Turtle Thursday – March Morpho Mania – Guest – Photography

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The photo doesn’t do justice to the fascinating iridescent blue color of these butterflies.

Nor does it do justice to how that color is produced.  The butterfly is actually not blue.

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10 Responses to “Turtle Thursday – March Morpho Mania – Guest – Photography”

  1. MK Says:

    Nice photo! I got to see these when I visited Costa Rica, and they were such a delight to see fluttering about.

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    • steveo Says:

      Thanks. They never seem to stop moving. These were in a butterfly house here.

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      • MK Says:

        I also saw the blue morphos in a butterfly house in Costa Rica, but also flitting about in the “wild”. I got a great shot of one of these beauties in the butterfly house. He held absolutely still. (He was also absolutely dead.)

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      • steveo Says:

        He might have been a zombie? Good thing you got out of there!

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  2. In Becky's Head Says:

    Oh, that’s so cool. I had no idea that was how the blue colour was produced. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  3. purplepumpernickelblog Says:

    Thanks for the link to how the butterflies are pigmented – this is something new I learn today. Stunning photo!

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  4. David Says:

    Nice photo. Looks like something has been nibbling around on him.

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    • steveo Says:

      Thanks. Yes, it’s pretty common to see ragged edges on the wings. I don’t know whether that’s normal wear and tear or as you suggest a little bit of nibbling going on.

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