caught in the web
This image features many of the elements of design and principles of design explained by Helmers. The image is made up of secondary colors, notably orange and green. The image is also filled with pattern. Both the Monarch butterfly and the web itself are patterned, one with shape emphasizing a contrast in color between black and orange, and the other with line to create the outward radiation of the web. There is also distinction between foreground, middle ground and background. Although they are quite close in proximity, the butterfly takes the foreground of the photo as the focal point, then the eye is led through the photo into the middle ground made up of the web. The brush and branches behind the web provides an out-of-focus background, and also offers context for where the image is set.