Category: Nature Photography
Posted: August 31, 2018

Monarch in a bush.

Freshly Hatched

by ArtistCharles

AUGUST2018 Open Challenge-AnyMedium Contest Entry 
This was a found shot on a walk on a river walk in West Virginia. I am always trying to find monarch shots but they don't like to sit still. A friend tells me this one is freshly hatched, not sure how she can tell. I wanted to make this a little more than a straight photo. This was a hand held shot, crouching down behind some bushes to get a clear view. I processed in LR and PS to crop and pull up the color, added some vignette and toning. It made a good photograph but still wanted more. I worked at adding an oil paint filter to the piece which made the whole thing sparkle and have a more painterly look. The picture was taken on August 20, 2018. Any one in FanStory is welcome to write something using this as an illustration. Would be interested in seeing your written words.
Post Type: Mixed Media Photography
Mixed Media: Major Hand held shot, processed in LR and PS to crop, resize enhance color and then alter using an oil paint filter to give it a painterly feel.

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