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Morpho peleides

Morpho peleides
Photo Information
Copyright: Joost van der Werf (Joost) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 20] (98)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of middle America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-13 13:11
Viewed: 5261
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As far as i an concerned the name of this 13cm wingspan butterfly is simply: Blue Butterfly.
It is extremely difficult to catch a specie like this (it is alife). On postcards and brochures you will only find dead ones. This one took off after the photo was taken. Magnificent creature.

Quote: (Thanks to coasties and http://www.butterflycreek.co.nz/)
Morpho butterflies are prized by butterfly collectors, due to the bright iridescent blue color of the wings on most species. In contrast, the underside is dark brown, providing some camouflage for a resting individual. In addition, there is a row of eyespots on the underside that are useful in startling would-be predators. The blue color comes, not from a pigment, but from iridescence - the reflection and refraction of light through prism-like, portions of the scales.

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Hi Joost, beautiful picture you start with.
The colours of the butterfly are lovely. Good details and nice POV.
Very well done.

Welcome to TN.

Hello Joost, welcome to TN. Thatīs a very fine macro shot. Excellent details and great colours. A great capture, very well done.

Hello Joost

Welcome to TN.

This looks like the Blue Morpho. Very good capture. The light was just right to show off the stunning wing colour. Congrats!

Lovely shot to start with. I just wish it would've been bigger.
Photo has beautiful colours and very good framing.
I like it very much.
VERY WELL DONE & Welcome to TN

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-14 3:52]
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What a superb and interesting butterfly that you have well captured ! The blue is wonderful on wings. A bigger size for picture would have been pleasant... Congratulations Joost and thanks for sharing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-21 6:35]

Nice one Joost, you have a good one here. Such a pretty butterfly, I love the colours. Well shown, TFS.

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