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The Two of Us
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The Two of Us
The Two of Us
I was thrilled to photograph these two Monarch Butterflies, together. But, the b/g behind the upper butterfly was less than desirable. I applied three textures to disguise the problem. Each texture with different blending modes, fills and opacities. Textures from ShadowHouse
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Arthur Bohlmann
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    Very nice composition

11/2/2011 4:32:46 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Beautiful!

11/2/2011 5:28:23 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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WOW! What a beauty, Carla!

11/2/2011 5:39:19 PM

 
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Beautiful image, Carla

11/2/2011 6:09:44 PM

 
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It worked well Carla...a gorgeous comp!

11/2/2011 6:45:24 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Your hard work paid off Carla... THIS IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS ARTWORK!!! Should be on a card!!!
So so pretty!!! And to get two butterflies amazes me!
A++++ if you ask me and I hope to see this one again!
Smiling Big,
Christine

11/3/2011 4:14:45 AM

 
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Gorgeous work!
Don't you just love working in the textures!

11/3/2011 7:29:23 AM

 
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Beautiful image, love your treatment. Agree with Christine, would make a lovely greeting card.

11/3/2011 8:06:50 AM

 
Robert Jensen
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beautiful image and perfect selection of textures and blending

11/3/2011 12:11:57 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Hello!
Yes, I'm lov'n these textures! Thank you all so, so much.
;) CC

11/3/2011 4:40:21 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Simply beautiful, Carla. I love the effects you gave this, but the butterflies themselves really make this image perfect!

11/5/2011 4:08:28 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Thank you, Michele.
;) CC

11/7/2011 7:01:58 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Nice save Carla. I have not used textures before.

11/8/2011 7:52:00 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Thank you, Emile.
I'm enjoying using this technique. I have a friend who is very skilled with texture applications and he generously shares info and tips with me. You should give it a go, its fun.
;) CC

11/10/2011 9:31:05 AM

 
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spectacular!!

12/14/2011 2:39:40 PM

 
Arthur Bohlmann
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Congradulations Carla

12/14/2011 2:49:29 PM

 
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Congrats on this great finalist...way to go!!!

12/14/2011 2:58:01 PM

 
Songbird Cline
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this will make a beautiful greeting card!

12/14/2011 3:18:33 PM

 
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist :-)

12/14/2011 3:24:04 PM

 
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congrats!

12/14/2011 3:25:05 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congrats on your finalist Carla!

12/14/2011 3:25:45 PM

 
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beautiful

12/14/2011 3:31:42 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Big congrats on this well deserved fnalist, good luck next round Carla!!

12/14/2011 6:11:21 PM

 
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Gorgeous Carla, congrats!

12/14/2011 6:50:32 PM

 
Songbird Cline
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Gorgeous

12/14/2011 7:40:01 PM

 
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So glad to see this beauty as finalist - congrats Carla!

12/14/2011 7:52:16 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Beautiful! Congrats, Carla!

12/14/2011 9:29:22 PM

 
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Beautifully done, Carla! Congratulations on your Finalist which, by the way, would also look good with GOLD underneath it. Either way, this is a fantastic image.

12/14/2011 10:41:18 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

12/14/2011 10:45:14 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalists, Carla!

12/15/2011 1:05:58 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Whoohoo... Carla, I love your beautiful image here!!! Congratulations to your wonderful presentation! A fantstic Finalist- and awaiting to see it go GOLD!
Smiling CHris

12/15/2011 5:11:15 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Fantastic finalist Carla and congratulations my friend.

12/15/2011 6:35:25 AM

 
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Beautiful. Congratulations on your finalist, Carla.

12/15/2011 8:46:54 AM

 
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Simply gorgeous, Carla...fantastic finishes...Congratulations!

12/15/2011 9:16:12 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Thk U all very much.

12/15/2011 9:32:36 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Beautiful in every way. Great DD work. Congratulations!!

12/15/2011 12:20:13 PM

 
Freddy Bland
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Huge congratulations, Carla!!

12/15/2011 4:26:24 PM

 
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12/15/2011 4:45:52 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Carla....sooo beautifull!

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12/15/2011 6:29:21 PM

 
Carol Eade
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This is so beautiful, Carla, congratulations on your finalist!

12/15/2011 8:42:08 PM

 
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Congratulations on your Finalist and best of luck in the next round!!

12/15/2011 10:17:28 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations on your Winner!

12/16/2011 2:25:47 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Gorgeous work, Carla! Congrats on your beautiful 1st Place win!!

12/16/2011 2:30:08 PM

 
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Huge congrats on your gorgeous winner, Carla!!

12/16/2011 2:36:58 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Fantastic Win, Congratulations ;-)

12/16/2011 2:51:01 PM

 
Cheryl Winn

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Exquisite, Carla!

12/16/2011 3:25:08 PM

 
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Big congrats Carla on this fantastic winner!!!

12/16/2011 3:45:10 PM

 
Arthur Bohlmann
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WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOO CARLA!!! WAY TO GO!!

12/16/2011 4:40:31 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Wonderful to see this get 1st place! Congratulations!!

12/16/2011 4:41:14 PM

 
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Bautiful image, Carla... love the comp, colors and effects. Congratulations on your winner!

12/16/2011 4:57:32 PM

 
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Excellent, excellent work! Huge congratulations on a fine First Place Win!!!

12/16/2011 5:03:00 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Beautiful Winning image, Carla!

12/16/2011 5:16:53 PM

 
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There is no way for me to express how exciting this win is!

