The Blue Morpho is a brilliantly blue butterfly that I have had the fortune to photograph many times. This one was photographed in Key West, Florida at the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory – you can view it’s lovely blueness in this post. Although the bright colors of the butterfly and surrounding plants are gone, the details of both insect and plants are enhanced in monochrome. The eye is drawn to the shimmer of the wings, the veins and scales, and the shape of the leaves of the plant.
Butterflies are best seen in color but sometimes a bit of monochrome doesn’t hurt.