A Swallowtail Butterfly stops for a quick sip of nectar while flying over the orange lilies in my garden.
This is a compilation of two images both of which were taken in my garden in Southern Oregon.
I combined the two images by using layers in Photoshop CS6 and I sandwiched a layer of texture in between them and that layer was selectively applied with a white soft paint brush. I also applied a second layer of texture on top of the image by using the same technique. The final image had a little burning for shadows and a little contrast applied and then the Photoshop Oil Painting filter was applied lightly.
12/29/13-Featured in the group Bugs & Animals on flowers
12/31/13-Featured in the group Fabulous Flowers
3/23/14-Placed in the top ten in the challenge April Avatar in the group Bugs & Animals on Flowers
7/31/14-Featured in the group All Glorious Lilies