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Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly - Papilio glaucas by MotherNature

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This beautiful butterfly was mud-puddling in our gravel driveway.

This image is backed with a texture from Shadowhouse Creations, a duplicate layer of the image, a solid color layer, and a layer of texture I created. Some layers are made transparent to varying degrees, and the original butterfly was isolated from it’s background.


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I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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    NatureGreeting...over 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture, and a fave!! ~ < ( ;o)~ Carolyn

  • Thank you very, very much, Carolyn!

    – MotherNature

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 2 years ago

    this is so very beautiful, love your textures, like a painting, wonderful !!!

  • You’re so kind:>). Thanks for the nice words, Elfriede!

    – MotherNature

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture, composition and textures!

  • Thanks, Angie! I appreciate the visit and wonderful comment:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Vivian Eagleson
    Vivian Eaglesonover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture of this butterfly and I really like the way you did the background. Very well done!

  • You’re very sweet to say so, Vivian – Thanks!

    – MotherNature

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 2 years ago

    This is lovely and would be most welcome in my group Textures Unlimited
    It’s a beautiful group:-)

  • Thank you for the invitation, Vickie – I’m honored. Just stopped by the group, joined, and looked around – really terrific art!

    – MotherNature

  • MotherNature
    MotherNaturealmost 2 years ago

    A fave is a special thing – I certainly appreciate you giving one to this image, newbeltane!

  • M.S. Photography & Art
    M.S. Photograp...over 1 year ago

    Stunning butterfly & image,hope to get some this summer :-)

  • How lovely of you to say! I think your chances of having some around are pretty darn good. Thanks a million for both the comment and the fave:>)

    – MotherNature

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature8 months ago

    Thank you ever so much for the favorite, johnsmannheimer! It is truly appreciated:>)

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