Friday, April 3, 2009

Nature's Color Symmetry

The Spring Butterfly Exhibit returns to the Desert Botanical Gardens at the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. The colorful insects will roam free in the pavilion until May 31, 2009.  

This is one of my favorite butterfly photos.  I love the color and the background.  Mariposas are so beautiful.  It is unfortunate that they have such short lives.

For more information about the Butterfly Exhibit, click Butterflies at Desert Botanical Garden.

16 comments:

JM said...

Gorgeous butterfly and shot too! I agree with you about the background.

Sharon said...

I visited the butterflies weekend before last and got some great photos. I have a collage of butterflies coming up tomorrow on my Phoenix Daily Photo site.

Jim said...

Neat picture, if you enlarge it the colors really jump out.

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful butterfly, it is true that only enlarging the photo you can fully appreciate the colors.

brattcat said...

Amazing photograph. I'm imagining what happens on May 31st when the exhibit is over.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow, the colors on the butterfly are so intense and beautiful.

I haven't seen a butterfly in years. I wonder why there aren't butterflies in NYC. Pollution, maybe?

Olivier said...

belle prise photographique

"Un bon petit diable à la fleur de l'âge
La jambe légère et l'œil polisson
Et la bouche pleine de joyeux ramages
Allait à la chasse aux papillons

Comme il atteignait l'orée du village
Filant sa quenouille, il vit Cendrillon
Il lui dit : "Bonjour, que Dieu te ménage
J't'emmène à la chasse aux papillons"

Cendrillon ravie de quitter sa cage
Met sa robe neuve et ses botillons
Et bras d'ssus bras d'ssous vers les frais bocages
Ils vont à la chasse aux papillons

Il ne savait pas que sous les ombrages
Se cachait l'amour et son aiguillon
Et qu'il transperçait les cœurs de leur âge
Les cœurs des chasseurs de papillons"
Brassens

Abe Lincoln said...

At first I thought it was a red admiral but then I realized it wasn't. I don't know what kind it is.

We had thunderstorms last night and lots of rain and lightening.

glenda said...

This is such a great exhibit. Your photo is really beautiful.

gogouci said...

Amazing the vibrant colors you can find on butterfly wings. The backdrop helps them just pop.

Jarart said...

The backgroung color with the butterfly make a beautiful image.

Dusty Lens said...

The colors and symmetry found in nature is perfect.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very pretty butterfly and background. Its wings are pretty, but I find the bodies of butterflys to be a little creepy looking. I guess I'm just not a bug person.

Jacob said...

The colors are superb. These beautiful creatures are just not around long enough!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Very different shape and color of this butterfly!

Swaminarayan Temple in Dwarka

Nabeel said...

butterflies have a natural color combination .. it's beautiful and perfect. great pic

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