Saturday, February 20, 2010

Butterflies at the Museum of Science in Boston




On a recent trip to the Museum of Science in Boston, my husband and I saw this exhibit of butterflies. What an amazing variety of colors and shapes!
The iridescent blue butterfly has faceted scales that refract light, unlike others wich have pigmented scales. The blue one was about 3 inches tall, although it looks smaller on that huge leaf. Posted by Picasa

6 comments:

Jackie said...

I love butterflies, these are just beautiful!

Quilts and Cats said...

Having grown up in Boston, the Science Museum is the greatest. Those pictures you took came out fantastic. Can you see these butterflies in applique on a quilt?! Lynne

Vicki W said...

Beautiful photos!

Quilt Rat said...

Incredible photos! You were able to capture beautiful detail to share with us.......Thank you

Akiko said...

That's so beautiful!!

Tatkis said...

Wow, they are so beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing!