Seconds into the process of the butterfly emerging from the chrysalis. Note the enlarged body, the small wings and their unfurled state. 10:28:21
Already the wings are straiter, though still comparatively small in relation to the body. 1:35 later.
Closer in. 1:48 later.
Wings continue to grow longer and the body slims down and lengthens also. 3:21 later.
View from above, showing the head and legs with the still unfurling wings. 3:57 later.
The wider scene - my kitchen bench. Three other chrysalises and one caterpillar hanging. Leaves are moth-plant. 32:28 later.
Nearly fully emerged. 34:12 later.
Taken outside onto the Swan Plant. 1:29:53 later.
Head and legs.