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The 3 stages of metomorphosis

By fishing  
This is a Bainted Lady Caterbilar, the Chrysalis and the hatching Butterfly taken over a period of several weeks.

Tags: Close-up and macro Macro butterflys three

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Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
31 Jan 2008 12:21PM
I think the way you have presented these is perfect!
I might try to darken just the backgrounds somewhat to highlight the subjects a bit more. An edge burn in layers would do it....what editing program are you using?
Lou_C 15 755 2 England
31 Jan 2008 12:32PM
Superb, I love the way its presented, as Joline said perhaps the background could be darkened, but I think its great
imander 15 388 7 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 12:34PM
really first class presentation, the images are nice and sharp, good job
ian
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
31 Jan 2008 12:36PM
I like the idea behind this.
background is nicely blurred.
could be slightly more contrasty, I think, and slightly sharper.
franfoto 14 2 32 England
31 Jan 2008 1:25PM
What a great concept, I love the way you have captured and presented the idea. Well done.
Fran
franfoto 14 2 32 England
31 Jan 2008 2:01PM
Have uploaded a modification for you to look at.
Fran
bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 52 England
31 Jan 2008 3:46PM
The immediate problem with this image is the Blue cast.
It is a good set of images but lacks colour and definition.
I have put up a mod that will show you an improvement to the image.( I hope)
I have adj the light levels -changed the temperature to warm the image up - a little saturation and sharpening.
fishing 14 4
31 Jan 2008 6:18PM
Hi Juline
thank you for the nice comments I ues photoshop.

Hi dannysgirl29 I have had a go at it thanks for the nice comments.
Hi Fossiler I was not sure of the presentation but you all like it thanks for the nice comments.

Hi Coltranekoh do you think it my have lost some sharpnis when it was re sized? thanks for the nice comments.

Hi Franfoto thank you for taking the time to have a go at a modification I have tried one what do you think? thanks for the nice comments.

Hi Bricurtis Thank you for the nice comments I did not see the blue cast. And do you think it my have lost some sharpnis when it was re sized?

If I have not said it before I am new to this website thingy And my sbelling is not that good, O and thank you al for you hellp.

Regards

Sue
franfoto 14 2 32 England
31 Jan 2008 6:43PM
Hi Sue, it's me again. I see from your portfolio that this is your first upload, I am glad that so many members are offering their help and advice. Judging by this image you have a creative mind that will obviously show in your photography. You stand to gain a lot from joining EPZ so WELCOME.
Best wishes
Fran
fishing 14 4
31 Jan 2008 6:48PM
Hi Fran
yes I am glad to. thank you I hope to.

All the best.

Sue
Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
31 Jan 2008 6:56PM
Welcome to EPZ....I didn't realize this was your first upload, but I'm glad that you got some great suggestion. I like Bricurtis"s mod. That is what I had in mind. You are certainly creative, I look forward to seeing more.
bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 52 England
31 Jan 2008 8:24PM
Hi Sue did not notice it was your first upload so welcome to ePz. Smile
I have looked at your mod and I am afraid you still have the Blue cast and it does not look much different than the original posting.
Try moving the temperature slider towards the Red to warm the image up and have a play with the light levels - can you see the difference it makes in the colour between my mod and yours ?

Sometimes after resizing it does become necessary to do a touch more sharpening but this is something that you will learn to gage the more work you do.
We do not know how sharp it was to start with.
mattberry 17 259 14 Greece
31 Jan 2008 8:27PM
Hi,

I can't really add anything else because the advice and mods offered so far have done all that is needed to visually enhance this inventive shot of yours.

I quite like the way you presented the stages of metamorphosis, and especially the use of 3 different sized frames which I think works well here.

Welcome to the site too btw!

Best wishes.
Matt
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
31 Jan 2008 8:28PM
Once you resize, sharpen it again.
fishing 14 4
31 Jan 2008 9:38PM
Hi Joline

Thanks.

Hi Bricurtis

Thank you for taking the time. I have had some trouble with the cast when you say "Try moving the temperature slider towards the Red to warm the image up and have a play with the light levels - can you see the difference it makes in the colour between my mod and yours ?" where is it it photoshop?

Yes I can see the difference.

Hi Rodosranger

Thank you for the nice comments.

Hi Coltranekoh

Thank you.

Regards

Sue
Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
1 Feb 2008 10:56AM
It should be under Color Balance in adjustments. I use PSP X2 so can't tell you exactly, but it is usually in the "adjust image" area.
fishing 14 4
2 Feb 2008 8:33AM
Hi Joline

I have had a co with the coler balance, when you say ( Try moving the temperature slider ) do you call Cyan and Red slider the temperature slider ?

what do you think have I got thr one you are tallking of?

Let me know.

And thank you for all the hellp.

Regards

Sue
Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
2 Feb 2008 8:34PM
I checked my program, which is PSPX2, and the color balance has a temperature slider and also a color slider. In general, the blue or cyan tones are cooler and the red yellow tones are warmer. Check your help section and type in color temperature, it will show you how to reach it and use it. Good luck, it's a learning curve but it will come.
Tooth 17 5.8k 227 Ireland
3 Feb 2008 4:32PM
Don't know if this is any help, but it is a very confusing subject at first - but try to look a the colours in pairs - cyan is the oppsoite of red, blue the opposite of yellow, green the opposite of magenta.

So increasing red decreases the cyan, increasing yellow decreases the blue. Really you need to get stuck in and play around with it to get your headaround the concept.

Another suggestion (and I don't have your program so it's a generic comment) is to look for the white point in the image. Somewhere in your program's colour balance dialog there's probably an option to set the white point with an eye-dropper. Look at your pic and (I'd guess) the white point should be the central triangular blotch on the butterfly's wing. So you click on that point, which tells the program to set that colour as pure white, and set the rest based on that standard. I tried it and it certainly warmed it up a bit - hope that's not been ytoo confusing though, just another way of doing it...

Back to the shot - I really love the presentation and I think it would look superb proerly framed and mounted with the apertures cut out of the mount individually in their different sizes, rather than just one for the whole of it..

Just some thoughts, hope they're some use, welcome to EPZ, stick around and enjoy

Stephen
fishing 14 4
4 Feb 2008 8:23AM
Hi Joline

Thank you I well have a go? thank you for all the tim you have taken.

Hi Stephen

Thank you It so nice to get all this hellp I have had a go Iwell post it see what you think?

I like your thoughts on the mount.

Thank you you all have been so hellpfull.

I well stick around and enjoy.

Rwgards

Sue
creative_sara 17 647
4 Feb 2008 10:07AM
This is a beautiful montage of pictures I love the framing of them individually and the journey of the butterfly.

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