Blue Morpho 2

By FeatherFriend
Hi all, the Blue Morpho, live's in the tropical forests of Latin America from Mexico to Colombia (in this case Devon Smile ) and one of the few Butterfly's that look as colourful with it's wings closed as they do open.

It's diet changes throughout each stage of its life cycle. As a caterpillar, it chews leaves of many varieties, but prefers to dine on plants in the pea family. When it becomes a butterfly it can no longer chew, but drinks its food instead. Adults use a long, protruding mouth part called a proboscis as a drinking straw to sip the juice of rotting fruit, the fluids of decomposing animals, tree sap, fungi and wet mud. They taste fruit with sensors on their legs, and they "taste-smell" the air with their antennae, which serve as a combined tongue and nose. Courtesy of Rainforest alliance

Many thanks for the votes and comments on my previous upload and a special thank you to Chinga, Brian65, SerbAdrian, WindowonWildlife, richmowil, hasslebladuk, Glostopcat, bricurtis and BydoR9 for the UA's, also thank you to keithh for the GEA and Pete for the HC, so much appreciated and knocked out with the response,

Tags: Wildlife Captive Devon Butterfly Blue morpho Wildlife and nature

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Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
22 Oct 2013 12:25PM
You have shown this with the most amazing clarity.....beautiful image in every way.

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PattiW 11 24 2 United States
22 Oct 2013 12:47PM
Exquisite! PattiSmileSmileSmile
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
22 Oct 2013 12:48PM
A great image Geoff and interesting info too. - gary
Great shot & detail
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
22 Oct 2013 1:22PM
Great shot,like the colour and detail here,very well done,
7 10 10 England
22 Oct 2013 1:31PM
Sharp, beautiful detail and colour - perfect.
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
22 Oct 2013 1:49PM
This is stunning photography, Geoff. Carol
22 Oct 2013 1:54PM
Terrific shot Geoff,
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 2:04PM
Love it!
DerekL Plus
12 175 24 England
22 Oct 2013 2:11PM
Lovely sharp detail and tones in the butterfly and love the eye detail Geoff.
Did you take this in your back garden WinkWinkWinkWinkTongue

22 Oct 2013 2:20PM
Thanks all for popping in,
Mozzytheboy 6 710 4 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 2:30PM
That is ONE HECK of a shot! Brilliant in every way.

22 Oct 2013 2:48PM
Cracking image!
22 Oct 2013 2:51PM
Delightful.................great composition...............GrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 3:03PM
A magnificent shot Geoff
DorisD 3 England
22 Oct 2013 3:13PM
Sheer Quality
22 Oct 2013 3:43PM
Excellent detail in this beauty Geoff,
KarenFB Plus
10 4.8k 171 England
22 Oct 2013 3:59PM
A beautiful capture - the colours and details are wonderful!
22 Oct 2013 4:03PM
just one thing to say my Friend WOW !!!
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
22 Oct 2013 4:21PM
Fascinating narrative to support this stunning capture of the Morpho Geoff. Wonderful exposure and presentation. Congrats for awards on the previous.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
22 Oct 2013 4:32PM
Thanks everyone,
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 4:48PM
great bg, detail and light Geoff.
JuBarney Plus
5 23 3 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 5:12PM
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 6:37PM
Great colour and detail.

22 Oct 2013 7:27PM

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
22 Oct 2013 9:06PM
Another beauty Geoff.
22 Oct 2013 11:24PM
Wonderful colours and detail.
23 Oct 2013 10:40AM
Many thanks and a special thank you to NaturesHaven for the UA, really appreciated Julia,
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
23 Oct 2013 6:40PM
A fantastic follow up to your previous award winning image Geoff, this is yet another beautiful and exotic butterfly. You've captured its wing patterns and markings in such intricate detail
Mike_Smith Plus
9 364 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 6:17PM
Cracking image, superb photography work
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2013 9:49PM
Great close up Geoff, very well done.
Regards Shaun
superb detail Geoff,well captured.ray
pamelajean Plus
11 976 1882 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2013 7:01PM
One of my favourite butterflies, and an exceptional image.
28 Oct 2013 10:01AM
Thanks everyone,
evelen 12 5 England
30 Nov 2013 6:00PM
wonderful capture .
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 11:41AM

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