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Stunning photography by Etienne Francey with spray water and butterflies

Photographer uses water splash to capture stunning images of butterflies

A 19-year-old high school student from Switzerland created a series of stunning pictures of butterflies against a magical backdrop of sprays of water, turning his back on fancy filters and photoshop trickery.

The photographer, Etienne Francey, waited patiently to capture each atmospheric moment while the butterflies stayed still. Instead of using computer effects, he simply sprayed water to enhance the blurred areas and partly covered the camera lens to produce the ethereal effect.

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On the wings of freedom

For the Amsterdam Light Festival, which goes on from now through January 2015, Italian design studio Aether & Hemera has created On the Wings of Freedom, a radiant cloud of hundreds of butterflies that hover above the ground. The dazzling installation can be found along the walking route of the festival, at Wertheimpark. Visitors with a smartphone are welcome to change the lighting effects which means they can manipulate the colors and patterns of light.