Tuesday, 18 February 2014

 Butterfly-1

     Picture was taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T3i  (18 mega pixel), focal lenght 35mm, f/7.1 with flash
This picture was used on my header with my Title.  The Title was hard to read on the background so I made the background using a gradient effect to allow the Title to be readable.  I could not figure how to do this with Adobe Photoshop as I was eager to get the blog site up and running, so I used the Graduated Filter in Corel Paintshop Pro X5 to get the effect I needed.  To do this, I opened Effects, then Photo Effects, then chose Graduated Filter.  The setting was Linear Graduated Filter, Preset: Colour to Transparent, Colour was White (R255,G255,B255) Opacity was set to 87, Blend was set to 55, and Rotate was set to 89.0.  I used Image Effects for the Page Curl.

 Butterfly-2

  Picture was taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T3i (18 mega pixel), focal lenght 35mm, f/7.1 with flash

 Butterfly-3

Picture was taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T3i (18 mega pixel), focal lenght 35mm, f/5.6

Butterfly-4

     Picture was taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T3i (18 mega pixel), focal length 55mm, f/5.6 with flash

These butterfly pictures were taken at the Toronto Zoo.  Again  the colour was removed and replaced only on the butterflies.  Colouring was replaced by hand and was a challenge on the legs on picture 4. I had to do the legs a few pixels at a time.  I had cropped four of these pictures for framing so that is why they are square.  There is the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls Ontario that is fantastic as you get to walk through hundreds of different species.  I hope to go there again this year. I was worried my wife would squash them when they landed on her, but she controlled herself.

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