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A Great Mormon(Papilio memno) taken at the Wisley RHS Butterfly Event the other day. Have used the Selective Colour tool in CS5 to accentuate the rather subtle iridescence on this basically black butterfly's wings. Advice and critique welcomed please.

My thanks to everybody who commented on and voted for my Orchard Oriole upload. Much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date Taken:18 Jan 2011 - 12:06 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Me and my shadow
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:24 Jan 2011 - 7:14 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Pets / captive animals
Votes:Voting Disabled
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84169 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2011 - 7:39 PM

A gorgeous butterfly against a beautifully clear background.

It didn't really need modifying, but I decided to have a little play with it! I haven't done much. I rotated it (that's down to personal preference), gave it a slight tweak in lighting/contrast, a tiny bit of sharpening and I made the high light in the eye slightly smaller. Thank you for allowing me to have fun with it (I hope you approve of the results)! Smile

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2011 - 7:58 PM

Like it the way it is Sylvia and the flash has given a great shadow and highlight. Shame you couldn't get squirer on but just too many people and awkward angles.
Like this as its different
Richard

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Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
24 Jan 2011 - 8:25 PM

Lovely capture Sylvia. I really like the unusual angle on this one.

Jane

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2011 - 8:27 PM

I don't believe there is anything to fault!! A cracking detailed shot x x

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom825 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2011 - 9:01 PM

It does need a 90 degree rotation clockwise, which I guess is how you took it. Technically excellent but my absolute first reaction was to rotate - to me, it just does not look right like this. I applaud the atempt to be different though.

Paul

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2011 - 9:27 PM

Thank you everyone and I really like your mod Karen. I did actually take the image with the camera rotated to portrait from exactly the angle at which it had settled. Thought it looked a bit "arty" but it very helpful to hear how others view it Smile
Sylvia

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12276 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2011 - 10:12 PM

That shadow play adds a lovely depth to your beautiful image Sylvia - thats the beauty of shooting there, the many and varied backgrounds - I don't see any louvres though Wink...yet?!!!

Mike

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2011 - 12:17 AM

Thank you very much everybody for your help, ideas and comments Smile Kept well away from the louvers Mike - once bitten twice shy Wink
Sylvia

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