Bob Legg  

Swallowtail 2019 Art by Bob Legg

February 2021 - Swallowtail 2019 Art

About the Image(s)

Taken in 2019 at Longwood Gardens and not perfectly sharp so I enhanced via Topaz Studio and used Smudge filter and ? To enhance the features and the flowers. Shot at ISO 400, f7.1 @ 1/500 sec at 500mm on my 200-500mm

10 comments posted

Stephan Debelle   Stephan Debelle
Gorgeous, it looks like an oil painting, the effect works for me. Would also love to see the original.   Posted: 02/10/2021 13:49:07

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Stephan, here is the original unedited image. As you can see, not sharp so Creative Art makes it usable again. Won't work with people so you'll have to hike that mountain every couple of days and look for nature images, then you can take up paragliding and do aerial photos on the way down. Have a great day.   Posted: 02/12/2021 09:43:05
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Stephan Debelle   Stephan Debelle
The original works too, nice to see the transformation.   Posted: 02/15/2021 16:07:55

Karen Harris   Karen Harris
Neat use of effects to make it into a much more compelling photo.   Posted: 02/14/2021 20:21:24
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks Karen.   Posted: 02/14/2021 21:48:53

Judy Burr   Judy Burr
This shows that we shouldn't be too eager to delete images. The special effects make an unusable image into a creative one. I have Topaz Studio but haven't learned it yet. I do use their filters. Did you try any other special effects? I think there are other possibilities. I like the effect of the smudge filter.   Posted: 02/15/2021 12:15:27

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
I like the composition and the crop.
I'm having enough trouble learning Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop!! I do like this as an idea to salvage an image that might otherwise wind up in the Recycle Bin.   Posted: 02/15/2021 14:19:57
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Bill, just use Lightroom and only go to Ps when needed. Topaz is a plugin and pretty easy to use, just try different filters and when you like it, hit Accept, and it shows back up in Lightroom. Glad you liked it.   Posted: 02/15/2021 20:34:48

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
(Groups 15 & 47)
Hi Bob, It is beautiful! The special effects bring up the essence of a butterfly!   Posted: 02/15/2021 14:47:52
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks Kirsti. Thanks for stopping by.
  Posted: 02/15/2021 20:35:28


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