the incomplete butterfly

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one of the things i teach in my art classes for children is, “leave no white.” what struck me first about this butterfly was the absent part of his lower wing, then i noticed that if he were cut from paper, then the person that did the cutting, left the white on his wings. instead of cutting the curves of his wings, there was a short cut…cut, they just cut him as a straight line. his imperfections still brought me outside to capture him with photos.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Jeannine S. says:

    How wonderful it is to see beauty in things like this despite their imperfections! ❤


    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you so much, Jeannine! The butterfly was fearless, despite his injuries. ~amy


  2. Lynda says:

    Even when imperfect you have to marvel at natures complexity of pattern.

    When I have seen this type of butterfly in the wild I never noticed about the white edges. My brain simply supplied a vision of scalloped edges! I will have to take closer notice the next time one comes to visit me. 🙂


  3. lemony69 says:

    Wow, gorgeous photos 🙂


  4. Great shots, it’s a beautiful handicapped butterfly anyway! I never saw such one and that makes it a one of a kind shot to get!


    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you, Eva. He was pretty cool & had no fear of me. I love what my butterfly bush brings me! ~amy


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