Tag Archives: nature

Week 10, #7 View From Below (Composition), Palm Trees

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I was walking down Main Street in Lakewood Ranch the other night and was admiring how the palm trees looked.  They were illuminated from below and it created some interesting shadows in the canopy.  I didn’t have my camera, so I took several photos with my iPhone.  This is the winner from the group of photos.  Unedited.

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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.

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.