The Big Blue

© James R. Jackson

The Big Blue

Uploaded: March 17, 2004


This is a Blue Morpho Butterfly, taken at the Smithsonian's "Nature's Jewels" exhibit last year. While it resembles the Owl Butterfly, it is not the same butterfly. What makes it outstanding is that, when it flies or its wings are open, it reveals astounding irresdescent blue wings. I have yet to see a photograph that even comes close to its true color (perhaps there ISN'T a true color since its color shifts with movement). It is beautiful--wings open OR closed.


Colette M. Metcalf March 17, 2004

Beautiful, Jay!!! #108049

James R. Jackson March 17, 2004

Thank you, dear lady! Jay #429157

Ellen L. Zaslaw June 17, 2004

This is exquisite ! It's like Butterfly royalty !
Nice job ! #602208

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