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Emerald Peacock Swallowtail by Renee Dawson


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Featured in Fantasy Fine Art Composites and in Butterflies, skippers, moths & other Winged Insects – March 23, 2009

The Emerald Swallowtail Butterfly – also known as the Emerald Peacock or Green-Banded Peacock – is found primarily in South East Asia. It has iridescent scales that give their wings a glittery appearance.

I created the background from scratch in Corel Painter, added various texture layers, and inserted this beautiful swallowtail from an image I took at the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls.

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I love nature, animals & art. I offer on-location, and in studio, family & pet photography sessions in the Bay of Quinte area & commission digital paintings of people & pets worldwide.

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  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonover 5 years ago

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 5 years ago

    Instant Fav!

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyover 5 years ago

    My first thought when I saw this beauty was “looking into the abyss”.
    Coolness Renee.

  • Thanks Von. Yay – that’s what I was trying to achieve – to give the impression that the swallowtail was looking down into the depths of a rainforest :)

    – Renee Dawson

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    OOOOO Reneeee!!!!! Beautiful, beautiful image, sweetie!!!!!

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    stunning work :)

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    Beautiful – fabulous color!!!!!!

  • mikegood
    mikegoodover 5 years ago

    This is WOW!

  • Onions
    Onionsover 5 years ago

    Another stunner!

  • DJ LeMay
    DJ LeMayover 5 years ago

    What an INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS background you’ve created here, Renee! I just love all of the colors and textures in this AWESOME masterpiece!! Top shelf work!! Love it! :))))

  • Thank you sweetie! I’ve just started creating my own bg (meaning from scratch instead of a photo). I’m having a lot of fun with it and am thrilled that you like it :)

    – Renee Dawson

  • David Clark
    David Clarkover 5 years ago

    magic Renee the background looks like a misty morning jungle — congrats – great artistry – dave

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