Gaetan Manuel  

Butterfly by Gaetan Manuel

January 2022 - Butterfly

January 2022 - Gaetan Manuel


About the Image(s)

Camera: Nikon d7200; lens: nikon 28-300mm: focal length : 300mm; Aperture f/5.6; exposure value : 1/1000s; ISO 800. The sky was partly cloudy. The picture is taken hand-held. The photo was cropped and processed in LR. A vignette was applied so as to give more emphasis on the main subject.

6 comments posted

Jim Horn   Jim Horn
Gaetan, the butterfly is species I am not familiar with. Is it unique to Mautirus? Thank you for sharing this. I like what you did to darken the background. More could be done with burn tools and other methods that keep the pixel integrity.
One suggestion is to carry an LED flashlight/penlight so that you can illuminate butterflies and bees. Some flashlights have straps to hold the light on your forehead - it shines where you look. You might try to use the dodge tool on the butterfly. Jim   Posted: 01/06/2022 09:01:19
Gaetan Manuel   Gaetan Manuel
Thanks Jim for your suggestions regarding the LED flash/penlights and the use of dodge and burn tools. In fact, the butterfly is small, the wing span less than one inch.
Gaetan   Posted: 01/06/2022 10:32:12

Jim Horn   Jim Horn
Gaetan, I used the dodge tool and burn tool and cropped some off the bottom. Does this look better to you? Jim   Posted: 01/07/2022 12:41:15
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Tam Phan   Tam Phan
Beautiful picture.The butterfly is nice.May I bring up the butterfly like this.I am sorry if you don't like.   Posted: 01/10/2022 16:42:48
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Gaetan Manuel   Gaetan Manuel
To Jim and Tam. It's nice to see that a photo can be processed in different ways. Thanks a lot for the suggestions!   Posted: 01/11/2022 07:58:17

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
I agree with Jim and Tam. I prefer Tam's composition because of the color enhancement of the butterfly, but something would have to be done to the shadow behind the butterfly. You did a great job in making the buterfly really sharp. The pi   Posted: 01/11/2022 11:22:32


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