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butterfly on the coast

butterfly on the coast
Photo Information
Copyright: Georgia Panakia (g_panakia) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 32] (199)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-09
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-21 4:09
Viewed: 3215
Points: 4
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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 Ancient Greek word for "butterfly" means "soul", "mind".

References: Wikipedia

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Ciao Georgia, beautiful butterfly with fantastic colors, good details and excellent sharpness, shame for ugly BG, but very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
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Hello Georgia,
your picture shows a beautiful nettle-tree butterfly Libythea celtis (family: Libytheidae).
Species of this family are rarely shown at TN. Therefore, thank you for sharing this picture.
Best wishes, Peter

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