Monarch emergence time lapse

My wife decided to try out her time lapse video option on a couple of monarch emergences today.

It’s cool to watch it happen anyway, but in the time lapse you get a better view of watching the wings–super compressed and wrinkled at first–gradually straighten out to full size, pumped up (we think) from the oddly plump abdomen that gradually thins out.

The first video shows a better view of the abdomen, while the second shows a better side view of the wings unfurling.