Salvador Atance, PPSA  

Lavanda Butterfly by Salvador Atance, PPSA

August 2019 - Lavanda Butterfly

About the Image(s)

In a recent travel of some hours to Le Proven├že, France, I could find some lavender fields not yet recollected. It was the golden hour.
I had mounted the polarizer filter but not the tripod.
1/20, F14, ISO200, no flash
Olympus E-M1 Lens 12-60mm F2.8-4
Processed with Color Efex Pro 4

4 comments posted

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
I really like the way the butterfly is standing out from the background. In a way, this is in the style of Charles Needle that I've been discussing, in that advantage is taken of a small depth of field and its habitat is included to give context. To my mind, the flower has lots of contrast and presence and tends to detract from the insect, perhaps it would be better blurred a little? I would also suggest that the background along the top (rear edge of the wings)looks a bit distracting too.   Posted: 08/09/2019 14:12:53
Salvador Atance   Salvador Atance
Well in fact F14 was the diafragm, not low DOF, I was following the butterfly from here to there. The treatment was the solution to pop the parts I liked to give protagonism. Look at the original shot.   Posted: 08/09/2019 14:43:03
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Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
DoF is relatively small at such distances even at f14. Your photo after post production has more impact than the original. However some of the impact comes from the soft background, in my opinion.   Posted: 08/09/2019 17:16:33

Janet DiMattia   Janet DiMattia
Good activity chasing the butterfly. Hard to get the butterflies to land on something attractive. Background and flowers were appropriate.
What bothers me is the three main distracting blades of dried grass/stems. One could be eliminated by cropping off the right hand side. The other two would require some painstaking trial and error but you might be successful in minimizing them. Posted: 08/12/2019 16:04:12   Posted: 08/12/2019 18:22:05


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