Jacob Wat  

Butterfly on Flower by Jacob Wat

March 2023 - Butterfly on Flower

March 2023 - Jacob Wat


About the Image(s)

For this month I am submitting an old photo I took using my old Iphone 6s. The image was taken during a very sunny time and because of that the photo is a little washed out. Also the leaves and flower coverage caused a yellowing in the original photo. For editing I tried to crop the image and then worked on some of the coloring to try and sharpen the image. I think there is still a lot of work that could be done on the image but I am unsure of what direction to take.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Yes, the moth is almost lost in all the bright yellow and green. Maybe the moth could be brightened a bit.   Posted: 03/07/2023 22:05:59

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
My eye keeps going to the bright yellow flower behind the moth. The moth is also quite dull.
Jacob, for many months now several members of the group have suggested to you that to improve your photography you should avoid the harsh light of the middle of the day. Great nature pictures are captured in the "magical hours" just after sunrise or before sunset.   Posted: 03/10/2023 14:38:21

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Hi Jacob.
It is difficult to keep all the details on a dark subject, especially when there is a ray of sun on a yellow flower just above!
One way to improve this capture, would have been by filling the flash on your phone.
In post-processing, decreasing the shadows and the highlights might have helped, especially in RAW mode (I don't think that you can save in RAW mode on the iPhone).   Posted: 03/14/2023 19:36:56

Christine Smith   Christine Smith
The butterfly is lovely. I'm not sure what I would do either. If you use Lightroom, you might be able to select the butterfly and brighten it up a bit. You also might try dropping the saturation of the greens and yellows to tone down the background.   Posted: 03/17/2023 11:37:59