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And......now for something completely different.

To achieve this set of images, I held the macro lens of my camera above the top surface of a thick, clear, opaque, butterfly-motifed glass cake plate, and in bright sunlight, held it above various shrubs and flowering Azalea bushes in the garden. Any blue seen in these images are of the sky. After the images were captured, I processed them in Photoshop, where the saturation and contrast were adjusted, until I felt each image had achieved the 'wow' factor.

I realise these images are quite different, 'out there' and a little kitsch, but I think the effect is quite striking.

It is quite amazing the results that can be achieved by taking different glass objects outside into full sunlight, and holding them above colourful shrubs or flowering plants and bushes in the garden

There are two other 'glass' images in my portfolio....see the links below:


http://www.ephotozine.com/user/phillipminnis-125257/gallery/photo/glass-kaleidos...
http://www.ephotozine.com/user/phillipminnis-125257/gallery/photo/colours-in-the...

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Glass Butterflies
Username:PhillipMinnis PhillipMinnis
Uploaded:26 Mar 2013 - 6:42 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, General, Specialist / abstract
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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
26 Mar 2013 - 6:55 AM

I really enjoy these images Phil !! I love what you have done - very creative and the results are all stunning !!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 6:56 AM

What a wonderful result, Phil, and the colours in V.2 make this one the winner from a fine set. Carol

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RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 7109 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 - 7:05 AM

A wonderful set of images, a fine example of creative and imaginative use an everyday item.

Richard

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Caziwinkles
26 Mar 2013 - 7:15 AM

Thinking outside the box. Great set of images. Smile

Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 7:31 AM

Amazing images you've captured here.

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 7:38 AM

All fantastic Phillip and so well constructed...John

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 7:39 AM

Very nice. Lovely colours in all.
Ant.

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marc484ie
marc484ie  731 forum posts Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 7:42 AM

Great shot Beautiful colours Great idea Well done!

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 7:58 AM

Very nice set of very colourful images!! I like them a lot!!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1123 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 8:02 AM

Wow very effective, love the images, well done

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 8:02 AM

Unique and beautiful work.

Albert

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DeSilver
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26 Mar 2013 - 8:09 AM

Five beautiful images bursting with colour.


David.

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jdinne
jdinne e2 Member 10jdinne vcard England
26 Mar 2013 - 8:11 AM

Great work Phil, slightly drawn to v3

John

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derrymaine
26 Mar 2013 - 8:25 AM

brilliant work and coloring

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canonfan
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26 Mar 2013 - 8:30 AM

Fantastic set of images Phillip. Both beautiful and colourful
Jim

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 - 8:34 AM

Excellent and extremely effective work... brilliant

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RLF
RLF e2 Member 4RLF vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 8:52 AM

A beautiful set of vibrant imagesGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4134 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 9:05 AM

Nice to hear the process used to achieve these, Phil: and such excellent results, each one of which could sit comfortably in the V 1 slot.
Ronnie.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  5 England
26 Mar 2013 - 9:18 AM

Beautiful - love the vibrant colour in v5.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32378 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 9:27 AM

I love the concept, execution and the five most beautiful outcomes, very imaginative and so original.

Nathan Grin

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WhiteRose1
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26 Mar 2013 - 9:34 AM

Inventive and creative, Phil, the different flowers give such a varied effect from the same idea.

Dave

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JohnChambersPhotography

Colours captured to a tee, good idea works well v1-v4 my fav

John

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 10:56 AM

The colours and patterns work well in these Phil.
Regards Richard

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rajasekar
rajasekar  4 India2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 11:24 AM

Wonderful collection of butterflies. Each one is a kind and the background makes is unique.

Raja

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EMJAYCEE
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26 Mar 2013 - 11:38 AM

Such inginuity Phil and a lot of attention to detail but the resulting images are well worth it.
Joan.

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Irishkate
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26 Mar 2013 - 12:51 PM

An experiment which has worked out beautifully.
Definitely one to try when we have a blue sky!!!
Checked out your earlier images and I can see this being a new trend.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
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26 Mar 2013 - 12:53 PM

Didn't see that there were variants.
You should have uploaded each of these separately.
They are astounding.
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Daisymaye
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26 Mar 2013 - 1:14 PM

Love all the different colours you've captured from the placement of your plate. A beautiful set.......Sandy

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DixClix
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26 Mar 2013 - 1:16 PM

Beautiful rich colours and patterns! I think I like versions 1 and 4 the best.
Richard

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Rende
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26 Mar 2013 - 2:09 PM

Wonderfully appealing set with an original technique.
Rende

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26 Mar 2013 - 2:31 PM

You have definitely achieved the "wow" factor in these. Beautiful colours and textures in all of them.

Anne

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26 Mar 2013 - 3:52 PM

These images are stunning, Phillip and certainly have the 'WOW!' factor for me!
Excellent stuff!

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
26 Mar 2013 - 4:47 PM

Great set of images and very creative love the. SmileSmile

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26 Mar 2013 - 5:07 PM

Very nice series of shots.
Ty

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EAS
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26 Mar 2013 - 5:28 PM

Such a clever idea which has resulted in wonderfully colourful and attractive images.

Ann

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Source
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26 Mar 2013 - 11:54 PM

Excellent!
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Ayoob
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27 Mar 2013 - 1:06 AM

Wonderful set of images with lovely colours and presentation.......Grin

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Finas
Finas  1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 - 9:16 AM

Great images Smile

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28 Mar 2013 - 5:43 AM

Gorgeous images! Love the rich colours! Grin
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