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'Objects of Wonder': What causes the color blue?

We went to an exhibit titled “Objects of Wonder: From the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History,” an interesting display of items that examines how scientists use the Smithsonian collections to enlighten and illuminate our understanding of nature and human culture. I took a few pictures, but most of it was more appropriate for viewing and reading about than photographing.

This particular exhibit was on what causes the color blue, which of course I don’t remember now, but the butterflies were beautiful and as close as I’ll ever get to photographing them.

Hard to resist, posted earlier:

Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/125s f/2.8 at 38.0mm iso6400 full exif

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Gill Kopy14-Sep-2017 01:39
Such a beautiful display - beautifully captured V
Tom LeRoy13-Sep-2017 08:22
They are beautiful, wonderful creatures that are so amazing to watch. V
William Barletta12-Sep-2017 16:43
Truly gorgeous ~V~
Ika Zinka Eferl12-Sep-2017 08:13
This is an amazing shot! V
John Glines12-Sep-2017 05:47
Jeff Real12-Sep-2017 01:46
This is so beautiful and amazing
I love what you have captured here Helen
LynnH12-Sep-2017 00:53
Aren't they beautiful!! V
Julie Oldfield12-Sep-2017 00:50
Very beautiful light. V
Dan Greenberg12-Sep-2017 00:21
Wow! Truly excellent capture Helen. I love how they made it look like a mirror image and how nice the lighting is. ~BV~
bill friedlander11-Sep-2017 23:46
A wonderful display of beautiful shapes and colors.V
janescottcumming11-Sep-2017 23:42
Yes, they are truly beautiful...wonderful blues. V
Tom Munson11-Sep-2017 23:12
Beautiful image, Helen.
globalgadabout11-Sep-2017 22:09
a wonderful constellation of elegant shapes and colours...
Patrick Goossens11-Sep-2017 20:32
You managed to take a very descent shot of these butterflies.
Martin Lamoon11-Sep-2017 20:18
Striking colours.
joseantonio11-Sep-2017 19:40
this is a lovely collection of butterflies....V.
Jim Coffman11-Sep-2017 19:29
This is one very pretty capture!!
victorswan11-Sep-2017 19:25
Very nice image Helen from these special object great bleu colors well seen BV