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Post by St3v3M » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:53 pm

This is an accidental capture while visiting Solstice Canyon. It needs work, but that's why I'm posting it here. S-
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Post by Duck » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:05 pm

I don't know... It looks pretty nice to me. Maybe bump the exposure up a touch, or try rotating it counter clockwise. Other than that, it's a really nice image.
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:43 pm

Duck wrote:I don't know... It looks pretty nice to me. Maybe bump the exposure up a touch, or try rotating it counter clockwise. Other than that, it's a really nice image.

That's quite a compliment, thank you! If I remember I dropped the exposure a little to make it less hot, but I can try again. Thank you so much! S-
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Post by minniev » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:56 pm

St3v3M wrote:This is an accidental capture while visiting Solstice Canyon. It needs work, but that's why I'm posting it here. S-

This can't be called an accident, it's beautiful. The colors are vibrant and the details are exquisite. Nice angle showing all of one wing (butterflies are not notoriously cooperative). It is hard to think of an improvement. I like the exposure where it is as it is since helps hold those rich colors without blowing any out. I might try raising the shadows a bit in the darkest area with a radial just to get a little more of the green in the darks, but it might not turn out to be a plus.But really, it's beautiful just as it is.
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Post by St3v3M » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:23 am

minniev wrote:This can't be called an accident, it's beautiful. The colors are vibrant and the details are exquisite. Nice angle showing all of one wing (butterflies are not notoriously cooperative). It is hard to think of an improvement. I like the exposure where it is as it is since helps hold those rich colors without blowing any out. I might try raising the shadows a bit in the darkest area with a radial just to get a little more of the green in the darks, but it might not turn out to be a plus.But really, it's beautiful just as it is.

I'll post this for awhile if anyone wants to have a go at it. S-
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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:47 pm

nice catch, I have yet to get a good shot of a butterfly doing it's thing in such a beautiful place that you have caught it. I like the glowing transparent detail of the petals and the wings.

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Post by St3v3M » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:50 pm

PietFrancke wrote:nice catch, I have yet to get a good shot of a butterfly doing it's thing in such a beautiful place that you have caught it. I like the glowing transparent detail of the petals and the wings.

Thank you so much! I don't have the best luck with insects and was reluctant to post this as it's a little blurry when you zoom in. Thank you again! S-
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Post by Charles Haacker » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:45 pm

If I had made it (and I wish I had) I would not change a thing. "There is no light like back light," the richness and saturation for me are just right, and lately I have been using the saturation and luminance sliders in HSL on greens (specifically) to pull them down so they don't distract from the colors of the flowers (and in this case the flutterby). I always fuss about sharpness issues with my own stuff, often discarding an otherwise good shot because it's not barbed-wire sharp, but at this magnification it looks fine! :thumbup:
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:22 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:If I had made it (and I wish I had) I would not change a thing. "There is no light like back light," the richness and saturation for me are just right, and lately I have been using the saturation and luminance sliders in HSL on greens (specifically) to pull them down so they don't distract from the colors of the flowers (and in this case the flutterby). I always fuss about sharpness issues with my own stuff, often discarding an otherwise good shot because it's not barbed-wire sharp, but at this magnification it looks fine! :thumbup:

Thank you so much! I'm still learning Lightroom and really appreciate all the help! S-
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Post by davechinn » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:26 am

St3v3M wrote:This is an accidental capture while visiting Solstice Canyon. It needs work, but that's why I'm posting it here. S-


I have no suggestions for this fine, excellent image Steve !!! To me its spot on with everything, color, lighting and composition is there to my eye.
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