The 5th Day of May 2012 by Carmen Holly

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Blend of three shots of the American Painted Lady ( Vanessa virginiensis)
Duplicated the the top layer a sketch effect.
Selective erasing & a texture of my own making applied under the top two layers with more selective erasing.
Shots taken with Nikon D5000 18-55mm
Editing done in PaintShop Pro 12.

Artist Universe 5-12-2012
Exquisition 5-11-2012
The Group 5-6-2012
Art Universe 5-6-2012


butterflies, painted lady, photomanipulation


  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistabout 2 years ago

    Hi Carmen.
    This is really beautiful.
    I am always astounded when I see something of yours…
    ( I hope it sells for you.)

  • Thank you Larry. I have been so busy was such fun to catch these shots & play with them.
    Hope all is going good in your world. Hugz for the compliment.

    – Carmen Holly

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    05-06-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Oh Thank YOU Kira for this feature! To catch shots of butterflies with a short lens is never easy… this Painted Lady is so friendly. Makes my day to be Featured with this. Hugz

    – Carmen Holly

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthabout 2 years ago

    excellent work Carmen

  • Thank You so very much Larry.

    – Carmen Holly

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...about 2 years ago

    So very beautiful, love the processing!

  • Thank YOU Diane. I love doing this effect & sometimes it really surprises me how it comes out. Hugz for looking & posting.

    – Carmen Holly

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 05/06/2012
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  • Thank YOU so much Deborah for this Feature today in The Group!

    – Carmen Holly

  • linmarie
    linmarieabout 2 years ago

    I so love this Carmen♥

  • Thank YOU so very much LinMarie.

    – Carmen Holly

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 2 years ago


  • Oh Thank YOU! I just popped in to RB & what a wonderful surpirse to be Featured in Exquisition! Hugz

    – Carmen Holly

  • Richard  Gerhard
    Richard Gerhardabout 2 years ago

    I love the lines…..It is very cool…..

  • Thank YOU Richard. It is a fun effect to do. Sometimes it works well & sometimes not. Depends on the photo and how the sketch effect works with it.. Hugz for the Faving.

    – Carmen Holly

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 2 years ago

    beautiful work, Carmen

  • Thank YOU so much Tori.

    – Carmen Holly

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spayneabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful effect carmen.

  • Thank YOU so much Val.

    – Carmen Holly

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