Friday, August 27, 2010

A Butterfly's Wings

A patch of scales. Magnification: Approx. ×50

Scales close up. Magnification: Approx. ×200

A single scale. Magnification: ×1000

Microstructure of a scale. Magnification: ×5000

Last night I somehow ran into Wikipedia's Butterfly page and decided to stay on and scroll down in purist of pretty butterfly pictures and ended up finding these. Aren't they just breath-taking?

And this world and everything in it just evolved. Sorry, you can't convince me of that.

(P.S. You REALLY want to click on these and see them up close.)

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