Symmetry (almost) in Nature – for the Mindful Monkeys

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Hello Mindful Monkeys,

I enjoyed viewing the slideshow of your adventures into symmetry. In your post, you asked if I was symmetrical. That started me thinking if I could find some living things with symmetry. I came very close with three photos from my photo collection. The images blow are of a wallaby, butterfly and flower taken when I have been hiking around my town. Each set of images show the original at the top. I then took each half of the main image, duplicated each half then flipped one of each. On the left of each set you will see what two left sides look like when joined together. On the right is an image made of two right sides.

I think these three living things are very close to symmetrical. What do you think?

You can click on an image to see it a little larger.

 

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3 thoughts on “Symmetry (almost) in Nature – for the Mindful Monkeys

  1. Denise Krebs

    Wow! Beautiful examples of symmetry. Thanks for this extended comment. It is neat to see how you cut the images in half. It is very interesting to look so closely at the tiny variations on each side.

    Denise

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  2. rossmannell

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    Thanks for the comment.

    Symmetry is interesting but in nature I would find it very unusual to find perfect symmetry. The above images show it can come very close. Your post on symmetry had me searching through my photo files for symmetry around my area.

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