I have been fascinated with the natural beauty (subtle beauty) of the Swift Moths which have been coming to my lights this cool wet autumn and winter season.
This one in particular really struck me with its patterns, almost like Egyptian hieroglyphics to my eyes.I showed this Moth image to my friend Steve, who has been coaching me in the techniques of Photoshop recently, and he showed me how to try to create a "wallpaper design" from the Moth's wing pattern. That is what I have done here.
Having done that, Steve then showed me how to alter the colour balance and to experiment with different lighting effects.
Some were positively weird, but strikingly reminiscent of Aboriginal Art designs and colours.
However, for tonight's posting I have selected two modest variations on the theme.
One reminds me of some pink and caramel lollies I used get as a child.
Ironically, when I went looking for an image of such a "Lolly" I came across yet another natural design in similar colours - a "Pink Panther Caramel Albino Viper". Too weird to be true? Nope. Have a look.
This image is adjusted to bring out the natural beauty of the grey tones in the pattern. Shades of a pale-coloured Tortoiseshell Cat, don't you think?
Nature continues to play with variations on a theme, and we are programmed to see beauty in her variations.