Manifestations of Beauty: The Monarch Butterflies of Esalen

Manifestations of Beauty: The Monarch Butterflies of Esalen

Above are the  versions  of my “Manifestations of Beauty: the Monarch Butterflies of Esalen.” Click on any thumbnail to see the full sized image. Click the x at the top of the photo to close the full sized image. If you click on [show slideshow] clicking on the picture will take you to the next slide.
These photos were taken in March 2014 on my iphone camera. I hope you enjoy these photos.

Esalen Monarch Information.

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Esalen in springtime, during the time of the Monarchs, is magical, short lived, and a story well worth knowing.  To see these “delicate” butterflies fluttering and sipping the nectar of bright blue flowers took my breath away and made me smile. The above sign explains the amazing migration of the Monarchs.

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Esalen flower awaiting Monarchs.

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The bright blue flowers stretching to the sky, before the Monarchs awake.

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Esalen Color Closeup Monarch Butterflies.

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Closeup of 6 glorious, colorful, art striped monarchs, wings outstretched to warming sun, sipping on nectar. Beauty with slow wings flapping.

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Esalen Color Monarch Butterflies.

Esalen Color Monarch Butterflies.
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Wider Color view of the delicate strong colorful Monarchs.

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Esalen BW Monarch Butterflies.

Esalen BW Monarch Butterflies.
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A Black and White version of the color picture above. Color adds so much for this image!!!

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General Information on my manifestations of beauty blog posts:

Beauty dances in many forms,  in many manifestations, for example, over time a caterpillar becomes a larvae  becomes a butterfly.  This is beauty observed through time.
Yet  Beauty can also be a single moment, a single photograph. Single moment beauty can viewed through many different filters.  The same beauty, the same moment, seen differently,  With each filter bringing out a different aspect  of the unspeakable and multilayered  beauty in each object.

I have been red green colorblind all my life, I see the world differently than those who are not colorblind. I often wonder how they see. Perhaps because of this, I love taking the same photograph and looking at it through different filters using programs like aperture, Lightroom, and Photoshop.

2 thoughts on “Manifestations of Beauty: The Monarch Butterflies of Esalen

  1. Bonnie

    Dan, stunning butterflies and stirring poetry ~~~~ in motion! Thank you for sharing your spirit with us!

    All Good Things,

    Bonnie

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