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Randy Stout

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Blue Morpho Butterfly
« on: March 16, 2022, 18:14:40 »
This butterfly was captured yesterday at the local butterfly  exhibit in Grand Rapids, MI.  These are quite large butterflies, who love to fly around and tease a photographer, but generally sit with their wings closed.  So always a treat when one actually keeps the wings open for a bit.

Z9. 70-180 macro, R1C1 flash, hand held.

Cheers

Randy

Robert Camfield

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Re: Blue Morpho Butterfly
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2022, 03:05:19 »
Randy,

Quite the butterfly...just curious: what's the shooting distance, approximately?

Thanks, Robert

Nasos Kosmas

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Re: Blue Morpho Butterfly
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2022, 10:40:01 »
Excellent as usual  :)

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Re: Blue Morpho Butterfly
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2022, 12:07:17 »
What an specimen.

  Thanks for sharing it!

Macro_Cosmos

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Re: Blue Morpho Butterfly
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2022, 04:46:49 »
Morpho acrhilles lima (I think).
I have a photomicrograph of its "blue" scales, perhaps I should share it.  The scales are actually opaque and appear blue because of interference, this is called structural colouration.  The scales are also hydrophobic, truly an amazing creation of nature.
Photomicrography gallery: Instagram
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