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But I Can Still Fly! by Anita Pollak

Photographic Prints

Small (12.0" x 8.0")

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I took this photo in my yard some years ago and I recently found it again when looking for an image to fit the theme “Perfectly Imperfect” for Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday.

I had seen this fellow in our yard many times that August, and I was amazed at how well he could fly, even with broken wings, and it was always inspiring to see him return to our butterfly bush.

We no longer have a butterfly bush (they are only marginally hardy here) and this butterfly is long gone, but his inspiring message surely lives on.

Nikon D80 with Nikon 18-200mm lens, at 200mm.

In Photoshop CC I used Topaz Lens Effects Yellow to Red filter, as well as Nik Color Efex 4 Darken/Lighten Center (masked and at low opacity), then I added two layers of Kim Klassen’s Waterfront 18 texture, one set to Color Burn 100% and one to Multiply 50%.

I am a photographer living in Massachusetts and my passion is flowers. I take the time to reveal the special beauty of each flower and I hope that comes through as you look at my work.

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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDavies8 months ago


  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Angie!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Marriet
    Marriet8 months ago

    We’re all a bit like this butterfly! It’s a beautiful capture!

  • You’re so right, Marriet! Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...8 months ago

    Very touching and very beautiful, Anita!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Christina!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Georgia Mizuleva
    Georgia Mizuleva4 months ago

    Marvelous shot.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Georgia! I’m sorry it took me so long to reply!

    – Anita Pollak

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