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Butterfly diorama from S. America Blue Morpos

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Posted 4 months ago

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Butterfly diorama from Brazil or it may have been Peru as I think about it . This large shadow box was bought in Brazil as a gift to me 20 years ago . I do love butterflies and I call them flutterbys . It is quite large on wall so excuse any glare it was hard to capture the beauty of the metallic Blue Morpos samples that are resting on a cork log . For Fortapache :-) Not sure what the brown and white ones are called . They are all large with average wingspan of 4 to 5 inches on each one in case .

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  1. fortapache fortapache, 4 months ago
    Excellent collection. Do not often see more than one morpho in a collection.
    It is hard to photograph due to the glare from the glass I have that problem often.
  2. Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, 4 months ago
    Just lovelyyyyyyyy..
  3. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
    Thank you fortapache and yes taking a photo of picture on wall is hard I tried several times and this was best I could do . Thank you for stopping to check them out :-)

    Thomas many thanks for stopping and yes I do post once in awhile . I used to have many posts but was finding my posts on sites that used my photo's and I deleted them all :-(

    Ohmydearroy many many thanks for stopping and yep GI need his towel on on <smile>
  4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
    These butterflies are incredibly beautiful Mani!!
  5. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
    Thank you so much jscott I appreciate you stopping and leaving such a kind comment .
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 months ago
    Wondering where you were Mani? Ca va ?
  7. buckethead buckethead, 4 months ago
    Very Nice Manikin!
  8. racer4four racer4four, 4 months ago
    This is a beautiful display of the wondrous flutterbys. I think it so good that it is scenic, rather than a scientific mount. That blue! Just pours light, it's so gorgeous!!
  9. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
    Hiya bb2 Ca va and you ? Nice to see you drop by . Always glad to see you but you know that :-)
  10. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
    Many Thanks Racer I agree I love it is a natural scene more like nature , and I appreciate you stopping and leaving such a nice comment .

    Thank you buckethead for nice comment much appreciated :-)
  11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 months ago
    Trying to get out of KY before I pick up their accent. Somebody needs to show them how to make jelly. KY Jelly is horrible on toast !!
  12. Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, 4 months ago
    LOL.. I see you picked up on the towel thing ...te he .. have a good night
    .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I
  13. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
    Thank you to Mrstyndall,
    aura
    vetraio50
    Caperkid
    Foundaroundtown
    kyratango
    JImam
    mikelv85
    TassieDevil
    VioletOranges.
    I appreciate each of you for stopping and taking time to click on some love :-)
  14. kyratango kyratango, 4 months ago
    Mani! Those are superb flutterbies ;-) !!!
    Very nice diorama :-D
  15. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 months ago
    Beautiful!
  16. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 months ago
    All magnificent butterflies, did not know you had a display yourself ! I love them all. xoxo
  17. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 months ago
    Not a bit of glare and I am so glad I did not miss seeing it this time around. It certainly lovely and the electric blue just pops out at you. Wow, it would be so awesome to see some like that fluttering around here! And they are huge too. So awesome.
  18. Rick55 Rick55, 4 months ago
    The colors on these are simply stunning Mani! The way it's presented, with the butterflies floating above the twigs etc., is such departure from your typical butterfly collections which are one dimensional.
  19. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
    Phil I have several butterfly displays I recently took many down I was seeing to many :-) Thank you for being a friend and always supporting my collections xo
  20. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
    Hi shareurpassion and many thanks for stopping by and seeing my flutterby's . It is my favorite of all the ones I have :-)
  21. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
    Thank you Rick I appreciate the nice comment and always so nice to see you stopped by :-)
  22. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 months ago
    You are so welcome and I can clearly see why you would love that set of flutterby (s) Just trying to put some poetic humor in there... haha
  23. KarenLR71, 4 months ago
    Oh wow....we used to call them flutterby(s), too! LOL...

    Lovely diorama!!
  24. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
    KarenLR71 I think they should rename them flutterbys since that is what they do . What did they ever have to do with butter lol . Many thanks for stopping and sharing that :-)love love

    Thank you Official for stopping always appreciate you giving some love on my posts and I surely enjoy your amazing collection.
  25. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
    Many thanks yous to all of you that stopped I always appreciate seeing you :-)
    Daddy_Nobucks
    iggy
    Rick55
    shareurpassions
    Wandlessfairy
    PhilDMorris
    vintagelamp
    nutsabotas6
    PoliticalPinbacks
    debbi
    FoundaroundtownF
    kyratango
    JImam
    mikelv85
    TassieDevil
  26. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 months ago
    Beautiful. I can not help it but I love morpho butterfly color and morpho butterfly old jewelry.
  27. Manikin Manikin, 3 months ago
    Thank you Elisabethan they have such beautiful coloring I agree . I am glad you stopped :-)

    Thank you sklo42 so nice to see you stopped I appreciate it :-)
  28. mcheconi mcheconi, 2 months ago
    Hey Manikin, nice display. Do you know when these were made? These are prohibited here in Brazil now. Here's a film from 1936 showing how the poor butterflies were abused back then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpCKxNBLzRM
  29. Manikin Manikin, 2 months ago
    mcheconi I had to correct myself since I think it was Peru but I have forgotten . I have had it over 20 years if that helps . I am against killing butterflies I love them free . I received this as a gift . I have some that are much older since I think they were mounting butterflies even in Victorian times . I will watch video now and likely feel sad :-( Thanks for sharing that and stopping I am always happy to see you

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