Making lemonade

This was one of the few butterflies at the Chattahoochee Nature center exhibit that was not orange.  I hesitated to post this until now because the wings were tattered at the edges.  Rather than dump the image, I decided to give my PhotoShop skills a try.  Using the clone and content aware fill tools, I was able to patch the missing spots pretty well.  I also applied a texture to the background to play that down a little and make the butterfly stand out more.  I guess this wasn’t quite a lemon to start with but I think the end result came out OK.

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
300mm @ f/6.3 – 1/1000 sec – ISO 400

#macro #butterfly #ChattahoocheeNatureCenter #ButterflyEncounter #Roswell #Georgia #WithMyTamron #textured

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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