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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday's Shadow Shot

Today is my second submission to Shadow Shot Sunday on the Hey Harriet blog where people from all over the world share their photos of shadows. And where we get to experience how connected we all are through creative expression, like the interconnecting lines in the shadows in this butterfly picture.

This picture was taken at the Butterfly Pavilion in Broomfield, Colorado, north of Denver. The butterfly is actually sitting on one of the opaque glass window panels near the top of the pavilion. The shadow lines in this shot are from the seams of the window panels in the ceiling and beams from the building structure being “reflected” on the *opposite* side of this panel, giving the appearance that the butterfly is sitting on top of the shadow – how amazing! It creates quite an illusion. Kind of like life. What do we take to be real and what’s just the shadow of the real? Only the shadow knows :)

If you look really closely you can see a very faint shadow of the butterfly’s lower right wing on the glass.


Heart Smiles – MeANderi


  1. This is wonderful! The combination of the blue in the butterfly and the shades of blue in the background make this quite magic. And your description of the photo just adds another element of magic to it! Wow! So lovely :)

  2. What a lucky shadow catch...I used to live in Evergreen...haven't been back in 30 years, I do miss the high country, but wouldn't like all the expansion!

  3. O butterfly blue,
    small slice of heaven on earth,
    you fill me with mirth.

    My Shadow Shots

  4. Fantastic description of a beautiful shot!

  5. that is stunning! Such a beautifully composed shot and the colours are just perfectly matched...

  6. Marvelous shot and composition and the colors are beautiful!

  7. Evocative and beautiful photo! It does invite meditation, doesn't it.

  8. love the monochrome "feel" of this shot! And that butterfly is BEAUTY!!

  9. Thanks everybody for your wonderful comments!
    See you next week :)

  10. The blue butterfly is gorgeous. The horizontal lines and hues of blue really add to the surreal effect of this photo.

    Thanks for coming by my blog. I was wondering if anyone would catch that second shadow in the reflection!