You know, swallowtails are striped so pretty. It makes for camouflage, when you’re in among the leaves… but is that really the whole deal? Have a look …
It’s a motion blur! The wings are separating into many wings, but only in motion.
That’s how to vanish in plain sight!
Gorgeous. It’s a “mind” carefully calibrated to bring butterfly and bird together into the same ladder of light.
Look at that tail. It has become a wing looked at on edge.
Now, that’s beautiful, given how they flitter and all.