This week's iPhoneography mission was our ninth one, and it was a lovely one:
Admire the color palette of butterfly wings.
While I find so much beauty in all butterflies, the monarch holds a special place in my heart. Unfortunately, they seem in short supply around here, especially as we near the middle of autumn. I did have the exquisite pleasure of seeing one soar overhead a couple of weeks ago. Those brilliant wings against a perfectly blue autumn sky...
That moment served as my inspiration for this week's mission. I decided to focus on the palette provided by the lovely monarch.
My initial shots come from a book sent to me by a Flickr friend (thank you, Pam!). It's called simply Monarch Butterfly and is by Gail Gibbons. It is a lovely little book that details the growth cycle of monarchs and how to raise and release your own. (Aside: I cannot wait until spring!!)
An Abstraction of Wings
Once I had exhausted myself on pictures of the monarch from the book, I looked for a similar palette of colors around me...
(from a picture of clown fish...Nemo!)
(from my comfy socks)
Autumn's Ode to the Monarch
On a Clear Autumn Day
Respite for a Monarch
(All shots were done with various lenses and films in Hipstamatic. I should keep better track, but I have a habit of...well, being too lazy!)
In all, it was a lovely little mission. It was fun seeking out that beautiful orange color...and especially trying to find it in a non-Halloween way. I hope I did my favorite butterfly justice!!
Now, on to the next mission: Mission #10: Make a cup of tea and follow the color saturation of the water.
Oy. This will be right up Laura's alley! As for me? I don't even know if I have tea in the house! Unless it's iced and from Guer's Dairy, I'm not really a fan...
But I do love a challenge!!!!