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Photo Contest (VOTING CLOSED) Round 405: Art Around Us

Please vote for your favorite entry!

  • 1. chinup

    Votes: 4 8.3%
  • 2. thujone

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • 3. madness00

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • 4. Noodle473

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • 5. LadyAlkaline

    Votes: 6 12.5%
  • 6. dreamflyer

    Votes: 3 6.3%
  • 7. R3K

    Votes: 2 4.2%
  • 8. F.U.B.A.R.

    Votes: 4 8.3%
  • 9. Flower Fairy

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • 10. Xorkoth

    Votes: 7 14.6%
  • 11. mal3volent

    Votes: 5 10.4%
  • 12. sigmond

    Votes: 3 6.3%
  • 13. hydroazuanacaine

    Votes: 3 6.3%
  • 14. DopeM

    Votes: 2 4.2%
  • 15. PrincessDiz

    Votes: 5 10.4%

  • Total voters
    48
  • Poll closed .

F.U.B.A.R.

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I've been wracking my brain wondering what to submit in this round.

Then today, I chanced upon this fantastic tree carving standing at the side of the road.




From a different angle:


 
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Flower Fairy

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I tie-dyed a piece of old fabric then drew on it with a perminant marker, which isn't easy when you know you can't rub it out if you go wrong

Fuck knows why I didn't use a pencil first, I'm brave lol

Its huge it's a wall hanging hung behind my bed

 

Xorkoth

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I think for now I'll enter this one, I took this photograph a few years ago (I think closer to a decade as it was during my art and photography selling period... fuck). I had to hang out by this group of butterflies for like an hour, getting gradually closer. Eventually they gifted me with this photo:



Or maybe this one... my friend has a secret cave that requires some climbing to get to, in an area around where we live. It has little tiny garnets embedded in the rock. I like this photo in particular.

 

dreamflyer

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I think for now I'll enter this one, I took this photograph a few years ago (I think closer to a decade as it was during my art and photography selling period... fuck). I had to hang out by this group of butterflies for like an hour, getting gradually closer. Eventually they gifted me with this photo:

Aren't butterflies amazing? I could spend a lifetime studying how to paint them and it still wouldn't come close to what nature has done. 🦋
 

F.U.B.A.R.

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I think that's the first time I've ever been turned on by a tree! :love:
I know what you mean mate. The nipple detail is quite outstanding. I was fuckin blown away when I found it. I just stood there imagining a Goddess rising out of the ground...
 

Xorkoth

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Aren't butterflies amazing? I could spend a lifetime studying how to paint them and it still wouldn't come close to what nature has done. 🦋
Yeah, and moths too. Coming from the Midwest, I always thought moths were boring tiny little one-colored things. Nopew, not true at all. Where I live now (in Appalachia), the moths are crazier than the butterflies. Absolutely gorgeous.

Moths and butterflies are insane creatures. Imagine evolution causing a creature to start out as a caterpillar (themselves beautiful and interesting creatures, and then weave a cocoon or chrysalis, and melt down into a mass of proteins, and reassemble into... those beauties. Butterflies and moths are living art.

Of course, the insect world is full of dramatic metamorphoses, like flies starting as grubs, and mosquitos starting as entirely water-living nymphs. But the most interesting and mind-bending ones are the butterflies and moths. :)

I should have taken a picture of this amazing moth we found on the house today. It was stretching its wings, clearly it had just hatched. Oh wait, I did! hang on.
 
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