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Peter Stubley | all galleries >> Reportage >> Ecuador 2012 >> The Ecuadorean Amazon > Blue morpho butterfly.
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Blue morpho butterfly.

There are many butterflies, and these are amongst the prettiest. The outside of their wings are much more subdued and camouflaged, so it is very hard to find one that has its wings open to show colour. Butterflies almost never sit with their wings open (as opposed to moths, which always do).

Ecuador breeds butterflies for export -- I'm guessing that Montréal might be one of the destinations since the Insectarium here does "Papillons-en-liberté/Butterflies-fly-free" every winter, where you can walk around in one of the greenhouses with many butterflies flitting around.

Nikon D800
1/80s f/16.0 at 105.0mm iso1600 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Stephanie10-Nov-2012 10:57
A gorgeous capture of this lovely butterfly! By the looks of your shutter speed, this butterfly was very still! BV+++
Sam Rua10-Nov-2012 02:20
Beautiful capture of this BF, Peter. Very nice job on the DOF and detail.
Guest 09-Nov-2012 16:31
Great details!
George09-Nov-2012 14:05
Excellent capture! V
Linda Matta09-Nov-2012 14:02
Lovely timing, great to see its wings spread out like that!
Guest 09-Nov-2012 13:37
Excellent presentation. V.
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