Challenge: Off-Centered Subject IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Sep 11, 2012
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2012
|Totally fanciful title based on the way the Monarch seemed to be pointing. Love the bokeh and light here, and this MAY be one of the 8 Monarchs I watched grow from caterpillars to butterflies in my garden this summer. Magical experience. Made me even more fond of Monarchs :-)
PP - cropped, tonemapped in qtpfsgui (pregamma 0.697, mantiuk method, contrast mapping 0.1, saturation factor 1.029, detail factor 1), reduced noise and merged in luminousity mode, white balance, slight color shift towards oranges, sharpened, resized, sharpened with noise reduction, added border.
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