's the same bird, lost his entire family sitting in a nest on this very same fig tree. To a cat that gobbled them up and then jumped the fence if you must know. It was tragic! All I found was a single feather belonging to the mother.

Just seconds after I walked away from snapping this photo, bluebird nipped this butterfly right off the tree in a swoosh. The tail that spruces up at the bottom is the only remain I found... on the grass.. below the tree. Right around where the feather would have been.

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:iconmischievouspooka:
MischievousPooka Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
Beautiful shot!
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Catgoyle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
Beautiful photo and interesting story. Poor bluebird... and butterfly too. The circle of life isn't a gentle thing.
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little-reisuke Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
i would like to be a butterfly because nobody suspects the butterfly!
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spyed Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
the bird suspects the butterfly.

the butterfly was mangled!! hehe
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:iconlittle-reisuke:
little-reisuke Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
save the butterfly...kill the bird!
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:iconoldworldunderground:
oldworldunderground Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006
Poor birdies D=, And georgious picture!.
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redscorpio4 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006
beautiful shot, and very tragic..might want to either get rid of that tree or stay away lol
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SkippyJr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006   Filmographer
Very nice capture of nature,
Good shot.
:)
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Galilea Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Student Digital Artist
Such a sweet butterfly ;)
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Bethuel09 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
beautiful butterfly....
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