Thursday, November 7, 2013

Color Study of a Butterfly

A butterfly was trapped in a crate by my kitchen door and so I found it in a state of rigor mortis. I had never really noticed this species before.















So beautiful. I wanted to see it closer--digital camera to the rescue.
The touch of blue with the rich red-brown, and oranges that lean toward an apricot/gold color, plus the starkness of black and white are all very pleasing and dramatic as well.
Nature has her reasons for such a wonderful display of color, but, I will be content to admire her extravagance.

6 comments:

Julierose said...

Lovely....hugs, Julierose

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful and inspiring. Thanks!

Martha said...

Thanks for sharing this. Nature has an eye for color, doesn't she? It is indeed very pleasing. Perhaps an inspiration for a reversible kimono.

Madalene Axford Murphy said...

I find butterflies endlessly fascinating and this is a beauty. It, for some reason, made me think of your Pomegranates with all those varied colors.

beth from still life pond said...

How lovely. The patterning on the closed wing reminds me of your needle turnings.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Lovely and so fragile!