The Two of Us

© Carla Capra

The Two of Us

Arthur Bohlmann level-classic 11/2/2011 4:32:46 PM

Very nice composition #1420075

Liz Bullock level-classic 11/2/2011 5:28:23 PM

Beautiful! #9779702

Bonnie C. Lackey 11/2/2011 5:39:19 PM

WOW! What a beauty, Carla! #9779719

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 11/2/2011 6:09:44 PM

Beautiful image, Carla #9779768

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 11/2/2011 6:45:24 PM

It worked well Carla...a gorgeous comp! #9779855

Christine R. Lobsinger level-classic 11/3/2011 4:14:45 AM

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 #9780547

Anita Hogue level-classic 11/3/2011 7:29:23 AM

Gorgeous work!
Don't you just love working in the textures! #9780963

Loan Tran level-classic 11/3/2011 8:06:50 AM

Beautiful image, love your treatment. Agree with Christine, would make a lovely greeting card. #9781054

Robert Jensen level-classic 11/3/2011 12:11:57 PM

beautiful image and perfect selection of textures and blending #9781503

Carla Capra level-classic 11/3/2011 4:40:21 PM

Hello!
Yes, I'm lov'n these textures! Thank you all so, so much.
;) CC #9781927

Michele Peterson level-classic 11/5/2011 4:08:28 PM

Simply beautiful, Carla. I love the effects you gave this, but the butterflies themselves really make this image perfect! #9786005

Carla Capra level-classic 11/7/2011 7:01:58 AM

Thank you, Michele.
;) CC #9788945

Emile Abbott level-classic 11/8/2011 7:52:00 AM

Nice save Carla. I have not used textures before. #9791224

Carla Capra level-classic 11/10/2011 9:31:05 AM

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 #9796021

Songbird Cline level-classic 12/14/2011 2:39:40 PM

spectacular!! #9865489

Arthur Bohlmann level-classic 12/14/2011 2:49:29 PM

Congradulations Carla #9865596

Doug Pignet level-classic 12/14/2011 2:58:01 PM

Congrats on this great finalist...way to go!!! #9865673

Songbird Cline level-classic 12/14/2011 3:18:33 PM

this will make a beautiful greeting card! #9865787

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) level-classic 12/14/2011 3:24:04 PM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist :-) #9865832

Songbird Cline level-classic 12/14/2011 3:25:05 PM

congrats! #9865842

Liz Bullock level-classic 12/14/2011 3:25:45 PM

Congrats on your finalist Carla! #9865849

Songbird Cline level-classic 12/14/2011 3:31:42 PM

beautiful #9865893

Gord MacEachern level-classic 12/14/2011 6:11:21 PM

Big congrats on this well deserved fnalist, good luck next round Carla!! #9866674

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 12/14/2011 6:50:32 PM

Gorgeous Carla, congrats! #9866902

Songbird Cline level-classic 12/14/2011 7:40:01 PM

Gorgeous #9867095

Nadia Paul level-classic 12/14/2011 7:52:16 PM

So glad to see this beauty as finalist - congrats Carla! #9867131

Terry Cervi level-classic 12/14/2011 9:29:22 PM

Beautiful! Congrats, Carla! #9867428

Debbie E. Payne level-classic 12/14/2011 10:41:18 PM

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. #9867522

Tiia Vissak level-classic 12/14/2011 10:45:14 PM

Congratulations! #9867539

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 12/15/2011 1:05:58 AM

Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalists, Carla! #9867737

Christine R. Lobsinger level-classic 12/15/2011 5:11:15 AM

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 #9868067

Emile Abbott level-classic 12/15/2011 6:35:25 AM

Fantastic finalist Carla and congratulations my friend. #9868224

Bojan Bencic level-classic 12/15/2011 8:46:54 AM

Beautiful. Congratulations on your finalist, Carla. #9868651

Lydia Williams level-classic 12/15/2011 9:16:12 AM

Simply gorgeous, Carla...fantastic finishes...Congratulations! #9868726

Carla Capra level-classic 12/15/2011 9:32:36 AM

Thk U all very much. #9868775

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 12/15/2011 12:20:13 PM

Beautiful in every way. Great DD work. Congratulations!! #9869124

Freddy Bland 12/15/2011 4:26:24 PM

Huge congratulations, Carla!! #9869561

Songbird Cline level-classic 12/15/2011 4:45:52 PM

1 #9869630

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 12/15/2011 6:29:21 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Carla....sooo beautifull!

