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Blue Morpho

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Blue Morpho
Description: Winner
Like the peacock, the iridescent blue on the backs of the wings of this beautiful butterfly is not caused by pigment but rather by microscopic scales which reflect light. I filled in the black around the leaves but the butterfly itself is untouched. I photographed this magnificent specimen at the Henry Doorly Zoo.
Category: Details and Macro

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Uploaded on 7/28/2008 4:08:33 AM

Made with Sony Alpha A350 Digital SLR Camera

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