Colorful Beauty in Nature: Butterflies

Colorful Beauty in Nature: Butterflies


One particular place to find amazing colors in nature is the Butterfly and lucky for us there are 17,500 species of butterflies in the world.

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They use their bright colors to ward of predators by tricking them into thinking they are poisonous (some actually are) or by camouflaging themselves into plants or bigger insects.

A Collection of 18 Beautiful Butterflies & Their Color Palettes

Swallowtail Butterfly

Swallowtails again

  by Orbital Joe

Swallowtails again

Brown Butterfly

Butterfly

  by gmcmenn

Butterfly Brown

Butterfly On a Lily

Lily

  by TannyTan

Mr. Green Butteryfly

L’oeil de Caen - Butterfly

L'oeil de Caen

  by Infosix

"SONY DSC Alpha 100
<br/ >Lentille Tamron Macro 90mm F/2.8"

L'oeil de Caen

Papillon bleu

Papillon bleu

  by Infosix

"SONY DSC Alpha 100
<br/ >Lentille Tamron Macro 90mm F/2.8"

Papillon bleu

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

  by fyimo

"This Monarch Butterfly was feeding on my Butterfly Bush. I took it in September and I just found it today and worked it in photoshop."

Monarch Butterfly

Waiting To Fly

Waiting To Fly

  by cheeran66

"Butterfly Shot at my Back yard -- It stayed there for 15 Minutes posing for me before it took off---- Shot with a 100mm Macro Vivitar Lens. Exposed for the butterly Wings, Shot it for the shear beauty..."

Waiting To Fly

Papillon bleu

Papillon bleu

  by melolou

"My most interesting photos."

Papillon bleu deux

Elena is warming up

Elena is warming up

  by Glenset

Elena is warming up

Lemon Emigrant

Lemon Emigrant

  by B_cool

Lemon Emigrant

Le papillon léopard

Le papillon léopard

  by Infosix

"SONY DSC Alpha 100
Lentille Tamron Macro 90mm F/2.8 "

Le papillon léopard

Butterfly's in Winter

Butterfly's in Winter

  by Ben_Nelson

Butterfly Winter

Happy Butterfly

Happy

  by vulture1960

"Let's make everybody happy today. Be positive. "

Happy Butterfly

Silver studded blue

Silver studded blue

  by mangold47

Silver studded blue

Phuket Butterfly

Another Phuket Butterfly

  by Steve_C

Phuket Butterfly

Scarce Swallowtail

Scarce Swallowtail

  by runnerwill1448

Scarce Swallowtail

Orangetip, Bintree Woods

Orangetip, Bintree Woods

  by Dave Appleton

Bintree Woods

A day at the zoo - Blijdorp Rotterdam

A day at the zoo

  by Joy23

A day at the zoo

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43 Comments
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Those palettes are brilliant! Yummy :-)
wow those are amazing, one of natures most beautiful creations
great stuff fantastic colours .
Those palettes are gorgeous! Love this article. :)
this is so gorgeous i'm speechless. i'm scrolling through with my jaw dropped. stunning!
i saw a poster once that i wanted to get. it was all the letters of the alphabet found naturally on butterfly wings. they were close-ups of various wings. it also had numbers from 0 - 9.
Team
I remember that poster! 2nd grade nostalgia :-)
Beautiful!
The palettes and the photos are stunning - well done!
When I was young, my dad always told me to look at butterflies and flowers to find colors that work well together.
Love all of them! I remember that poster too!
Great stuff
Nice idea! Great work...
love these winged beauties as inspiration. yes.
Wonderful collection. Very inspiring.
Nature is a wonderous thing! superb!
Ooh they are soo so so so beautifull!!! -oke I think I'm gonna go paint butterflyes now
cool!!!!

I love it!!!!!
hi everyone, myself and a friend saw the biggest butterfly we have ever seen, if it is a butterfly. wow! this thing was gigantic! it had a really strange looking head, it looked like it had 4 things pointing out of it. it almost looked like a bat. it was brown with some kind of design. it was at least 5-6 inches across. it definitely was not pretty. anyone ever heard or seen such a thing.
so simple and so beautiful... really loved his post...
Thanks so much for sharing!

Cheers!
Sanjeev
absolutely gorgeous. nicely done.
Nature colors, inspiration.
I have a few butterfly-inspired palettes: just look at the inspiration images each one has =)
I've Got ButterfliesI've Got ButterfliesButterfly Kisses
lol oops I posted one twice =0
These palettes glow like the jewels of nature that inspired them. Exquisite!
Brilliant post, and lovely choices. Winter butterfly really caught my eye; I'd have never expected those colors on a butterfly, yet they're so perfect for a scheme.

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