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Butterfly of the Tropics by Roz McQuillan

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This Monarch butterfly was photographed in Cairns, Queensland.
This photograph was featured in the Red Bubble group Out of the Blue, and was voted second in the First Things challenge Colourful Butterflies.


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My style is contemporary whilst firmly rooted in realism. I work in a number of mediums, including pastel, charcoal and conte, pen and ink, gouache, watercolour, acrylics, pencil, photography, and mixed media, and am currently painting in oils. I find that changing and experimenting with mediums keeps me fresh and open to learning. I especially love capturing the human face and figure in oils, and photographing the urban landscape, including the amazing graffiti to be found in Melbourne.

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  • Maryanne Lawrence
    Maryanne Lawrencealmost 6 years ago

    Wow, what gorgeous colour. Lovely shot here.

  • Thanks so much, kustomz, yes I love the colour!

    – Roz McQuillan

  • AngelArtiste
    AngelArtistealmost 6 years ago

    This is beautiful.

  • sweetscent62
    sweetscent62almost 6 years ago

    Aren’t the Monarch butterflies extra special Roz! : ) beautiful image! Wen x

  • Thanks, Wen! I was wondering if it was a Monarch, but wasn’t sure.

    – Roz McQuillan

  • Jennifer Promenzio
    Jennifer Prome...almost 6 years ago

    fantastic shot!!!

  • Alicia  Liliana
    Alicia Lilianaalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot Roz!

  • latinluvleee
    latinluvleeealmost 6 years ago

    wow -look at that BLUE!! Its amazing -wonderful shot!!

  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 6 years ago

    This is a beaut! We don’t get butterflies like this in the UK!
    Cheers Neil

  • helene
    helenealmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous roz

  • AthenaBlanco
    AthenaBlancoalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Stephanie Rachel Seely
    Stephanie Rach...almost 6 years ago

  • Thanks so much, Stephanie, that’s fabulous!

    – Roz McQuillan

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