My Friends, I want to thank you for "All" your msgs of congratulations and for sharing this exciting win with me.
Thank You!
Carla

12/16/2011 5:49:14 PM

 
Carol Eade
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A very beautiful First Place image, Carla, congratulations!

12/16/2011 5:49:56 PM

 
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Congratulations on an awesome First Place Win, Carla!!

12/16/2011 6:08:19 PM

 
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Big congratulations on this wonderful First Place Winner Carla!!

12/16/2011 6:43:53 PM

 
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Congratulations on your amazing First Place Winner, Carla!!!

12/16/2011 6:44:27 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congratulations on your First Place Winner!

12/16/2011 6:46:35 PM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Congratulations on your wonderful winning image, Carla! It's a beauty! Michael

12/16/2011 6:47:59 PM

 
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Stunning piece of work Carla! Congratulations on your gold badge and recognition of your excellent talent!

12/16/2011 7:58:49 PM

 
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Glad to see this again - congrats on a well-deserved win

12/16/2011 8:00:44 PM

 
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WTG Carla... very beautiful image and well deserved first place!!

Whoopee!!!

12/16/2011 8:38:38 PM

 
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Yeah Carla!! Congratulations on your amazing First Place win!

12/16/2011 9:05:13 PM

 
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WTG.....Huge congrats on your first place winner!!!!

12/16/2011 9:22:16 PM

 
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Congrats on your beautiful winner Carla!

12/16/2011 10:00:39 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned First Place Winner, Carla! Really lovely image!

12/16/2011 11:28:55 PM

 
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Congratulations on your first place winner!

12/17/2011 2:48:24 AM

 
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Great one. Congratulations on your win, Carla!

12/17/2011 3:56:37 AM

 
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Carla congratulations
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12/17/2011 4:22:46 AM

 
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Congratulations, Carla on your beautiful First Place Win!

12/17/2011 4:39:30 AM

 
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Well, your hard work certainly paid off! Congratulations on your fabulous first prize winner, Carla!

12/17/2011 4:45:02 AM

 
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So happy to see this get a gold, Carla as it is beautiful! Congratulations and well done!

12/17/2011 6:18:07 AM

 
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Congratulations, Carla, on your fabulous First Place Win!

12/17/2011 6:29:34 AM

 
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Gorgeous work, Carla. Huge congrats on your beautiful Gold.

12/17/2011 7:27:22 AM

 
Carla Capra
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thk u so much

12/17/2011 8:52:26 AM

 
Antonio Amen
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Wow, I find the title so romantic...but who takes the shot and who gives the titlle?.
Well does´nt matter...love is on the air.
Merry Christmas to you both.
António

12/17/2011 9:19:34 AM

 
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Congratulatons on your GOld Winner Carla! WTG!

12/17/2011 9:20:09 AM

 
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Excellent composition, and beautiful texture work. Big congratulations on your outstanding First Place Win, Carla!

12/17/2011 1:35:01 PM

 
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Great shot and PP work to make it go. Congratulations!!!

12/17/2011 1:43:33 PM

 
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Beautiful capture and DD work Carla! Congrats on a well deserved win!!!

12/18/2011 6:46:41 AM

 
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A big Congratulations my friend,WTG Carla!!!

12/18/2011 9:52:25 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding FIREST PLACE WINNER Carla! Very well deserved!!

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12/18/2011 10:45:52 AM

 
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Congratulation on your beautiful winner!

12/18/2011 10:59:46 AM

 
Carla Capra
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thk u. ur all wonderful n thoughtful! thks 4 sharing this with me.

12/18/2011 11:10:31 AM

 
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Congratulation on fabulous First Prize Winner Carla.

12/18/2011 12:09:05 PM

 
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Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner Carla!

12/18/2011 5:14:27 PM

 
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Huge congratulations on your beautiful work and win, Carla!

12/18/2011 5:41:20 PM

 
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Nicely done, Carla. CONGRATZ on the beautiful capture and First Place Gold Winner!!!

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12/18/2011 10:26:22 PM

 
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Hey Carla, how nice is this, WTG my friend, so very much deserved!!!!

12/19/2011 3:17:13 AM

 
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Congratulations, Carla, on your First Place winner!!

12/19/2011 6:20:49 AM

 
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Congratulations on your feature photo in DD New~ :)

12/29/2011 6:35:50 AM

 
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thk u

12/29/2011 7:18:57 AM

 
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Your final dd results are gorgeous. Congratulations on being featured in DD#103 and for your monthly Gold.

The description you added of the "why" and "how" was really helpful. Now, if only my 'selection' skills would magically improve, I would love to follow your example.

12/29/2011 11:01:54 AM

 
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Congrats on first place and being in the DD :-) This is gorgeous! It's wonderful to see some recognition being given to a beautiful image with textures!

12/29/2011 12:41:07 PM

 
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Your talent is evident in this wonderfukl work of art. Very talented work Carla. Congratulations on your first place win. Happy New Year!

1/1/2012 12:59:28 PM

 
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Congrats on your winner and appearance in DD Carla!

1/5/2012 6:17:56 PM

 
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So happy this is a winning photo Carla.
Your skillfull application of filters and texture created a true work of art.

Sincere congratulations.

1/6/2012 7:33:23 PM

 
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Thk u all very much.

1/7/2012 9:55:08 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Congrats on your win Carla! Not only is this a phantastic capture, but you have turned it into a work of art! :~)

1/31/2012 9:04:48 AM

 
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Thk u, Aimee.

1/31/2012 3:18:47 PM

 
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