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Life of Blue Morpho

Life of Blue Morpho
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-28 15:48
Viewed: 7019
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Morpho peleides limpida (Blue Morpho)

- pictured at Maximillian-Park, Hamm, North-Rhine-Westfalia -

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Anthropoda (Anthropods)
Sub-phylum: Mandibulata (Invertebrates)
Class: Uniramia, also known as Insecta (Insects)
Division: Neoptera
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths | The word means, "scale wing".)
Sub-order/Super-family: Rhopalocera (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family: Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies | Admirals, Fritillaries, Emperors, Satyrs and Milkweeds)
Subfamily: Morphinae (Morphos)
Genus: Morpho
Species: peleides
Subspecies: limpida
Scientific name: Morpho peleides limpida
Common name(s): Blue Morpho
French name: Papillon Morpho

Found from Mexico through northern South America, this large butterfly drinks juices from rotting fruit. If you visit the Tropical Butterfly House, look for the blue morpho's jade green chrysalis in the emerging window.

I hope you like this butterfly.

vanderschelden, Hil, cataclysta, jeanpaul, clint, phlr, tigra, TAZ, Alex99, star74, marjan, gelor, dew77, Maite, Ken52, marhowie, peter_stoeckl, coasties has marked this note useful
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To TAZ: Thank you my friend from Annecywallhalla15 1 12-29 03:01
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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-28 15:59]

Hi Heinz

Excellent idea to show how the Butterfly deteoriates with age through a collage, nice details and colours on all three images, I think I may like it better if the first image was flipped so they all faced the same way but thats just me and my OCD.

Happy New Year
TFS Hilary :o)

Hello Heinz,
A nicely presented set of shots. Each one shows good detail, colour and sharpness.
I'd like to see this as a large post.
Thanks for posting, have a great New year MF.

Hi Heinz
Very interesting idea. All the photos are great, fantastic colors and sharpnes
Best wishes

Hi Heinz
Encore une fois tu nous envoies une superbe prise de vue de deux magnifiques papillons ,avec de belles couleurs et beaux détails .J'apprécie spécialement ce beau BG.
Bravo et merci ....JP

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  • clint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
  • [2006-12-28 17:42]

very well put together, all three images are perfectly detailed and lead us through the life of the butterfly.
you have caught some wonderful colours and put some nice work in combining the three images

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  • tigra Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 1 N: 24] (93)
  • [2006-12-28 20:10]

Hello Heinz
Beautiful triptych! Excellent idea and performance.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-12-29 0:47]
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Hello Heinz,
Great, this collage is wonderful and it is very interesting to see the steps of hard life on its lovely wings !
The "+++" : idea, subject, sharpness, exposure, colors, presentation, note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations my friend and I wish you happy new year with great photos in 2007.

hi heinz,
excellent compilation,
nice pov, lovely colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-12-29 5:22]

Oh dear! and all this in 5 minutes!! No, no, I know it was different b'flies!
Good collage Heinz, you show us the aging process very well, thank you

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-29 7:08]

Hi Heinz.
You are simply magician. I don't understand only one thing how you have managed to agree with the butterfly.

Amazing set of pictures and full of content. This is our life. Every image is excellent too. Great paints, superb lighting, perfect composition and cropping. Outstanding illustration for nature laws.

BRAVO and my best wishes.

Hello Heinze,

Excllent work, great colors Bg POV DOF perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo, Nice framing,

TFS Kyle

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2006-12-29 10:56]

Hi Heinz,
Great collage,
Beautiful colors and details.
Well done.
Happy new year

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-12-29 11:21]

hi Heinz, exceletn triptih and wonderful colours of this admirals,

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-12-29 12:42]

Bonsoir Heinz,
De très belles images de ces morphos ! Les couleurs sont vraiment merveilleuses. Bravo.
Une bonne année 2007 pleine de joie, d'amour et de bonheur.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-29 15:33]

Hello Heinz,
Wonderful captures and presentation.All frames are crisp clear and and well composed.I liked colors of butterfly a lot.Happy New year to you and your family.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-12-29 16:34]

Hello Heinz
Great job! The poor butterfly have ended badly here, but it's a curious document and very well achieved.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-29 20:32]

A nice educational series with great colors and sharpness.

Hello Heinz.
Great job of presenting these 3 frames of successive wear & tear in the life. Lately I feel very much like the last one ;)
Excellent work mf and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2006-12-29 22:13]

Hi Heinz,
Wonderful Macro shots.
Colours are excellent as is the sharpness,POV, DOF, and composition of a life span. Looks really beautiful.

Guten Abend Heinz,
sehr schön komponierte und montierte Serie, Sinnbild der Vergänglichkeit irdischer Schönheit. Jedes einzelne Bild für sich ein Meisterwerk. Der perfekt informierende Begleittext lässt keine Wünsche offen.
Danke Dir für Deine vielen wertvollen Bildbeiträge, Kommentare und Kritiken hier auf TN in diesem Jahr 2006.
Dir und Deiner Familie die besten Wünsche für 2007!
Mit herzlichen Grüßen,

Excellent trio!

Auf Wiedersehen,


Good images!
Nice work!

Hello Heinz

This is a great series of images. You have shown very well the life cycle of this pretty butterfly. A sad sight as the wings become tatty. Nice work MF.... thank you! :-)

Hi Heinz,

Excellent idea to show how the Butterfly deteoriates with age and performance.


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