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New Blue Morpho Drying

New Blue Morpho Drying
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Copyright: James Saunders (cantorboi) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 1 N: 21] (230)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S602Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-02 20:41
Viewed: 4062
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is a shot of a blue morpho butterfly freshly "hatched" from its chrysalis. Other chrysalii (chrysalises?) are visible in the background. This photo was taken at Butterfly World in South Florida, where they breed and raise numerous types of butterflies. Magnificent patterns on their wings!

As I understand it, the new butterflies pump the wings full of blood, then a chemical is released which hardens the blood, causing the wings to remain stiff. If this is not correct, I hope a reader will correct me.

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Linda MAcro, lindas cores, linda Foto!!!


  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-03 0:24]

Belle et intéressante composition pour ce beau spécimen de papillon. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Well done.

Exceptional work James. This is a beautiful shot of a stunning butterfly. The wing pattern is awesome. Well done.

  • Great 
  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-04-03 3:52]

Beautiful photo.
I like composition and colours.
Good details on wings.
Well done.

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-03 6:05]

Wow James. Superb! So very clear, and his colours and patterns are quite stunning. Well done.

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-03 15:32]

This is a beautiful image James. The sharpness and detail is great.

Very well done and thanks for posting

  • Great 
  • vero Silver Star Critiquer [C: 44 W: 8 N: 16] (342)
  • [2005-04-03 17:25]

Belle macro de ce papillon!
On dirai des pierres précieuses sur ses ailes.
Merci pour cet envoi!

Hello James,

A wonderful and well composed capture of this lovely new butterfly.

Details, colors, POV, exposure are superb.

Great work, thank you!

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