The more I work with the frozen butterflies, the more I am doubtful of the direction I am taking. When I made my first experiments with frozen flowers, I found the results engaging and inspiring, but with the butterflies, I am enjoying the technical challenge, but find the images leave me flat.
Digital original, 56 image focus blend
I think the real issue is transparency. Where the light illuminating the flowers, and came through the petals, with the butterflies, the light is just...light...there is no sparkle or brilliance coming from the butterflies. I will have to muse more on this, but I am beginning to think the project is a non-starter.