Sunday, December 15, 2019

Butterfly Wing Kaleidoscopes

Take a cold rainy day, a few pictures of butterflies, and Photoshop. Isolate, duplicate, cut, paste, flip, and before you know it you have a collection of beautiful butterfly wing kaleidoscopic images. Well, I do. Here's one. Click to enlarge.
This one was made from bits of monarch and tiger swallowtail wings and a purple flower that made it into the photo.
A relatively simple image like this...
Can be repeated to make this. Pretty, isn't it?
This simple one, repeated, makes...
This! Like rich brocaded fabric.
Here are some of my butterfly models. The ubiquitous cabbage white, Pieris rapae.

The lovely Eastern tiger swallowtail, Papilio glaucus.
And this acrobatic upside-down Red-spotted purple, Limenitis arthemis.

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