thanks a lot for your enthusiastic response. I still have an uneasy feeling about this pic in TN, because of the artificiality of it: the pupa was cut out of its cocoon; I had to remove the stick to which the pupa was glued with Photoshop ; the background was red cardboard! I wanted to document metamorphosis, not nature per se.
Be good, Dietrich
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