Monochrome Monday – The not so blue Morpho

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.

Mono Morpho 1757


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17 Responses to Monochrome Monday – The not so blue Morpho

  1. Nandini says:

    It looks amazing in monochrome! Perhaps because the flower makes for a great background for the textured butterfly. Great composition!

    And I would love to see it in color too. 🙂

  2. Love it! It makes me wonder what it looks like in color..

  3. Mark Myers says:

    I like it. It kind of teases you and lets you fill in the color. Beautiful.

  4. This is really nice. The butterfly really stands out well and you can see more texture than in color. That said, I am patiently waiting for Wordless Wednesday 🙂

  5. Cindi says:

    Ohhh, I do like the texture!

  6. This is an incredibly beautiful image.. Love it!

  7. It intrigues me that switching to monochrome actually makes the iridescence even more evident!

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