Insects, and particularly butterflies and moths, are recurring motifs that I often encounter when I’m creating fractals. Sometimes, it’s just the simple shape, and other times it seems to be a whole detailed creature. Sometimes it’s done with what I call the ‘regular’ fractal generator and other times with the flame fractal generator (more on those differences later). If a mathematical formula iterated over and over by a computer can randomly generate images like these in a matter of minutes or hours, imagine what the physical forces of nature and a few billion years of evolution can do with a periodic table of elements (and, shall I say, an underlying fractal structure?). Oh wait, you don’t have to imagine. You can go outside!
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