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 Whisper your secrets into my skin...
Whisper your secrets into my skin...

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Challenge: Art of 2011 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges 2012
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Date: Aug 21, 2011
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Mar 1, 2012

I originally pp'd this for the Best of 2011 challenge, but thought it was too "arty". This one is about feelings, and secrets, and the whispery world of butterflies. This is actually a re-edit, now that I can actually mostly see what I'm doing. Enjoy. ;D

Editing: Topaz infocus for sharpening, topaz adjust 5 - warm adjustment & cross processing preset, topaz denoise.

Original image, just resized... Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1005710.jpg

Place: 110 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.7410
Avg (commenters): 6.4545
Avg (participants): 5.6250
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 491
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 139
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/29/2012 09:34:27 AM
This would be perfect as an illustration in a children's book - it's almost 3D and very nearly jumps off the screen at you. I do like the processing here.
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03/23/2012 02:45:29 AM
Beautiful, Kelli, and the processing is just perfect.
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03/22/2012 11:02:52 AM
a magical shot that is beautifully rendered.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2012 11:15:48 PM
I love this one. The colortone makes me think of a story. I could see this with one of those inspirational quotes attached to it.
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03/20/2012 05:51:24 PM
Visually this might be my favorite. The shot has a magical quality. The warm tones here I'm a sucker for ;)

"Whisper your secrets" might've been enough though. Putting the word skin in there makes me concentrate on the texture of the skin more and how it appears a tad overly smoothed. Still all in all, it's very nicely composed and exposed for. (just commenting, no vote)
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03/19/2012 03:54:49 PM
You're braver than I am - i couldn't stand to have this thing on me let alone pose for a picture with it.
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03/17/2012 03:30:19 PM
lovely close up. the processing looks like a little too much, IMO. but still a good capture
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03/17/2012 03:14:35 PM
thats deff art
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03/17/2012 10:28:27 AM
excellent clarity and detail...lighting is spot on...
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03/17/2012 08:46:55 AM
Lovely processing. (voted earlier)
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03/16/2012 02:30:53 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment now.

I love butterflies so when one captures an interesting concept it captures my attention. Composition of subject and 'diagonal' lines are strong in this photo. The fingers emerge from the bottom left corner and the wings point towards the top right corner. Wonderful detail is captured with this Monarch Butterfly. To me the picture symbolizes Man getting 'in touch' with Nature.
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03/16/2012 01:31:37 PM
Nice warm colors. If anything I might had cropped tighter on the right side up to the wings. I think it would had gave it a little strong flow. Nice
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03/15/2012 08:23:47 PM
Before I sink
Into the big sleep
I want to hear
I want to hear
The scream of the butterfly .. The Doors

just remember this verse when i read your title . love the photo
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03/15/2012 02:34:16 PM
Looks too photoshopped
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03/15/2012 04:30:18 AM
Wonderful execution. Appeals to me.
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03/15/2012 12:31:27 AM
Very interesting!

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