Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Transparently rare beauty

A butterfly with transparent wings is rare and beautiful.

As delicate as finely blown glass, the presence of this rare tropical gem is used by rain forest ecologists as an indication of high habitat quality and its demise alerts them of ecological change. Rivaling the refined beauty of a stained glass window, the translucent wings of the Glasswing butterfly shimmer in the sunlight like polished panes of turquoise, orange, green, and red.

All things beautiful do not have to be full of color to be noticed: in life that which is unnoticed has the most power.


mani said...

They look beautiful ibee :)

Salam sis

a_akak said...

I agree :) the most beautiful things are the most natural things so all you girls out there take a note ;P ..... except you

But who is you? I will define you, "you" here is for whoever is reading this post (females only ....)

fe aman allah

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Mani,
I'm glad you were able to make it by with dial-up and all. Believe me I know as I have it also....LOL

Salam Ahmed,
LOL@except you. You make me laugh so hard---I think if I were to look up the word Switzerland, I'd find your picture. For you are the true peacemaker and neutralizer in the group, mashallah.