Peacock.

By bricurtis
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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Tags: Butterflies Insects Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Peacock butterfly Wildlife and nature


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Comments


franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
23 Sep 2012 4:18PM
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

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helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 4:21PM
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 Plus
9 192 18 Greece
23 Sep 2012 4:25PM
A wonderful presentation, Brian, love it. Carol
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
23 Sep 2012 4:29PM

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.
basith 3 7 Sri Lanka
23 Sep 2012 4:34PM
Great work,love it........
johnjo58 5 2 5 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 4:44PM
Beautiful butterfly, juries out for me on the processing; full marks for trying something new
David
23 Sep 2012 4:53PM
Excellent work with the frame Bri, really gives it the zing factor Wink
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 4:56PM

Quote:A wonderful presentation, Brian, love it. Carol
count me in - love it, great result
love it.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 5:09PM
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 Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 5:21PM
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 Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
23 Sep 2012 5:33PM

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 Plus
10 949 1785 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 5:57PM
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 Plus
9 255 2 England
23 Sep 2012 7:03PM
The butterfly is stunning Brian but I am not too sure about the background either
Ade_Osman 12 4.5k 36 England
23 Sep 2012 8:41PM

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 Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 8:47PM

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
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
23 Sep 2012 8:47PM
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
Fantastic macro shot Bri. This is a beautiful specimen.

Jane
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
23 Sep 2012 9:12PM

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 Plus
5 369 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 9:30AM
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
24 Sep 2012 10:37AM
beautifully done
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
24 Sep 2012 11:40AM
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 Plus
9 3 71 England
24 Sep 2012 3:56PM
Top class presentation Brian. Quality capture of the butterfly.
Ron
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 6:53PM
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 Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
24 Sep 2012 7:36PM
Thanks everyone - appreciate your response.

Brian.

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