jo ann c.
#9869962

Carol Eade level-classic 12/15/2011 8:42:08 PM

This is so beautiful, Carla, congratulations on your finalist! #9870204

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 12/15/2011 10:17:28 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist and best of luck in the next round!! #9870333

Tiia Vissak level-classic 12/16/2011 2:25:47 PM

Congratulations on your Winner! #9871729

Terry Cervi level-classic 12/16/2011 2:30:08 PM

Gorgeous work, Carla! Congrats on your beautiful 1st Place win!! #9871744

Ellen Hodges level-classic 12/16/2011 2:36:58 PM

Huge congrats on your gorgeous winner, Carla!! #9871788

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) level-classic 12/16/2011 2:51:01 PM

Fantastic Win, Congratulations ;-) #9871869

Cheryl Winn level-classic 12/16/2011 3:25:08 PM

Exquisite, Carla! #9872029

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 12/16/2011 3:45:10 PM

Big congrats Carla on this fantastic winner!!! #9872103

Arthur Bohlmann level-classic 12/16/2011 4:40:31 PM

WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOO CARLA!!! WAY TO GO!! #9872291

Michele Peterson level-classic 12/16/2011 4:41:14 PM

Wonderful to see this get 1st place! Congratulations!! #9872294

Carol Flisak level-classic 12/16/2011 4:57:32 PM

Bautiful image, Carla... love the comp, colors and effects. Congratulations on your winner! #9872349

Val Feldman level-classic 12/16/2011 5:03:00 PM

Excellent, excellent work! Huge congratulations on a fine First Place Win!!! #9872368

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 12/16/2011 5:16:53 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Beautiful Winning image, Carla! #9872386

Carla Capra level-classic 12/16/2011 5:49:14 PM

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 #9872500

Carol Eade level-classic 12/16/2011 5:49:56 PM

A very beautiful First Place image, Carla, congratulations! #9872501

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 12/16/2011 6:08:19 PM

Congratulations on an awesome First Place Win, Carla!! #9872547

Renee Doyle level-classic 12/16/2011 6:43:53 PM

Big congratulations on this wonderful First Place Winner Carla!! #9872646

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 12/16/2011 6:44:27 PM

Congratulations on your amazing First Place Winner, Carla!!! #9872648

Liz Bullock level-classic 12/16/2011 6:46:35 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Winner! #9872663

Michael G. Marshall level-classic 12/16/2011 6:47:59 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful winning image, Carla! It's a beauty! Michael #9872672

Joannie M. Bertucci level-classic 12/16/2011 7:58:49 PM

Stunning piece of work Carla! Congratulations on your gold badge and recognition of your excellent talent! #9872880

Robert Jensen level-classic 12/16/2011 8:00:44 PM

Glad to see this again - congrats on a well-deserved win #9872884

Joan E. Hoffman level-classic 12/16/2011 8:38:38 PM

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

Whoopee!!! #9872990

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 12/16/2011 9:05:13 PM

Yeah Carla!! Congratulations on your amazing First Place win! #9873041

Lyn Darlington level-classic 12/16/2011 9:22:16 PM

WTG.....Huge congrats on your first place winner!!!! #9873059

Nadia Paul level-classic 12/16/2011 10:00:39 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner Carla! #9873088

Mary K. Robison level-classic 12/16/2011 11:28:55 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned First Place Winner, Carla! Really lovely image! #9873216

