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3/29/11 – Featured in the C.O.R.E. Group.
3/31/11 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT Group.
5/6/11 – Featured in the RAINBOW Group.

Original fractal rendered in UltraFractal 5. I used Photoshop CS to solarize the image and added ripples using Redfield Water Ripples plugin. I also added several layers of water drops and created the butterfly, using a different fractal for the coloring.

The “Butterfly Effect” is a term used in Complexity Theory (Chaos Theory) to describe the way that small changes, like a butterfly flapping its wings or a drop of water, can create ripple effects that spread outward and cause unpredictable changes to other things.


kathleen emerson, roca mia design, butterfly effect, fractal abstract, water ripples, complexity theory, ftrd2011, collage


  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 3 years ago

    Exquisite sweetheART a lovely fave ;~} happy hippy hugglez

  • KazM
    KazMover 3 years ago

    Intriguing Image

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Lovely swirls of satin!

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 3 years ago

    Stunning composition and effects. :)

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for this honor!

    – rocamiadesign

  • CanyonWind
  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27over 3 years ago

    holy cow this is amazing simply amazing

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • Thank you very much for the double feature! I’m honored that you chose this one and “Season of Renewal”.

    – rocamiadesign

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