Butterfly in a skull's eye-socket

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14 Responses to “Butterfly in a skull's eye-socket”

  1. dave3 says:

    “alights”? Or was it “put” there? Duhn, Duhn, Duhn, DUUHHN !

  2. miasm says:

    FAAAKE!
    The iris doesn’t have any musculature.

  3. austinhamman says:

     isn’t that a moth?

    • Missy Pants says:

      It looks like someone did some photoshop of a moth to make it’s wings go up like a butterfly rather than down like a moth…

      Also, just looks all sorts of fake.

      • toobigtofail says:

         You make it sound like that’s a bad thing….

      • GatoRanch says:

        This was making the cyber rounds about 8 months ago. I tracked down the artist at Flickr and asking him about this. The “butterfly” is “a composed one. Made of 3 different butterfly photos”… so that much at least is photoshopped for sure.

  4. John Bodart says:

    It still looks cool.

  5. Andy Kerr says:

    It’s also a colorized infrared photo, which adds to the off-kilter feeling.

  6. SumAnon says:

    GAAAAAAAAAAAAH

  7. Volcheka says:

    http://ww.richard-seaman.com/Insects/Vietnam/Butterflies/CommonFiveRing.jpg
    Plenty of butterflies with exterior eyespots.  This little bugger for instance.  No need to photo-edit the markings to get an eye.

  8. KevinRaposo says:

    This is such an amazing shot!

  9. GOHF says:

    I don’t think its a photo, but it is an interesting image.  If you draw a line between a point on an object and the same point in the shadow of a photo, they line up.  Draw enough of these lines (and extend them infinitely in each direction) and you can see where the light source(s) is / are. 

    I think the designer of this image created the shadow behind the butterfly / moth (the one inside the socket below the wing) as if from an upward light positioned above the camera and every so slightly to the left of center, but simultaneously has the the socket shadow coming from a light lower on the horizon behind the camera.  We can reasonably assume the socket is a true shadow.

    He/she also has the antenna casting a shadow from a light that is 45 degrees off angle, top right of the scene, but no similar shadow cast from the wings etc. Pretty, amusing, striking, but not a photo.  

    Here’s some more examples:

    http://www.fourandsix.com/blog/2012/2/27/celebrities-crash-a-party.html

    • GatoRanch says:

       This was making the cyber rounds about 8 months ago. I tracked down the artist at Flickr and asking him about this. The “butterfly” is “a composed one. Made of 3 different butterfly photos”… so that much at least is photoshopped for sure.

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