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Blue Morpho - open wings by mtani Blue Morpho - open wings by mtani
Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides).
The outside of their wings looks cool, but when it opened them I was stunned by the beautiful blue! This butterfly was a tease though, as it was so difficult to get a picture of the blue! - it kept closing the wings up. :shakefist:

Picture taken when ~MysteriousFayth took me to Amazonia, an indoor tropical rainforest in Scotland. It was not a large complex but we still managed to spend about 7 hours in there :XD:

Oh how I wish I had a macro lens! T__T
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luthor112 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
I like its colour.
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
What you have there is a Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) which is brown with 7 eyespots when its closed. The Owl (Caligo memnon) is far drabber with mostly browns and beiges when they are open and when closed they have but one eyespot.
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mtani Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Ah, I learn something new every day! :XD: I just went with the names Amazonia had in their brochure, and the owl seemed to be the only one looking like this one. Obviously they haven't updated their info after getting new butterflies :XD: Thanks a lot for telling me! I'll go change it right away ^__^
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nanahara7 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
ah the blue butterfly, good to see how great the photo turned out ^^. Nice work
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mtani Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
yes, the damned butterfly :XD: thank you! ^_^
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nanahara7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
your welcome ^^, hehe
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009   Photographer
Very, very lovely and well done :deviation:
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mtani Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
aww, thank you so much! :hug:
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