Week 9, #45 Full Edit (Technical), Tiger Longwing Butterfly

Full Edit-1.jpgHere is another photograph from my recent trip to the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.  This beauty is a Tiger Longwing Butterfly.  This photograph was great straight out of the camera, but I decided to add my touch to it in post.  I increased the saturation slightly, added some clarity and contrast, did a small crop, added a vignette, and some lens correction.  My favorite part of this image is how you can see the butterfly’s proboscis (tongue) curled up.

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Week 8, #25 SOOC (Technical), Swallowtail

SOOC-1.jpgI recently visited the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.  I thoroughly enjoyed the warm, humid environment and the many butterfly species found there.  I spent quite a bit of time observing and photographing them.  This image, a black and red Swallowtail (I believe), is SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera).  It is one of my many favorite images from that day.  I love the pop of the red against the black as well as the pink flowers that appear to be glowing in the background.

Week 7, #48 Wild Card (Wild Card), Kaelyn

DSC_3309I was at my parent’s house this past week and decided to play around with my new camera.  My niece was very curious so I gave her my older camera to experiment with.  At one point, she began taking pictures of me, so I turned and took a few of her at the same time.  I love the look of concentration on her face; her lips are stretched all the way back… So cute.  Her photo of me is below.

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Week 5, #3 Fill the Frame (Composition), Dragonfly

DSC_2487So I was sitting in my living room and I heard this loud noise on my porch.  I went out to investigate and found this dragonfly bopping around hitting everything on the porch: the light, the window, the door, the plants, even me!  I ran in to grab my camera and came back out.  He continued to fly and run into things for several minutes before he landed on one of my plants.  I was able to get a total of 3 images of him before he took off again, running into everything in sight.  He apparently flew through a spider’s web and got it stuck on his wings, freaking him out.  I was able to get him to land on me and I was able to get the spider web off of his wings.  He promptly flew away after I removed it.

This was the best of the three images I captured of him.  It is my submission for “Fill the Frame.”

Week 4, #40 Wild Card (Wild Card), Why So Negative?

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I’m a little behind in my posting again, but I’ll be catching up this week.  For this wild card entry, I created a digital negative in Lightroom.  I started my photography journey with film photography.  I was always fascinated with the negatives and how they worked.

A few months ago, I happend across a video of someone who scanned their film negatives into their computer and then edited them in Lightroom to create a digital positive.  I decided to try the opposite to see what would happen.  I’m still just as fascinated with the negative.  The original image is below.

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