I love taking nature photos. This one was a bit of an unexpected find:
Unexpected for two reasons. The first is that it was taken in a cemetery, though you’d never know it from this photo. The second is that it was taken with my 50mm lens. I was able to get that close without the butterfly flying away.
The original file is this one:
I chose this file to work with because I thought the exposure was pretty much perfect. I liked the amount of detail in both the butterfly and the flower it is sitting on. I also loved the summery colors in this image, what can I say, this winter just seemed to drag its feet on the way out this year. I cropped the photo and then the biggest edit was to remove the blade of grass that was just to the left of the flower, I found it pretty distracting. I used the healing tool in Lightroom for the removal. I have also boosted the luminance and clarity and added a vignette.
What do you think of the edit? Have you ever come across a nature image in an unexpected place? Feel free to comment below.
Added to Wandering Wednesday and Tuesday Photo Challenge.
Picfair version is here.