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butterflies 1

By lisian
This phot was taken in my brothers back garden. The butterflies just kept coming, I have lots of shots!

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

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nglen 13 42 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 8:43PM
Good close up of the Butterflies which i think are Gatekepers. But not 100% . Good detai land colours.

jdenman 12 19 5 Spain
30 Sep 2008 9:01PM
Very nice capture, good detail.
eyeayen 12 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2008 12:01PM
Wonder capture of 3 butterflies all at once, the out of focus background draws your eyes into the warm colours of the flower and the interest that is the butterflies, nice !
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2166 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2008 2:44PM
Hello, Lisa, and welcome to EPZ. This image will evoke envy in many on this site, three gatekeeper butterflies all together, wow. It's nice to know you also took full advantage of the situation and shot several more pictures. Maybe some will be worth cropping to show one or two on their own? You first need to study their positions and angles and see which would be more aesthetically pleasing after a crop.
My only niggle with this photo is the overexposed ragwort, but the butterflies are fine, so a difficult thing to get completely right in camera, but if you exposed for the ragwort which, being yellow, will be more affected by the sunlight, the butterflies would be easier to adjust in editing.
It's an excellent image, and you have nicely blurred the background, but I've done a few tweaks in my modification. The crop is to focus all attention on the butterflies, and I also added a little canvas to the right, to balance it better. I used the highlights/shadows option to bring back some detail into the flower. I then selected the butterflies, saturated the colours, added some contrast and sharpened them, as they are the main features.
whiteswan01 12 13 England
22 Feb 2009 4:33PM
excellent superb colours hope to see more

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