I love patterns in nature, so when I saw the topic of the photo challenge from WordPress this week was lines and patterns, I went back to this photo of a butterfly that I shot a few months ago but never finished editing. Here is the edited version:
To get this shot I used a tripod, just to get the image as still as possible. I wanted to keep my ISO as low as possible. The shutter speed is slow to let in some of the light I was keeping out with my low ISO. Because of the tripod and also because the butterfly stopped for a minute, I was able to get away with a shutter speed on 1/30. I chose a low f-stop, because the background is quite busy.
The editing I have done in Photoshop. I created a duplicate layer and then used my history brush set of 35% opacity and color burn, with the brush I boosted the color in the butterfly to make it stand out a bit more from the background. After doing that, I cropped and sharpened the photo.
Here is the original:
What do you think? Do you like the outcome of my edited version? have you ever used the history brush to get a similar result?