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Rainbow ButterfliesInfo:Rainbow Butterflies by ~douapuncteics
A butterfly is an insect of the order Lepidoptera. Like all Lepidoptera, butterflies are notable for their unusual life cycle with a larval caterpillar stage, an inactive pupal stage, and a spectacular metamorphosis into a familiar and colourful winged adult form. Some are known to migrate over large distances. Butterflies are important economically as one of the major agents of pollination. In addition, a number of species are pests, because they can damage domestic crops and trees. Culturally, butterflies are a popular motif in the visual and literary arts. Artistic depictions of butterflies have been used in many cultures including Egyptian hieroglyphics, 3500 years ago. Today, butterflies are widely used in various objects of art, and have inspired the "butterfly fairy" as an art and fictional character. According to the "Butterflies" chapter in Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, by
8 Legged Freaks - dA Birthday Contest8 Legged Freaks - dA Birthday Contest8 Legged Freaks - dA Birthday Contest by `Photosbykev
This year we are celebrating deviantART's 8th Birthday
To celebrate dA's birthday, the APN ( Animals Plants & Nature ) GDs `Photosbykev & !SheTakesPics have joined with the Macro GD `hellfirediva to run a Photography contest based on the Number 8 in Nature.
Usually spiders are the freaks that run on 8 legs, but we want you to be creative when entering this contest and not only think about spiders. There is lots of 8 legged things in nature and also think out of the box.
The contest will commence on August 7th 2008 @ 12:01 AM PST so you have a little bit of time to think about it. Details will be finalised for the launch on the 7th.
- Only Photography is allowed in this contest. No manipulations. Only minor/ standard edits ( such as level, curve, color adjustments etc. )
- Only photos that would normally belong in the APN and / or Macro > Nature categories are allowed and must comply