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Blue Morpho
16-AUG-2007 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

Blue Morpho

This South American beauty was photographed inside a small Conservatory where the lighting was extremely difficult to work with.

Extreme contrasts - of overly bright, quite harsh sunlight mixed with extremely heavy, dense shadows - on the same suject was not usual. At other times, low, very flat lighting was the rule.

Because photographer movement was restricted inside the Conservatory, one had to be patient and wait for brief opportunities when both the butterflies and the lighting cooperated. This is one of my personal favorites of a Blue Morpho shot that day. I feel that this very brief moment was well worth waiting for.


From my "Powell Gardens Festival of Butterflies" gallery:

Any and/or all usage or copying of this image, without express written permission from the photographer, is prohibited by law. Copyright 2007, Elizabeth Bickel. All Rights Reserved.

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Yiannis Pavlis02-Sep-2010 12:28
Outstanding capture of this beautiful butterfly~! V
Kat12-Sep-2009 04:52
Wonderful capture Liz. Amazing color. Also fantastic how the lighting allows you to see a trace of it's markings on the underside of the wings. Fantastic. Big Vote :)
Fay Stout02-Sep-2009 15:55
Great shot! V.
PauloCGama04-Sep-2008 01:31
stunning! v
Marco Valk28-Aug-2008 17:37
CM Kwan28-Aug-2008 13:38
Really amazing! V
Bob Mullen28-Aug-2008 12:16
Definitely worth it!
Ceya28-Aug-2008 11:13
Precious shot, Liz! Love it! V
carol j. phipps17-Aug-2008 03:43
You've captured the incredible textures of this butterfly. V
Sam Rua17-Aug-2008 00:59
Beautiful capture, Liz. I've never seen the circular patterns on the wings before. Nice light and comp. V.
tomandlinda22-Jun-2008 20:33
Wow! This is brilliantly blue and the composition is wonderful. V. Linda
an nguyen23-May-2008 23:04
Stunning shot. V
Mike Loring Photography26-Jan-2008 21:19
Nice image these is a beautiful butterfly
Tom Munson31-Oct-2007 11:49
Beautiful image and butterfly Liz. Well done. V
Petter Hamnes21-Sep-2007 06:29
Wonderful shot!
Guest 21-Sep-2007 01:41
Beautiful Shot Shot V
Jean Chiasson19-Sep-2007 00:46
Fantastic image and colours Liz vote
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik16-Sep-2007 17:35
Gorgeous image Liz!! S&L
Guest 16-Sep-2007 17:04
Stunning capture! V
Apostolos Tikopoulos15-Sep-2007 19:00
Fantastic capture Liz. Great colors and sharpness. V.
Richard Calmes15-Sep-2007 16:47
What a beauty! V
coaster15-Sep-2007 03:31
Beautiful shot!
Janet Forjan-Freedman15-Sep-2007 00:55
Exquisite colour and capture!
Sam_C14-Sep-2007 22:01
SUPERB!! One of the most beautiful butterfly photos I've seen. Awesome Liz! Big Vote!
Fong Lam14-Sep-2007 10:45
The lighting and colors are beautiful, Liz
Brilliant capture ~V~
QUERIDO14-Sep-2007 06:30
Beautiful shot,vote
Mindy McNaugher14-Sep-2007 03:34
Gorgeous capture! And such perfect light! Vote!
Jeanne Dammarell14-Sep-2007 01:51
This is a stunning image, Liz! Gorgeous butterfly, you picked up great detail and the composition and background is super. What a shot! Vote
NealyBob13-Sep-2007 22:46
Outstanding capture! Your patience paid off~! V
Jeff Waldorff13-Sep-2007 22:37
Gorgeous! Fantastic lighting. V
Julie Hatvany13-Sep-2007 21:25
Stunning. V
Bill Paige13-Sep-2007 20:59
Really like this one, voted...
Robbie D7013-Sep-2007 20:08
Yes a superb shot, great photography.
marie-jose wolff13-Sep-2007 19:35
lovely capture! V
Brinn MacDougall13-Sep-2007 18:35
It's beautiful even under harse light, very nice....v
estralita13-Sep-2007 16:54
I agree... The colors are perfect! vote
Joy Miller13-Sep-2007 15:20
Wonderful shot. I like the light shining through the wings. v.
Bryan Murahashi13-Sep-2007 15:05
Beautiful colors in this butterfly. V
Sandi Whitteker13-Sep-2007 14:59
Beautiful Liz. What a unique butterfly. Sun behind it's wings really lights it up. V
Zaid Kurdi13-Sep-2007 14:59
Fantastic capture Liz........Amazing composition and colors.......v.
Peter Stahl13-Sep-2007 14:02
Nice capture of a goreous butterfly! Well done Liz!
Kevin Sargent13-Sep-2007 13:14
Wow! What a creature! V
Ed Sawyer13-Sep-2007 12:57
Beautiful image.
Carol Breton13-Sep-2007 12:55
Liz, your lighting is so good here that I can see - faintly - the intricate pattern from the opposite side. Have never seen a shot like this before. Absolutely wonderful! Big vote.
Enny13-Sep-2007 12:44
a beauty, love the blue.
Vince13-Sep-2007 12:15
Never seen such beautiful color butterfly from where I live.
This is an excellent shot. The color, lighting and details are
top notch. Vote.
Brian with an Eye13-Sep-2007 12:11
A beautiful shot! ~V~
Marcia Colelli13-Sep-2007 11:58
very lovely capture V
dane13-Sep-2007 11:22
splendid work
David Barrett13-Sep-2007 10:38
Beautiful study,Liz.The wings are almost translucent! V
fdt13-Sep-2007 10:29
Nice one! f
lou_rozensteins13-Sep-2007 09:35
A beauty! Very nice colour and light. Well done. Voted.
Jola Dziubinska13-Sep-2007 08:55
Hank Vander Velde13-Sep-2007 07:19
Nice image Liz.V.
Olaf Herrig13-Sep-2007 06:48
Nice butterfly image! V.
clark langley13-Sep-2007 06:38
beautiful blue
Debbie Blackburn Beierle13-Sep-2007 06:21
Gorgeous!! I love these butterflies. GMV