Sharon Moir  

Small Monarchs by Sharon Moir

June 2022 - Small Monarchs

About the Image(s)

The Bronx Zoo has a butterfly exhibit so I spent part of an afternoon hoping for some butterflies to stay still and finally got lucky.
Did some cropping and brought saturation up slightly.

10 comments posted

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Beautiful work of an interesting subject. It is sharp, colorful. The wings coming from behind the flower is slightly distracting.   Posted: 06/09/2022 18:37:56

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Group 48)
The main subject is beautiful but I find that all the greenery is a bit distracting. So I decided to play with textures and came up with the attached. What do you think?   Posted: 06/15/2022 08:23:40
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Sharon Moir   Sharon Moir
I like it. I've never done anything like this. It's a great suggestion!
  Posted: 06/16/2022 13:34:24

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Group 48)
It is so easy. Go to take a look at her textures. It involves basically a cut and paste process with a little fine tuning. If you get hooked, email me and I'll walk you through it once or twice   Posted: 06/16/2022 15:39:05

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
A Meeting of the Monarchs and a riot of color. While the leaves are distracting, they show a natural environment which is good. They can be blurred or toned down easily enough.   Posted: 06/19/2022 17:14:51

Joey Johnson   Joey Johnson
Love that you got multiple butterflies on the flower. It has the feel of a feeding frenzy and the intensity of the colors is beautiful. I would suggest darkening the bright green leaves and maybe blurring them a bit so they don't compete with the main attraction.   Posted: 06/19/2022 17:55:00

Than Sint   Than Sint
My opinion is the same as Joey. Besides, I prefer to reduce shadow on the body of the main butterfly.   Posted: 06/20/2022 02:00:27

Dennis Hirning   Dennis Hirning
That is a difficult task for a photographer. I like the contrast and the competing butterflies but there can be lots of distracting items close to your subject. Something that I might be tempted in situations like this, is to do something like Bev suggested but my style would have been to work over the background and keep it behind the butterflies. If you had a polarizing filter with you that could have helped to remove the highlights in the leaves.   Posted: 06/20/2022 18:04:19

David Robb   David Robb
Sharp and intense. That red works quite well with the patterns of the butter fly.
The background works for myself with the strong subject.   Posted: 06/21/2022 13:01:48

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
(Groups 7 & 32 & 57)
Your patience was rewarded, by not only getting them to be still, but also to have several in the image.   Posted: 06/24/2022 14:41:51


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