Saturday

Butterfly Wing

Butterfly Wing. Magnification- 450 times.
Butterfly Wing. Magnification - 450 times.



Butterfly Wing. Magnification- 450 times.
Magnification - 450 times.



Butterfly Wing. Magnification-100 times.
Butterfly Wing. Magnification - 100 times.



Butterfly Wing. Magnification -100 times.
Magnification - 100 times.



Butterfly Wing. Magnification -450 times.
Magnification - 450 times.
The cells are visible. (View enlarged)

 Complex structures called photonic crystals in butterfly wings, scatter light  to appear as brilliant colors to the eye.
























Visual Appeal
Converted microscope images



























External link

Crystals in butterfly wings that create color - 

www.anl.gov


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4 comments:

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful patterns. Interesting that texture of the butterfly wing looks more 3D at 100 times than at 450 times.

L. D. Burgus said...

What a wonderful natural design that they each have. Thanks for sharing.

Ocean Girl said...

This so wonderful to see God's creation. Thank you.

Ratty said...

I really like seeing closeups of animals. I never thought I would see a picture as close as these. This is fascinating.