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Blue Morpho Butterfly

Blue Morpho Butterfly
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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-22
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/5.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-26 1:11
Viewed: 4933
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Butterflies have fascinated humankind for millennia, and have been interpreted in a variety of ways, from omens of love to personifications of the soul. Yet, the delicate beauty of iridescent butterfly wings belies their intricate structure and functionality as the perfect foil for predators.

Structural colors are created by an optical effect (such as interference, refraction, or diffraction) rather than by a pigment.

They arise from the arrangement of physical structures interacting with light to produce a particular color.

The Morpho butterflies are among the largest in the world, with a wingspan of 7.5 to 20 cm. The males have beautiful metallic blue upper wings, while the females are drab.

When the Morpho lands, it closes its wings tightly, showing only the brown, camouflaged undersides, so a bird that is looking for a blue butterfly can’t see it.


photo was taken at Butterfly Park Mariposario de Benalmadena

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-05-26 2:52]

Hi Tsilla.

Epic capture, the colours are stunning, the hints of inner blues look so so good here. The use of a pale bacdrop works well in showing this butterfly at its so very best, neat work, TFS. Have a brill weekend.

STv :0))

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-05-26 3:20]

Hi Tsilla

The pale cream bg works well here against the dark fg butterfly & enhances the graphism. Good sharpness & narrow dof. Excellent color saturation & framing. A nice warm cold color contrast between the blue parts of the wings & the yellow cream colors. Tfs!

Hello Tsilla, an interesting note to accompany this good close up of the Blue Morpho butterfly.
I like the fact that we are able to see some of its blue wings besides the brown with its camouflaged pattern.
Did you see this one in the wild, or at a butterfly farm?
Thanks for sharing.
Regards Jean.

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2012-05-26 11:03]

Hi Tsilla
Beautiful Butterfly.

Ciao Tsilla, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2012-05-26 11:49]

HI Tsilla, wonderful close up of this beautiful butterfly, very good POV, clear details.
Regards Rose

Hi Tsilla.
Great macro and very beautiful Blue Morpho Butterfly.Thanks.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-05-26 12:55]

Beautiful butterfly, pin sharp details, excellent lighting, well done

Boa noite Tsilla,

Beautiful butterfly and colors.
Very good BG, light and contrast.

Parabéns e um abraço.


Hi Tsilla,
Beautiful butterfly nicely presented and composed,
Excellent capture and great details,
nice contrast and light with beautiful colors ,
A very neat work,

What a lovely butterfly you have presented in such a closeup view, Tsilla!

Great sharpness and nice clarity with good contrast against a well blurred BG. The colors are natural and light is well handled. A nice piece of work!


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