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By danvan
Still just rather ineptly playing around with my new camera

Tags: Butterfly Silhouette Leaf Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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kilo363 8 3 Scotland
4 Mar 2010 7:25AM
Different but I like it Smile The Silhouette on the leaf is great. The bright highlight on the left draws the eye away a bit, I've tried a very quick mod reducing that a bit.

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 7:46AM
Superb colour, very well taken.

danvan 12
4 Mar 2010 8:03AM

Quote:Different but I like it The Silhouette on the leaf is great. The bright highlight on the left draws the eye away a bit, I've tried a very quick mod reducing that a bit.

thanks for that, your right it does make a big difference
clicknimagine 8 221 88
4 Mar 2010 10:27AM
fantastic light, you have taken the shot, very nicely, but to me there is some technical fault, i agree with the above that the bright area of the left side is distracting, you can easily crop that portion out,

your focus is also not perfectly in that place where it should be, the silhouette moth(i guess) is in soft focus, and the area in front of it is in sharp focus, practice can cure this problem,

otherwise it is a good shot,
wish you best of luck for your future works...
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 Mar 2010 1:44PM
I've never uploaded a mod before so hope I did it right. Really like the view of the silhouette. But did find that bright area distracting..........Sandy
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 6:31PM
Hello, Daniel. I like this image because it's different and, to my mind, slightly abstract. I like the patterns and light on the leaf, too. I agree about the left side, so have done a modification where I cloned in some more leaf patterns and then applied gaussian blur to the cloned area. I also adjusted levels and contrast to darken the silhouette, sharpened to bring out the leaf texture, cropped both sides to give a square format and place the silhouette into the bottom right third, because there is a lot of "dead" space, then added a little frame.
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2010 11:06PM
Wonderful image. Paul
ellavr 13 66
13 Mar 2010 11:07PM

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