This is one of the 40 images from my solo exhibition "Dancing on the wings of freedom" (Lithgow, NSW, Australia, 2016) which featured small winged and nectar-drinking creatures: butterflies, bees, dragonflies, cicadas and Australian native birds. All prints in this collection are a limited edition of 25.
The Orange Tiger (Lat. Danaus Plexippus) is an American butterfly, known originally as the American Monarch, which became domesticated in Australia in the late 19th century. In this close-up image taken in the Blue Mountains, it rests on the glossy green leaves, showing off the black and white patterns of its orange wings. The wings have scratches on them but I did not want to touch them up, as they are symbolic of the butterfly's strife through life.
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