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Miracle Of The Butterfly by closer-to-heaven Miracle Of The Butterfly by closer-to-heaven
Poem by .. thank you so much, Mark.. :) :hug:



As a butterfly soared overhead, one caterpillar said to the other: “You’ll never get me up in one of those things!"

Yet for every caterpillar the time comes when the urge to eat and grow subsides and he instinctively begins to form a chrysalis around himself. The chrysalis hardens and you’d think for all the world that the caterpillar is dead.

But one spring morning the life inside that chrysalis begins to writhe, the top cracks open and a beautifully formed butterfly emerges. For hours she will stand stretching and drying her wings, moving them slowly, up and down, and then, before you know it, the butterfly glides aloft, effortlessly riding the currents of the air, alighting on flower after flower as if to show off her vivid colors to the bright blossoms.

Somehow, the miracle of the butterfly never loses it’s fascination for us, perhaps because the butterfly is a living parable of the promise of resurrection?
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:iconminiazian:
miniazian Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors an positioning of everything make it so easy for me to actually view the butterfly flapping it's wings and taking liftoff from the beautiful flower. Stunning :D (Big Grin)
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whtmage Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Do you know what kind of butterfly this is?
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ijejems Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Hey there, just wanted to let you know I have included this in my latest news article the beauty of butterfly:heart:

I hope you like it and don't mind my including you in this. :tighthug:
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Tech-Attack Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Featured here and also in my journal. Hope u enjoy, please fave the news article and leave a comment at both places if u want. :)
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:iconwritewaykyanize:
writewaykyanize Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
brilliant!!
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
such beautiful colour :)
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:iconthesunshotme:
thesunshotme Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the detail here!

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:iconnitegal:
nitegal Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Student Photographer
Awsome ! :D

nice work!
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:iconlaura-worldwide:
laura-worldwide Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Student Photographer
The poem makes my heart melt. The butterfly is my most favorite of all of God's creatures.

I am yearning to have this photo but I cannot afford it.

Merry Christmas!
Laura
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:iconchangeyourart:
changeyourart Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
beautiful work
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:iconthe-elven-priestess:
The-Elven-Priestess Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Beautiful.
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daidone Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
I've been feat. this work here: [link] :D
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eyeoftheneedle-x Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
parts of it seem just a tad out of focus; i'd like it if the entire butterfly were focused.

but oh my god.
this is an AMAZING photograph.
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:iconaelse:
aelse Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
really cool shot! +fav
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
i'd like to congrat you for your creations!
And also wanna let you know that i've featured you in my journal and news 'butterflies Feature' here : [link]

And i also invite you to enter The Maiden in Lost Land Contest with a creation, you'll have fun creating!
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:iconcloser-to-heaven:
closer-to-heaven Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007   Photographer
Many many thanks.. that was very sweet of you.. :aww:
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Shatteredwings813 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I love butterflies, the poem suits the picture very well :)

:highfive:
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:iconcloser-to-heaven:
closer-to-heaven Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007   Photographer
Yes, I think so, too..

thank you.. :rose:
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:iconshatteredwings813:
Shatteredwings813 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem friend :)
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:iconalliedis:
AllieDis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007   Digital Artist
beautiful lighting and detail...butterflies truly are a miracle!
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dana-martinez Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Exquisite photo and lovely poem :aww: :+fav:
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:iconmarilor:
Marilor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
gorgeous :D
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prevailinginsanity Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
This is a beautiful capture..
Great macro and :love: the colors..
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:iconannie252:
annie252 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
wow... love the colors!
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:iconcloser-to-heaven:
closer-to-heaven Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006   Photographer
thank you.. :rose:
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navigator7879 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Absolutely stunning!
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Rednails13 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
Beautiful!
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MahiroAsato Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
such a beautiful photo.
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Commander-Richo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006   Photographer
Awesome colours captured in this, nice, :)
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chiisai-freya Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
I don't know how in the world you got those gorgeous colors, but they're a dazzling combination. I love this so much, and the poem goes perfectly with it; it's so inspiring..:heart:
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:iconjay88:
jay88 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006   Interface Designer
Beautiful macro shot :D
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one-with-dark Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006   Photographer
Aivan pirhanan nätti, huippudetaljit ja vielä todella kauniit taustavärit. Tässähän ihan mykistyy, eikä muuta osaa sanoakaan... :)
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Veggirl777 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, beautiful, that's all I can say.
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:iconflukee:
FLuKee Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
cute little fuzzy blue :)
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zzoaozz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
The blues are one of the most beautiful of butterfly families. This one is most likely a Melissa's or Acmon, but its hard to tell without seeing the tops of the wings too. Many of them are endangered, the Karner and the Fender in particular. Then the common blue is as plentiful as grass, so go figure. LOL Great capture, wonderfully clear and sharp macro. great text as well, it adds to the feeling beautifully.
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Kaminfreunde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Amazing macro! What kind of lense did you used for it? :-)
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:iconcloser-to-heaven:
closer-to-heaven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006   Photographer
Sigma 70-300mm.. :)

Thank you..
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Hermioneann Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
wow. amazing detail and focus :)
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littlegoblet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
yes I have heard our parish preist us the butterfly as the example of Resurrection too. It is a beautiful picture. Lovely warm colours in it.
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:iconcloser-to-heaven:
closer-to-heaven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006   Photographer
Thank you, Christine!!!
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:iconlittlegoblet:
littlegoblet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
no probsl
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:iconjswingler:
JSwingler Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006   Photographer
So very nice...
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:iconcloser-to-heaven:
closer-to-heaven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006   Photographer
:) Thanks.. :sun:
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DeadlyVirusQueen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Beautiful photo. I just love butterflies.
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:iconcloser-to-heaven:
closer-to-heaven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006   Photographer
:) Thanks.. :sun:
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:iconcelestial-seraphiman:
Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006   Writer
Very nice.
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:iconcloser-to-heaven:
closer-to-heaven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006   Photographer
:) Thanks.. :sun:
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TARAIMAGES Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Such a great image and words. Thank you for sharing your tallents with the rest of us.
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steelangel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
nice macro !
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:iconcloser-to-heaven:
closer-to-heaven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006   Photographer
:) Thanks.. :sun:
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