Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Butterfly Art

Peter Sutovsky- MU
Many people create beautiful art by painting or photographing butterflies.  Associate professor Peter Sutovsky of MU's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' Division of Animal Sciences takes a different approach.
His research in fertilization uses an epifluorescence microscope that adjusts the specific wavelength of light illuminating sperm and egg specimens to show technical details that otherwise could not be observed.  When he turned it to focus on butterfly wings, he created  unique pictures of nature.
A collection of his pictures and a full description is available at the Mizzouwire.

Thanks to Deb and Dr. Chris Barnhart of MSU for the lead.

1 comment:

  1. These photos of butterfly scales are truly magical and somewhat surreal. Thank you for posting; really enjoyed seeing them! Hannah-butterfly enthusiast~