The Owl Butterfly fends off potential predators by pretending it is a big-eyed bird. The other side of the wings are blue as the sky, to avoid detection from those who fly higher.
Taking photos of stationary butterflies, as they feed from flowers at the butterfly farm, is one thing. Catching them in flight is a skill I need to work on. I have dozens of "where a butterfly once was" shots on my camera roll.
"Some kind of swallow-tail" would be the scientific term for these two beauties.
This one looks like something a jeweler would create.
Blogger won't let me center the photos, but you get the idea.