Under the Microscope: "The Adonis blue butterfly is rare because it's choosy. It lays its eggs (like the one above) only on horseshoe vetch, a European perennial. What's more, it looks for patches cropped by rabbits that allow easy landing.
Successive close-ups of the scales of a Peacock butterfly (at top) wing. Shown from left to right, top to bottom: (second row) a closeup of the scales of the specimen at top, high magnification view of coloured scales
Peacock feather under a microscope - this is not beadwork but I can imagine these colors/texture stitched together in spiral seed bead work. The image breaks the palette down very nicely Knit texture ideas
Continuing my love of microscopic photography, I bring you …a butterfly's tongue…so very beautiful and wondrous. The tip of a butterfly tongue viewed in polarized light by Stephen S. Nagy, M. from Helena, Montana. (Stephen S. Nagy, M.