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Peacock.

This butterfly was pitched on a scabby Hydrangea bush - so I have fiddled around with it.

Special thanks go to Stephen ( jdthecat) for the GEA - and to Ken (franken) for his UA on my previous image.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 150 EX Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Peacock.
Username:bricurtis bricurtis
Uploaded:23 Sep 2012 - 4:16 PM
Tags:Butterflies, Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated., Insects, Peacock butterfly, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

franken
franken e2 Member 113104 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 4:18 PM

This is impressive Brian!

Ken.

ps, once again I've managed to go through another year without taking a decent butterfly imageSad They see me coming and flutter away!Smile

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 4:21 PM

Beautiful capture of the butterfly - for me the background is distracting - I would be tempted to bring the white lines right up to the butterfly or not include them at all - there I've stuck my neck out and now wait for the chop WinkWinkWink
Helen

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 4:25 PM

A wonderful presentation, Brian, love it. Carol

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 4:29 PM


Quote: Beautiful capture of the butterfly - for me the background is distracting - I would be tempted to bring the white lines right up to the butterfly or not include them at all - there I've stuck my neck out and now wait for the chop
Helen

That's fine Helen I appreciate your opinion and knew it would not be to everyones liking. I've tried to keep the best bits of the flower and hide the tacky bits just to show off the BF.
Perhaps I will try a different version another day.Smile

Brian.

Last Modified By bricurtis at 23 Sep 2012 - 4:32 PM
basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
23 Sep 2012 - 4:34 PM

Great work,love it........

johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 4:44 PM

Beautiful butterfly, juries out for me on the processing; full marks for trying something new
David

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 4:53 PM

Excellent work with the frame Bri, really gives it the zing factor Wink

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 4:56 PM


Quote: A wonderful presentation, Brian, love it. Carol

count me in - love it, great result

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
23 Sep 2012 - 5:03 PM

love it.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 5:09 PM

I'm not keen on the surround either Brian - sorry but not my tasse de the! You still get a vote for effort tho' Wink
Ann

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 5:21 PM

Yep count me in too Brian, like things a bit different,
and you certainly bought this one nicely to our attention
perfect macro
Lillian

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 5:33 PM


Quote: I'm not keen on the surround either Brian - sorry but not my tasse de the! You still get a vote for effort tho' Wink
Ann

Voting is disabled on this Ann.Grin

Brian.

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8759 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 5:57 PM

It's good to try different ways of removing an unattractive background, and the butterfly itself is so magnificent, so it's still a winner in my eyes.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 7:03 PM

The butterfly is stunning Brian but I am not too sure about the background either

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114506 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 8:41 PM


Quote: This butterfly was pitched on a scabby Hydrangea bush - so I have fiddled around with it.

Isn't that against the law and if isn't, it should be! Grin

Good work Bri......Thanks for the comments regarding the website, it's coming along nicely I think. Wink

Ade

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 8:47 PM


Quote: I'm not keen on the surround either Brian - sorry but not my tasse de the! You still get a vote for effort tho' Wink
Ann
Voting is disabled on this Ann.Grin

Brian.

It's a virtual vote which equates to ten normal votes!! Smile

Last Modified By AnnChown at 23 Sep 2012 - 8:47 PM
Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 8:47 PM

Fiddling with butterflies is a very serious offence Brian, you are jolly lucky that the Big O did not report you to Butterfly Conservation!Grin

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 23 Sep 2012 - 8:48 PM
Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
23 Sep 2012 - 9:05 PM

Fantastic macro shot Bri. This is a beautiful specimen.

Jane

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 9:12 PM


Quote: It's a virtual vote which equates to ten normal votes!!

Thanks for the thought Ann - but your honest comment was worth more to me than any votes.Smile

Brian.

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 9:30 AM

I still envy the butterfly image (I'm still trying to get these right)! I am not too sure about the radial lines, perhaps a softer touch against that lovely strong colour and detail of the butterfly?
Carole

Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 10:37 AM

beautifully done

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 11:40 AM

A lovely Butterfly Brian and one I would love in my PF, such a shame when they land in an un attractive spot, I know the feeling well. Re the BG, it's all down to personal taste but I do find myself being drawn to it.
Geoff.

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 3:56 PM

Top class presentation Brian. Quality capture of the butterfly.
Ron

Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 6:53 PM

Most of the insects that I have taken have nasty BGs too mate. Cracking peacock....not keen on the BG though mate, sorry.
Steve

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 7:36 PM

Thanks everyone - appreciate your response.

Brian.

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