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Uploaded: 04/23/03 2:20 AM GMT
Singular Beauty
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This is a manip. of an excelent photo by Michelfr. I stretched the background to fill the whole screen, desaturated and blurred it, then ramped up the saturation of the main subject. [original]


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04/23/03 7:36 AM GMT
Really nice picture!
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"Nessecity is the mother of invention"
04/23/03 5:14 PM GMT
A beautiful edit, from an excellent source. Dropping the color really brought out the beauty of the butterfly.
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04/24/03 5:52 PM GMT
Hey, not bad at all. I wonder what will be the commentary of michelfr
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
06/02/03 12:52 AM GMT
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07/17/03 3:48 AM GMT
Amazing picture
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08/06/03 11:53 PM GMT
Superb Caedes and yeah ppigeon what will michefr say? lol
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A.K.A. "Champ"
08/17/03 1:35 AM GMT

I would rather be a failure at someting I love... Then be a success at something I hate.
George Burns (comedian/actor)
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10/01/03 9:11 PM GMT
this one is definalty awsome!!!..and im not just suckin up cuz your the webmaster!!!! =) nice site thou
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i have come to believe that the whole world is nothing but an enigma.a harmless enigma that is made terrible by are own mad attempt to find is underlieing truths.
10/13/03 7:15 PM GMT
I really really like this! I see pics of butterflies all the time, but I like how you composed this one! It's neat how you made the only thing in color the butterfly, it draws more attention to its beauty. The original is quite astonishing too. She must feel honored to have you work with one of her photos!
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10/21/03 3:56 PM GMT
I love,i think the photo is beautiful.
Many thanks to CAEDES,for learn a lot about photography.Thanks!!!!!
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carpe diem
11/13/03 4:49 AM GMT
this is absolutely amazing. warms my heart. Great!
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03/27/04 8:16 PM GMT
Very good job, and beautiful shot as well
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If it were any less reliable, it would be called a ford
06/28/04 3:25 AM GMT
Beautiful Capture.
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♥ In my field of paper flowers. Candy clouds of lullaby ♥
07/06/04 6:48 AM GMT
The flower and the Butterfly. They are both good. Thanks for sharing.
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always try your best. Look at my new picture CAEDES.
07/24/04 2:14 AM GMT
Nicely done, caedes. I really liked the original of this, but you have really made the butterfly stand out! This one goes to the favs.

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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is a society, where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar, I love not man less, but Nature more --Lord Byron
09/27/04 8:30 AM GMT
Wow, I love the contrast of the butterfly on the flower. Quality image.
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"Egotism is just the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity."
02/01/05 1:17 PM GMT
That is excellent! I love the way you made the backgound monotoned and the butterfly and flower in beautiful color.
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2005 - Year of the rooster!
06/02/05 2:35 AM GMT
Didn't notice this one before. Not only is your work here fantastic for the subject of the photo. But it also turned me on to Michels's stunning gallery. Your treatment of this one really pulls the subject out of the screen towards you.
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07/12/05 7:37 PM GMT
Stunning :-) Well done!

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01/27/06 11:44 AM GMT
Wow nice shot. Evey thing is just perfect, 10/10 from me well done.

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01/31/06 9:45 PM GMT
Wow..what a good picture. The pretty colored butterfly on that white flower really stands out against the b&w background which has created an awesome shot. Great for a desktop too. Good work from you. High marks here :)
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"Holy, holy, holy is the lord God Almighty - the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come."
05/08/06 11:29 PM GMT
This butterfly looks so real I expect it to flutter off my desktop any second. I believe the original name for a butterfly was flutterby - I am glad this one is staying.
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Keep your face to the sunshine and you can not see the shadows. It's what sunflowers do - Helen Keller
09/26/06 9:45 PM GMT
Neat I like this, it really makes you focus on the colors and beauty of the butterfly instead of being distracted by the background. I love the black and white effect, great post Caedes! :)
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There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats. ~Albert Schweitzer... To see my work just click the link! :) TO MY GALLERY!!! Go ahead and make my day...leave a comment! :)
09/28/06 7:10 PM GMT
I love what you've done to bring out the beauty of this marvelous butterfly. Thanks for sharing how it was done, too.
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How lovely it is when unexpected blessings come into my life to cheer me up and put a smile into my heart. Help me to pass them on, dear Lord. Fay Angus
05/03/07 2:08 AM GMT
What an awesome image! Great photo! going to my favs. =)
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Peace, Love, and Understanding Always, Nessa
08/14/07 5:24 PM GMT
Great picture! Thanks for sharing!
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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.-----Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
02/28/08 1:15 AM GMT
~just siftin' through your shi, uh...stuff~

Nice re-work mate!! Some loss of details, but then again how could you be held accountable for that ehh?? Superb colorings against the B&W!! Really stands out nicely!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round?? Picture Purrrfect .
09/08/13 3:05 PM GMT
This is nice but let’s be honest that just is not what one would see in nature, tweaking it is one thing to make it a bit more appealing. Perhaps cooling down the flower and the left wing would be easier on the eyes. The background was a nice affect but even that could have been controlled with a flash.
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