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.
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. 🙂
Thank you and I will post this blue beauty in color for Wordless Wednesday 🙂
Love it! It makes me wonder what it looks like in color..
Which I will post on Wednesday 🙂 Thank you.
I like it. It kind of teases you and lets you fill in the color. Beautiful.
That’s a good way to think of it…will have to use that later, thanks 🙂
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 🙂
Oh dear! Now the pressure is on! 😉
Ohhh, I do like the texture!
Thank you. I’m amazed at their wings.
This is an incredibly beautiful image.. Love it!
Thank you 🙂 The color version comes out tomorrow.
Looking forward to seeing it!
Can I ask you a couple of portrait questions via email?
Of course! Anytime and the email address is Marcusdilanophotography@outlook.com
It intrigues me that switching to monochrome actually makes the iridescence even more evident!
Indeed it does but being able to see the scales so well really gets me.