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Butterfly at Chester Zoo in the butterfly house while there was thick snow outside Only the few die hard photographers at the Zoo that day

Camera:Nikon P90 Check out Nikon Nation!
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Title:Butterfly on flower
Username:bigbirdr7 bigbirdr7
Uploaded:14 Jan 2010 - 6:44 PM
Tags:General, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2010 - 8:11 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

You have done well to get this. The butterfly is sharp and well-exposed. and looks well in juxtaposition to the red flower.

Perhaps a bit more contrast, via a curves adjustment,whilst taking the saturation in the red channel down a bit to recover some more detail in the flower, might help. I've uploaded a mod for you which reflects my comments, which I hope help.

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shawpaul
shawpaul  9 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2010 - 8:54 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

My preference is to eliminate that bamboo cane and slightly decrease the reds, however I would also turn the image 90 deg. I find my eye rest better, but its how you want us to see the image that counts, many thanks Paul ( I believe the flowers are not real?)

Last Modified By shawpaul at 14 Jan 2010 - 8:57 PM

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bigbirdr7
bigbirdr7  6 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 - 9:35 PM


Quote: You have done well to get this. The butterfly is sharp and well-exposed. and looks well in juxtaposition to the red flower.

Perhaps a bit more contrast, via a curves adjustment,whilst taking the saturation in the red channel down a bit to recover some more detail in the flower, might help. I've uploaded a mod for you which reflects my comments, which I hope help.

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bigbirdr7
bigbirdr7  6 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 - 9:39 PM

Hi Shawpaul
thanks for the advice it does look betteri agree about the cane didnt know how to eliminate it,i have photoshop i will try and figure that one out
SYLVIA

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shawpaul  9 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 1:19 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

In order to eliminate the cane, use the clone tool, and target the green leaves with the circle(the size is decided by the brush size listed in the second row down top left. When you have found an appropriate size, place the circle on the leaf chosen to copy and hit the ALT key on your keyboard this is what will copy, and it moves as you target the picture it will keep the distance between your first copy instuction to the target area, so we need to change it often as we might move in on another object that we dont wish to copy, now put the circle where you want to change the shot and click LH it will alter immediately (it needs a little practice but you will get there) you will see how it reacts between target chosen and place to adjust -Paul

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bigbirdr7
bigbirdr7  6 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 - 7:11 PM

Hi Shawpaul,
i will practice the instruction you have passed on to me,i didnt notice the flower was false until i was looking at it on the computer when i arrived home.I wasnt to pleased to see it

Sylvia

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