Friday, June 5, 2009

Swallowtail Butterfly & Zinnia: Bug #21

Bug #21: A beautiful Tiger Swallowtail!

We used to have so many of these in our yard in Maryland. They love Zinnias, so the one in this picture is having a drink from a reddish-orange one. I tried playing around with the stylized lines again, and really I think they added a lot to this composition!

Why the purple sky?
I had done the purple sky with the fireflies, which looks great at night. I wasn't sure how it would look for a daytime picture, but I really didn't just want to do another blue sky either. So what goes well with yellow? Its complimentary color purple, of course! It's different, and kind of.... fun.

What do you think?


Jessica said...

New favorite!!

Doris Sturm said...

I think so new favorite too!

I think the purple background is great. To me it doesn't have to be the sky, it could be another flower of sorts or a wall...I just like the contrast.