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babka_babka ADMIN December 20, 2007
This is a group for anything butterfly ( beautiful moths welcome also)
Macros ,snapshots, artwork, design,poems, graffiti, bodyart
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This Group is for anyone Interest in Butterflies weather your a serious photographer taking macro's or someone that enjoys butterfly art or jewellery even tattoos

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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 caterpillar-1

And a spectacular metamorphosis into a familiar and colourful winged adult form. Most species are day-flying so they regularly attract attention.
The diverse patterns formed by their brightly coloured wings and their erratic yet graceful flight have made butterfly watching a fairly popular hobby.
Butterflies comprise the true butterflies (superfamily Papilionoidea), the skippers (Superfamily Hesperioidea) and the moth-butterflies(Superfamily Hedyloidea). Butterflies exhibit polymorphism, mimicry and aposematism. Some are known to migrate over large distances. Some butterflies have evolved symbiotic and parasitic relationships with social insects such as ants. Economically, butterflies are important by virtue of their being one of the major agents of pollination, in addition to a number of species which are pests on domestic crops and trees.
Culturally, butterflies are a popular motif in the visual and literary arts. butterfly204

According to the "Butterflies" chapter in Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, by Lafcadio Hearn, a butterfly is seen as the personification of a person's soul whether they be living, dying, or already dead. One Japanese superstition says that if a butterfly enters your guestroom and perches behind the bamboo screen, the person whom you most love is coming to see you. However, large numbers of butterflies are viewed as bad omens. When Taira no Masakado was secretly preparing for his famous revolt, there appeared in Kyoto so vast a swarm of butterflies that the people were frightened thinking the apparition to be a portent of coming evil.
The Russian word for butterflies, pronounced "bah' bch ka", it also means "bow tie". It is a diminutive of "baba" or "babka" (= "woman, grandmother, cake", whence also "babushka" = "grandmother" in English, "babushka" = "a grandma-style headkerchief") and in Greek it means soul.
According to Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion, some of the Nagas of Manipur trace their ancestry from a butterfly.
In Chinese culture two butterflies flying together are a symbol of love. Also a famous Chinese folk story called Butterfly Lovers. The Taoist philosopher Zhuangzi once had a dream of being a butterfly flying without care about humanity, however when he woke up and realised it was just a dream, he thought to himself "Was I before a man who dreamt about being a butterfly, or am I now a butterfly who dreams about being a man?
In some old cultures, butterflies also symbolize rebirth into a new life after being inside a cocoon for a period of time.
Some people say that when a butterfly lands on you it means good luck. The idiom " butterflies in the stomach" is used to describe a state of nervousness


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Group Rules

This is a Fun group for anything Butterfly .
serious macros to butterfly art all is welcome.
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1, No nude photographs

2,Comment on as many photos in the pool as you post ( if you post 3 photos comment on any 3 using the comment code)

3, Friendly Comments only ( not everyone takes photography as seriously as others )

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  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
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