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Pastel Butterfly

Image of a Morpho butterfly wing. There has been arguments as to how the Morpho butterfly presents such a beautiful color. Is it from Pigments or is it Diffraction of light.

 

Courtesy of Gerald Poirier

 

Image Details

Instrument used: Quanta Family

Magnification: 500

Vacuum: 2.85 -5torr

Voltage: 15Kev

Spot: 3

Working Distance: 9.4

Detector: SE

 

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Taken on August 1, 2012