The Two of Us

© Carla Capra Anderson

The Two of Us

Uploaded: November 02, 2011 15:33:34


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


Arthur Bohlmann November 02, 2011

Very nice composition #1420075

Liz blahh November 02, 2011

Beautiful! #9779702

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic November 02, 2011

WOW! What a beauty, Carla! #9779719

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe November 02, 2011

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

Christine Lobsinger level-classic November 03, 2011

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 November 03, 2011

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

Loan Tran level-classic November 03, 2011

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

Robert Jensen November 03, 2011

beautiful image and perfect selection of textures and blending #9781503

Carla Capra Anderson November 03, 2011

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

Michele Peterson level-classic November 05, 2011

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

Carla Capra Anderson November 07, 2011

Thank you, Michele.
;) CC #9788945

Emile Abbott level-classic November 08, 2011

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

Carla Capra Anderson November 10, 2011

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 December 14, 2011

spectacular!! #9865489

Arthur Bohlmann December 14, 2011

Congradulations Carla #9865596

Douglas Pignet December 14, 2011

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

Songbird Cline level-classic December 14, 2011

this will make a beautiful greeting card! #9865787

Kim Andelkovic December 14, 2011

Congrats on your wonderful finalist :-) #9865832

Songbird Cline level-classic December 14, 2011

congrats! #9865842

Liz blahh December 14, 2011

Congrats on your finalist Carla! #9865849

Songbird Cline level-classic December 14, 2011

beautiful #9865893

Gord MacEachern December 14, 2011

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

Phyllis H. Burchett December 14, 2011

Gorgeous Carla, congrats! #9866902

Songbird Cline level-classic December 14, 2011

Gorgeous #9867095

Nadia Paul December 14, 2011

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

Terry Cervi level-deluxe December 14, 2011

Beautiful! Congrats, Carla! #9867428

Debbie E. Payne December 14, 2011

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 December 14, 2011

Congratulations! #9867539

Barbara Waldoch December 15, 2011

Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalists, Carla! #9867737

Christine Lobsinger level-classic December 15, 2011

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 December 15, 2011

Fantastic finalist Carla and congratulations my friend. #9868224

Bojan Bencic level-classic December 15, 2011

Beautiful. Congratulations on your finalist, Carla. #9868651

Lydia Williams level-classic December 15, 2011

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

Carla Capra Anderson December 15, 2011

Thk U all very much. #9868775

Phyllis A. Houghton December 15, 2011

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

Freddy Bland December 15, 2011

Huge congratulations, Carla!! #9869561

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 15, 2011

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

jo ann c.

Carol Eade level-addict December 15, 2011

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

Robert K. Bemus level-classic December 15, 2011

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

Tiia Vissak December 16, 2011

Congratulations on your Winner! #9871729

Terry Cervi level-deluxe December 16, 2011

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

Ellen Hodges December 16, 2011

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

Kim Andelkovic December 16, 2011

Fantastic Win, Congratulations ;-) #9871869

Cheryl Winn December 16, 2011

Exquisite, Carla! #9872029

Phyllis H. Burchett December 16, 2011

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

Arthur Bohlmann December 16, 2011


Michele Peterson level-classic December 16, 2011

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

Carol Flisak level-classic December 16, 2011

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

Val Feldman level-classic December 16, 2011

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

Carla Capra Anderson December 16, 2011

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-addict December 16, 2011

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

Robert K. Bemus level-classic December 16, 2011

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

Renee Doyle December 16, 2011

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

Amy M. Wilson December 16, 2011

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

Liz blahh December 16, 2011

Congratulations on your First Place Winner! #9872663

Michael G. Marshall December 16, 2011

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

Joannie Bertucci level-classic December 16, 2011

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

Robert Jensen December 16, 2011

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

Joan E. Hoffman December 16, 2011

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

Whoopee!!! #9872990

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe December 16, 2011

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

Lyn Darlington December 16, 2011

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

Nadia Paul December 16, 2011

Congrats on your beautiful winner Carla! #9873088

Mary K. Robison December 16, 2011

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

Stacey Williams December 17, 2011

Congratulations on your first place winner! #9873359

Bojan Bencic level-classic December 17, 2011

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

Alexander Decoster December 17, 2011

Carla congratulations
Alex #9873500

Jessica Jenney December 17, 2011

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

Karen Celella December 17, 2011

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

Lydia Williams level-classic December 17, 2011

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

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 17, 2011

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

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic December 17, 2011

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

Carla Capra Anderson December 17, 2011

thk u so much #9874008

Antonio Amen December 17, 2011

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

Patrick Rouzes level-classic December 17, 2011

Congratulatons on your GOld Winner Carla! WTG! #9874063

Lindley Johnson level-classic December 17, 2011

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

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic December 17, 2011

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

Linda S. Smith level-classic December 18, 2011

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

Robert R. Goodman December 18, 2011

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 18, 2011

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

jo ann c. #9875816

Mary Timman December 18, 2011

Congratulation on your beautiful winner! #9875840

Carla Capra Anderson December 18, 2011

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

Emile Abbott level-classic December 18, 2011

Congratulation on fabulous First Prize Winner Carla. #9875956

Cindy Bendush level-classic December 18, 2011

Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner Carla! #9876512

Mariann Kovats level-classic December 18, 2011

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 18, 2011

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

UB. #9876818

Gord MacEachern December 19, 2011

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

Freddy Bland December 19, 2011

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

Lydia Williams level-classic December 29, 2011

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

Carla Capra Anderson December 29, 2011

thk u #9891465

Kathryn Wesserling December 29, 2011

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 December 29, 2011

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 January 01, 2012

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 January 05, 2012

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

Irene Colling level-classic January 06, 2012

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 Anderson January 07, 2012

Thk u all very much. #9907263

Aimee C. Eisaman January 31, 2012

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 Anderson January 31, 2012

Thk u, Aimee. #9957901

Emile Abbott level-classic March 10, 2016

Congrats again Carla on another Best of the Best, DD's #11444918

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