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Blue Morpho Butterfly

Blue Morpho Butterfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-15 13:01
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While in Branson Missouri, Rosie and I decided to check out a place called "The Butterfly Palace". It is a large building that houses butterflies from all over the world. They receive chrysalis (or pupa) from butterflies from different regions, and keep them until they hatch into beautiful butterflies. This is one butterfly that I may never get the chance to see in the wild, so I decided to take a photo of it.

The Blue Morpho is found in Central and South America and has incredibly beautiful iridescent blue wings when opened. I tried to get a shot of one with opened wings, but none would cooperate with me, so I ended up with this closed wing image.

For more info on this gorgeous butterfly click here

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Hello Ron,
Excellent photography, excellent sharpness, colors and POV.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Superior sharpness Ron....It looks real, not like a picture that LOOKS real! Surprising how it is housed. I understand there is a butterfly house at the Cleveland Zoo but I didn't go in.I wonder if Cleveland looks as natural as this one. Very nice image with no corrections or suggestion from moi!

WOW ..what a colorful story ....what a spectacular capture under fantastic natural light.Good day Ron! Canon 5D Mark II ..deliver !
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-15 13:41]

Hello Ron,
Very beautiful photo of one of the most splendid butterflies in the world. Excellent sharpness, DOF, colours and POV in a fine composition.

Hello Ron!
What a beauty!!! What a shot!!! Great,terrific! Amazing colors and sharpness! Lovely lightness and BG.A real gorgeous pic.Many congrats! TFS
Nice week!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-15 14:44]
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Hi Ron,usually i don't like pics taken in zoos or gardens,but this is really fantastic,a beautiful specie and a very impressive quality,nice gift to the butterflies fans like me.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Great capture as always Ron!

I want to get one with the wings spread; a goal every time i go to butterfly world..alas..ho hum..not YET! They totally don't cooperate with that desire!! hehe

I really like the markings on the wings with so many eyes, Ron. Beautiful sharp image in closed wings keeping the whole butterfly on the plane of focus.
Thanks and kind regards,

WOW! Amazing butterfly and fantastic photo Ron! The composition, the colors and the sharpness are excellent!

wonderful performance in this elegant close up composition!
regards Ron

Hello Ron,
This is a beautiful butterfly. The marking is intricate and well seen. Great pov and composition. TFS,

This a real jewel of a butterfly and a very beautiful image. Good setting and background and excellent detail. Perfectly focused and exposed.
regards yiannis

Hello Ron,
You have filled the frame with a most spectacular closed wing shot.
Just perfect.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-01-16 3:45]


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-16 5:13]

What a splendid image, Ron!
Outstanding sharpness and wonderful colours. A beauty!!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-16 6:41]

Gorgeous butterfly species, beautiful colors and markings, well captured. tfs.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-16 7:22]

Hi Ron!
What a fantastic macro shot! Impressive details and wonderful vivid colours.
Very well done: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Ron,
Spectacular macro with great sharpness and very good clarity.
It is a superb image taken from a very good POV.
The details and colors are great. Probable the most beautiful butterfly I have ever seen.
Thanks for sharing!

hello Ron
Super sharpness composition with many details
very nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Ron, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron,
What a beautiful image. The colours, composition and definition are superb. A real pleasure to view. Congratulations and best wishes.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-16 10:15]

Hello Ron.
Very nice close up of this beautiful butterfly.Exposure is spot on.Details are crisp clear.POV,sharpness,BG and framing are also wonderful.Best regards Siggi

Hi Ron,
amazing photo of this butterfly. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Ron

Excellent photo of this butterfly with
fine POV, DOF and framing, great focus
sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Ron,
An Explicit detailed Butterfly with excellent sharpness and colours. What a macro!!! Fantastic contradicting colours, POV and excellent DOF. A Genuinely WOW photograph my friend. Great work!!!
Best regards,

Hi Ron,

A good capture of this blue morpho, TFS.

Hello Ron,
This is a very good close-up!, excellent sharpness details, fantastic point of view showing markings on the wings, A superb work!
Thanks for sharing and have a great day,
Best Regards,

Ron, this is a beautiful shot of this butterfly. Excellent sharpness, detail and POV. I hope you have a great day, Bill

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2012-01-18 21:55]

Hi Ron

One of these - or similar - flew past me in the Amazon Rainforest - an amazing moment - flashes of blue and then gone! I tried photographing the Australian version of this in a butterfly house in Kuranda, Queensland, Australia a couple of years ago - eventually one of the people working there took pity on me and informed me that they never open their wing whilst resting unless they are near death - at which point their wings are in a terrible condition. A couple of days later one flew past me on a rainforst observatory tower in The Daintree - another heart stopping moment!

Brilliant capture - superb detail.


Ciao Ron. Perfect sharp and details. Magnifcient colours and splendid light. Very well done and TFS.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-01-31 19:19]

Hi Ron,
This is a stunning image of a beautiful species of butterfly. The wing patterns and colours and marvellously captured here, thank you for sharing

Hi Ron,

The leaves are helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors if the Blue Morpho butterfly. The afternoon light is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.


Hi Ron,
This Butterfly Palace must be something fantastic... I wish to visit a place like this so much! Splendid photo, absolutely excellent composition and eexposure, with proper flash usage and settings. Great details on the wings, and the colors are awesome. Impressive capture!
Have a nice Christmas, kind regards, László

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