Other than the flower, the first thing I saw here was the shapes of the shadows from objects on my deck, and it is why I took the photo.
The same can be said about this image. It was the shadow of some shutters on a wall that first attracted my attention. I didn't see the fly at first, but didn't shoo it away because I liked the colors and the contrast of its very hard edged shadow in combination with the soft edges of the shutter shadow. I guess you could say this is the epitome of the saying, "Fly on a Wall".
Ok, now here is why I am taking this class.
This is a digital image created by applying layers of objects onto the background of a photo I took of some Giant Swallowtail butterflies. I was able to overlay the image with splotches and shadows of various things that were also created digitally. In addition, I created a digital brush from one of the butterflies to be used like a tradional stamp.
I want to be able to do something similar to this using traditional media. I think it is probable that I am being too myoptic in my vision.