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.