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Challenge: Art of 2016 (Standard Editing*)
Camera: Apple iPhone 5s
Location: Butterfly Street
Date: Mar 18, 2016
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2017


Place: 32 out of 150
Avg (all users): 5.9712
Avg (commenters): 8.5882
Avg (participants): 5.9878
Avg (non-participants): 5.9091
Views since voting: 425
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 104
Comments: 23
Favorites: 5 (view)

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01/29/2017 10:07:52 PM
This is a bit reminiscent of a sonogram and makes me think of the first time I felt my baby move - it was like a tiny butterfly fluttering its wings. Beautiful image.

Message edited by author 2017-01-30 18:30:50.
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01/27/2017 11:23:51 PM
take as many of these as you need

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01/26/2017 10:35:13 PM
The Butterfly Effect is when you wave your cellphone on one side of the world, and way over on the other side of the globe it extracts a whole delicious paragraph from DPC's Goddess of Wit, Pith & Insight: ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tnun. Timothy, thank you.
01/26/2017 10:05:16 PM
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Why am I so drawn to this, this little white moth on a dark blurry background? Yet not indiscriminately blurry, but suggestive: moonlight coming from behind two lines of trees that converge, either at the end of a lake or, illusorily, at the turn of a wide river, moonlight shining hither and yon on a river or lake. It is even more absurd, this moth or butterfly, just slightly brighter, slightly clearer than the moonlight, and nearly smack dab in the middle of a black and brown and blah lighted obscurity. You can even see the patterns on its wings. Why? Whom will it attract or deflect in all this murk? And yet this pull. Dark times. Real muck(that brown). A glimmer, an articulated glimmer only just implied. In the end this is deeply personal, the few times when, unsought and in greater or lesser murk I have received a glimmer, a sense of reordering(the organic geometry of patterns, like the music of Bach), a sense of sense in the murk. There is nothing superfluous in this composition, nothing lacking.
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01/25/2017 07:41:21 PM
Lovely -- Good to see you! I've missed you. :)

I'd like to know the story.
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01/25/2017 10:07:55 AM
yes. beautiful. forgot to favourite this during the challenge
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2017 11:41:36 PM
stunning version of the butterfly effect! -10
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01/24/2017 11:17:01 PM
dark, yet peaceful
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01/24/2017 10:38:21 PM
my kind of darkness, my kind of light
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01/24/2017 09:31:08 PM
great stuff
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01/24/2017 06:56:40 PM
Beautifully done, an eternal image, already voted.
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01/24/2017 11:52:19 AM
Just enough. [Like my comment]. 8.
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01/24/2017 09:43:52 AM
I like the abstract look of this. Might be a bit dark for my tastes. Lighten it up some and I think it could be better.
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01/23/2017 10:21:54 PM
Beautiful ambiguity - floating where, on water or in air.
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01/23/2017 06:39:27 PM
so dark and mysterious, beautiful mariposa blanca.
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01/23/2017 03:57:22 PM
Wow, this is amazing. 10
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01/23/2017 11:17:19 AM
So fragile and tenuous. But not.
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01/22/2017 10:27:34 AM
Caught in the light for a moment this butterfly(moth) rejects any connection to metamorphosis but instead becomes the essence of a fragile fleeting existence. A beautiful creature already fading (I'm glad it's not in perfect focus) which will disappear forever into the blackness as soon as it moves out of the light.
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01/21/2017 11:40:31 PM
strange, sad, muted...love it!
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01/21/2017 06:43:19 PM
have been looking at this image trying to understand it for a number of minutes. i see worlds and continents and i don't understand it, but it intrigues me. well done
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01/21/2017 04:45:25 PM
I don't know if you ever heard this beautiful French song but your image makes it play it for me in my head:

À la claire fontaine
M'en allant promener
J'ai trouvé l'eau si belle
Que je m'y suis baigné

Il y a longtemps que je t'aime
Jamais je ne t'oublierai .......

French traditional song
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01/21/2017 08:23:04 AM
Dream or nightmare or elements of both - the image evokes a sense of unreality in which core feelings and ideas anchor us more than subject and object in ordinary worlds. Element of flight, subtly light, contrast objectively and conceptually with the darker elements. High art. High score.
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01/19/2017 07:01:17 PM
Beautiful photograph. Reminds me of the work in Minutes to Midnight by Trent Parke. Thanks
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