Flypaper Textures

Butterflies

Last week when the sun finally came out after several days of rain I paid a visit to my favourite plant at the local botanic gardens, as I’ve mentioned before the plant has been pruned more heavily this year so I have to stretch to find any of these dried beauties to photograph.
It took me ages to process this one, I kept adding textures and taking them away trying to get the balance of texture and tone just right.
In the end I settled on this combination.
Tarte tatin @ soft light 33%
Fly edge 18 @ screen 3% you’d think that such a low opacity wouldn’t make much difference but even at 3% it adds a certain subtle softness.
Basalt @ Overlay 59%
Peach blush @ hard light 30% with some of the texture removed from the focus flower using a layer mask.
The result was a little too green so I used a curves layer to tweak the tone.

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6 Responses to “Butterflies”

  1. Divas and dreams photography blog says:

    You are the master of texture!!! It is beautiful!!

  2. paulgrand says:

    lovely, well worth searching for!

  3. jason swain says:

    been a little while since i've visited the blog, but todays effort was so beautiful i felt moved to check out how you made it! very nice work Jill

  4. Kayshine says:

    Your efforts rewarded us with a beautiful composition.
    Thank you for sharing how the process challenged you and the persistence taken to achieve your vision.

  5. Gilding Lilies says:

    These are so beautiful!

  6. Borealnz (Jill) says:

    Thanks everyone 🙂

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