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Elliptic Splits Dark Star  (UF0254) by barrowda

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With all the recent talk in the astrophysics community about dark matter and dark energy, perhaps what we really have are just burned-out, dead suns, or Dark Stars…but when I looked this up, I found a really “out there” theory and book called Dark Star has already been published.
Created in Apophysis 7x v14 as an elliptic splits tweaked (Julian2 power3 and curl in the added final transform with a different gradient) from flame parameters shared kindly by Bunny Clarke, this image was mirrored with 3 supernova effects added in GIMP v2.6, scaled up in UF 5.04 Creative Edition, and inspired by this tutorial in the Apophysis Tutorial Fun group. Best if viewed larger.

Celebrating the milestones of 750,000 Views (11/14/14), 1300 Features (11/30/14) and prizes in the 2012 – 2014 CHANL Scientific Art Competitions. A Featured Member of Apophysis Tutorial Fun Group, Bryce and Beyond, Brain Science, Brain Arts, Digital Art at its Best and Artists Universe groups as a digital/fractal artist using Apophysis, Fractal Science Kit, Ultra Fractal, GIMP and Mandelbulb3D.

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  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 3 years ago

    love this David….beautiful design….gorgeous colours….:)

  • Thank you, Pam! I think subconsciously the color scheme I chose was guided by one of the local butterflies I used to catch and study as a child, the Tiger Swallowtail:

    – barrowda

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 3 years ago

    Fantastic work David

  • Thanks for the fave and comment, Thea!!

    – barrowda

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 3 years ago

    what a beautiful butterfly….and the colours do match perfectly………. :)

  • Yes, as closely as I can match the colors, and as lucky as I sometimes get in stumbling into attractive fractal designs, the beauty of nature is a pretty lofty goal…

    – barrowda

  • Zack Chroman
    Zack Chromanover 3 years ago

    Great work!

  • Thanks, zacchro!!

    – barrowda

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