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« on: July 21, 2013, 07:33:56 PM »
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I always feel sorry for beautiful butterflies with damaged wings. Part of nature, I know, but still... Comments and suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 03:45:29 PM »
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I like the colours and composition here.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 07:30:51 PM »
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Thank you. I appreciate your kind words.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 11:22:17 AM »
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When I see a butterfly with a pice missing, I think... there is one lucky butterfly!!

He was attacked and managed to escape to live another day.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 04:16:08 PM »
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... I think... there is one lucky butterfly!!

He was attacked and managed to escape to live another day.

Yes, I think the title could be more neutral or even positive (Survivor). But, hey, it's your title.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 04:25:02 PM »
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I always feel sorry for beautiful butterflies with damaged wings. Part of nature, I know, but still... Comments and suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.



I too.  But I think it reflects something wonderful in human nature.  We don't like to see beauty that isn't "whole" and it touches something deep inside of us that emerges as a kind of compassion for a broken world.  We have a preternatural sense that it "shouldn't be so" even though modern philosophy insists that it is all merely a meaningless machine.  IMO, your feeling sorry is an expression of your humanity and to be admired.

And I like the photo, too!  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 04:46:10 PM »
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We don't like to see beauty that isn't "whole"...

Symmetry is easier to comprehend.

We have a preternatural sense that...

Why not a natural sense that... ?


...modern philosophy insists that it is all merely a meaningless machine.

That description seems 18th century, accompanied by a Maker for the machine.
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 07:41:33 PM »
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Hey, what can I say? I'm not good at titles Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 11:03:17 PM »
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Symmetry is easier to comprehend.

Why not a natural sense that... ?


That description seems 18th century, accompanied by a Maker for the machine.

Reductionist thinking, IMO.  But to each his own. 

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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 11:14:10 PM »
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Swallowtails are my favourites. Thanks for sharing!

Mike.
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2013, 09:07:43 AM »
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Symmetry is easier to comprehend.

Why not a natural sense that... ?

That description seems 18th century, accompanied by a Maker for the machine.
Reductionist thinking, IMO.  But to each his own.

That's labelling not thinking, imo.

"Reductionist thinking" can be an effective explanatory approach -- perhaps you mean reductionism.

However these are things to discuss in the coffee klatch.

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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2013, 04:48:57 PM »
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Reductionist thinking, IMO.  But to each his own.

That's labelling not thinking, imo.

"Reductionist thinking" can be an effective explanatory approach -- perhaps you mean reductionism.

However these are things to discuss in the coffee klatch.



Nope, meant exactly what I said.  And agree with you re this not bring an appropriate place to discuss.

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