i took this photo several months ago in my front garden (s.e queensland, australia) and when i uploaded it on to my lappy, i just breezed past it. i revisited the same folder a couple of weeks ago and felt like i was seeing it for the first time. the more i looked at it, the more moods i could see, but i couldn’t decide on which one to try and produce. in the end, my love of literoom and photoshop (albeit an absolute novice in both) took over and i arrived at 5 images that i am really pleased with in their own individual rights.
with this third image i enhanced the contrast to 100% in literoom, then desaturated it in photoshop before history brushing the fly and the berry back in.
taken with a nikon d5000 / af-s dx nikkor 18-55mm (lens came as standard when i bought the camera. next investment is a macro/zoom lens) f/5.6, 1/60sec, iso 640 information added subsequent to ben’s question