Chromatic Contrast

Challenge #2 in the The Art of Contradiction series. Hosted by sagebrushfire.
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As an artist, the easiest way to convey contrast is to use color. In color theory we describe two colors that have absolute chromatic contrast as complementary because when used with additive or subtractive light mixing, they complete the color spectrum and produce an achromatic result. You may know these simply as opposite colors. Green, for example, is often said to be the opposite of red. Your challenge is to produce a photography that uses very strong complementary colors. Aside from that requirement, the photograph must simply be aesthetically pleasing. Tips: Computers use an additive light system based on Red, Blue and Green light. Opposites go like this: Red -> Cyan Blue -> Yellow Green - Magenta Violet is just a Bluish Magenta. Orange is just Yellowish Red. You may also use a more traditional set of colors: Blue -> Orange Red -> Green Yellow -> Violet Do some research and experiment with color!
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A Trithemis aurora dragonfly, with its mauve color stands out from the green background. It takes its obelisk pose in order to minimize the sunlight incident on its body at noon to keep cool.
Submitted: Tuesday, 24th July, 2012 11:33 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 13th August, 2006
Focal length: 135 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
ISO: 200
Notes: The colors will show as intended when viewed in Safari browser which has color management. In other browsers the image looks a bit washed out.
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