Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Contrasting Colors

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

New PortraitPro 12 SALE + 10% OFF code EPZROS814
Add Comment

No Description

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Contrasting Colors
Username:Prestidigitator Prestidigitator
Uploaded:29 Jun 2008 - 2:51 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Flower
VS Mode Rating Unrated
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:Voting Disabled
Critque wantedCritique Wanted
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)
Awards have been disabled on this photo

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2008 - 8:51 AM

You've caught the butterfly brilliantly, I didn't actually touch that (apart from sharpening the image).

I felt the background was rather busy so, I rotated the butterfly slightly and cropped closer. Then I cloned out the white (top right and by the flower - though looking at it, I may have been a little heavy handed!). I adjusted the levels, did a little burning and blurred everything but the butterfly - this is what I ended up with. Smile I hope you like it!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ChrisWallace
29 Jun 2008 - 2:28 PM

Great image lots of detail and vibrant color. I also like the mod Karen has done.
Chris

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2008 - 1:10 PM

You have got the angle of plane of the camera pretty well in the right position to the subject- this is always important for this type of shot to ensure as much of the subject is in focus as possible.
As Karen has said the colour levels needed adj as did the sharpness and she has done that.I am sure you can see the improvement.
In the white area on the LH wing however you have a blue tinge - I would select that area and reduce the blue a little.

One thing I would suggest regards taking the shot - if you know that butterflies are going to pitch regularly on flowers it would benefit you to try to tidy up any background distractions before taking the shot.I find clothes pegs handy for holding back stems/leaves etc. Not always possible but if it is it saves a lot of PS work.
Hope that may help.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.