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Desert Orangetip Butterfly   Leave a comment

7 Falls April 2013Desert Orangetip On a Fiddleneck — Photo-Art by kenne

“I discovered in nature the nonutilitarian delights that I sought in art.
Both were a form of magic, both were a game of intricate enchantment and deception.”

— from “Butterfies” by Vladimir Nabokov

The State Butterfly Of Arizona   2 comments

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Art by kenne

I remember the first time I saw a swallowtail, trying to capture the details of this large attractive butterfly as it fluttered by. That was many years ago. Since moving to southern Arizona, I have photographed many, and one of the things I have noticed is that they seem to be attracted to purple flowers.

I continue to be fascinated by this beautiful creature, often taking some my photos and turning them into art like the above image. This art was created from a photographed I took in August 0f 2012.

Vladimir Nabokov wrote in his novel, Lolita, of the “splendid, pale yellow creature with black blotches, blue crenels and a cinnabar eyespot above each chrome-filled black tail.”

— kenne

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