Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Skittish Butterfly

Butterfly on Liatris    (kk_pinit9, Pinlight 51%)


Original

This butterfly was around the garden most of the day on Monday. It was really hard to get a picture of it as it would move when I moved, I had to get the shot from the chair with my lens at 250mm. The ISO was at 400 which adds to the grain on the original picture to the left. I love the impressionist background of the above photo with the bee balm blossoms. I used a mask to "paint" the butterfly and the flower its on back in.  This is when I am glad to have a tablet instead of a mouse to use in photoshop elements!

Once I took the pictures, I looked at the butterfly magnified and saw that one of the wings was damaged. That's probably why I could never get close to it.



kk_pinit9, Opacity Softlight 69%



“Texture

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful capture of that butterfly! I'm next to you at Texture Tuesday this week.

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  2. Love the texture and the colours ...

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  3. Lovely capture! I agree with you, I love the impressionist painting-like background of the first one - so much beautiful color.

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the colors, composition, texture.

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  5. Beautiful capture and edit - I think it may be a variegated fritillary. I'm always amazed at how well the can still fly with missing parts.

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  6. Fabulous, Jenny! The "painted" background is the perfect setting for this beauty! Nicely done!

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  7. WOW... very beautiful!

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  8. Your textured shot is perfect. Love the effect.

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