Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Monday Photo Shoot #29: Black is the Color

"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions."

-Pablo Picasso

New Monday Photo Shoot #29: Photograph something in black. That's it. The absence of color. It's actually a little tricky, because black things tend to appear gray or dark blue or really dark brown, or reflect other colors.

-Karen Funk Blocher, of the blog, Outpost Mavarin

Meet the Black Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio Polyxenes). Lovely it is, especially when you consider that the underside of the wings of this butterfly are so colorful. But that is always the nice surprise with butterflies, the fact that their markings on the front and back are so varied, it's as if they are wearing a two layers of clothing. :)

Here we have an unusual orchid. The black orchid is a fairly rare plant according to what I have read about them, so as you can imagine, I was thrilled to be able to see one in full bloom at the Conservatory of Flowers this past spring! You can read a little information about them here.


Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Conservatory Of Flowers, GGP, San Francisco

Spring, 2008


Karen Funk Blocher said...

A black orchid! Cool! But where is Basil St. John?

Nancy said...

Very very cool pics. And a nice theme at that. Sounds like an interesting RR challenge...hmm?

Kat and I went to an orchid show and were completely amazed!


Anonymous said...

that bakc orchid is totally amazing!