Stacey Williams level-classic 12/17/2011 2:48:24 AM

Congratulations on your first place winner! #9873359

Bojan Bencic level-classic 12/17/2011 3:56:37 AM

Great one. Congratulations on your win, Carla! #9873446

Alexander Decoster level-classic 12/17/2011 4:22:46 AM

Carla congratulations
Alex #9873500

Jessica Jenney level-classic 12/17/2011 4:39:30 AM

Congratulations, Carla on your beautiful First Place Win! #9873525

Karen Celella level-classic 12/17/2011 4:45:02 AM

Well, your hard work certainly paid off! Congratulations on your fabulous first prize winner, Carla! #9873537

Lydia Williams level-classic 12/17/2011 6:18:07 AM

So happy to see this get a gold, Carla as it is beautiful! Congratulations and well done! #9873748

Nancy Marie Ricketts 12/17/2011 6:29:34 AM

Congratulations, Carla, on your fabulous First Place Win! #9873776

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 12/17/2011 7:27:22 AM

Gorgeous work, Carla. Huge congrats on your beautiful Gold. #9873896

Carla Capra level-classic 12/17/2011 8:52:26 AM

thk u so much #9874008

Antonio Amen 12/17/2011 9:19:34 AM

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
#9874062

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 12/17/2011 9:20:09 AM

Congratulatons on your GOld Winner Carla! WTG! #9874063

Lindley Johnson level-classic 12/17/2011 1:35:01 PM

Excellent composition, and beautiful texture work. Big congratulations on your outstanding First Place Win, Carla! #9874319

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 12/17/2011 1:43:33 PM

Great shot and PP work to make it go. Congratulations!!! #9874344

Linda S. Smith level-classic 12/18/2011 6:46:41 AM

Beautiful capture and DD work Carla! Congrats on a well deserved win!!! #9875484

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 12/18/2011 9:52:25 AM

A big Congratulations my friend,WTG Carla!!! #9875746

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 12/18/2011 10:45:52 AM

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

jo ann c. #9875816

Mary Timman level-classic 12/18/2011 10:59:46 AM

Congratulation on your beautiful winner! #9875840

Carla Capra level-classic 12/18/2011 11:10:31 AM

thk u. ur all wonderful n thoughtful! thks 4 sharing this with me. #9875866

Emile Abbott level-classic 12/18/2011 12:09:05 PM

Congratulation on fabulous First Prize Winner Carla. #9875956

Cindy Bendush level-classic 12/18/2011 5:14:27 PM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner Carla! #9876512

Mariann Kovats level-classic 12/18/2011 5:41:20 PM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful work and win, Carla! #9876536

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 12/18/2011 10:26:22 PM

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

UB. #9876818

Gord MacEachern level-classic 12/19/2011 3:17:13 AM

Hey Carla, how nice is this, WTG my friend, so very much deserved!!!! #9877018

Freddy Bland 12/19/2011 6:20:49 AM

Congratulations, Carla, on your First Place winner!! #9877286

Lydia Williams level-classic 12/29/2011 6:35:50 AM

Congratulations on your feature photo in DD New~ :) #9891369

Carla Capra level-classic 12/29/2011 7:18:57 AM

thk u #9891465

Kathy Wesserling level-classic 12/29/2011 11:01:54 AM

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. #9891725

Jill Odice level-classic 12/29/2011 12:41:07 PM

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! #9891837

David M. Montero level-classic 1/1/2012 12:59:28 PM

Your talent is evident in this wonderfukl work of art. Very talented work Carla. Congratulations on your first place win. Happy New Year! #9896924

Anthony L. Mancuso 1/5/2012 6:17:56 PM

Congrats on your winner and appearance in DD Carla! #9904525

Irene Colling level-classic 1/6/2012 7:33:23 PM

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

Sincere congratulations. #9906453

Carla Capra level-classic 1/7/2012 9:55:08 AM

Thk u all very much. #9907263

Aimee c. Eisaman 1/31/2012 9:04:48 AM

Congrats on your win Carla! Not only is this a phantastic capture, but you have turned it into a work of art! :~) #9957452

Carla Capra level-classic 1/31/2012 3:18:47 PM

Thk u, Aimee. #9957901

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Description

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

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 2.33, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 1000, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D70

Uploaded on 11/2/2011 3:33:35 PM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D70S Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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