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Working in the garden Tony noticed this butterfly. A very patient variety - as I had time to fetch my camera, set up the tripod and take several shots while it was resting on the raspberry leaves. First time I've done a blurred layer and then brought back some of the leaves. I've probably brought back more than most peole would, but I do like the fading and patches of detail on the leaves- the butterfly is quite pleasing too !!!!
Thanks for looking.
I had a go at the new voting yesterday. I am not particularlu enamoured with it. The votes went down at certain stages, but I have no idea why. So I'm no better off.
Thanks for looking
Helen

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Speckled Wood
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:19 May 2010 - 2:56 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, May 2010, Raspberry leaves, Speckled wood butterfly, Wildlife / nature
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HectorRivera
19 May 2010 - 2:58 PM

Great shot, nice colors and excellent DOF

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 3:00 PM

I love this creation very pretty effect

Linda

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 3:00 PM

Love the blur round the edges and super detail on the beastie itself.
Barbara

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 3:03 PM

Thanks Hector, Linda and Barbara

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PattiW
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19 May 2010 - 3:05 PM

Wonderful presentation of this lovely butterfly, Patti

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 3:19 PM

Thanks Patti

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 3:21 PM

Pretty, and nicely frame by the out of focus leaves.
I had one go with the new system then ditched it. I just didn't like the "feel" of it and I'd never mark anyone down anyway.

Chris

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 3:24 PM

The new system of voting allows for sneakiness
If people want to take a vote off I have no trouble But I wouls like to know why
Perhaps it would help me improve my work ?

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 3:30 PM

Thanks Chris and Barbara

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 3:32 PM

What an excellent capture and presentation Helen.
Bob

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franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 3:57 PM

This is stunning!

Ken

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 4:01 PM

Thanks Bob and Ken

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 4:11 PM

This is so very beaqutiful, Helen, superb work. Carol

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 4:13 PM

A splendid image Helen, really like what you have done with this one,
Geoff.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 4:18 PM

A fine capture Helen with creative manipulation.

Albert

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 4:52 PM

The butterfly works well against the greens here Helen.
Good contrast of colours.
Nice work.
Mick.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 5:03 PM

Thanks Carol, Geoff, Albert and Mick

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 5:04 PM

wonderful colour contrast brilliant detail helen a beautiful capture like this a lot Wink
andy

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 5:28 PM

You've brought all your usual skills to this gorgeous image!

Ann

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
19 May 2010 - 5:28 PM

very nicely done...

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SueTurner
SueTurner  1081 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 5:37 PM

outstanding in every way,
I am sure this will be an award winner


SUE

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 5:45 PM

I am not using the new voting system and think its rubbish but thats MO - love the butterfly shot and the nettles add to the picture

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
19 May 2010 - 6:37 PM

Fine processing and a most pleasing result - the variation in clarity/contrast works well - for a superior image.
Pat

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Dave_Holdham
19 May 2010 - 7:20 PM

Superb capture in the first place, added by a wonderful presentation

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 7:21 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments and particularly to Sue for her User Award - a wonderful surprise!!!
Quote: Outstanding in every way,
I am sure this will be an award winner
SUE

- yes- your award !!!

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Maiwand
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19 May 2010 - 7:55 PM

Great shot Linda. Love the OOF surround.
Ron

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Trout_Man  5 Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 8:18 PM

Fabulous capture with lovely detail and colour Smile Geoff.

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
19 May 2010 - 8:37 PM

A superb image and well manipulated.

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gingerdelight
19 May 2010 - 8:45 PM

Beautiful work, and I think you have brought back just the right amount of leaves here.
Carol

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 9:48 PM

I like what you have done and the butterfly is well placed in the frame.
But the butterfly is not the true colour though.
I have reduced the blue to give it the correct brown colouring.
Brian.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 9:56 PM

This is absolutely wonderful-- beyond a butterfly image, this is a story-- Well done!
Jennnnnnn

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 10:28 PM

Thanks for your comments and to Brian for his mod- I'm grateful for him correcting the colour - much appreciated

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 10:52 PM

a amazing shot

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19 May 2010 - 11:11 PM

I like the background effect very much, Linda, and you have inspired me to try it myself, it's so effective.

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Johnfromnotts
20 May 2010 - 6:49 AM

A beautiful, very pleasing and relaxing image. Well spotted and very well presented.
John

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2010 - 7:37 AM

Thanks Andy, Pamela anad John

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Joline
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20 May 2010 - 11:06 AM

A fine job of isolating him. Beautiful!

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TrevBatWCC
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20 May 2010 - 11:26 AM

A lovely capture, Helen, and like the blurring of the surrounding leaves.
TrevB Smile

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helenlinda
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20 May 2010 - 12:26 PM

Thanks Joline and Trev

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Jekaro
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20 May 2010 - 2:25 PM

A superb image, Helen, lovely colours and background.
Roy

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ChiliMan
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20 May 2010 - 3:50 PM

The butterfly has turned out marvellously and the shot was a beaut to begin with. But I love what you've done with the processing too!!

Andrew

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20 May 2010 - 4:00 PM

Thanks Roy and Andrew

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24 May 2010 - 8:01 PM

Beautiful image. A

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24 May 2010 - 8:45 PM

Thanks Arthur

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evelen  9 England
2 Jun 2010 - 6:35 PM

stunning shot.
eve.

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2 Jun 2010 - 10:20 PM

Thanks Eve

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