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Butterfly on my bush 3

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 4 August 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

(used iphoto color boost)
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ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Beautiful picture, lovely light.

4 Aug 2012 5:19am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Wonderful image of summer makes me miss a lot this season of our year, but this beautiful shot my hopes up for. Great!! A hug.

4 Aug 2012 5:34am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I'm almost jealous of you. I know that in Finland, is a knight of butterflies, but I have not ever seen.

4 Aug 2012 5:59am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Your bold processing works very well here

4 Aug 2012 6:39am

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

I like the vivid tones in this shot

4 Aug 2012 6:51am

João Mourão from Lisboa, Portugal

I think that this is a splendurous image. Great work.

4 Aug 2012 6:59am

dang from Atlanta, United States

Good shot Ruthie, but with observation (hope you don't mind). The sharpness seems a bit much (especially looking at the flower), and the color saturation a little heavy... and here's why. This isn't to complain about your shooting... Notice the background "Bokeh" (as in background blur) isn't real eye-pleasing, but that's characteristic of your camera and you can't fix it. But maybe less in the camera settings might calm the blotchy look a little bit. I know you might love the camera you have, but I think you're better than it's giving you. jmho.

4 Aug 2012 8:34am

@dang: I appreciate your feedback and I do see what you mean. I do not blame my camera. I overdid it with the processing I think. I am an amateur photographer and am trying to learn how to set the camera properly. Also I know nothing about processing photos and here I just boosted it too much in iphoto probably. Thank you again.

tataray from france, France

Belle série... Magnifique ce mélange de couleurs.)

4 Aug 2012 8:41am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely series. The butterfly cooperated beautifully

4 Aug 2012 8:55am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Une image paradisiaque ! Superbement gai et haut en couleurs!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

4 Aug 2012 9:27am

rick from brisbane, Australia

Stunning shot, Ruth.

4 Aug 2012 10:01am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

lovely swallowtail

4 Aug 2012 10:06am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe et magnifique traitement!!!!

4 Aug 2012 10:55am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Wonderful, very colorful, a great shot.
Good weekend,

4 Aug 2012 12:26pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sieht in dieser Verarbeitung ganz gut aus.

4 Aug 2012 12:47pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Beautiful composition. Great colors and tones. Have a nice weekend !!

4 Aug 2012 1:37pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nicely captured among the beautiful surroundings! It must have been hard to focus on this swallowtail with so much foliage and flora around it. Great bokeh effect above the swallowtail.

4 Aug 2012 1:56pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Hi Ruthie ... beautiful scene, but overly sharpened in my opinion. I used to be guilty of the same. What we see on our monitors is not always what is seen when posted, so it is better to err on the minus side. If you still have your original image (and I hope you do), try playing with it and comparing the results.

Just keep shooting and posting, read comments on others' photos, and learn by doing. ♥

4 Aug 2012 2:40pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you for your comment. I always use a duplicate of the original to mess around on. SO yes, I do have the original. I appreciate the suggestion. As I said, I am trying to learn and everyone's comments really help.

Lena from San Francisco, United States

So beautiful ! nice frame. great shot.

4 Aug 2012 2:56pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

That's bright! This treatment shows all details really clearly.

4 Aug 2012 5:27pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Lovely serie, nice to look at.

4 Aug 2012 5:29pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine close up of this beautiful butterfly. I saw one circling my flowers this morning, but he chose not to stop! :-(

4 Aug 2012 7:08pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A sweet series you are running here. Love the colours.

4 Aug 2012 9:32pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful and unique look with vibrant colors, I like the effect!

4 Aug 2012 10:20pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A beautiful Butterfly, I don't see those flying around here where I am.

4 Aug 2012 10:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


4 Aug 2012 10:50pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Yet another great photo.

4 Aug 2012 11:27pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Colors and light are wonderful !!! Nice photo and great processing ...

4 Aug 2012 11:37pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

I love the way it blends in. I also agree with the two comments on overdoing - something I am also working on.

5 Aug 2012 12:14am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous image! This butterfly is so beautiful! Wonderful frame.

5 Aug 2012 12:35am

Emma G from Canberra, Australia

you are very lucky to have such a beautiful subject to photograph in your garden :)

5 Aug 2012 1:29am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nicely composed. I never seem to have luck with butterflies. They always flutter away before the shutter opens.

5 Aug 2012 3:43am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


9 Aug 2012 3:58am