Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Monarch Paparazzi

I behaved like paparazzi today, relentlessly pursuing a monarch with my camera. No, not Prince William or anyone like that, but a monarch butterfly. It's the first one I've seen all year and it was beautiful. I couldn't resist taking both color and black and white photos.



Yesterday I added some cross stitch to my work in progress. The family's consensus: not the best thing I've ever done (I agree, but not everything can be a masterpiece -- on the other hand, I learned a lot from this and that's good); and, don't add any more stitching or it will look too busy. That was unexpected. So for now, I'm going to consider this one done (I'm not sure it's worth putting any more time or effort into it anyway) and get to work on some color / value exercises I'd like to try.


Oh, and has anyone ever seen a green bee before? I saw one today. Wow, huh? I never knew....

7 comments:

Judy Alexander said...

Wow! You are really a great photographer. Love your pictures. I like your little flower piece. As long as you are learning you should consider it a success.

Sherryl said...

Your photos are fabulous! I also like your little flower piece.

norma said...

That last photo is a knockout! When I enlarged it, it nearly took my breath away. And I like your flower piece, too. I think the cross stitching helps.....maybe some more hand stitching?

Vivian said...

I don't think your 'green bee' is a bee. I've seen a similar insect, at a different perspective and I think it was some kind of fly. Incredible simmering metallic green.

PaMdora said...

oh wow, that last photo is amazing!

Natalya said...

love that green bee whatever it is!!!

needlewings said...

Wow! What inspiration! Love the flower and the bee.