This is an attempt at using the symmetry of the Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) to make a mandala. I love this butterfly, so hope I haven’t deformed it too much.
Separated the butterfly (minus antennae) from its wild Bulgarian background. Duplicated it , adding the BG colour, rotating the composite and cropping. I then found a Kaleidoscope site online and it did the rest!
Is this a composite? (focus stacks or exposure blends are not considered composites)