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Canon EOS 350D, Closeup Lens 250D, 1/80 sec, F/5.6, ISO-400
Location: Waarland, The Netherlands, Europe
Date: February 8/2011

Blue Morpho – Morpho peleides
The Peleides Blue Morpho is an iridescent tropical butterfly found in Mexico, Central America, northern South America, Paraguay, and Trinidad.
The brilliant blue color in the butterfly’s wings is caused by the diffraction of the light from millions of tiny scales on its wings. It uses this to frighten away predators, by flashing its wings rapidly. The wingspan of the Blue Morpho butterfly ranges from 7.5–20 cm (3.0–7.9 in). The entire Blue Morpho Butterfly lifecycle, from egg to adult is only 115 days.
Source: Wikipedia

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  • billfox256
    billfox256over 3 years ago

    A really excellent capture!!!!, Bill

  • Thank you so much Bill for the fantastic comment, so kind;)
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Ray for the welcome in the group!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great shot and detail

  • Dankjewel Sylvia voor je mooie berichtj!
    Groetjes, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Ann for the welcome in the group!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Wowww Ann this is so super, thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group, happy with it;)))
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 3 years ago

    GREAT SHOT SIS …………BIG BROTHER

  • Thanks Big Brother and for the Fav …;)
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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work and well earned.

  • Thank you so much Andrea for the fantastic comment, so kind of you;)
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    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    Beautiful macro, congratulations on the feature

  • Thank you so much brother for the beautiful compliment!
    Groetjes, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • GemmaWiseman
    GemmaWisemanover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much Gemma for the feature, this is super and very happy with it ;)))
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 DAY 2011/03/26

    AWESOME CAPTURE!

  • Thanks Margaret for the welcome in the group!
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    – Jo Nijenhuis

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