Sam Fernando, QPSA  

Butterflies from Sri Lanka by Sam Fernando, QPSA

October 2020 - Butterflies from Sri Lanka

October 2020 - Sam Fernando, QPSA


About the Image(s)

This photo was taken during my trip to Sri Lanka a couple of years ago. Photo details are as follows:
Camera: 5D Mark 4
Focal length: 400 mm
Exposure: 1/200 Sec, f/11, ISO 800
Mode: Shutter priority
Metering: Spot metering
I used my Canon 70 to 400 mm lens. As it can be seen from the original, I darkened the background and saturated the color using Photoshop.

4 comments posted

Jim Horn   Jim Horn
Sam, I like how the subjects are in their natural black and white, surrounded by striking colors of the flowers. What you did in Photoshop to keep the bokeh and darken the rest of the leaves is excellent. I even like the unexpected deep purple artifacts around the blurred leaves, adding depth and a mystical element to the background/setting. Jim   Posted: 10/05/2020 07:44:05

Thorro Jones   Thorro Jones
Sam I liked how you darkened the background to focus the viewer's attention on the foreground. I also like that you brightened the red in the flowers. Even though you cropped and straightened the flower stem, so it is centered in the photo and not offset, I think in this case it works as symmetry draws your eyes to the butterflies.   Posted: 10/05/2020 12:10:35

Laura Lee Bartholomew   Laura Lee Bartholomew
Beautiful! I think you did an excellent job of identifying any possible distractions and eliminating them. In my opinion, the color toning of the processed image is spot on.   Posted: 10/10/2020 18:24:35

John Tabaczynski   John Tabaczynski

You did everything just right in the way you post processed this image. I would do only one thing more if it were mine. I would crop it as a vertical. Put the stalk off center, with more space on the big butterfly side (left).

Tab   Posted: 10/15/2020 20:12:34


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